Jul 16, 2024  
Rensselaer Catalog 2023-2024 
Rensselaer Catalog 2023-2024 [Archived Catalog]

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ECON 1200 - Introductory Economics

This course is designed to introduce a wide variety of concepts and applications in the broad subject of economics, economics being the study of people’s choices. Traditionally, these choices have been framed as how to best employ scarce resources to produce goods and services and distribute them for consumption. To describe these choices the cause will introduce the concepts of opportunity cost, demand and supply theory, and market structures. It will consider the role of government in making resource allocation choices. Students will also study important macroeconomic data such as gross domestic product, economic growth rates, inflation, and unemployment. Additionally, studied will be the role of money and banking in the economy and short-run events such as recessions and expansions. Overall, the course will provide the student with an encompassing view of how economic principles and concepts relate to the broader economy and society.




When Offered: Fall and spring terms annually.

Cross Listed: INQR 1200  ; additional credit may not be earned by taking INQR 1200, or having taken IHSS 1200.

Credit Hours: 4

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