econ+100+A+syllabus-+Fall+2011

econ+100+A+syllabus-+Fall+2011 - University of California...

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University of California, Irvine ECON 100A Syllabus Economics 100A Intermediate Economics I Fall 2011 Instructor: Professor Sherine El Hag Office: Social Science Plaza B (SSPB) 3237 Email: [email protected] [email protected] Office Hours: W 4:00 – 5:00 P.M. (or by appointment) Time and Location of the Lectures: MWF 5-5:50 PM, PSLH 100 Instructor: Sherine El Hag Teaching Assistants: TBA TA office hours will be posted on class web page. Course Description: The purpose of an intermediate economics course is to introduce students to the way economists do their job. The job of a professional economist involves constructing models (formal simplifications of reality), and applying them to real-world situations (business decisions or public policy issues). This course will teach you about the basic tools in an economist’s toolbox. We will study demand and production theory in detail, and apply it to analysis of the two simplest models of market structure: perfect competition and monopoly. There is a fair amount of mathematics in this course, but keep in mind that 100A itself is NOT a mathematics course. Prerequisite: 20A-B and Mathematics 2A-B or equivalent. Textbook: Robert Pindyck and Daniel Rubinfeld, Microeconomics, 7 th ed., Prentice Hall If you choose to use an earlier edition of the textbook, it is your responsibility to be aware of all the differences between the current edition used in this class and the older edition you choose to use. Discrepancies across textbook editions may not be used as an excuse for underperforming at an exam. EXMINATIONS AND GRADES There are two mid-terms, Aplia assignments, and a final. Each midterm will take 25%, the HW will take 10%, and the final will take 40% of the course grade. Please do not register this course if you cannot attend any of these exams. Please note that there will be NO MAKE- UP EXAMS . If you do miss the midterm exam due to a DOCUMENTED emergency or illness, the final exam will be worth 65%. The final exam is ABSOLUTELY MANDATORY. The exams are scheduled as follows:-
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