Here’s my reviews on the modules which I had taken. For some modules which I recommend but have not taken, I have roped in my friends to share their take on it. Will update this page going forward! Feel free to leave a comment below here (until I figured out how to get the comment section out for this page)
Things to note for Economics major
- Use this website diligently to plan your modules and take note of which professors are teaching them.
- Keep in mind about the most updated grades allocation for each module
If you are interested thinking of trying programming modules or minor in Computer Science, you can try out CS1101E and CS1101S. I actually audited the modules (sit for classes without taking the exams). Read this to gauge your interest
EC1101E: Introduction to Economic Analysis
Professor: Ong Ee Cheng
Review: Highly competitive because majority of the students already have background in H2 Economics. Content is easy to internalise, what sets each student apart is the difficulty of the exams. It is important to do extremely well for all the exams to get a comfortably good grade.
Tips to study well: Some skip the lectures as reading the lecture notes is good enough. You can choose to self-study if you like. Given that classes are online now, there’s even more time to study on your own and practice questions.
EC2303: Foundations for Econometrics
Review: I find this module more challenging compared to EC2104. Probably because I am better than A Maths. Be prepared to re-learn different frequency distributions (PMF, PDF, CDF) and the measures of their mean and variance, probability and various random distributions all over again. Doing this module well may or may not indicate that you have grasp the concepts for upcoming EC3303 module.
Tips to study well: All about practicing for Maths-heavy modules. EC1101E, EC2104 and EC2303 are rare few modules that you can afford to self-study comfortably on your own. As they are a mini-refresher of H2 Maths.
EC2101: Microeconomic Analysis I
Professor: Zhang Yang
Review: She is one of the best Professors, crystal clear explanations and I felt so lucky that she was my tutor as well! I usually have plenty of questions after class. But in the entire semester, I only have 1 question to clarify. However, the tutorial questions can be quite challenging. You have to invest quite a lot of time in the questions as it forces you to think (not as straight-forward)
Tips to study well: Pay attention to class. I don’t have to refer to any textbooks (which saved up alot of time) Revise the tutorial questions as it’s really helpful.
EC2104: Quantitative Methods for Economic Analysis
Professor: Roy Chen
Review: He’s an excellent professor, very helpful if you have any questions after class. Difficulty level of the module is moderate, after all the maths is similar to Junior College’s. It boils down to the bell curve, as it will be competitive but not as much as EC1101E
Tips to study well: It’s not necessary to read the textbook so invest more time in practicing tutorial questions, and going through the notes.
LAK1201: Korean 1
Review: Be expected to be in a class with “veterans” who know more than you do from variety shows. Nevertheless, keep investing your time in studying (learning, practicing vocabulary words). I invested a huge amount of time on the module because I truly have no experience in Korean Language prior to taking the module. It’s extremely fruitful to be able to get better overtime, so don’t give up.
Tips to study well: Spend some time on listening comprehension. It might be a difficulty as it’s challenging to catch what they are saying when you are new to the language