This course will give you three opportunities to excel: (a) problem sets and course participation; (b) two mid-term exams; and (c) and a final exam.

1.  Problem sets and course participation (35%)

There will be five problem sets, designed to test your use of microeconomic tools and your deep knowledge of the material.  Participation is measured by your attentiveness and leadership in the course (and yes, by your attendance in class.) Problem sets and participation will be equally weighted.

2.  Mid-term exams (15% and 20%)

Two mid-term exams will be designed to test your full understanding of the material.  The first will be given nine days before the college’s ‘drop’ deadline (Friday, March 13.)

3.  Final paper (30%)

Your final paper, on the economics of food and food systems, will be an opportunity to show your full understanding of the course material.