ECON 401 - Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
Section: 101
Term: SP 2010
Subject: Economics (ECON)
Department: LSA Economics
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, QR/1
Enforced Prerequisites:
MATH 115, 116, 121, 156, 175, 176, 185, 186, 215, 295, or 296; with C or better.
Advisory Prerequisites:
ECON 101 and 102.
Other Course Info:
F, W, Sp.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
Rackham Information:
Rackham credit requires additional work.
Primary Instructor:

This course deals with the theoretical analysis of consumers, firms, markets, and price determination. The analysis is rigorous, using the tools of algebra, geometry, and elementary calculus in constructing models. Prerequisites include one term of calculus. ECON 401 is a prerequisite for many other courses offered in Economics. Concentrators in economics are required to elect this course and are encouraged to complete it early in their concentration program. Both lecture and section will meet twice a week. Students should bring the lecture coursepack to lecture.

There is no waitlist for ECON 401. If a section closes and a student drops that section, the section will reopen. If you wish to take a section that is full, you should watch Wolverine Access in case another student drops and that space becomes available.

ECON 401 - Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
Schedule Listing
101 (LEC)
TuTh 1:00PM - 3:00PM
Note: Students will be auto-enrolled in section 101 when they elect sections 102-103.
102 (DIS)
WF 9:00AM - 11:00AM
103 (DIS)
1LSA Ugrd
WF 11:00AM - 1:00PM
104 (DIS)
WF 12:00PM - 2:00PM
105 (DIS)
1LSA Ugrd
WF 2:00PM - 4:00PM
NOTE: Data maintained by department in Wolverine Access. If no textbooks are listed below, check with the department.

Coursepack Location:
Dollar Bill Copying
There is no textbook for Economics 401, Spring 2010. Instead, there are two coursepacks, both of which are available from Dollar Bill. You must obtain both of them. Both coursepacks are largely authored by Professor Janet Gerson. Many thanks are due to Professor Gerson for allowing her coursepacks to be used for this course. 
The first coursepack is entitled Intermediate Microeconomics: Lecture Coursepack. This coursepack contains many of the notes you will wish to take during lectures. You cannot hope to take sensible notes without already having this coursepack in your possession so please obtain it and bring it to class, on day one. 
The second coursepack is entitled Intermediate Microeconomics: Readings Coursepack. This coursepack contains copies of selected chapters from a variety of reference sources. You can regard this as your ?textbook?. Please be reminded that the lectures provide only the bare skeleton of the information you need to understand to do well in the course. The readings coursepack contains all of the additional information that you need to flesh out that skeleton and turn it into a complete body of knowledge. Accordingly, this second coursepack is as essential as is the first.
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