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2023-24 Catalog 
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ECON 100 - Introduction to Basic Economic Principles

5 CR

Introduces the concepts and tools of economic thinking. Students learn to understand and evaluate the complex economic problems encountered in modern society. Business and Economics majors who plan to transfer to a 4-year institution should generally take ECON 201  or ECON 202  rather than ECON 100.

Course Outcomes
  • Explain how markets allocate, produce, and distribute society’s resources.
  • Use economic reasoning to address current social issues.
  • Critically analyze the positive and negative impacts of markets as they relate to social justice and environmental issues.
  • Recognize and discuss the limitations of markets.
  • Explain how government intervention can help or hinder market outcomes.
  • Identify some causes and implications of income inequality.
  • Represent and understand economic concepts and outcomes in numerical and graphical form.

GenEd Outcomes: Creative and Critical Thinking
  • Critical Thinking/Problem Solving

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