Official Course Objectives

These are the official Economics Department course objectives for ECON 201 which are the same for all sections:

Economics 201 Goals and Objectives

Principles of Macroeconomics, is designed as a student’s first exposure to the study of economics (though sometimes students have completed Econ 202 – Principles of Microeconomics).  In general, economics deals with the study of choices (decision-making).  In particular, this course develops the economic approach to decision-making for entire economies.  As such, the course focuses on understanding and applying economic models related to an economy and/or national policy-making decisions.

Students will gain a basic understanding of:

  1. The measurement of production, employment and prices in the national economy.
  2. The determinants of production, employment and prices in the national economy.
  3. The influence of fiscal and monetary policy on production, employment, and prices in the national economy.

Here are the learning objectives for UMW General Education Requirement: HUMAN EXPERIENCE AND SOCIETY (which ECON 201 satisfies):

  1. Students will be able to explain human and social experiences and activities from multiple perspectives.
  2. Students will be able to draw appropriate conclusions based on evidence.
  3. Students will be able to transfer knowledge and skills learned to a novel situation.

 

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