District Syllabus
ECO2023
Microeconomics


Credit Hours: 3
Contact Hours: 3 (NOTE: )
Laboratory Fee: None.
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.
Catalog Description: This course treats mainly micro theory. It gives much attention to model building and analysis of product and resource markets. The course especially emphasizes topics such as the economics of the firm under the four major market conditions, resources allocation, the monopoly problem and legislation associated therewith, agriculture, unionism, international trade and finance, and the institutions of the command economy.
Required Materials: Books:
  • McConnell. Microeconomics, 20 ed., McGraw-Hill, 2014. ISBN: 9780077660819
Supplemental Materials:
Special Requirements: None
Program Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Develop an understanding of the concepts of demand, 
     supply, equilibrium, and their interrelationships.
  2. State the formula for the price coefficient of demand elasticity
     and the total revenue test for elasticity.
  3. Identify the role of profit and loss, cost and revenue data on
     the activity of the firm.
  4. Describe the market conditions present in perfect competition.
              
Course Learning Outcomes:
To achieve these learning outcomes, the following will be performed:
 1. Describe the impact of imperfect market conditions 
    present in a monopoly, oligopoly, and in monopolistic 
competition.
 2. Discuss the concept of economies of scale.
 3. Evaluate the role of a tariff as a tool for protectionism.
 4. Introduce the role that government plays in microeconomic
    policy.
              
Methods of Evaluation: Evaluation of student progress towards achieving the stated learning outcomes and performance objectives is the responsibility of the instructor, within the polices of the college and the department. Detailed explanation is included in the expanded syllabus developed by the instructor for each section being taught.
Flexibility: It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.
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Note: For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.