Econ at Vandy

<p>To currents students, would you recommend taking introduction to micro and macro again even after a 4 or 5 on the AP. Also if I want to minor in financial economics, do a lot of the requirements for that and Econ overlap, meaning I have to take fewer classes?</p>

<p>my econ teacher says to be sure to take Econ at vandy! she knows an econ prof there (who teaches intro) and apparently his class is invaluable.</p>

<p>I'm saying for someone who is majoring in econ should I take econ over again or go onto a higher level</p>

<p>well, buckles' class is pretty interesting but it's also pretty hard. for the sake of your gpa, i'd probably just skip it.</p>

<p>hey crs, in one of the other threads you mentioned you were an econ major then decided to make your own major, could you message me about that, thanks.</p>

<p>Take Buckles. He may not be easy, but class is very worthwhile. Its manageable if you put in the work, and should not be too bad, especially given that you have taken the AP.</p>

<p>Is Buckles an intro class designed to weed out kids, and is it not beneficial to skip two classes so I have to take less towards my major and can take other things? Also are you guys talking about macro too? Finally how much more difficult does econ get as you get into higher level courses.</p>

<p>I'm starting to plan my schedule for the fall, and although I haven't taken econ before (it wasn't offered at my high school) I want to take it at Vandy/possibly double major in it. Is Buckles' class too ambitious for a first semester freshman with no previous experience with econ? My other three classes would be gen chem, calc, and a a writing seminar (but I did AP chem and calc and did pretty well in them, only repeating them for pre-med).</p>

<p>what are the dates for freshman orientation?</p>

<p>There is no freshman orientation before you get there in August. Orientation is mixed in with the first week's activities and you also take a orientation class that meets once a week called "Vanderbilt Visions" in the fall (non-graded).</p>

<p>quit hijacking my thread</p>

<p>Vanderbilt Visions is absolutely NOT an orientation program to Vanderbilt, and you will look really foolish if you call it that.</p>

<p>If you already have the credit then why don't you see if you can just sit in on the class unofficially. Just email a prof. and say something along the lines of "I already have credit for this course but I might have forgotten some material, would it be ok if I sit in on your lectures from time to time?" This also gives you the freedom to take other courses and to not be stressed out if you want to skip days where you already know the info.</p>

<p>I'm a junior and econ major. I also had the AP credits. I did not use them.
And yes, you should take econ 100 and 101 even with APs.
Even if you have no experience with econ, as long as you read his book...religiously like the bible, you'll do fine :)
His tests are not easy...but just work hard and it'll be fine. He's also a very nice professor so go to his office hour if you need to.</p>

<p>Do the professors have any leanings toward particular schools? Are they mostly Keynesian, are there any Austrians(F.A. Hayek)?</p>

<p>Per son:
The best preparation for economics is mathematics. He says that he isn't sure the major will allow the substitution of AP credit for ECO 100 & 101 since the AP rules for A&S have changed. Professors don't have a real school of thought in undergrad courses, but you should expect exposure to Chicago School.</p>

<p>New classical-- so in Austrian terms that's Keynesian/socialist/statist. If you're looking for that market utopia balderdash go to George Mason.</p>

<p>I'll be attending this fall. I want to double major CS and Econ but I'm a big fan of Austrian economics. I believe after this recent and continued economic downturn we will begin to reevaluate continuing to follow Keynesian deficit spending. Any advice?</p>