Dr. James Devine
, 4227 U
Hall, phone: 8
/PRINCIPAL TOPICS COVERED:
Introduction/review of basic economics.
Analysis of the behavior of the national economy as a whole,
together with such issues as the determination of gross domestic product, the unemployment rate, the
inflation rate, interest rates, and the long
omic growth rate.
In addition, global issues such as
the role of the exchange rate and the balance
STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
At the end of this course, students should demonstrate a solid understanding of modern m
at the introductory level. They should be able to think analytically using both verbal and quantitative tools
applied in this course to solve both theoretical as well as practical (real
world) problems. They should
appreciate the importance o
f economics in human endeavors and the value of rigorous economic training
for evaluating social phenomena.
None, except reading, writing, and
Krugman & Wells
plus: photocopied readings on library reserve and class hand
Lectures, discussions, homework. Three exams.
This course is required for the economics major and for business majors.