Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
The course takes concepts covered in introductory microeconomics and explains them more rigorously with basic calculus concepts.
Course highlights:
I became familiar with the mathematical explanations of various microeconomic concepts. I developed a more intuitive understanding of applications of calculus.
Hours per week:
9-11 hours
Advice for students:
Communicate with your teaching assistant for advice on the problem sets. Also, working on problem sets in groups was helpful and enjoyable.
This class was tough.
Course Overview:
It's a great class. The professor is kind, patient, but most importantly she is fair. Her tests don't try to trick you, but rather test the information that you have learned in class. It is a difficult class, especially given the high level mathematics, so I highly recommend that you take ECON 115 before this so that you already understand the concepts and can focus on learning the calculus behind them.
Course highlights:
The professor was amazing; she was so friendly, and her lectures were well organized. I liked that because the lectures were so thorough, the textbook wasn't too important as it was very dense. I learned a lot about optimization, but also a better way to approach simple economic problems.
Hours per week:
3-5 hours
Advice for students:
Take ECON 115 before you take this class. It's important that you understand the concepts before diving into the math. Study topics often. Don't wait until the midterms and final to start. Put effort into the problem sets. They only account for a small part of your grade, but they are a great learning tool.
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Course Overview:
The course covers the theory of resource allocation and its applications, which are very essential to any economics student.
Course highlights:
Topics include the theory of choice, consumer and firm behavior, production, price determination in different market structures, welfare, and market failure. After introductory microeconomics and completion of the mathematics requirement for the major or its equivalent.
Hours per week:
6-8 hours
Advice for students:
Elementary knowledge in calculus is a requirement for this course