Fall 2022 - ECON 201 D100

Microeconomic Theory I: Competitive Behavior (4)

Class Number: 3711

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Fr 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
    RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    ECON 103 with a minimum grade of C- or ECON 113 with a minimum grade of A-; ECON 105 with a minimum grade of C- or ECON 115 with a minimum grade of A-; MATH 157 with a minimum grade of C-.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Aspects of microeconomic theory involving competitive markets. Topics include the behavior of households and firms, partial equilibrium analysis of product and factor markets, and general equilibrium. Students with credit for ECON 301 may not complete this course for further credit. Quantitative.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course studies microeconomic theory at the intermediate level. The aim is to provide you with the basic terminology, analytical tools, and intuition to discuss and address economic issues. These are essential tools for your career as an economist and to pursue further economic studies. We will discuss consumer theory and producer theory in perfectly competitive markets, as well as introducing general equilibrium analysis. 

 

The expectation is this course will be delivered as an in-person class.  That means that you will be expected to be able to attend classes.  Audio from the lecture will be made available if feasible.  You will also need to ensure that you are able to access the internet as Quizzes will take place via Canvas and Assignments will need to be submitted through Crowdmark.

Grading

  • Class/Tutorial Participation 10%
  • Canvas Quizzes 10%
  • Assignments 30%
  • Open Book/Note Midterm Exam 20%
  • Open Book/Note Final Exam 30%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Perloff, J. Microeconomics: Theory and Applications with Calculus [5th ed, 2019]. Pearson eBook. 978-0134899589.


Department Undergraduate Notes:

Please note that, as per Policy T20.01, the course requirements (and grading scheme) outlined here are subject to change up until the end of the first week of classes.

Final exam schedules will be released during the second month of classes. If your course has a final exam, please ensure that you are available during the entire final exam period until you receive confirmation of your exam dates. 

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.

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

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

Required Reading Notes:

Course Materials, including digital textbooks, are available through the SFU Bookstore by simply searching by your Campus/Term/Class at https://shop.sfu.ca/Course/campus.