2018-2019 Catalog 
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ECONH 2302 - Honors Microeconomics

3 Credits (3 hrs. lec.) A study of micro-economic principles. Analysis of theories of consumer behavior, production, cost; equilibrium analysis in product markets under different market structures, such as perfect competition, monopoly, monopolistic competition, oligopoly; cartels and conglomerate mergers; antitrust policy, economics of regulation; analysis of different types of factor markets and factor price determination. (4506015125) Prerequisite: College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing; MATH 0308  or higher level Math.
Course Outcomes
1 - Explain the role of scarcity, specialization, opportunity cost and cost/benefit analysis in economic decision-making.
2 - Identify the determinants of supply and demand; demonstrate the impact of shifts in both market supply and demand curves on equilibrium price and output.
3 - Summarize the law of diminishing marginal utility; describe the process of utility maximization.
4 - Calculate supply and demand elasticities, identify the determinants of price elasticity of demand and supply, and demonstrate the relationship between elasticity and total revenue.
5 - Describe the production function and the Law of Diminishing Marginal Productivity; calculate and graph short-run and long-run costs of production.
6 - Identify the four market structures by characteristics; calculate and graph the profit maximizing price and quantity in the output markets by use of marginal analysis.
7 - Determine the profit maximizing price and quantity of resources in factor markets under perfect and imperfect competition by use of marginal analysis.
8 - Describe governmental efforts to address market failure such as monopoly power, externalities, and public goods.
9 - Identify the benefits of free trade using the concept of comparative advantage.