ECON 1031 Introduction to Economics

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.

Course details

Course syllabus: 
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Course notes: 

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

UNI students: No credit for students who have credit or are concurrently enrolled in ECON 1041 or ECON 1051.
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.

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Students who plan to graduate from UNI must complete the Liberal Arts Core (LAC). This Guided Independent Study course is applicable to Category 5. Social Science - B. Individual and Institutional Perspectives. For details about your LAC, please discuss with your advisor and/or visit


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

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Additional 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.

Course delivery

This course is available in an online format, utilizing web pages and eLearning, a learning management system requiring Internet access and a web browser. Students may need access to someone who can assist with computer set-up.


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