Monday, November 28, 2016

Open seats in Econ 1 and 2: Introduction to Economics

The economics department has open and available seats in Econ 1 and 2 for spring 2017. These seats are available to all students especially freshman in their second semester. 

Below are course descriptions. The courses are very similar however, Econ 2 has more lecture. Econ 1 will be taught by Professor Moretti, and Econ 2 will be team taught by Professors David and Christina Romer. 

ECON 1 Introduction to Economics 4 Units

A survey of economics designed to give an overview of the field. 
Rules & Requirements
Credit Restrictions: Students will receive 2 units of credit for 1 after taking Economics 3 or Environmental Economics and Policy 1; no credit after taking Economics 2.


ECON 2 Introduction to Economics--Lecture Format 4 Units

The course provides a survey of economics principles and methods. It covers both microeconomics, the study of consumer choice, firm behavior, and market interaction, and macroeconomics, the study of economic growth, unemployment, and inflation. Special emphasis is placed on the application of economic tools to contemporary economic problems and policies. Economics 2 differs from Economics 1 in that it has an additional hour of lecture per week and can thus cover topics in greater depth. It is particularly appropriate for intended economics majors. 
Rules & Requirements
Credit Restrictions: Students will receive no credit for 2 after taking 1; 2 units after taking 3 or Environmental Economics and Policy 1.