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 Course Title:   Micro Economics

 Title Abbreviation:   MICRO ECONOMICS

 Department:    ECON&

 Course #:    201

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    450601

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2017

 Course Description  

A comprehensive introduction to the functions of the market system including allocation of scarce resources, production of goods and services, determination of prices, output and profit maximization in competitive and monopolistic markets. Required for business majors planning to transfer to 4 year business programs.


Prerequisite: Completed ENGL& 101 with a grade of 2.0 or higher. MATH placement into MATH 99 or 2.0 or higher in MATH 98.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 55

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Social Sciences  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
Institution Course # Remarks
UW ECON200 Introduction to Microeconomics
WSU ECOCS 101 Economic Sciences (EconS) Fundamentals of Microeconomics
WWU ECON 206 Introduction to Microeconomics

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Understand basic economic concepts.
  2. Apply basic economic concepts in the analysis of economic situations.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

0. Application and Integration

Definition: Applying information from one or more disciplines and/or field experiences in new contexts (Outcome 0.1); developing integrated approaches or responses to personal, academic, professional, and social issues (Outcomes 0.2-0.5).

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
0.3 Identify and evaluate the relationships among different perspectives within a field of study and among different fields of study.

1. Information Literacy

Definition: Recognizing when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
1.4 Evaluate issues (for example economic, legal, historic, social) surrounding the use of information.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and facts related to a specific discipline.
2.2 Analyze issues and develop questions within a discipline.
2.3 Identify, interpret, and evaluate pertinent data and previous experience to reach conclusions.
2.4 Evaluate decisions by analyzing outcomes and the impact of actions.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.1 Recognize, read, and comprehend academic and/or professional writing.

8. Mathematical Reasoning

Definition: Understanding and applying concepts of mathematics and logical reasoning in a variety of contexts, both academic and non-academic.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
8.2 Correctly apply logical reasoning and mathematical principles to solve problems.
8.3 Interpret information and reasoning expressed mathematically (for example in spreadsheets, diagrams, charts, formulas, etc.).
8.4 Communicate mathematical information effectively.

Course Contents

  1. Types of competetive market situations
  2. Wage determination
  3. Anti-trust legislation
  4. Farm problems
  5. Urban economics
  6. Poverty
  7. International trade
  8. Alternative economic systems