Not too easy. Not too difficult.
While this course wasn't a walk in the park, it wasn't tremendously difficult either. It's not a guaranteed A, you have to work for it, but the work isn't exceptionally hard. From others I've talked to who have taken micro economics at other schools, this was was a really good one, assignment-wise. The material was interesting, the textbook was interactive, colorful and not awful, video presentations help solidify the material, and the professor was helpful. Professor Frymire uses a combination of discussion board assignments, practical assignments where you apply the material to problem sets, and tests in his grading. He is a fair grader and a great professor.
I learned a basic understanding of microeconomics from this course. Supply and demand now make much more sense to me, and I can recognize supply curves and demand curves, as well as recognize market forces at play in our every day lives. This course used real-world everyday examples to teach econ, and it made it relalable to my life.
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Advice for students:
Make sure that you complete all of the assignments on time. By putting forth a little bit of effort, you will be rewarded big time, not only in your grade but also in your understanding of the subject. Professor Frymire really goes out of his way to help his students deepen their understanding of the subject matter, and he interacts with the students in the discussion board by asking probing, thought-provoking questions to really make this students think.