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University of Waterloo

Waterloo, Ontario

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ECON 101

Introduction to Microeconomics

This course provides an introduction to microeconomic analysis relevant for understanding the Canadian economy. The behaviour of individual consumers and producers, the determination of market prices for commodities and resources, and the role of government policy in the functioning of the market system are the main topics covered.

no assignments and typically 2 - 3 midterms throughout plus a final exam. All tests are multiple choice.

Added by mattknox_ca on 2005-01-21 01:20:00

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User_832 - 2016-09-13 01:33:01
A Winter 2016 MARY
frozenfire - 2014-04-19 15:21:21
Somewhat easy course but quite dry - while the material is fairly straightforward to learn, it is quite boring. My prof was Dr. Kaiser for reference. Her 2 midterms are extremely easy but the final was outright brutal - her exam was the hardest exam I've ever written thus far at UW (the exam is worth 60%, each midterm is 20%, no assignments). If you have already taken economics in high school, then this will be more of a bird course for you.
acer18 - 2013-12-08 18:14:18
It is actually a pretty difficult course. The material is very dry. My teacher, Nafees also admitted that the difficulty level had to be increased because students were taking the course as a joke. I did pretty bad in my midterms. DON'T TAKE IT IF NOT REQUIRED. Take something else
rekufedicius - 2012-04-13 18:36:14
If you took econ in high school, this should be a breeze
aimango - 2012-03-10 23:28:40
what a joke course. take with nafeez. she bases her test questions purely from the study guide. no need to go to class.
RichardL - 2011-07-25 15:52:23
just use common sense, no background needed, many of my friends from science and engineering have takn it as elective
jacob2932 - 2010-11-02 17:34:13
Very easy course, read the textbook and do the study guide questions and you'll get an easy 80.
Glory - 2010-02-05 12:26:37
Eva Lau is actually pretty funny, she prolly told the same story about her grandkid and oranges once a class. Easy midterms easy final + one night cram sesh = easy 80
gimpy - 2009-10-26 16:56:52
Course outline has changed, now 2 midterms and a final, all multiple choice, and weekly online quizzes that only take 25 mins
justdoit - 2006-06-12 15:28:49
I took this course with eva lau, although she is annoying she is very easy. Just attend classes. midterms are based on things she talks about in class and midterm questions are almost the same questions from study questions she providedddddd. 3-4 midterms, one final, all exam in MC.
abcs - 2004-09-20 17:09:41
extreme easiness.. and no need to go to classes.. just skim through the readings before each test and u'll be fine.. esp if u've taken oac econ
mattknox_ca - 2004-09-14 17:07:31
You can get by just cramming from the textbook a day or two in advance of each of the tests and not bother going to class if you are good at memorizing things quickly. If you go to class though, it will reduce the amount of material you have to learn by a significant amount as the textbook covers much more than the lectures.

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