The clusters of tables and Smartboard-lined walls of this spring’s ECON 1: “Principles of Economics” classroom make it look nothing like a typical introductory lecture. And according to Marcelo Clerici-Arias, economics lecturer and Honors Program director for both economics and public policy, that’s the whole point.
For many, college is full of firsts. First time leaving your home for an entirely new campus. First roommate(s). First classes in large lecture halls with 600 others you fear know a lot more than you do. First time realizing that no matter how late your first class is, it is still too early (how…
ECON 1 has given me a new lens through which to see the world. It has opened a Pandora’s box of useful tools that underpin so many of my everyday decisions.
The University recently announced a new online economics course, Econ IV: Principles of Economics.