Fall 2019 - ECON 103 D100

Principles of Microeconomics (4)

Class Number: 2881

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
    SSCC 9001, Burnaby

    Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
    RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 14, 2019
    8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
    SSCC 9001, Burnaby

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

The principal elements of theory concerning utility and value, price and costs, factor analysis, productivity, labor organization, competition and monopoly, and the theory of the firm. Students with credit for ECON 200 cannot take ECON 103 for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Soc.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course is designed with two main goals in mind. The primary purpose of the course is to provide a suļ¬ƒcient understanding of the fundamental principles of economics. This includes propositions about individual behavior, output of firms, market structure, and the organization of economic activity. However, I also want to convince you that economics is an interesting field of study, and I intend to do this with a wide variety of examples. Throughout this course we will constantly apply economics to every aspect of your life. I hope to surprise you, perhaps offend you, and ultimately whet your intellectual appetite towards economics. 

Topics:  Maximization, Preferences, Demand, Exchange, Cost, Production, Price Taking, Interest, Labor, Price Searching

Grading

  • Assignments 10%
  • Midterm exam 35%
  • Final exam 55%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

D. Allen, Economic Literacy: A Different Approach to Economic Principles. McInnes Creek Press, 2019.

Voltaire, Candide, 1947, Penguin Classics.

Department Undergraduate Notes:

***NO TUTORIALS DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF CLASSES***

Students requiring accommodations as a result of a disability must contact the Centre for Accessible Learning (CAL) at 778-782-3112 or caladmin@sfu.ca.

Registrar Notes:

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Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS