Course Code ECON 101
Course Title Introduction to Microeconomics
Online Offers
  • Winter 2022 (tentative) (Instructor: TBA)
  • Fall 2021 (tentative) (Instructor: Yichun Huang)
  • Fall 2021 (tentative) (Instructor: Fiona Rahman)
  • Fall 2021 (tentative) (Instructor: Andres Arcila-Vasquez)
  • Fall 2021 (tentative) (Instructor: Zara Liaqat)
  • Fall 2021 (tentative) (Instructor: Elshan Alekberov)
  • Fall 2021 (tentative) (Instructor: Joseph De Juan)
  • Fall 2021 (tentative) (Instructor: Nafeez Fatima)
  • Fall 2021 (tentative) (Instructor: Teferi Mergo)
  • Fall 2021 (tentative) (Instructor: Mikal Skuterud)
  • Fall 2021 (tentative) (Instructor: Corey Van De Waal)
Course Location Online
Credit Weight 0.5
Course Description

This course provides an introduction to microeconomic analysis relevant for understanding the Canadian economy. The behaviour of individual consumers and producers, the determination of market prices for commodities and resources, and the role of government policy in the functioning of the market system are the main topics covered.

Typical terms may not reflect online offerings.

Course Work and Exam Spring 2021 course outline (note 2)
Author(s) Corey Van de Waal
  • Prerequisite: Not open to Management Engineering students.
  • Antirequisite: ECON 100/COMM 103
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Taught in English
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