Separating fact from fiction (helping you decide if this course is for you): 1. CIA4U is NOT about the CIA 2. CIA4U is a very relevant course to our lives and definitely very interesting 3. CIA4U is an excellent course to take if you are planning on going into the social sciences or business programs As a matter of fact, MOST university programs require students to take first year economics, and many other students choose to take economics because it is a course in which effort directly correlates to marks 4. CIA4U is a ‘U’ course, not an ‘M’ course it is NOT a business course 5. CIA4U is more challenging and requires greater effort than a business course The most important points that your decision will depend upon: 6. Being a ‘U’ course, there will be note taking and a lot reading, lecturing, and discussions, NOT a lot of hands-on work/activities. Gratification is in the topics learned, NOT the activities 7. The topics are what they are they can’t be simmered down; rather you have to challenge and elevate yourself. The good news is that economics is a very intuitive subject it’s about us and the decisions we make in life and why we make them 8. In CIA4U, topics build on one another, most topics in this course are interdependent if you are strong in an area, you will likely be strong on the rest of the topics; similarly, if you fall behind or are weak in an area, you will likely struggle on the rest of the topics 9. Related to point #8, CIA4U involves a steep understanding/learning curve initially Ponder over these in deciding if this course is for you, especially if marks are of primary importance to you!!