Olivia Osei Twumasi
Summer 2021 - One of the best econ classes ever!!! I am so happy I took this class. Professor Osei is so wonderful, knowledgeable, and kind. She was always willing to explain concepts very well during the lecture or even after reaching out to her. There were practice questions posted about every week to practice concepts and math learned during class. There was also a live discussion to facilitate understanding and discussion. My favorite part was the case studies we individually worked on through the quarter on a specific country. There were also 2 midterms and a final. The questions were extremely fair. I felt the level of difficulty was very very appropriate with what we learned and I sincerely appreciate that. I am not sure how the course would be structured if this was a regular quarter; however, I felt summer was perfect for it. I didn't feel rushed and I genuinely learned so much that I had felt I was missing as an econ major. Good luck!
Winter 2022 - Do not take this class. It was one of the most ridiculous electives I've taken, and having had Professor Osei for multiple classes prior to this quarter, I was honestly surprised at how bad this class was. She broke down the class into two part, the first 4 weeks were taught by her and we had two quizzes that were kinda challenging but manageble (open note). Then, the rest of the quarter was GROUP PRESENTATIONS that were a significant part of your grade, and so many people I know got stuck with terrible groups and got pretty bad grades on their presenation. Not only that, but this information was on the final, and made up most of the final. So, she didn't even teach 60% of the course and yet we were tested on it. She also makes the class out of 100 points and doesn't curve. So, take with that what you will but I would avoid.