At my school, everyone is required to take a lit course, it's our 200-level English (we have to take 100, 200 and 300).
It's a pretty easy class. Yeah, there's a lot of reading and writing, but none of it is too hard. At least at my school. In my class, we didn't read any novels (that was my professor's choosing, other professors use novels, but in my class we used a collection of short stories and poetry), so that made it easier because the reading was never substantial.