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Summer 2013  ECO 201, Principles of Microeconomics, (3 units)

Section  # 5513      Course Begins Monday, June 10th and Ends Sunday,  August 4th, 2013

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 the factors of production. Students learn to use economic principles to analyze the economic challenges facing the individual and business organization.

  • Instructor:  A R Tom Thomas
  • Email:
    After the class has started, please use Etudes Private Messages for communication.
  • Textbook Information:
    • Textbook:  Principles of Microeconomics, with the associated Aplia Course Card, Gregory Mankiw, ISBN-10: 0-538-45304-4
  • Estimated Time per Week: Students can expect to spend approximately 12 to 14 hours per week in Aplia exercises, reading & writing. Remember this is a 17 week, 3 unit class, condensed into 8 weeks!
  • Special Requirements: Log into Etudes the first day of class.
  • Assignments & Tests: As per the Course Syllabus posted on Etudes
  • Additional Comments: The entire course will be conducted online through the Etudes program. 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 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 Student COLLEAGUE ID
(Type using all lower case letters)
Jose A. Garcia
Student ID: 1021945
Username = joga21945

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

Etudes link