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Micro Economics BUS2353 Dual Enrollment

Course ID: 1014

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This Dual Enrollment course (3.0 credits)
This is an introductory course stressing microeconomic theories. Topics studied include the theory and application of supply and demand elasticity; theory of consumer demand, utility; production and cost theory including law of diminishing returns; the firm's profit-maximizing behaviors under market models ranging for pure competition to pure monopoly; the theory of income distribution; comparative advantage, trade policies, exchange rates, balance of payments, and other international issues. This course will take students 2-3 hours outside of class each week

Prerequisites: Macro Economics

In order to receive any Dual Enrollment credits from PBAU you must go to Dual Enrollment PBAU Registration and follow the directions precisely.

Required Materials: Economics McConnell & Brue 19th Edition ISBN: 0073511447 / 9780073511443

Can be purchased here:

Economics 19th

Categories: Dual Enrollment; Economics
Target Levels: Grade 10; Grade 11; Grade 12
High School Credits: 0.5
College Credits: 3

Walter Jominy

Tuition and Class Schedule by Academic Term:

Fall 2 (Oct 14-Dec 9)

  • Tuition and Fees

    • PBAU Fee for DE: $60.00

    • Paid Security Guard Fee for Safety of Students: $25.00

    • Tuition Fee: $595.00

  • Section 1: Walter Jominy ( (Open)

    • Thu 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Topics and Objectives
1. Elasticity of Demand and Supply
— TLW Define the concept of price elasticity of supply and demand and illustrate with suitable diagrams.
— TLW Calculate the coefficient of elasticity in various supply and demand situations.
— TLW Explain the total revenue effect of price changes under conditions of:
Elastic Inelastic Unit-elastic demand
— TLW Identify properties of goods and services which affect the elasticity of supply and demand.
2. Consumer Utility and Costs
— TLW Explain the concepts of utility, total utility, and marginal utility.
— TLW Define the Law of Diminishing Marginal Utility and illustrate with specific examples
— TLW Use utility theory to explain and illustrate total utility maximizing, with a limited budget constraint.
— TLW Discuss explicit and implicit costs and how these relate to normal profit vs. economic profit.
— TLW Define and illustrate the Law of Diminishing Returns in Production
— TLW Describe and illustrate with diagrams the firm's family of short-run and long run cost curves
3. Market Structure
— TLW Describe and illustrate with diagrams the firm's profit-maximizing behavior, in particular MR=MC, under the following:
Market conditions of pure competition, Pure monopoly, Monopolistic competition, Oligopoly
4. Demand for Resources
— TLW State the condition that must be satisfied if a firm is in a least-cost or maximum profit
— TLW Define "derived demand" and "economic rent" and explain importance of interest rates.
— TLW Explain the influence of the substitution-effect and income-effect upon the labor supply curve.
5. Government
— TLW Differentiate between the economic and non-economic functions of government
— TLW Explain the concept of spillovers, their impact on resource allocation, and the corrective actions needed.
6. Income Inequality and Health Care
— TLW Discuss current dynamic forces impacting labor markets, e.g. unions, monopsony, healthcare.

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