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Spring 2009 ECO 201 Principles of Microeconomics (3 units)

Section #4299 Class Begins August 18

Course Description

This course covers economic analysis of the theory of prices, including supply and demand, marginal utility, cost and revenue concepts, market structure, and pricing the factors of production. Students learn to use economic principles to anaylze the economic challenges facing the individual and business organization. Transfer: CSU, UC.

  • Instructor:  M. Williams
  • Email:  
    After the class has started, please use Etudes Private Messages for communication.
  • Textbook Information:  
    • Required Textbook: Microeconomics eThemes of the Times, Michael Leeds, Approximate cost new $125
  • Additional Comments: This course will be conducted online through the Etudes program, and MyEconLab/CourseCompass. Students are required to have Internet access, an active email account, the ability to use word processing, conduct Internet searches, attach files, send emails, and work independently.
  • New to CourseCompass: Follow these instructions, included with your book:
    1. Go to
      ** click “Register” in the Students area.
    2. Review the list of required items for enrolling in a course, and click Next.
    3. Enter the course ID
      **you will see this when you log into ETUDES on the first day of class.
    4. Click Register with a Student Access Code.
    5. Accept the license agreement.
    6. Enter your account password.
    7. Enter your student access code.
    8. Enter your school's ZIP code and select your country. Click Next.
    9. Confirm or update your name, email address, and school information.
    10. Confirm or update your account security question and answer. Click Next.
    11. Print the Confirmation page to keep a record of your registration and enrollment information, your login name, and the email address used for your account.
  • New to ETUDES: Here is an Online Orientation (Flash presentation opens in a new window) that will show you the basics of how to use ETUDES. Here is a flash tutorial (Flash presentation opens in a new window) that demonstrates the log in protocol. Be sure to check System Requirements before getting started with ETUDES. You need to do this on each computer you use while taking a class through ETUDES.
  • ETUDES Course: You will log into the Etudes classroom with the log-in information provided below.

Login ID


First 2 letters of first name +
First 2 letters of last name +
Last 5 digits of Social Security Number

(Type using all lower case letters)


Jose A. Garcia
SSN: 111-22-3333

Username = joga23333

Month Day of birth in school records



Birthday is April 11th, 1982

Password = 0411

NOTE: If you forget your password, you can Reset Password on the Etudes log-in page