Catalog - Course Descriptions
|Principles of Macroeconomics
Macroeconomic statistics and institutions are frequently reported on in the news; their decisions and impact influencing your daily life. At the same time, economics continues to be an enigma to most people. You will unravel this mystery as you explore the structure and dynamics of the macroeconomy, how economic data is compiled and reported, and the way data guides important policy institutions such as Congress and the Federal Reserve.
The principles of economics will challenge you to "think like an economist" in the context of societal issues; past, present, and future. You will become acquainted with the decisions of consumers and producers as they face the core economic challenge of scarcity. This understanding will lead you to discover the impact of market structure and public policy on the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services in the U.S. economy.