ECNS 101-802: Economic Way of Thinking
Course DescriptionIntroduces important tools and methods of economics, including the core reasoning that underlies decision-making, analytical thinking and problem solving, demand and supply analysis, and indicators of economic performance. Emphasis is on application of the tools of economics to current issues of social and personal importance. Economics is about human choices. This course will provide you with a new way to think about the world and the decisions you make.
This course fulfills the Inquiry Social Science (IS) piece of the Montana State University CORE Curriculum or 3 credits of the Social Sciences degree requirement in liberal studies.
Meeting Place and Times
Holly Fretwell is an adjunct faculty member at Montana State University where she has taught introductory micro and macro economics, intermediate microeconomic theory, natural resource economics, and environmental economics. She works with the Foundation for Teaching Economics and Montana Council on Economic Education giving workshops for high school teachers and writing economic curriculum. Fretwell is also a Research Fellow at the Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) where she explores market solutions to environmental problems.
Tuition and Fees
If you are taking only online courses this semester, please see the MSU Online Only Tuition and Fees (PDF) table.
If you are also taking a face-to-face course, please see the MSU Fee Schedules
Text bundles will be available at the MSU bookstore and also the Cengage Website http://www.cengage.com/search/productOverview.do?N=16&Ntk=APG%7CP_EPI&Ntt=9781285423548%7C9943506485616067775920363471446301096&Ntx=mode%2Bmatchallpartial
This course uses a learning management system. You will learn more closer to the course start date.
For More Information
For course information: Please contact Holly Fretwell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration Questions: Please contact Extended University, Office of Continuing Education at ContinuingEd@montana.edu or (406) 994-6683, toll free (866)540-5660
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