4 Credits, 4 Contacts

Introductory course in economics. This course builds upon the qualitative aspects of terminology, formulas and models to the quantitative application of these concepts. The four types of competition: perfect competition, monopolistic competition, oligopoly, and monopoly, will be covered in depth. Influential components of the U.S. market, such as labor, unions, wages and income distribution, will give the student a sound foundation toward understanding our complex economy.

Prerequisite: Placement beyond or satisfactory completion of ENG 063 and ENG 073 and test into MATH 117