Although I don’t know what will happen this time, I have been teaching this class for many, many years, and have always been able to let everyone in who wanted to get into the class. The simple reason is that many students drop the class when they realize that the class is quite rigorous. You will learn a lot, but you will also need to work hard. In particular, the place you will both learn the most and work the hardest in this class is in writing your own regular blog posts about economic issues.
Here is the syllabus for Fall 2015. Take a good look to see if the class if right for you.
You can also get a better sense of the class by looking at the whole class assignment blog. I will add new assignment posts this coming semester, but also leave the old posts from last year up. We might still need Ctools a little, but I generally try to do Ctools-like functions with this class assignment blog.
In any case, I won’t give any overrides at this point, since I don’t think they will be necessary in the end. If you are interested in the class, just show up on the first day of class, expecting to be in the class.