Spring 2006

ECN 2892G, section 099

Principles of Microconomics Honors

Dr. Dao

Office: Coleman 2365

Office Phone: 581-6329

Office Hours: 8:00-9:00 MW

11:00-12:00 TR

or by appointment

TEXT: McEachern, Economics: A Contemporary Introduction, Thomson South-Western, 2006.

EXAM: Three exams and a Final. Exams consist of objective questions.

EXAM SCHEDULE: First during the 4th week of classes (Jan. 30-Feb. 3, 2006)

Second during the 8th week of classes (Feb. 27-Mar. 3, 2006)

Third during the 12th week of classes (Apr. 3-7, 2006)

Final on Monday, May 1, 2006, at 8:00 a.m.

QUIZZES: 12 weekly quizzes @ 5 points each. There are no make-up quizzes.

TERM PAPER: Students are required to write a ten-page term paper demonstrating their ability to apply a microeconomic concept to a current real-

world issue. The paper is due at 9:30 a.m. on April 13, 2006.

COURSE GRADE BREAKDOWN: First Exam 20%

Second Exam 20%

Third Exam 20%

Quizzes 10%

Paper 10%

Final 20%

CLASS ATTENDANCE: Students are expected to attend class. Three unexcused

absences may affect final grade in borderline cases. Two late arrivals will count as one unexcused absence unless

I am notified ahead of time.

NOTE: If you have a documented disability and wish to receive academic

accommodations, please contact the Coordinator of the Office of Disability Services (581-6583) as soon as possible.

 

Resources Available:

  • Problems in Microeconomic Principles
  • Graph Skills for Introductory Economics
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    COURSE OUTLINE

    1. INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS (REVIEW)

    Chapter 1: The Art and Science of Economic Analysis

    Chapter 2: Some Tools of Economic Analysis

    Chapter 4: Demand and Supply Analysis

     

    1. INTRODUCTION TO THE MARKET SYSTEM

    Chapter 5: Elasticity of Demand and Supply

    Chapter 6: Consumer Choice and Demand

    Chapter 7: Production and Cost in the Firm

    1. MARKET STRUCTURES AND PRICING

    Chapter 8: Perfectly Competition

    Chapter 9: Monopoly

    Chapter 10: Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly

     

    1. RESOURCE MARKETS
    2. Chapter 11: Resource Markets

      Chapter 12: Labor Markets and Labor Unions

    3. MARKET FAILURE AND PUBLIC POLICY

    Chapter 16: Public Goods and Public Choice

    If time permits:

    Chapter 17: Externalities and the Environment

     

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