Not too easy. Not too difficult.
This course goes along nicely with my Corporate finance classes because a lot of the same elements you learn regarding the economy and business practices can be used to enhance your understanding and application with the tools from the FI courses.
I learned a lot of history behind some of the most influential economic turning points, I learned how those have changed the way our economy functions as a whole today. I have also learned a lot about interest rates, inflation, and how the different aspects of buying/selling interact with each other, which has given me a better understanding of how most businesses, even on a smaller scale. Honestly, understanding the mechanics behind the economy make real time events current and relevant to what you know, and definitely more interesting.
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Advice for students:
Use as many resources as you can! The book is a great resource, but anything you mention out of the book has to be referenced with in text citations. This could just be specific to the professor. However, if you are like me, being able to throw my own personal thoughts helps me grasp concepts. There are a lot of videos and great tools on the web that you can use to help complete your assignments and discussion posts that are considered credible sources and help stimulate discussion. Most people just copy what they read out of the book, which makes it hard to respond to a pier because there is nothing interesting about it, I had a way better understanding of concepts when people used outside sources that might express something form a different perspective, which allowed me to talk freely but stay on topic.