ECON 108 - Introductory Microeconomics Workshop
Fall 2013, Section 001 - Microeconomic Theory in the News
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is (see other Sections below)
Subject: Economics (ECON)
Department: LSA Economics
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Course Note:
This course is a 1-credit workshop that enriches the experience of introductory economics students. Students may choose among a variety of workshop topics.
Requirements & Distribution:
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Advisory Prerequisites:
First-year standing and concurrent enrollment in ECON 101.
Mandatory credit/no credit.
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
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Course meets weekly for discussion of current Wall Street Journal articles related to the week's ECON 101 topics, stressing the use and application of the microeconomics tools being learned in ECON 101.

Students will select a topic, turn in weekly summaries, open the discussion on their week's topic, and do a project related to their topic, due at the end of the term.

Each student will be required to subscribe to the Wall Street Journal for the term. Subscription information will be available in class the first day.

Course Requirements:

Workshop attendance is mandatory. Evaluation of students will be entirely on the basis of their project, attendance, and summaries.

Intended Audience:

Students in ECON 108 MUST BE enrolled in ECON 101.

Class Format:

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ECON 108 - Introductory Microeconomics Workshop
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
9/3/13 - 12/11/13
Note: This class requires concurrent enrollment in Econ 101. Students must enroll in Econ 101 to elect Econ 108. If at any time Econ 101 is dropped, the student will also be withdrawn from Econ 108.
002 (LEC)
 In Person
9/3/13 - 12/11/13
003 (SEM)
 In Person
9/3/13 - 12/11/13
004 (SEM)
 In Person
9/3/13 - 12/11/13

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