Economics (ECON) 367

Intermediate Microeconomics II (Revision 2)

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Delivery Mode: Individualized study online or grouped study** - both options with eTextbook

Credits: 3

Area of Study: Social Science. ECON 367 can also be used as Applied Studies (Business and Administrative Studies) by credential students only.

Prerequisite: ECON 357: Intermediate Microeconomics I (or equivalent)

Faculty: Faculty of Business

ECON 367 has a Challenge for Credit option.

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**Note: Students registering in grouped study mode are advised that there may be some differences in the evaluation and course materials information indicated below. To obtain the most up-to-date information, contact the Faculty of Business Student Support Centre at 1-800-468-6531.

Overview

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, general equilibrium analysis and behaviour Economics.

Outline

  • 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
  • Lesson 9: Behavioural Economics

Evaluation

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 percent) 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:

Activity Weighting
Quizzes (4 @ 5% each) 20%
Assignment 1 15%
Assignment 2 15%
Final Exam 50%
Total 100%

In response to COVID-19 containment directives, temporary online exam(s) are available for this course.

To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.

**Note: Students planning to transfer this course to a Professional Accounting designation (i.e., CMA, CGA, CA) are advised that they will be required to achieve a grade higher than the minimum passing grade. See the Professional Accounting Designation website for details.

Course Materials

Textbook

Registration in this course includes electronic textbooks. For more information on electronic textbooks, please refer to the eText Initiative site.

Pindyck, R. S., & Rubinfeld, D. L. (2017) Microeconomics (9th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc. The eText version of the text includes Pindyck, R. S., Rubinfeld, D. L., Suslow, V. Y., & Hamilton, J. H. (2017) Study Guide for Microeconomics (9th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc. ISBN 9780134674551

A print version of the eTexts may be available for purchase from the publisher through a direct-to-student link provided on the course website; you can also acquire the textbook on your own if you wish.

Pindyck, R. S., & Rubinfeld, D. L. (2017). Microeconomics (9th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc. ISBN 9780134184241

Hamilton, J., & Suslow, V. (2017). Study Guide - Microeconomics (9th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education, Inc. ISBN 9780134741123

Other Resources

All other learning resources will be available online.

Challenge for Credit Overview

The Challenge for Credit process allows you to demonstrate that you 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 about Challenge for Credit can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.

Challenge Evaluation

To receive credit for the ECON 367 challenge registration, you must achieve a grade of at least D (50 percent) on the examination.

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 2, May 10, 2018.

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