GISW ECON 1031 Introduction to Economics -- 3 unit(s)

Overview of economics, including how a market system functions and how national income, output and employment are determined. Primary focus (though not exclusively) on U.S. economy.

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Course syllabus
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Course notes
May not be used for credit on College of Business Administration majors or minors.

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UNI students: No credit for students who have credit or are concurrently enrolled in ECON 1041 or ECON 1051.
Liberal Arts Core
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Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLS) distribution area
Students working toward their Bachelor of Liberal Studies may apply credit earned in this course to their degree. This Guided Independent Study course is applicable to the Social Sciences distribution area. Learn more about the BLS degree program.
Bulent Uyar, Associate Professor

Rohlf, W. D., Jr. Introduction to Economic Reasoning. 1999/4th edition. Addison Wesley.

Additional Course Materials

It is also suggested that you begin to read newspapers and magazines on a regular basis (30 minutes per day). The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek and The Economist are good resources.

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