Microeconomic Principles (EC 102)
Investigates how individuals in market economies make decisions about what goods will be produced, how they will be produced, and for whom they will be produced. Students learn to analyze the impacts of changes in markets; illustrate the concepts of consumer demand and production; and explain the process of profit maximization under various market structures. Topics include the laws of supply and demand; behavior of firms in competitive and noncompetitive markets; functioning of labor and capital markets; poverty and income inequality; economics and the environment; economic systems in other countries.
Rev. James Kelly, S.J. -- bio coming soon!
Foundations of Philosophy (PL 201)
A one semester introduction to philosophy. Three focal points are covered: the emergence and development of rational theories on the nature of reality (metaphysics); questions concerning the grounds for distinguishing between knowledge and opinion (epistemology); and the nature and status of values (ethical, aesthetic, religious, etc.). Special attention is paid to the origins of philosophy and its historical beginnings in the ancient world.
Dr. Jessica Locke is an associate professor of philosophy. She writes and teaches about Buddhism, social justice, and consciousness, among other topics. She teaches this course with a strong emphasis on in-class discussion, with the aim of exploring together how even ancient philosophical texts can help us live more meaningfully and skillfully today.
Michael Puma, Dean of Undergraduate Studies - bio coming soon!
Kylie Simonson, program assistant in the Academic Advising and Support Center - bio coming soon!
This pairing is recommended for students considering a major in the Sellinger School of Business. EC*102 satisfies a core social science requirement for Sellinger business students. EC*102 is not recommended for students considering a major in Psychology, Sociology or Political Science. PL 201 satisfies the Philosophy core requirement for all students.