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    Apr 19, 2017
    | No strong feelings either way.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    The course is great for students with patience and heavy self motivation in learning. Lessons should be considered as an introduction to the concept and the concepts should be understood through a lot of individual practice (hence the self motivation). Assignments and exams are significantly more difficult than class examples, and this is justified by the professor. It is expected students read before lectures. Furthermore, students should pay close attention in class, as there are concepts learned in class which are somewhat unclear in the textbook. The material can be very bland, and this is not meant to be an interesting course, but rather one taken for future application. I would reccomend this course as information is useful in future careers and it gives a great basic knowledge background, however it would be better to take it at a point where you can dedicate time and effort (not a bird course).

    Course highlights:

    This course gives students a basic knowledge of economics, in that it does not delve into a lot of detail on specifics. You will learn various topics which often overlap, some key topics are taxes, depreciation, bonds and stocks, and inflation. The first half of a course is mainly an introduction to the world of economics, as it is considered new topic area, and the last half filled with applications using that knowledge.

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    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    Make sure to keep up with lecture notes and not fall behind. problems solved during lectures are chosen so that they are crucial to understanding a topic, and it can be confusing otherwise. Also solutions to these problems are not posted. Review lectures weekly and make sure to start assignments early.

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