A Course in Basic Economics
This course is designed to introduce mature students to the discipline of economics. It is not intended to prepare them to pursue further studies in the subject. Upon successful completion of the course students will have a broad knowledge of the main principles of economics, both in the area of microeconomics (the operation of individual markets) and in macroeconomics (the operation of the economy as a whole). It is also intended that students will become better equipped to develop their own opinions with respect to such important issues as the appropriate role of government participation in economic life, the efficacy of market mechanisms in achieving social objectives, and a number of specific public policy issues such as free trade, income redistribution, pollution control, growth and development.
The National Teaching and Learning Forum
a subsription newsletter on successful teaching and learning practices in HE (predominantly US but still very useful examples): sample articles on the Web of interest:
- Pages That Feel Like Home, a report on how faculty are using Web pages to teach differently and more effectively
- Some Teaching Web Sites, a suggested sampling of Web sites