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ECON 350 Syllabus C OURSE S YLLABUS ECON 350 C LASSICAL E CONOMICS C OURSE D ESCRIPTION This course is open to students who desire to further understand the concepts and tools of economic analysis. Classical Economics will also be investigated from the perspective of the Christian Worldview. Specific topics include examination of the social philosophy of classical economics, classical macroeconomics, classical microeconomics, classical methodology, the classical economists Sismondi and Mill, the mysteries of Marxian economics and finally thoughts on the history of economics. R ATIONALE The classical era of economics is not only an important historical era of economics; it also ushered in many of the important thinkers and scholars: Adam Smith, Say, Ricardo, Malthus, and Mills. This era was the foundation for many economic concepts/analytical tools of today. It provided the world a better understanding of economics, monetary policy/theory, and the underpinnings of international trade. I P REREQUISITES None II R EQUIRED R ESOURCE P URCHASES The resources below are provided in the course at no cost to the student. However, if the student prefers a physical copy of the resources, he or she may purchase them through the Liberty University Online bookstore , MBS Direct. The purchase of physical copies is optional.

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