ECON-102 : Introduction to Microeconomics

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: ECON-102 Introduction to Microeconomics

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 3 class hours

Credits: 3

Pre-requisites (if any): (or Co-requisite:) Students must complete any developmental requirements in English (see Proficiency in Math and English) prior to taking this course or enroll in ENGL-101 and BE-102 at the same time as this course

Course Description in college catalog:

A study of the determination of prices and the distribution of income under various market conditions; government intervention in the market; a comparison of different types of economic systems.

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:

A.A.S. Accounting

A.A.S. Computer Information Systems

A.A.S. Management

A.A.S. Office Administration and Technology

A.S. Liberal Arts and Sciences (Mathematics and Science)

A.S. Business Administration

  • Meet requirements for successful transfer into the junior year of baccalaureate programs in Business.
  • Demonstrate academic preparation in accounting, general business, and liberal arts and sciences

General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms

  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions

  3. Use information management and technology skills effectively for academic research and lifelong learning

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

  1. Gather, interpret, and assess information from a variety of sources and points of view

  2. Evaluate evidence and arguments critically or analytically.

  3. Produce well-reasoned written or oral arguments using evidence to support conclusions.

  4. Identify and apply the fundamental concepts and methods of a discipline or interdisciplinary field exploring the relationship between the individual and society, including, but not limited to, anthropology, communications, cultural studies, history, journalism, philosophy, political science, psychology, public affairs, religion, and sociology.

  5. Examine how an individual's place in society affects experiences, values, or choices.

  6. Identify and engage with local, national, or global trends or ideologies, and analyze their impact on individual or collective decision-making.

Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:

At the discretion of the instructor a variety of assessment methods may be used, including but not limited to objective exams, papers, homeworks, and group projects

Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).

Disabilities
Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the office of Services for Students with Disabilities in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Services for Students with Disabilities website.

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