EC 202: Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics

Credits 4
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Covers the overall economy. Includes the basic reasons for and the problems of recession, inflation, and stagflation; the use of monetary, fiscal, and incomes policies; and other economic management tools.

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students should be able to:

  • Think critically and formulate independent and well-considered conclusions about economic issues and
  • Effectively participate in the political process and the economy by utilizing an understanding of the historical
    evolution of economic systems, institutions and ideologies.
  • Understand different paradigmatic perspectives regarding the stability or instability of the macroeconomy.
  • Evaluate different public policy options for addressing macroeconomic issues and problems.
  • Make rational decisions based on rudimentary marginal analyses.

Equivalent placement test scores also accepted.

Grading Options
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Additional Information

This course fulfills the following GE requirements: Social Sciences/AAOT, Social Sciences/AS, Social Sciences/ASOT-B, Social Sciences/AAS, Social Sciences/AGS.