Micro/Macroeconimcs

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    Jul 07, 2013 5:32 PM GMT
    So I thought I needed just two more classes at my community college (I already have enough credits to transfer to University), but for my new degree plan my adviser explained that I would need to take Micro and Macroeconmics - in ONE semester.

    She said I could handle it and it'd be no problem. I usually tend to do better in online math related courses - so I decided to take both of them online.

    What are your thoughts on these classes? Difficult or easy?
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    Jul 07, 2013 5:36 PM GMT
    It's not that bad...I got a B in both icon_confused.gif There's not an OVERWHELMING amount of math, just a few basic concepts that you need to memorize ^_^
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    Jul 07, 2013 6:26 PM GMT
    I had a bad time in my economics class. Forgot which one.. micro or macro. Maybe both. If you think you can handle it, go for it. But I suggest that you find out what sort of workload/projects each class has.
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    Jul 07, 2013 6:35 PM GMT
    Economics isn't really a math class. It depends on the instructor though. I teach it more as a social science class, but some will make you do all the graphs and charts. I just have students look at the charts and understand how they apply to the choices we make.

    If you've taken online classes before, I do think you can handle it. What other courses are you taking? You are very smart. I believe in you. I am sure you can do it.
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    Jul 07, 2013 7:03 PM GMT
    The branch of Economics that truly deal with Mathematics is called - Econometrics and that is very different from both Micro and Macro Economics.

    I think you can easily do both at the same time. Here in High School, grade 12, we have to study both micro and macro at the same time.
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    Jul 07, 2013 7:17 PM GMT
    Thanks guys! I was wondering if it was more math-related or not. I've heard mixed opinions!



    TheQuest saidEconomics isn't really a math class. It depends on the instructor though. I teach it more as a social science class, but some will make you do all the graphs and charts. I just have students look at the charts and understand how they apply to the choices we make.

    If you've taken online classes before, I do think you can handle it. What other courses are you taking? You are very smart. I believe in you. I am sure you can do it.


    Next semester my class schedule is this:
    Statistics II
    Accounting II
    Microeconomics
    Macroeconomics
    New Testament Religion icon_rolleyes.gif (Had to have one more elective).
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    Jul 07, 2013 7:19 PM GMT
    JumpMan_Josh saidThanks guys! I was wondering if it was more math-related or not. I've heard mixed opinions!



    TheQuest saidEconomics isn't really a math class. It depends on the instructor though. I teach it more as a social science class, but some will make you do all the graphs and charts. I just have students look at the charts and understand how they apply to the choices we make.

    If you've taken online classes before, I do think you can handle it. What other courses are you taking? You are very smart. I believe in you. I am sure you can do it.


    Next semester my class schedule is this:
    Statistics II
    Accounting II
    Microeconomics
    Macroeconomics
    New Testament Religion icon_rolleyes.gif (Had to have one more elective).


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    HOLY SHIT! ACCOUNTING, STATS ANNNNND MICRO?!?? You might wanna change the order of your schedule so that the New testament Religion class is first because I have a feeling you're gonna need some SERIOUS prayer boo.
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    Jul 07, 2013 7:25 PM GMT
    Microeconomics is one of the easiest subjects I have studied. Even though it is a lot of theory.
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    Jul 07, 2013 7:30 PM GMT
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    JumpMan_Josh saidThanks guys! I was wondering if it was more math-related or not. I've heard mixed opinions!



    TheQuest saidEconomics isn't really a math class. It depends on the instructor though. I teach it more as a social science class, but some will make you do all the graphs and charts. I just have students look at the charts and understand how they apply to the choices we make.

    If you've taken online classes before, I do think you can handle it. What other courses are you taking? You are very smart. I believe in you. I am sure you can do it.


    Next semester my class schedule is this:
    Statistics II
    Accounting II
    Microeconomics
    Macroeconomics
    New Testament Religion icon_rolleyes.gif (Had to have one more elective).


    icon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gif

    HOLY SHIT! ACCOUNTING, STATS ANNNNND MICRO?!?? You might wanna change the order of your schedule so that the New testament Religion class is first because I have a feeling you're gonna need some SERIOUS prayer boo.


    Haha well all of it is online. I rocked ACC 1 and STATS 1 last semester online. I was able to complete it at my own pace and finished early. However, I was hella tired! PRAY FOR ME if that's what you do haha! I'll need it!

    ricky1987 saidMicroeconomics is one of the easiest subjects I have studied. Even though it is a lot of theory.


    This makes me feel pretty confident about taking it. Thanks, Ricky!
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    Jul 07, 2013 7:41 PM GMT
    Sharpton saidBe prepared to do alot of reading and being annoyed by the repetition.


    Sounds like nearly every college course I've taken so far... haha! :p
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    Jul 07, 2013 7:43 PM GMT
    Sharpton saidBe prepared to do alot of reading and being annoyed by the repetition.


    Actually, I feel quite the opposite when it comes to Economics. Economics is very much to the point and precise.
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    Jul 07, 2013 7:46 PM GMT
    Any course in Economics is generally easy if you compare it with science courses.
    Micro has more maths than Macro. I enjoyed Micro being a Maths grad myself.Macro is just too much theory. I would prefer Micro over Macro.
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    Jul 07, 2013 7:51 PM GMT
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    JumpMan_Josh saidThanks guys! I was wondering if it was more math-related or not. I've heard mixed opinions!



    TheQuest saidEconomics isn't really a math class. It depends on the instructor though. I teach it more as a social science class, but some will make you do all the graphs and charts. I just have students look at the charts and understand how they apply to the choices we make.

    If you've taken online classes before, I do think you can handle it. What other courses are you taking? You are very smart. I believe in you. I am sure you can do it.


    Next semester my class schedule is this:
    Statistics II
    Accounting II
    Microeconomics
    Macroeconomics
    New Testament Religion icon_rolleyes.gif (Had to have one more elective).


    icon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gificon_eek.gif

    HOLY SHIT! ACCOUNTING, STATS ANNNNND MICRO?!?? You might wanna change the order of your schedule so that the New testament Religion class is first because I have a feeling you're gonna need some SERIOUS prayer boo.


    I agree. I wouldn't put accounting and stats together ever. Your adviser is an idiot. Just saying.

    I believe you can do it, but you are going to have some serious study time going on.

    The good news - if they are using the same econ books I use, the first 3 or 4 chapters are the same for both macro and micro because they are the fundamentals - then they split off into the respective directions.

    If you have a good back knowledge of accounting, I think you will be fine in this class, but stats still gives me nightmares.

    God be with you Joshy...
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    Jul 07, 2013 7:53 PM GMT
    If memory serves correctly, I only needed to take one, and I think it was Macroeconomics.

    Personally, I found it really easy. The concepts are very simple, and if you are good at math, it's even easier. There is a good amount of memorization, but I think you'll do fine.
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    Jul 07, 2013 8:01 PM GMT
    Bharatiya saidAny course in Economics is generally easy if you compare it with science courses.
    Micro has more maths than Macro. I enjoyed Micro being a Maths grad myself.Macro is just too much theory. I would prefer Micro over Macro.


    I am very sure you got that wrong unless you mean math as bar and line graphs and calculating elasticity. Even Macroeconomics has next to no math except for calculating NDP, GDP and studying a few formulas on price indices but Macroeconomics has certainly has more numerical study than microeconomics.
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    Jul 07, 2013 9:21 PM GMT
    There's "basic" math in one or both. If you've taken algebra in high school or college, you should be ok.

    Besides, these days there are calculators and smartphone apps that will crunch the numbers for you.