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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ECON 201 - Principles of Economics Micro

Introduction to standard economic models used to examine how individuals and firms make decisions under different market structures; role of government in the economy in addressing market failure and efficiency equity tradeoff. SB-Perspectives on Cultures and Experiences of U.S. Course will be offered every year (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer).

Credits: (5)

General Education Category: SB-Perspectives on Cultures and Experiences of U.S. K6 - Individual & Society

General Education Pathways: P3 Perspectives on Current Issues, P5 Sustainability, P6 Ways of Knowing

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Describe how individuals and businesses interact in various market structures to determine price and quantity of a good produced
  • Identify major characteristics of different market structures and the implications for the behavior of the firm.
  • Articulate the difference between efficiency and equity, and implications of this tradeoff on government policy such as social welfare, environmental policy, health insurance, retirement.
  • Analyze the difference between economic systems such as capitalism and socialism.
  • Apply both theoretical and empirical economic reasoning to individual and firm behavior.

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