Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I would highly recommend this course because it provides a review of previous material and it eases into the new material. If you do your homework, study about three or four hours a week, and participate in class, then you will get an A. It is designed very smoothly, with two exams and a final. There is an in-class writing portion and an oral exam, as well. The textbook is helpful and necessary for completing homework.
This course provides a review of the previous course, which is HISP-S200. Then, it goes into depth with grammar, verb tenses and new vocabulary. The writing portion is more difficult because there are more verb tenses and grammatical rules required for the course. It is a bit challenging, but very manageable.
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Advice for students:
Make sure to finish homework right after class because there is a set due date, AND it is not possible to resubmit the homework. This means that you cannot go back and change your answers if you get them wrong. It is online, so the server will tell you after submitting which answers you get correct and which ones you get wrong. Make sure to study a week before each exam. Even thirty minutes a day is plenty. Go speak to your instructor during office hours for extra practice on writing, speaking, or any other questions related to the course. Good luck!