I enjoyed this class and Professor Farmer because he related the material to the current economic situation. The lectures are all based on power points that he uploads to the class website. It seems that he also always has his lectures on bruincast for those that don't like to go to class. Attendance for the TA sections count for 10% of the class but they are really helpful for the weekly homework assignments. There are two midterms and a final for the class. He was pretty generous with the grading because you will automatically get the higher or one midterm at 40% and the final for 50% or the final can count for 90%. His tests are about half concepts from the readings and half is econ. math(maximizing with lagrangians and etc.). There isn't going to be anything that is "tricky" or anything on the tests, they are generally straight forward and follow the assignments very closely. I think Farmer only teaches once a year and only in the Fall but if you're trying to plan ahead, I would recommend him because you will learn a lot and he is generous with the grades.