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ECON 102 Principles of Micro Economics

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Course Description

This course focuses on choices of individual economic decision makers within the framework of supply and demand. Topics include: scarcity, marginality, specialization and trade, equilibrium, elasticity, factor markets, and externalities. Price and output decisions under competitive, imperfectly competitive, and monopolistic markets. Profit maximization and loss minimization strategies for the individual firm are analyzed. Comparative economic systems are also examined.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: MATH 110 or MATH 112 (offered at CSM or Skyline) or MATH 190, or appropriate score on District math placement test and other measures as appropriate that indicate proficiency in Elementary Algebra
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements:DSI
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE DSI), UC (IGETC Area 4)
C-ID: ECON 201