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Distance Education at Mendocino College

Spring 2010   ECO 201 Principles of Microeconomics (3 units)

Section o845   Class Begins January 25, 2010

Course Description

This class covers economic analysis of the theory of prices, including supply and demand, marginal utility, cost and revenue concepts, market structure and pricing of the factors of production. Students learn to use economic principles to analyze the economic challenges facing individual and business organizations.

Required Prerequisite:  MTH 56 or Algebra II with a grade of C or better
Instructor Recommended:  Satisfactory completion of, or simultaneous enrollment in, GDN 124 “Becoming a Successful Online Student”

  • Instructor:  A. R. Tom Thomas
  • Email:    athomas@mendocino.edu
  • Textbook Information: Principles of Microeconomics, G. Mankiw, fifth edition, IBSEN # 10:0324589980, ISBN-13:9780324589986, plus Aplia ‘access card’.   In lieu of a physical text, the Aplia-Mankiw e-text and registration card combo package is “highly” recommended at an estimated total cost of $80.00
  • Estimated Time per Week: Students can expect to spend approximately 6 to 9 hours per week in Aplia drill work, reading, writing, and online class discussions.
  • Special Requirements: Please email the instructor as soon as you sign up for class for important course syllabus information.  Plan to log into Etudes and Aplia the first day of class (Monday, 1/25).
  • Assignments & Tests: As per the posted course Syllabus
  • Additional Comments: The entire course will be conducted online through the Etudes and Aplia programs. Students must have reliable daily Internet access, an active email account, the ability to use word processing and have the ability to send and receive emails.  Mendocino Computer Lab: Room 1280, MacMillan Hall, Ukiah Campus,  1000 Hensley Creek Road, (707) 468-3034
  • 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

Password

First 2 letters of first name +
First 2 letters of last name +
Last 5 digits of Student COLLEAGUE ID
(Type using all lower case letters)
Example:
Jose A. Garcia
Student ID: 1021945
Username = joga21945

Month Day of birth in school records
 
(Type using all lower case letters)
Example:
Birthday is April 11th, 1982 (04/11/82)
Password = 0411

Etudes link