|Certificates: International Relations|
A general introduction to economic analysis and its applications for public policy, the course examines the forces of supply and demand in competitive markets. How and why do markets fail in certain contexts? How do firms really operate; is it profits for shareholders or CEO pay that they seek to maximize? What are the causes of and remedies for unemployment and inflation? This course serves as a general introduction to micro- and macroeconomics for students who are not considering majoring in economics, and it satisfies the prerequisite for economics courses at the 200 level.
Effective Citizenship, Quantitative Reasoning
Analysis of current policy issues; use of algebra and graphs
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|Course Format: Lecture||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS-Polit Econ)(CGST-MN)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Paul Krugman and Robin Wells, Economics 2nd Edition, Worth Publishers, 2009.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Two exams scheduled during the semester. Final examination as scheduled by the Registrar;
Homework assignments (including problem sets) bi-weekly.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
|Instructor(s): Bonin,John P. Times: ..T.R.. 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: PAC001; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 75||SR major: X||JR major: X|| || |
|Seats Available: -5||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 15||SO: 20||FR: 40|
|Web Resources: Syllabus |
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