Fall 2011 Syllabus

Fall 2011 Syllabus - Univ. of Maryland, College Park...

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Univ. of Maryland, College Park Dr. Cindy Clement Department of Economics Sections 2101-2114 ECON 200 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS Fall 2011 Syllabus Course Description and Objectives: This course introduces students to the terminology and analytic principles used in microeconomics, which is broadly defined as the study of markets, and to the application of these conceptual tools to several policy issues. We will analyze the decisions of buyers and sellers and their interaction in market transactions. We will also explore how different market structures can shape economic results, and how markets can sometimes (but not always) help society achieve desirable outcomes. By the end of the semester, each student should be able to accurately: (i) use microeconomic terminology, (ii) apply basic microeconomic principles of analysis to explain how markets function, (iii) explain fundamental issues underlying the wide range of topics addressed by microeconomics, and (iv) identify and offer initial assessments of policy options available to governments who want to influence economic outcomes. The course includes lectures, on-line homework, discussions led by teaching assistants, and in-class exams. Pre-requisites: Students must have already taken MATH 110 OR placed into MATH 111 or higher. Instructors’ Contact Information and Class Logistics: Office: Tydings Hall 4115D Email: [email protected] Phone: 301 405 3257 Office Hours: Mon. 9:30 – 10:30 AM; Tue. 12:30 – 2 PM; Thurs. 2 – 3:15 PM; and by appointment Class Lectures: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11-12:15 in Tydings 0130 Discussion Sections: 2101 Monday 10:00-10:50am ( TYD 2110) 2102 Wednesday 2:00-2:50pm ( TYD 1118) 2103 Friday 2:00-2:50pm ( TYD 2110) 2104 Monday 8:00-8:50pm ( TYD 0101) 2105 Wednesday 8:00-8:50am ( TYD 0101) 2106 Friday 12:00-12:50pm ( TYD 1114) 2107 Monday 2:00-2:50pm ( TYD 0101) 2108 Friday 1:00-1:50pm ( TLF 1103) 2109 Friday 3:00-3:50pm ( TYD 2110) 2110 Monday 1:00-1:50pm ( TYD 0102) 2111 Wednesday 10:00-10:50am ( TYD 2110) 2112 Friday 1:00-1:50pm ( KEY 0116) 2113 Monday 3:00-3:50pm ( TYD 1108) 2114 Friday 12:00-12:50pm ( TYD 1108) Note: Discussion sections will begin on Friday, September 9th. Discussion sections before that date are cancelled. Teaching Assistants: Contact info and office hours for Teaching Assistants will be posted on the course website (see below) by the end of the second week of class. Course Website : If you are registered for this course, you should use your directory ID and password to access www.elms.umd.edu . Copies of this syllabus, your grades, and other relevant documents will be made available through the course website. (Note: one other website is also used, as described below.) 8/22/11 Page 1
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Univ. of Maryland, College Park Dr. Cindy Clement Department of Economics Sections 2101-2114 Email: The University has adopted email as the primary means of communication outside the classroom, and I will use it to inform you of important announcements. Students are responsible for updating their current
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