WMU ECON 2010 - Syllabus (6 pages)

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Western Michigan University
Course:
Econ 2010 - Principles Of Microeconomics

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WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY Department of Economics Summer II 2007 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMCS ECON201 Textbook Website http www swlearning com economics mankiw Professor Sisay Asefa 5455 Friedmann Hall Phone 269 387 5556 E Mail sisay asefa wmich edu Professor Website http homepages wmich edu asefa Class Meets at 4206 Dunbar M W 12 00 2 30PM Office Hours M W 2 30 4 00PM COURSE OBJECTIVES SCOPE This is an introductory course in microeconomic theory and policy The course deals with the analysis of the behavior of individual economic agents or decision makers such as consumer households and business firms A major focus of the course is to help you understand how markets work and the role market prices play in the management and the allocation of scarce resources Economics in general and microeconomics in particular is a powerful tool for understanding human behavior In the area of business economics is analogous to the role of physics in understanding engineering The study of economics requires that you make a serious effort and take an active approach to learning This involves a careful reading of the chapters and practicing with the study guide multiple choices and true and false questions and problems with answers Advanced students can do optional problems in the study guide with answers given in the study guide for self study Lectures are presented with Power Point with occasional use of the black board for further illustration The power point lectures can be downloaded from the text book website Class lectures are designed to complement a careful reading of the textbook and not a substitute for it REQUIRED BOOKS 1 Principles of Microeconomics By N Gregory Mankiw 4th or Latest edition Thomson South Western 2007 Study Guide to accompany the text Textbook website http www swlearning com economics mankiw SUMMARY COURSE OUTLINE Text Reading Assignments I INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS AND THE ECONOMY A Ten KEY Principles of Economics Chapter 1 B Thinking like An Economist



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