ECON 201 OR ECON 202, That is the Question.......

If you are a business division major, your question is answered for you.  You are required to take both of them!  One of them can count for your General Studies Social Sciences requirement.  There is some duplication in ECON 201 and ECON 202:  the first four weeks of each course is the same:  what could be called "general" economics.  Then ECON 201 continues with "macro" economics and ECON 202 with "micro" economics.  The courses can be taken in either order or simultaneously.

If you are a geography major, you may take ECON 201 or ECON 202 in place of one of your systematic geography courses, unless you want it to count for part of your General Studies Social Science requirement.  ECON 201 is better if you are primarily interested in how to use economics in support of your duties as a citizen; in particular, voting.  It deals with matters involving the aggregate economy:  unemployment, inflation, money policy, fiscal policy.  ECON 202 is better if you are more interested in how firms and markets operate, or if you are interested in particular sectors of the economy, such as mining, agriculture, or health care.

If you are in education, social studies, 5-12, you must take both ECON 201 and ECON 202.

For any other major, you may take ECON 201 or ECON 202 as one course in your General Studies Social Sciences requirement. ECON 201 is better if you are primarily interested in how to use economics in support of your duties as a citizen; in particular, voting.  It deals with matters involving the aggregate economy:  unemployment, inflation, money policy, fiscal policy.  ECON 202 is better if you are more interested in how firms and markets operate, or if you are interested in particular sectors of the economy, such as mining, agriculture, or health care.

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