Should I take Micro or Mac economics? This is one of those questions I get asked a lot. My answer should be, “Macro and Micro are both great”. However, with the flexibility of the Internet, a more flexible approach to education may be needed.
In general, both micro and macro are great for learning about the economy. There is just one problem. Each has very different class of skills. Micro economic theories rely on a lot of economic theory and data. It's good to learn how the micro-economic tools work, but you need to be able to read real-life example from your textbook to understand the concepts.
On the other hand, macroeconomics is much easier to learn and understand because it's all about broad concepts. It's good to learn about variables such as interest rates, inflation, unemployment, etc. But it's much easier to learn macroeconomic concepts like why the currency has an interest rate, how unemployment influences productivity (which in turn affects money), and how the government can control inflation. In addition, there are many more factors that affect the economy besides gross domestic product (GDP) such as political system, structural changes in the economy due to environmental issues, etc. All of these concepts require a lot more than just a basic knowledge of the English language.
Fortunately, there are several ways to learn macro economics online. A great way to learn macroeconomics is to do a search on “macroeconomics” on Google. You will get a lot of websites that will give you tons of information on this topic. Some sites will even offer tutorials or practice tests you can take to gauge your understanding before trying the real thing.
If you're not able to find any good online macro courses, then finding an actual teacher who is willing to mentor you (for a fee of course) would be a good option. However, since this subject is quite theoretical and almost impossible to teach completely without the presence of a professor, this option might not be possible for everyone. Another way to learn macro is to buy a copy of Microeconomics by Larry Winget. This book has a few different approaches to macro which I think are very interesting and useful.
In conclusion, whether you should take Microeconomics or macro is really a personal decision. Some people learn better by practicing, while others thrive on being taught from their own experiences. For me, personally, I love studying real-life examples of how things affect the economy in general. Learning from real-life situations and the actual principles behind them are much easier for me than reading dry textbooks. In conclusion, the best answer is probably both, because in the long run it is a matter of preference.