ECON 121

International Trade Theory

Description: Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour. Requisite: course 101. Corequisite: course 121L. Not open to students with credit for former course 120. Theory of international trade: bases, direction, terms, volume, and gains of trade. Effects of tariffs, quantitative restrictions, and international integration. Effects of free and restricted trade on economic welfare and political stability. P/NP or letter grading.

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Most Helpful Review
I had the misfortune of taking Ozler for Econ 121 in the Fall. First off, it's not so much that Ozler is a difficult professor (I ended up getting an A in the course), but just that she is unquestionably the worst professor in the Econ department in terms of quality. Her lectures consist of her reading off chapter slides and relevant chapter questions at a rapid pace. By the end of the quarter, students end up being responsible for nearly 500 pages of reading material. As mentioned before, she is absolutely useless without a laptop. One time, her laptop was not working for the slides and instead of improvising like any normal professor would and working on the chalkboard, she decided to leave the classroom for the next 30 minutes and search for a laptop so she could read us the slides. And who could forget the three times she cancelled class last minute, which judging from previous posts is actually not uncommon. For example, in our final class, where she promised to do a final review with us, she never shows up to class. Two days later, she emails us saying the reason she didn't show up is because her garage door was not opening. So, all mediocrity aside, how do you do well in this class? For Econ 121, find as many past tests as you can get your hands on. I kid you not, she reposts the same questions over and over again on every exam (truly signs of a lazy professor). If you are able to memorize these exams, you are guaranteed at least an A-. If you cannot get your hands on as many exams as you can, you literally need to memorize every line of the book she covers and every answer to questions she covers in class. So, if you are good at memorizing, this is the class for you. Otherwise, do not expect to get any true learning value from this course. This class is a joke and she is a joke.
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