Sep 22, 2020
ECON 102 - Principles of Microeconomics (3 units)
Introductory analysis of price determination, resource allocation, market structure, consumer behavior, producer behavior, market failure and government failure. Economic approaches to social issues and policy.
Prerequisite(s): Completion of the Core Math requirement or ACT of 22 or SAT of 500 or corequisite. Corequisite(s): MATH 126 or MATH 127 or MATH 128 or MATH 176 or MATH 181 .
Units of Lecture: 3
Core Social Sci Requirement
Offered Every Fall, Spring, and Summer
Student Learning Outcomes (if available):
Upon completion of this course:
1. Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the methods and principles of microeconomic theory, including tradeoffs, opportunity costs, incentive effects, gains from exchange, and marginal decision making.
2. Students will be able to explain how markets work and how market prices are determined.
3. Students will be able to show mastery of the theories of demand, supply, consumption, production and cost, perfect competition, monopoly, and imperfect competition.
4. Students should be able to assess the impact of imperfect information, externalities, and public goods on efficiency and welfare, and evaluate possible public policy remedies.
5. Students will be able to use theory to analyze economic policy issues.
6. Students will be able to analyze social/human conditions by understanding how the interests of individuals both support and compete with the interests of groups such as firms, societies, and nations.
7. Students should be able to apply quantitative reasoning to understand and solve problems.
8. Students should be able to become critical consumers of information by explaining alternative perspectives and structuring hypotheses to evaluate evidence and distinguish between those alternatives.
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