ECO 200 or Not??
Some things to consider.
Now, it may be that you consider this a "no-brainer" -- one econ course is always better than two. You may be right, but here are some things to consider before you make your decision:
1) If you intend to major or minor in economics, you HAVE to take ECO 210 and ECO 211.
2) ECO 200 is designed as an accelerated course in introductory economics for business students. This means that ECO 200 covers nearly as much information as ECO 210 and ECO 211 COMBINED but, of course, all in one semester. Because of this, less class time will be spent on each topic compared to 210 and 211.
3) ECO 210 or ECO 211 can currently count towards your Gen. Ed. requirement, but ECO 200 does not, so taking the "200 route" does not reduce the total number of classes that you will need to take at Grand Valley.
Deciding which route to take is a complex issue. You might want to reconsider taking ECO 200 if you have a very heavy course load or time consuming activities outside of classes (eg. job, family, etc). Please remember that it is an accelerated class, so it will require a lot of work to keep up.
Finally, please feel free to speak to one of our faculty members if you have any questions or concerns about this or any other part of our economics program. We are here to help you!!!
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