<p>I've been a regular on this forum for some time now and as some of you may know, I plan on double majoring in Economics and Government with a significant amount of mathematics thrown into the mix. Since I'm pretty set on this, I'd like to start out in a focused manner. For the record, I've formally taken neither economics nor government in high school, but my self-study in microeconomics is more or less equivalent to the offerings of the AP Micro curriculum. On the mathematics front, I have a 5 in AP Calc BC and AP Stats as well as one semester's worth of game theory background.</p>

<p>Also, depending on how difficult the Hindi placement is (if anyone has taken it before, please do comment), there is a good chance I'll place out of the language requirement. I've taken the subject for eleven years and consider myself fluent. </p>

<p>So, the classes I'm planning to take are:</p>

<p>**1. GOVT1817: Introduction to International Relations (Katzenstein)** - I've heard this class is one of Cornell's best offerings, especially when taken with Peter Katzenstein. IR is also an area that I'm keenly interested in, so I'm pretty certain this class is going to stay on my schedule. I'm also aware of its reputation for being difficult and having a heavy workload. </p>

<p>**2. ECON1120: Introduction to Macroeconomics (Wissinik)**</p>

<p>**3. ECON 3010: Microeconomics (Benjamin)** - I feel that the introductory course might be a little unstimulating. I also have a reasonably good background in math and would like to try and kill two birds with one stone instead of taking the 1110-3130 sequence. I've also heard pretty good things about Benjamin. </p>

<p>**4. MATH 2210: Linear Algebra (Sjamaar)** - An email exchange with the Math department advisor suggests that this is the place to start. I decided against Calc 3, because it causes a scheduling clash and it is described as appropriate for students who're in majors that are not math-intensive. </p>

<p>**5. FWS **</p>

<p>**6. PE: Introduction to Bowling**</p>

<p>Please take a stab at this schedule and let me know what you think about the workload, professors, etc.</p>