ECO 101 Principles of Economics
This introductory course, which covers the basic foundations of microeconomics and macroeconomics, is the gateway to the economics curriculum and an important part of a well-rounded education. The microeconomics portion of the course covers basic supply and demand analysis, market failure, present value, opportunity cost, and the theory of the firm. The macroeconomics portion of the course introduces issues such as inflation, unemployment, and government policy tools. Students attend common lectures once a week and meet in smaller discussion sections twice a week. In addition to discussion and problem solving, the bi-weekly section meetings will focus on the use of Microsoft Excel to analyze real-world economic data.