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ECON101: Principles of Microeconomics

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This course covers the principles of microeconomics, including topics such as supply and demand, market structures, consumer behavior, and public finance. By the end of the course, students will be able to analyze economic situations, understand market behaviors, and evaluate public policy decisions. The course teaches skills such as analyzing market trends, interpreting economic data, and making informed decisions based on economic principles. The teaching method includes lectures, readings, case studies, and quizzes. This course is intended for students interested in gaining a foundational understanding of microeconomics.


  • Course Introduction
  • Unit 1: Introduction to Economics
  • Unit 2: Supply and Demand
  • Unit 3: Markets and Individual Maximizing Behavior
  • Unit 4: The Consumer
  • Unit 5: The Producer
  • Unit 6: Market Structure: Competitive and Non-Competitive Markets
  • Unit 7: Public Finance, Public Choice, and the Environment
  • Study Guide
  • Course Feedback Survey
  • Certificate Final Exam
  • Saylor Direct Credit


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