An introduction to the modes of thought of economics. Use of simple standard tools of economics to analyze important problems that arise frequently in public policy, the news media, and in daily life. An emphasis on how economists predict what choices societies make and how economists analyze whether those are good choices. Practical application of a variety of economic tools leading to a focus on the essential unity underlying these analytical tools, viewing economics as a discipline that applies a core methodology in different ways in different situations.

Sophomore standing or lower; or permission of BSOS-Economics department.
Credits: 3
Grading Method: Regular

Course Offerings

    Fall 2024Instructor: Peter Murrell
    Fall 2023Instructor: Peter Murrell
    Fall 2022Instructor: Peter Murrell
    Fall 2021Instructor: Peter Murrell