This class was tough.
I recommend this class because Dr. Ellen challenges you to find what you truly believe is the best economic approach for our country. The class has increased my critical thinking ability 3-fold and really challenged me to see what I believe. Dr. Ellen is a leftist borderline Marxist with VERY heavy feminist ties (not that that is a horrible thing) so you have to be aware of that and realize her bias on issues. Originally I agreed with her on a lot because I failed to observe her biases, however after going into a couple other classes and doing a lot of research on different economists my views have shifted. If you go into the class aware and skeptical of her bias then you will get more out of the course than I did.
I enjoyed the presentations on different articles, I did a research study correlating donation money to different words used in congressional speeches and it opened my eyes. Also, a lot of articles on Libertarian views were useful.
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Advice for students:
Just be patient and work out time for the readings they are great texts that will help you a lot. Talk to your classmates, the class is discussion oriented and befriending your classmates make the experience better, easier, and more fun.