Introductory Microeconomics and Introductory Macroeconomics:
Introductory Microeconomics: ECON 1001 in support of ECON 1110 (FALL and SPRING)
Introductory Macroeconomics: ECON 1002 in support of ECON 1120 (FALL and SPRING)
What can I expect from the supplemental economics courses?
For ECON 1001 students are provided the problems, the guidance for preparing solutions, and the explanation of solutions for problems that appear on exams and in the graded problem sets. We have in-depth discussion on the concepts underlying the exams.
For ECON 1002, the introductory material and lectures in Econ 1120 will summarize the concepts for market analysis and basis for trading in less than two weeks whereas students who have already taken Principles of Microeconomics would have discussed these concepts for over ten weeks. Econ 1002 academically supports the students who have not taken Econ 1110 or equivalent before taking Econ 1120. All students are provided problems, the guidance for preparing solutions, and the explanation of solutions for the problems that appears on exams and in the graded problem sets. We have in-depth discussion on the concepts underlying the exams.
During the regular meetings of Econ 1001 and Econ 1002, we complete a small number of warm-up questions to maintain a high level of performance throughout the semester. We examine discussion questions and application of the concepts and theories for the parent courses ( Econ 1110 or Econ 1120). As soon as a core of students form a class room, we complete problems during the meetings on the blackboard. During the semester, a Blackboard course website for is provided to any student taking the parent courses (Econ 1110 or Econ 1120).
The Blackboard website stores the discussion questions, the practice problems, practice exams, any previous exams (approved by Econ faculty), and group projects for students to complete outside the regular meetings of Econ 1001 and Econ 1002. Formal review sessions are offered before each prelim and final exam. During the semester, we maintain a constant effort to formulate effective personal schedules for studying and to promote the highest performance on exams. Students will be encouraged to form their own study groups and join ConnectYard, a education network, to share information and to find solutions to academic problems. In addition, we can videotape students who desire preparation for writing term papers or for making presentations. Students have a variety of learning skills and approaches that can be accommodated within the regular meetings of Econ 1001 and Econ 1002 or through private meetings with the instructor. Additional office hours and open tutoring sessions are available to any student taking Econ 1110 or Econ 1120. All meetings and tutoring sessions are questions and answer sessions.
Students over the years have provided feedback from course evaluations and surveys that instructors:
- provide practice problems
- provide opportunities to think on the spot
- provide problems to apply concepts
- provide warm up problems
- provide sample exams
- discuss questions and answers
- increase understanding, in addition to learning
- explain materials in understandable chunks and in simple terms
Where can I get more information?