principles of economics, summer session
Expectations for my Students in
Information about grading and how to contact me is available in my syllabus. I expect you to do all of the reading that is assigned for any given class. Economics can be a difficult subject if you fail to keep up with the material. Further, the only way to learn Economics is to do Economics, so I expect students to keep up with the end of chapter reviews. I expect you to come to class prepared to participate in class room discussions.
Collaborative learning is something I value highly. I encourage you to study together, discuss the material and prepare for examinations. It is important, however, that you know where to draw the line between collaboration and plagiarism, cheating, and other forms of academic dishonesty.
This course will introduce the basic methods and tools of economics. In the first half of the course we will learn the basics of supply and demand, consumer behavior, firm behavior, and market structure in a hands-on environment where learning by doing is emphasized. In the second half of the course we will look at issues of the larger economy, including measuring an economies output, analyzing government policy, and looking at what causes economic output to fluctuate through time.
For your benefit I have included a set of notes on what I see as important in each chapter. I have also included a set of online references, and self-quizzes.