Students examine a wide range of microeconomic concepts about markets and market behaviour and
learn how to apply them to a variety of contemporary issues. Students develop a depth of
knowledge in topics including demand and supply analysis, consumer theory, production and costs,
market structure, market efficiency and market failure.
After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
- Develop a depth of knowledge in the economic way of thinking incorporating the concepts of
resource scarcity, choice, and opportunity costs.
- Explain a broad range of microeconomic concepts related to domestic and global markets.
- Apply microeconomic concepts and techniques to examine contemporary policy issues and the
role of institutions.
- Develop problem-solving skills such as marginal analysis to examine the behaviour of humans
and firms under assumptions and constraints.
- Critically examine how government regulations affect markets and their impact on fairness and
- Analyze and recommend policy solutions to various market failures including environmental,
provision of public goods and other social issues.
- Evaluate and compare the efficiency of various market structures including perfect
competition, monopoly, and imperfect competition.
- Module 1: Definition of Economics
- Module 2: Demand and Supply Analysis
- Module 3: Market Efficiency and Market Failure
- Module 4: Consumer Theory
- Module 5: Production and Cost
- Module 6: Market Structure
- Module 7: Resource Markets
Required text and materials
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To successfully complete this course, students must achieve a passing grade of 50% or higher on
the overall course, and 50% or higher on the final mandatory exam.
|Modules 1-4 Jounal Entries
|Modules 5-7 Journal Entries
|Final Exam (mandatory)
Open Learning Faculty Member Information
An Open Learning Faculty Member is available to assist students. Students will receive the necessary contact information at the start of the course.