Catalog: 2014–2015 Catalog Year

ECON 102: Principles of Microeconomics

General Information

  • Name: Principles of Microeconomics
  • Discipline: Economics (ECON)
  • Units (Credits): 3
  • Transfer Information: Courses with numbers 100 to 299: This course is designed to apply toward a WNC degree and/or transfer to other schools within the Nevada System of Higher Education, depending on the degree chosen and other courses completed. It may transfer to colleges and universities outside Nevada. For information about how this course can transfer and apply to your program of study, please contact a counselor.
  • Academic Division: Career and Technical Education

Prerequisites and Recommended Courses

Course Outline

I: Catalog Course Description

Covers supply and demand, the four types of markets (perfect competition, monopolistic competition, oligopoly and monopoly), operations of markets, consumer and enterprise behavior, and price determination.

II: Course Objectives

This course covers supply and demand, the four types of markets (perfect competition, monopolistic competition, oligopoly and monopoly), operations of markets, consumer and enterprise behavior, and price determination.

  • Describe and discuss the basics of economics: opportunity costs and production curves, supply and demand, public and private sectors.
  • Differentiate between the various types of firms and markets in terms of basic theory and issues for product markets.
  • Contrast the different markets in terms of basic theory and issues.
  • Discuss financial markets and international trade and finance.
  • Find and interpret pertinent data.
  • Solve homework problems using underlying mathematical theories.

III: Course Linkage

Linkage of course to educational program mission and at least one educational program outcome.

ECON 102--Principles of Microeconomics meets a General Education requirement of the following degrees: Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science, Associate of General Studies.

This course addresses the following Student Learning Objectives of the General Education Mission by ensuring that successful students:

  • Are able to demonstrate college level reading, writing, and oral communication skills.
  • Possess adequate problem solving, creative reasoning, and critical thinking skills.
  • Can engage in meaningful self assessments and work effectively with others.
  • Utilize effective and efficient learning skills, including locating and evaluating sources of information.
  • Have knowledge of the subject matter to a level that is appropriate to the emphasis of their degree.
  • Develop and improve their creative abilities.
  • Appreciate the need for continuing education and lifelong learning.
  • Will succeed at transfer institutions.


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