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    Lots of Writing

    A Few Big Assignments

    Background Knowledge Expected

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    Nov 02, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    Prof. Wallis is a fantastic teacher. He encourages you to learn in a different way than other economics professors.

    Course highlights:

    This course covers the economic growth of the United States from its start.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Go to the lectures. The professor covers everything, but you have to go.

    • Spring 2016
    • Wallis
    • Background Knowledge Expected Lots of Writing Great Discussions
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    Nov 28, 2015
    | Probably wouldn’t recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    My answer is based on the material covered in the class. Despite the hopes I had, the course is highly repetitive and is rather dry to those that aren't passionate about the subject matter. Although it is possible to do well in the course, the long lectures are a hindrance to learning. If there's another course to take, take it.

    Course highlights:

    I did gain valuable experience by taking this course. My attention span has broadened and my ability to perform with the pressure of knowing I have only five grades has increased. Specific to the course I gained a deeper understanding of the economic background of the U.S. and how certain political and economic climates manifested themselves. For anyone looking to get a better understanding of the U.S.'s history, this course is highly recommended.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Attend lecture diligently since his exams place a strong focus on what he says as opposed to what the text may have said.

    • Fall 2014
    • Wallis
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Lots of Writing A Few Big Assignments

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