Intermediate Microeconomics II (Revision 1)
Area of Study: Social Science
Prerequisite: ECON 357: Intermediate Microeconomics I (or equivalent)
Faculty: Faculty of Business
ECON 367 has a Challenge for Credit option.
ECON 367 (Intermediate Microeconomics II) helps you develop a deeper understanding of the principles you learned about in introductory microeconomics, as well as new principles and applications that you did not encounter in Intermediate Microeconomics I. Intermediate microeconomics courses are the most important courses for a student majoring in economics. Since intermediate microeconomics is relevant to managerial decision-making and public policy analysis, it is vitally important to those who want to study the applied fields of economics or business. Even for general citizens, the topics covered in this course are important tools for understanding day-to-day economic conditions as reported in mass media.
Intermediate microeconomics is generally taught in a sequence of two courses. The first course (Intermediate Microeconomics I: ECON 357) focuses on consumer and producer theories in competitive markets. It also includes some discussion of government intervention in competitive market scenarios, especially taxes and subsidies. This second course (Intermediate Microeconomics II: ECON 367) has a wider scope, including non-competitive market models, market failures, risk and uncertainty, and general equilibrium analysis.
- Lesson 1: Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly
- Lesson 2: Game Theory and Competitive Strategy
- Lesson 3: Markets for Factor Inputs
- Lesson 4: Uncertainty and Consumer Behaviour
- Lesson 5: Investment, Time, and Capital Markets
- Lesson 6: General Equilibrium and Economic Efficiency
- Lesson 7: Markets with Asymmetric Information
- Lesson 8: Externalities and Public Goods
To receive credit for ECON 367, you must receive a grade of “D” (50 percent) or better on the Final Examination, and achieve an overall grade of at least “D” (50%) for the entire course. Your final grade is determined by a weighted average of the grades you receive on the activities listed below. The weightings for each of these activities are as follows:
|Quizzes (4 @ 5% each)||Assignment 1||Assignment 2||Final Exam||Total|
The examination(s) for this course will be written in the traditional pen and paper format.
To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.
Pindyck, R. S., & Rubinfeld, D. L. (2013). Microeconomics (8th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc. ISBN 9780132857123
Hamilton, J., & Suslow, V. (2013). Study Guide - Microeconomics (8th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc. ISBN 0132870495
A print version of the eTexts can be purchased from the publisher through a direct-to-student link provided in the course website; you can also acquire the textbooks on your own if you wish.
All other learning resources will be available online.
The Challenge for Credit process allows students to demonstrate that they have acquired a command of the general subject matter, knowledge, intellectual and/or other skills that would normally be found in a university level course.
Full information for the Challenge for Credit can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.
Paper Exam (3 hours)
Undergraduate Challenge for Credit Course Registration Form
Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.
Opened in Revision 1, January 14, 2016.
Updated May 31 2017 by Student & Academic Services