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    Jan 07, 2017
    | Would recommend.

    Pretty easy, overall.

    Course Overview:

    Professor Birchenall's lectures are based on the textbook. His explanation of concepts is easy enough to understand, but know that you can always reinforce the information from lecture through the textbook.

    Course highlights:

    I learned the basics of macroeconomics, which I found extremely interesting.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Study the book very thoroughly; if you read through each chapter that he covers, take book notes, and carefully do the practice problems, you should get an A with not too much difficulty.

    • Spring 2015
    • JavierBirchenall
    • Yes
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    Jul 13, 2017
    | No strong feelings either way.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    I took this course because I was interested in switching to an Economics major and wanted to fulfill the Econ 2 requirement for my current Political Science major. However, I realized through this course that Economics was not for me. Although I found Econ 1 interesting, I found Econ 2 incredibly boring.

    Course highlights:

    I learned about the different ways to calculate the flow of money within the macro setting. Concepts such as inflation was thoroughly explored through terms such as GDP deflator. It explored the economy from a large-scale perspective.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    Personally, I felt the homework reading and the lecture notes were exactly the same. Therefore, it felt almost redundant to read both the reading and the lecture notes since they encompassed the exact same material with similar wording. This is because the professor bases his lecture notes off of the reading. This being said, I studied with the book rather than the lectures because it was easier to understand.

    • Spring 2017
    • JavierBirchenall
    • Yes
    • Math-heavy Background Knowledge Expected Always Do the Reading
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    Aug 11, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Macroeconomics broadened my view of the world and helped me see how everything is connected to each other. It taught me the meaning of value and price, beyond the idea of money and numbers. However, quite literally, it did help me better understand what each aspect of our economy really means and the way it is tied into our nation. I learned a great deal about gross domestic product, price levels, interest, and the stock market.

    Course highlights:

    The highlights of this course was the interactive classroom discussions we had. When the professor was teaching, he would find a way to incorporate each individual into the topic so it felt less of a lecture and more of a regular conversation you would have outside of the classroom. The most valuable lesson that I learned was that nothing we have is free. Everything requires a sacrifice. Even the air we breathe is not free, as we sacrifice the plants and trees to provide us with this oxygen.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Make sure that you stay on top of your reading and the current topics at hand. It is easy to fall behind and be clueless coming to class if you do not do your research before hand. The professor will not try to catch you up if you are behind, so stay on top of things. Study all of the graphs thoroughly, as they are one of the most importance aspects of macroeconomics. Try to apply what you are learning to your everyday life and you will understand it much better.

    • Spring 2016
    • McNally
    • Yes
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