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How Markets Work: Real-World Applications of Supply and Demand (EC102)

While driving to campus, I am reminded of how economic concepts are exemplified in the real world: a local coffee shop offers a free drink after purchasing twelve drinks in order to induce brand loyalty, a restaurant went out of business because it was located near a well-established rival, and a movie theater offers a student discount in order to attract more consumers and maximize profits.  This class serves as an introduction to microeconomics, the study of the decision-making process of firms and households and their interaction in the marketplace.  By using real-world examples and current events, students will develop their economic intuition so that they will be able to critically discuss and analyze economic issues.

Faculty Biography

Dr. Kerry Tan is an Assistant Professor of Economics at Loyola University Maryland.  He received his BA from the University of California, San Diego and his PhD from The Ohio State University.  Professor Tan enjoys fueling his students’ curiosity for economics by connecting the course material to their everyday lives and is a recent recipient of the Chair’s Award for Distinguished Teaching in Economics.  He is fascinated by anything dealing with airplanes and conducts research on pricing strategies in the U.S. airline industry.

Introduction to Computers with Software Applications (CS111)

An introduction to computer science and software applications that includes the design and operation of personal computers, representation of data by computers, structure of operating systems, design and operation of computer networks, concepts of software design and programming, and social and ethical issues. Students get hands-on experience with spreadsheets, database management systems, and high-level programming.

Faculty Biography

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Mentor Biography

Kaileigh Jolliffe has been working in the Office of International Programs at Loyola for the past 5 years.  After completing her Undergraduate degree in Marketing from Loyola in 2009, she worked in advertising for a couple of years, but quickly ventured back to Loyola to fulfill her passion for international education.  After completing a yearlong study abroad program in England herself, she enjoys working with Loyola students to prepare them for their transformative study abroad experiences.  You can also find her teaching group fitness classes at the Loyola FAC.  In her free time, Kaileigh enjoys traveling, exercising, and attempting new recipes.

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