Economics

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Course Descriptions

MCC Campus(s): Blue River, Longview, Maple Woods, Penn Valley
Contacts:
BR-Sharon Bagg, 604-6654
LV-Elliott Schimmel, 604-2546
MW-William Young, 604-3332
PV-Karen Curls, 604-3332

ECON 110 - Introduction to Economics - 3.00 credits

General education approach to the study of economics. Economics as a description of economic life. The economic problem. Economic systems. The market economy and its operations. That national economy. Fiscal policy. The role of money and banking. Monetary policy. Standard economic theory. Dissenting economic theory.

ECON 210 - Macroeconomics - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: MATH 40 or MATH 40L or appropriate placement test score. A basic examination of the principles of economics that apply to the economic system in the aggregate. Topics include opportunity costs, gains from trade, demand and supply, determination of aggregate output, employment, inflation, and exchange rates, and the role of fiscal and monetary policy in the U.S. and world economy.

ECON 211 - Microeconomics - 3.00 credits

Prerequisite: MATH 40 or MATH 40L or appropriate placement test score. A basic examination of the microeconomic behavior of individual consumers, firms, and markets in the domestic and world economy. Topics include opportunity costs, gains from trade, demand and supply, production, market structures, and externalities and public goods.

 

Last Modified: 9/19/11