Course Descriptions

Principles of Microeconomics - ECON 2106


This principles of economics course is intended to introduce students to concepts that will enable them to understand and analyze structure and performance of the market economy.

Name Office Phone Email
Melanie Hildebrandt University of West Georgia
Nandan Jha Valdosta State University
Prathibha Joshi-Beck Gordon State College
Grace Onodipe Georgia Gwinnett College
Joel Potter University of North 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 basic knowledge of the supply and demand model and determine the impact of market changes
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of advanced market concepts, such as elasticity, comparative advantage, specialization, and gains to trade
  • Measure microeconomic variables such as explicit and implicit costs and analyze differences in the short-run versus the long-run
  • Evaluate and analyze levels of competitiveness in markets
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of externalities, government regulations, and public goods
  • Unit 1: Introduction to Economics
  • Unit 2: Introduction to the Market Model
  • Unit 3: Advanced Market Concepts
  • Unit 4: Consumer Choices & Firm Behaviors
  • Unit 5: Perfect Competition & Monopolies
  • Unit 6: Monopolistic Competition, Oligopolies, & Regulation
  • Unit 7: Externalities & Public Goods

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

  • Forthcoming

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