Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Econ 5 is the most basic economics course Tufts is offering, yet Prof. Kimelman is clearly a practical economist more so than a teacher, for she teaches from a book she dislikes, using slides she hates, and she does not hold back from showing her disapproval of the book to the students . Econ classes are often subjective in Tufts, in the aspect that they are thought from a capitalist perspective, leaving no room for thought. Basically read the book, go to the recitations, if you have a bad TA, immediately try to chance it to a better one.
This course is supposed to give you the basic knowledge on Micro and Macro econ, yet the course won't teach you as much as you teach yourself. Basically self-study during the lectures should benefit you more than going to the lectures in the first place because her questions will not be about what she thought
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If you don't have to take it, I would avoid it. Yet if you want to learn the basics of econ, you could, by the end of the semester, learn the principles, for you will have to study for the quizzes and the exams.