to Economic Analysis – Spring 2009
Write a short
review of this course to either a prospective student of this course or to the
advisor of students considering this course.
These are ALL
of the responses both good and bad. I have only corrected some spelling and
eliminated student names. Pay attention to them as you begin your study. _ Dr.
- I really enjoyed taking
this online course. As long as you work in a timely manner in
completing all the modules, I feel that it is much less stressful than
other classes. Being able to work at your own pace to learn the
information is really nice. I learned a lot of information as a
result of taking this class and it is easy to communicate with the teacher
via email or in his office if I ever have questions on anything.
- I would heavily stress
the importance of learning the graphs throughout the chapters. Make sure
that you read the chapters in full before taking the quizzes.
- For those students
considering taking the online E244 course: I highly suggest this course to
any engineering or mathematics major: you learn a HUGE amount of econ is a
short time. However, be prepared to do some work on your own. Unlike other
classes, there are no set "due dates" and you must be motivated,
disciplined, and responsible to keep up with your work. You cannot save
all of the quizzes for the last two weeks!
- You will learn a great
deal from this class: probably more than you would in a face to face
class. However, I would not suggest this class to students who are slow
readers or cannot retain information that they learn through text. But, if
you like being independent and you are a diligent worker, this class is
certainly a good one to take.
- The “MyEconLab” accessory
was very important to my success in this course. I recommend setting a
time in which to devote to this class as if you were attending a lecture.
It is very possible to do well in this course if you work hard. It will be
counter productive if you assume that this course will be easy based on
the fact that it is a web based course. The course requires attention just
as if you were attending lecture. You will not be able to finish this
course in the last few weeks. Do not make the mistake of putting off the
modules to the last minute. Expect to read each chapter. Play by the rules
and you will do well. When you complete this course you will be able to
formulate independent thoughts based on economic concepts. You will be
able to evaluate current events in the world and understand how this big
economic machine works. The course will not make you an economist, but all
future economic knowledge will build upon the fundamentals learned in this
- I entered this course
with a mindset of it just being another general education requirement that
I needed to get done. But it turned into a class that I actually
enjoyed reading for-and that hardly ever happens! I did have to plan
to set several hours aside per module, but with planning that was
easy. I highly recommend buying the book. To me, it is so much
easier than trying to read it off a computer screen, and it was probably
one of the best books I've used here at UA. Finally, Dr. Myers
really does an excellent job of maintaining contact despite the lack of
face-to-fact time. His answers to the questions were always well
explained and cleared up what ever the problem was. Excellent
- Introduction to Economic
Analysis was a course that I would recommend to any person who wants to
learn the basics of economics. However, I would not recommend it to
someone who really wants to delve into the topic of economics.
Although, it is a great course. The basic aspects of the course are
split between supply and demand (microeconomics) and macroeconomics, the
study of countries economies and the global economy. If planning to
take the course a lot about these areas will be learned.
- I am writing to you to
tell you of the benefits of taking an online economics course. The best
thing about taking this course was the fact that you could do it on your
own time. If you did not want to start reading, or couldn't, until 9pm
then you could do that. The freedom of the course was excellent. I also
advise taking this course for the sheer fact that I learned so much about
the workings of our government and economy that I did not previously know.
I'm glad I took this course for that very reason. Now things that are
going on make much more sense to me and I am not so angry about gas prices
anymore. All in all, if you have the chance to take this course, please
do, you will not regret it and the benefits are lasting.
- This course is obviously
online; therefore, if you like to have someone explain course material to
you it is highly unrecommended (sic). I like to teach myself
that is why I believe I was able to complete it. The coursework is
not more than other courses I have taken, yet given that some of the
material did not interest me (because I am a science major) it was hard
for me at times to sit down and complete modules. This problem would
also be present if I did not take an online class. Overall it
is not hard to get decent quiz scores as long as you read all of the
material and get a general picture of what is going on.
- Do not fall behind in the
modules. It is a pain to catch up. If you cannot learn with just a book
and no teacher instruction, do not take this class online. If you need
someone to bounce ideas off of to learn or normally study with a friend,
sign up for this class with a friend.
- I think this course is an
excellent course if you are strict with yourself and can stay on schedule
and work at your own pace. It was an excellent course in my case
where I had 19 credit hours and was better off completing the modules at
any time I had free rather than being in a classroom at certain times and
days. I would overall recommend this course and just give warning to
make sure you do not slip and fall behind, because when you do, it can be
difficult to catch up.
- If you need to take an
economics course for your general education requirements, it is a good
choice. Although there are some glitches in the system, overall it
is nice not having to attend class and being able to work on the modules
at your own pace.
- I believe the course has
a lot of good content. If I were to advise anyone about to take this
course I would tell them that it takes a lot more effort as a student; a
student needs to be self-motivated to succeed in this course. The content
is well organized and it allows you to work at your own pace, which is
nice for anyone who understands the material well and wants to move
faster; it is up to you, as a student. The course is setup so that you
don't get overwhelmed with all the information at the same time. A student
can only see the current and past information, no future content, so
it focuses your attention to the most important facts at that moment. In
general, the class is a good course but a student should not think that
just because it is online that it is any easier. In fact, it probably
requires a greater amount of work and more self-motivation.
- This course is very
challenging. There is a lot of material to cover and study.
This is not a course that a student can wait till the last minute to do,
no matter what the circumstances. I would recommend this course to a
student that is well-disciplined in completing their work at a
steady pace and does not have any outside obstacles such as an
activity or other difficult classes that will affect the completion of
this course. I believe the materials provided for this class
are very useful. The professor as well as the learning
assistant are extremely helpful with answering questions.
- I would suggest taking
this class online because you can do it on your own time. With that said
you must be sure that you have enough self-discipline to be sure to
complete everything. I know this semester I kind of put it off my last few
modules until the very end and then had to complete them quickly. I would
suggest to do more than one module a week so when the end of the semester
comes you can focus on studying for your finals instead of completing
modules. Also, be sure you have good internet access. It is nice to
be able to have three chances to get a ten out of ten on quizzes too.
Overall, I like this course and would suggest you to take it if you feel
as though you can buckle down and get everything completed.
- While taking this class a
friend of mine was taking the course in person, and we found that in
general I had to devote more time and put in more effort for the online
class than he did. This class takes discipline and motivation to complete,
but if it is worth taking it online for the convenience.
- As long as you can force
yourself to stay on track, I would recommend this course. Due to the
nature of it, it is very easy to put off, and indeed that is what I did. I
was lucky to finish the course in time. If you have a busy semester with
classes or are very involved with extra-circular activities (as I was) I
warn you to strongly consider other options before taking this class.
However, if you are very good at working without due dates and staying on
top things without any pressure, this class is a good one to take.
- Overall the course was
fine, however there were sometimes mistakes present within the questions.
For example, sometimes figures would not show up in association to the
- This is an introduction
course in economics which teaches you the basic concepts of both micro-
and macroeconomics. The first part of the class concerns microeconomics,
which is the study of the choices that individuals and businesses make,
how they interact in markets and the influence on governments.
Macroeconomics, which is studied in the second part of the course, is
about the performance of the national and global economy. The
concepts studied in this class can be used to better understand
the current economic development and its features. The obtained
knowledge can also be used to analyze decisions in everyday life. By
taking this class, you obtain knowledge that will be useful
throughout college and beyond.
- In my opinion this course
was much better than a regular lecture course. To be honest, some of
the material in the course is kind of boring and, if I had to sit in a
room and listen to somebody else drone on about it for an hour, I'd
probably fall asleep and miss everything he said. However, as it is
an online course I could break it up as much as I wanted until it was in manageable
chunks. I'm not sure how well I would have done in this class had it
been a lecture but I can't imagine learning as much had I not taken the
- The course is a lot of
outside work, the chapters take a while to get through but the web
resources are very helpful. The lecture notes I would always read before
starting the book chapter helped me understand the material more. The
worksheets didn't appear very useful in helping complete the quiz's but
they are helpful if your struggling with the concepts the text is
providing. The text book is pretty decent and tries to offer examples for
each of the topic they are going over which help greatly in understanding
how each term works. The quiz's can be frustating at times the question
wording can at times be diffecult to discover what exactly they are