The George Washington University
Department of Economics
Spring 2008: Syllabus and Course Information
MW 9:35 - 10:25 a.m. 1757 E St., NW, Room 213
Each student must register for a discussion section within
Econ 011.30 and 011.35
Dr. Robert Trost
Office: Hall of Government, Room 310
MW 10:35 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Inclement Weather Information:
Code of Academic Integrity:
Major economic principles, institutions, and problems in contemporary life. This
course, Microeconomics, focuses on supply and demand, the price system and
how it works, competitive and monopolistic markets.
This course is prerequisite
, Macroeconomics, which covers national income concepts,
unemployment and inflation, institutions of monetary control.
We will approach the content in a variety of ways, including readings, class
discussion, lectures, discussion section work, and problem-solving exercises.
We will review the theories that relate to markets, pricing, supply, and demand in
the context of real-life scenarios, including those reported in the current press.
Expectation of Learners:
Enhance individual, group, and class understanding of the
theories of microeconomics by attending class and your
discussion section, completing all readings before class, and
thinking comprehensively about course content
Participate reliably in class, the discussion section, and
Review current business news (Wall Street Journal,
Washington Post, and/or national news programs) in light of
the theories in this class and generate/respond to in-class
discussions regarding these theories
Be considerate of other learners in class by turning off or
muting your cell phone