Principles of Microeconomics
'Introduction to the organization and operation of a market economy with a focus on how it allocates scarce resources; development of the economic way of thinking. The analysis of the theory of consumer demand and the profit-maximizing behavior of firms; examination of pricing and output decisions of firms under conditions of competition and imperfect competition in a global marketplace. Analysis of markets for labor and capital. Policy issues include price ceilings and floors, trade barriers, competition and monopoly. Required of all majors in Economics. Normally offered every semester.'