Intermediate Microeconomics

Spring
Spring 2019
Olympia
Olympia
Daytime
Day
Sophomore-Senior
Sophomore–Senior
Class Size: 25
16
Credits per quarter

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This program is designed for students who are interested in critically studying economics beyond the introductory level. We will complete the equivalent of textbook intermediate microeconomics while critically assessing the boundaries of its usefulness and its ideological role in legitimating market solutions to complex social problems. 

We will survey two additional schools of economic thought: Marxist political economy and institutional economics. Our goal is not to choose the "right" school of thought. Instead, we will be guided by the belief that complex and diverse questions require diverse tools; no one school of thought will be sufficient. In the process, we will learn to be self-critical scholars, always asking of each approach: What does it illuminate and what does it obfuscate?

In seminar, we will emphasize the close reading of challenging texts by authors such as Thorstein Veblen, Jonathan Nitzan, Shimshon Bichler, Stephen Resnick, Richard Wolff, Deirdre McCloskey, Nancy Folbre, and Costas Lapavitsas. Program activities will include lectures, workshops, exams, short papers, and seminar.

This offering will prepare you for careers and advanced study in:

economics, political economy, history, public administration, and business.

16

Credits per quarter

Prerequisites:

principles of microeconomics or the equivalent.

Online learning:
  • Enhanced Online Learning - This offering requires access to web-based tools, but use of these tools does not displace any face-to-face instruction.
Sophomore-Senior
Class Standing: Sophomore–Senior
Class Size: 25
Daytime

Scheduled for: Day

Located in: Olympia