Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Prof. Farkas is a very challenging instructor, in a healthy way. It is not a matter of just doing work; his class is based around thoroughly understanding the subject and different topics, and challenging the way you think. Opposition (especially in opinion) is a healthy method of teaching you to think outside the box.
The most important concept from this course was learning the differences between the terms of "liberal" and "conservative," especially when referring to the United States definitions versus the rest of the world. Learning any concepts of governments outside of what we have been taught as American students is interesting as well; I never knew I'd have conflicting thoughts about the term "democracy"!
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Advice for students:
Pay attention in class, and participate. A lot of good information is given during lectures, although Farkas does require you to review the lecture before class as well. He really reinforces ideas. Quizzes are also based entirely off readings; don't skip the text.