University of Houston-Downtown
Summer I, 2015
COLLEGE OF BUSINESS INFORMATION:
This course is in support of a degree program at the UHD College of Business that has earned professional accreditation by AACSB International. AACSB International is an association of more than 11,100 business educational institutions, and other organizations in 70 countries that are dedicated to the advancement of management education worldwide. Only 568 business programs, or about 5% worldwide, have earned this distinguished hallmark of excellence in business education. Some institutions accredited in Texas are: The University of Houston, University of Houston Clear Lake, Rice, SMU, TCU, Baylor, Texas Tech, The University of Texas at Austin, Texas A&M, and our own University of Houston-Downtown.
1. COURSE NUMBER AND TITLE:
ECO 2302 Principles of Microeconomics (3-3-0)
2. CATALOG DESCRIPTION:
Principles of micro-economics, with major emphasis on price and income distribution theory. Topics include demand theory, competition, oligopoly and monopoly, marginal productivity theory, international trade, and international finance. 3. PREQUISITES: Prerequisite (s) ARE NOT optional, pre-requisites ARE requirements or courses that must be completed PRIOR to taking this course. The pre-requisite(s) for this course are described in the UHD catalog course description as: “MATH 1301 or MATH 1310.” It is the students’ responsibility to insure that they meet the pre-requisites prior to enrollment in this course. If the student enrolls and does not meet the pre-requisites he/she may be administratively withdrawn from the course at any time. The administrative withdrawal will result in NO REFUND of tuition and fees because it appears that the student knowingly enrolled in the course in violation of the Catalog requirements. Any variance in pre-requisite requirements or this policy must be obtained in writing from the Department Chair prior to enrollment in this course.
Dr. Anisul M. Islam, Ph.D., Rank of Full Professor
5. OFFICE LOCATION AND OFFICE HOURS:
Shea Street COB Building Room B489
Shea Street COB Building Room B489
Office Hours: No F2F Meeting Scheduled; However, communication can be done through BB Messages/Mail Tab and BB Chatroom (upon request)
6. CONTACT INFORMATION: TELEPHONE, EMAIL, AND BB INFORMATION:
Message/Mail system in BB
UHD Email outside BB: Islama@uhd.edu
7. REQUIRED TEXTS AND MATERIALS:
7.1: Textbooks (Purchase one of the following):
7.1(a): ECO 2301: Textbook UHD Version (For those who want to buy it from UHD Bookstore)
ECO 2302: Principles of Economics II by Irvin B. Tucker, 8th Edition, Southwestern Cengage Learning, Ohio, USA, 2014 (Required), available at UHD Bookstore or from Cengage Website at: http://www.cengagebrain.com/micro/ECO2301
Or if you buy it directly from the Publisher (www.cengagebrain.com), the title of the book will be:
7.1(b) Microeconomics for Today by Irvin B. Tucker, 8th Edition, Southwestern Cengage Learning, Ohio, USA, 2014 (Required), available at UHD Bookstore or from Cengage Website at: http://www.cengagebrain.com/micro/ECO2301
7.2: The Book comes with an access code for Aplia, a student learning and resource tool
7.3: Study Guide to Accompany Tucker’s Textbook (Recommended), Southwestern Cengage Learning, Ohio, USA, 2014 (Required), available at UHD Bookstore.
7.3: Other Readings:
(3) The Wall Street Journal (Recommended)
(4) The Margin (Recommended)
(5) The Economist (Recommended)
(6) The Time (Recommended)
(7) Newsweek (Recommended)
Additional readings may be assigned by the instructor.
8.1: Preannounced Assignments/Quizzes/Tests:
A number of Aplia based homework assignments along with online quizzers will be assigned by the instructor during the semester along with four (4) term tests including the final examination. These must be