The previous review is pretty spot on. I didn't find the course easy, but Phonology is NOT my subject. I went in completely intimidated and ended up with an A at the end of the course. I had to put in a lot of work (especially for the homework), but he is indeed lenient with the quiz grading. Save yourself pain, and GO TO OFFICE HOURS! For the final project, anyway. Ask a million questions. Take notes. That saved my group's grade, no doubt.