Not too easy. Not too difficult.
This course takes a general, non-quantitative approach to applying economic theory and conducting basic analysis. Since economics is part of almost any issue facing society today, topics explored in the course are both social and economic in nature. In the examination of various perspectives, new understanding emerges
The primary source of formal knowledge for each student will come from reading the required text. A student will be expected to read each chapter as assigned in the weekly sections of the course. Students will be required to demonstrate learning through quizzes, discussions, and papers. Such assignments will measure the ability to apply specific knowledge in a formal and structured process. A final research paper of five to eight pages on a defined topic will also be required. The final paper requires the student to provide an analysis which applies a course-related principle or theory, and which is supported by the course literature.
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The course material is presented in a style that recognizes and complements the maturity and experience of the students. A variety of teaching methods is used, as each student has a different learning style. Classes are highly interactive and examine concrete situations that enable application of learning. Students have a chance to incorporate the knowledge of peers into the learning process as well as demonstrate self-motivation and initiative. Students are expected to take responsibility for the learning process