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Lydia B

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  • 4 reviews
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I had interest in economics, but no formal training. The course came in three different modules, a speedy 4 week compressed course, an 8 week course (basically the 4 week course taken slower) and a 16 week course that covered everything in greater detail. I took the 4 week course, as I'm taking a few other Coursera courses at the same time (including another Microeconomics course, which Prof Vasquez's course was far superior to). Having just finished it, I wish I'd taken the 16 week course. The professor is smart, knowledgeable and a pleasure to learn from. Highly recommended if you have any interest in economics.
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I'm interested in nutrition, so a lot of the concepts were familiar. With that said, I think this course should be required for pretty much everyone, everywhere. The instructor is clearly up-to-date with her knowledge on nutrition and trends, and she explains things very clearly. I think the class is easy, but that's partially because it's so well laid-out and things are explained so well. Highly recommended.
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I have some small experience in start-ups. Like other reviewers have said, this course has nothing to do with innovation, and it's rather lazily put together. I'll finish it, as I'm halfway through and I'm hoping to learn something by the end. So far, the best thing about it has been the entertainment value derived from the students he's teaching to in the videos. "Which course of study yields the highest salaries after undergrad?" "PhDs." There's loads along those lines.
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I work for a gaming company, so I have some prior knowledge of the course material. With that said, I learned loads. I'm considering taking the course a second time to cement my learnings. The instructor is extremely knowledgeable, and the course is interesting and laid out well. I've recommended it to several colleagues without reservation.