The course material wasn't too challenging. We read 4-6 books throughout the semester and wrote 3 papers with a longer final paper as our exam. Prof. Star is a fair grader and gives good feedback if you go to office hours. He also does give extra credit opportunity. The workload was very manageable and he's very understanding about extensions.
I took this class as my FYS in spring 2023. Even though I wasn't interested in Shakespeare, it was a great intro to college writing with a focus on short, 1-3 page papers interspersed with long 5-6 page papers. The final is a 7-9 page research paper.