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ECO-2030-VO01X - Microeconomics


Synonym: 177373
Location: Online
Credits: 3 (45 hours)
Accelerated Section: This course has special meeting dates and times. See comments below or consult VSC Web Services - Search for Sections in the VSC portal for specific dates and times. If you have any questions call the site office offering the course.
Semester Dates: 05-21-2019 to 07-08-2019
Last day to drop without a grade: 05-30-2019 - Refund Policy
Last day to withdraw (W grade): 06-18-2019 - Refund Policy
Faculty: Daniel Alcorn | View Faculty Credentials
Open Seats/Section Limit: 15/16 (as of 12-13-18 11:15 PM)
This section meets the following General Education Requirement(s):
Human Behavior
    Note
  1. Many degree programs have specific general education recommendations. In order to avoid taking unnecessary classes, please consult with additional resources like your program evaluation, your academic program page, and your academic advisor.
  2. Courses may only be used to meet one General Education Requirement.

Course Description:

This course is an introduction to the nature and study of microeconomic theory. Students will examine basic concepts of the discipline including supply and demand within markets, tax policy in the United States, monopolies and antitrust law, and a broad range of international economic principles. Basic algebra skills are required.

Essential Objectives:

1. Explore the development of microeconomics as a social science, explain fundamental principles and theories of microeconomics that are predictive of human behavior, and apply these theories to contemporary economic issues.
2. Examine the impact of human social, cognitive, and emotional behaviors on economic decisions of consumers and firms, and discuss the impact of this behavior on market prices, growth, returns, and resource allocation.
3. Explain how prices are determined in market economics and how they influence consumption and production decisions.
4. Employ microeconomic theories and analytical tools to analyze national economic policies including tax policy, government regulation, labor markets and unions, government provision of public services, and pollution and environmental protection policy, and discuss the impact of these policies on behavior of individuals, organizations, and firms.
5. Compare capitalism with other economic systems and analyze current world economic development in the context of comparative economic systems.
6. Analyze the impact of the globalization of trade including issues of free trade, trade barriers and restrictions, and international finance.
7. Examine current research and analytical methods in microeconomics, and explain how economists apply these methods to analyze and respond to real world events.

Textbooks:

Summer 2019 textbook data will be available on April 8. On that date a link will be available below that will take you to eCampus, CCV's bookstore. The information provided there will be for this course only. Please see this page for more information regarding the purchase of textbooks.

The last day to use a Financial Aid advance to purchase textbooks is the 3rd Tuesday of the semester. See your financial aid counselor at your academic center if you have any questions.

Contact Faculty:

Email: Daniel Alcorn
Hiring Coordinator for this course: Philip Crossman

Please note: In order to receive accommodations for disabilities in this course, students must make an appointment to see the Americans with Disabilities Coordinator in their site and bring documentation with them.

Academic Honesty: CCV has a commitment to honesty and excellence in academic work and expects the same from all students. Academic dishonesty, or cheating, can occur whenever you present -as your own work- something that you did not do. You can also be guilty of cheating if you help someone else cheat. Being unaware of what constitutes academic dishonesty (such as knowing what plagiarism is) does not absolve a student of the responsibility to be honest in his/her academic work. Academic dishonesty is taken very seriously and may lead to dismissal from the College.

Course description details subject to change. Please refer to this document frequently.

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