This class was tough.
Your success in this course will depend on how much you apply yourself to it. The material is really hard and Neri explains it in detail well enough, but if you miss a day or two you'll fall behind real quickly and it's hard to catch up. If you're a front-row student who goes to all the lectures, does all the homework, studies, and takes good notes every time you'll probably do fine, though it takes a ton of work to get an A, and barely anyone does. The class is heavy on graphs and math formulas that you have to memorize for the exams, since you don't get any note sheet for the exam unlike other ECON classes. If you skip a lot of lectures or don't pay attention well this course is going to be super difficult. I wouldn't recommend this course to anyone who isn't a good note-taker or exam-taker, as the exams are insanely difficult compared to the homeworks and class works. If you can, sign up for ECON 305 with a different professor; it will probably save your GPA.
You'll learn a lot of economic models and how to interpret them, and the cause/effect of changes in the markets. Probably the most useful thing you'll learn are the differences between the short-run and long-run markets.
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Advice for students:
Go to lecture, take notes, ask questions, do all the homeworks (there's a lot but they are easy points), don't fall behind, make a friend or two to study with, and be prepared for difficult exams.