Representing Alabama’s Public Two-Year College System Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education LAWSON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE – 3060 Wilson Road, S. W. Birmingham, AL 35221 I. COURSE PREFIX, NUMBER, TITLE ECO 232 –03405 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS—ON-LINE FALL 2015-16 II. COURSE HOURS III. _3_ Credit Hours IV. 40_ Contact Hours I. CLASS MEETING DATES/TIMES/LOCATION Classes Begin – October 11, 2015 Last Day of Classes – December 4, 2015 ONLINE COURSE Location: Birmingham Campus, Business and Technology Building, Lab 11 II. CLINICAL DATES/TIMES/LOCATION (None) III. INSTRUCTOR, CONTACT INFORMATION, CONTACT POLICY, OFFICE HOURS/LOCATION Norris W. Watkins, Instructor Phone: (205) 929-2024 Email: [email protected] Location: Birmingham Campus, ACATT Building, Suite 220, Lab #11 The Alabama College System Copyright 2004 All Rights Reserved
PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS ECO 232 IV. COURSE DESCRIPTION: The purpose of this course is to teach the student the principles of microeconomics, including examining the economic principles underlying production, exchange, rent, wages, interest, and government regulations, as well as the systematic study of value, distribution, and international trade. Macroeconomics vs Microeconomics : Note that Macroeconomics is focused on the movement and trends in the economy as a whole, while in microeconomics the focus is placed on factors that affect the decisions made by firms and individuals. The factors that are studied by macro and micro will oftentimes influence each other, such as the current level of unemployment in the economy as a whole will affect the supply of workers from which a particular company can hire, for example. The course will initially introduce some general principles of economics (i.e. primarily covered in chapters 1 through 6), as well as, some essential aspects of microeconomics. V. PREREQUISITE(S)/CO-REQUISITE(S) Prerequisites: None Co-requisites: None VI. TEXTBOOK(S) AND OTHER LEARNING RESOURCES Economics , by McConnell, Brue and Flynn, 20 th Edition, published by McGraw- Hill, 2015 with CONNECT Plus ISBN: 9781259278570 CONNEC Plus deployed into Blackboard will be used for all assignments (i.e. homework, quizzes and exams). Students will have an access code for on-line site. NOTE: That McGraw-Hill allow a 14 day FREE trial period to use the CONNECT site with e-book. Full-Book (Macro and Micro Economics) — ISBN for e-book on-line with CONNECT Plus: 9781259672866 (hardcopy with e-book) -or - 9780077660765 (E-book with CONNECT). NOTE: THERE IS NO SUPER CODE FOR THE COURSE THIS TERM. After the 14 day free grace period access to CONNECT, students will have to purchase the book/Connect code from the bookstore/other source or be locked out of CONNECT THERE IS NO SUPER CODE THIS TERM FOR THIS COURSE. If you purchase the e-book or CONNECT only, a black and white hard copy book can be purchased separately for approximately $80.00.
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