Prusa+-+Eco+102+Syllabus+Fall+2009 - Professor Prusa Eco...

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Professor Prusa – Eco 102:01 Fall 2009 Page 1 Rutgers University Introduction to Microeconomics (220:102:01) Professor Thomas Prusa Course Syllabus General Information: Contact Information: Email: [email protected] Office: New Jersey Hall, Room 309 (CAC) Office Hours: Monday, 2:00-4:00pm Class Times and Location Monday and Thursday, Period 3 – 11:30am to 12:50pm Scott 123 on College Ave Campus. (Click the link to pull-up the university’s map of the classroom building.) Course websites: Problems Sets, Lecture Notes, Discussion Board, Announcements: Twitter reminders & comments Follow: Exam Scores Rutgers Gradebook ( ) Contacting Me You do not have to make an appointment to see me during my office hours. To make an appointment to meet outside of my office hours email me. I will have extra office hours before exams. Check the Aplia website announcements. Before emailing a question you should check the discussion board on our class’ Aplia website to see if your question has already been asked (and perhaps answered) by one of your fellow classmates. If it has not, please post your question to the class discussion board. I and/or my TA will check the discussion board every day. You can learn a lot from the information on the discussion board. You can also feel free to email with any question related to the class. I check my e-mail frequently. Let me emphasize, however, that questions of a general nature will likely be answered via a posting to the discussion board rather than a direct response. Office hours for teaching assistant The TA for the course will also hold weekly office hours. Information regarding his/her office hours and e-mail address will be posted on our Aplia course website. Course co-requisite or pre-requisite The co-requisite or pre-requisite for this course is pre-calculus (01:640:111, 112, or 115) or placement into calculus. Course description & learning goals This is a first course in microeconomics. Students will learn the meaning and relevance of basic economic concepts including opportunity costs, positive and normative economics, scarcity, tradeoffs,
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Professor Prusa – Eco 102:01 Fall 2009 Page 2 comparative advantage, marginal analysis, efficiency and equity, and market failure. Other concepts students will learn: 1) How to use the basic supply and demand model to understand how markets work. 2) How elasticity is calculated and its relevance to understanding markets. 3) How to analyze consumer behavior with respect to decisions about consumption, savings, and employment. 4) How to analyze decisions firms make about pricing, output, employment, and investment. 5)
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