Not too easy. Not too difficult.
It was required for my history major and was aimed at helping students develop their papers in the same way scholars would, using primary sources and academic journals to write their essays rather than textbooks.
It taught me a lot about how to search for this type of information using the university archives through their library and how to incorporate those findings into developing the essay and thesis. It was fairly enlightening, as well as interesting, especially since the professor used criminal cases as a backdrop for our research.
Hours per week:
Advice for students:
Make sure you coordinate properly with your groups when assigned to them. I'm not sure about other sections that took this course, but in my class I fell slightly behind because of my full time job I tried to balance with the coursework. There's a lot of group editing sessions that coincide with when the teacher grades any material handed in. She seemed to give better marks based on how many revisions were made and how well a student adhered to the advice they were given.