Study of individual economic units with particular emphasis on market interactions among firms and households.
Dates: May 21 - June 29, 2018
This course is an introductory survey of microeconomics. We will cover the core supply and demand model, explore the demand and supply sides of the market in depth by studying consumer choice and the behavior of the firm under different market structures, and finally examine the role of government policy. The focus of the class is on using basic principles to solve problems and to understand real-world phenomena. Required: Sapling Learning System: You will receive instructions on how to access the Sapling site designed for this course. The cost is $40. FREE online textbook: Principles of Microeconomics by Timothy Taylor from OpenStax
At the conclusion of the course, the student should be able to: o Solve basic problems relating to supply & demand, consumer theory, production, public goods and externalities. o Analyze market dynamics using economic terms, ideas and models and drawing and manipulating appropriate diagrams. I’ve taught this course in the classroom during the regular semester, which is fourteen weeks. We will cover the same material in six weeks. You should expect to log into the course every day. Please pay close attention to the deadlines in the course schedule. In order to be fair to all students, the deadlines are firm.
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