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Always Do the Reading
Great Intro to the Subject
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
The reason(s) I would recommend this course would be that it was fairly easy, the work was pretty straightforward, and although I'm not sure if the instructors for the upcoming semesters are similar, even the exams were fairly easy, and you were told what to study, and most of the time, some of the exam questions came from quizzes we previously took. Also, there were no homework assignments. So all you had to do was show up to class (attendance and participation were part of the grading), do the reading assignments, take weekly or bi-weekly quizzes (which were online and open-book, but you had to submit it on the due date), and take two midterms and the final (which were multiple choice and most questions were either similar to the ones in the quizzes or were taken straight out of the quizzes).
What I learned from this class are how banks operate, the many financial institutions that lend money and who they lend it to, the role of the Federal Reserve, US Treasury, pricing bonds and stocks, setting interest rates, The Board of Governors hierarchy ( with regards to roles, term limits, etc.).
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Advice for students:
My advice would be to ask questions if you don't get something, otherwise it's pretty straightforward. Also, just do the reading assignments, because it really helps with discussion inside the class and out.