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ECON 1010: Principles of Microeconomics

Credits: 3. Contact Hours: Lecture 3.

Resource allocation, opportunity cost, comparative and absolute advantage. Supply and demand. Marginal analysis. Theories of production and consumption, pricing, and the market system. Perfect and imperfect competition and strategic behavior. Factor markets. Present discounted value. (Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer)

Economics teaches the ability to reason clearly and to address complex issues using tools and decision-making models from economics, mathematics, and statistics, as well as concepts from the biological, physical, and social sciences. The study of economics also helps students to: develop an understanding of the interactions of technology, human activity, and the environment; apply systematic approaches to making optimal choices; analyze quantitative information; and communicate concepts and findings to industry professionals, organizations, governments, and the general public.