Oct 20, 2020  
2020-2021 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Saint Joseph’s College Online Catalog
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BA 201 - Introduction to Microeconomics


An examination of the market structures of pure competition, monopolistic competition, oligopoly, and monopoly; analysis of the role of labor and unions; public goods; externalities and the public sector; and discussion of the problems of foreign aid, poverty, pollution, and tax reform. It explores international economics, trade and lending, tariffs, quotas and free trade, international adjustments, and balance of payment problems. Course materials include a video.

Assignment Overview
Assignments: Varied Throughout the Term

Interactivity: Discussion Forums

Final Assessment: Final Project

Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following:

  • Discuss current topics in microeconomics.
  • Identify key terms and concepts in economics.
  • Illustrate key concepts and economic theories.
  • Apply the supply and demand principles to real-world situations.
  • Evaluate current economic conditions to predict future outcomes.


Credits: 3



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