I have a bit of a predicament here, a nerdy predicament. I really want to take intermediate microeconomics over the summer, and was fully prepared to do this at UNH, which is located just a few miles from my house. This will be accepted as transfer credit by my college as an intermediate microeconomics class. The -- potential -- problem: the professor at UNH has intimated to me that calculus is not needed for the course. The textbook used is Jeffrey Perloff's Microeconomics.
The reason I see this as a potential problem is that all intermediate economic courses at my college are fully calculus based, requiring completion of calc 1 at a minimum prior to entry. The book we use here is Jeffrey Perloff's Microeconomics with Calculus Honestly, I've already helped people in this class here with their homework, and the calc looks like optimization problems, though I'm sure it's part of the explanations as well.
So here we go. Do I take the summer course, omitting the calculus part of economics, which in my opinion is huge? My fear is that any advanced courses I take at my college in the future will expect knowledge of the calc-based economics taught here.
Would it be more prudent of me to take microeconomics here at the college? Or will the absence of calc have no bearing on my understanding of microeconomics and future courses? Thoughts?