Course Descriptions

Principles of Macroeconomics - ECON 2105


ECON 2105 is the study of how the economy, as a whole, functions. The course is intended to introduce students to concepts that will enable them to understand and analyze economic aggregates and evaluate economic policies.

Name Office Phone Email
Aloysius Amin Clayton State University
Richard Fendler Georgia State University
Michael Gove University of North Georgia
Melanie Hildebrandt University of West Georgia
Nandan Jha Valdosta State University
Aaron Johnson Albany State University
Richard Kirk Georgia State University
Jaehyuk Lee East Georgia State College
Fady Mansour Columbus State University
Grace Onodipe Georgia Gwinnett College
Christy Rabern University of West Georgia
Andrew Stephenson Georgia Gwinnett College
Amanda Wilsker Georgia Gwinnett College
Sara Wofford University of West Georgia

Credit Hours


  • See your home institution's prerequisite requirement.

Free Textbook

  • Open educational resources (OER)

Course Equivalency

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of macroeconomic concepts and macro-economic theories.
  • Measure macroeconomic variables such as GDP, Unemployment, Inflation, and Economic growth.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the banking sector and the Federal Reserve System
  • Evaluate and analyze policies such as Monetary policy and Fiscal policy.
  • Unit 1: Scarcity - Opportunity Cost, PPF and Comparative Advantage
  • Unit 2: Demand and Supply
  • Unit 3: GDP: Measurement and Problems
  • Unit 4: Economic Growth
  • Unit 5: Unemployment and Inflation
  • Unit 6: AD-AS, Classical & Keynesian Perspectives
  • Unit 7: Money & Banking System, Monetary Policy
  • Unit 8: Government Budgets and Fiscal Policy

Your final grade will be based on the following breakdown. Please note that each instructor may choose to make modifications.

  • Attendance Verification - 1%
  • Quizzes - 29%
  • Unit Assignments - 40%
  • Midterm Exam - 15%
  • Final Exam - 15%

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