Listed in: Economics, as ECON-111
Formerly listed as: ECON-11 | ENST-23
Brian H. Baisa (Section 02)
Daniel P. Barbezat (Section 02)
Christopher G. Kingston (Section 01)
A study of the central problem of scarcity and of the ways in which the U.S. economic system allocates scarce resources among competing ends and apportions the goods produced among people. Two 80-minute and one 50-minute lecture/discussion per week.
Requisite for all other courses in Economics.
Fall semester: Section 01-02 limited to 20 Amherst College students per discussion section; Section 03 limited to 25 Amherst College students per discussion section; Section 04-05 limited to 20 Amherst College students per discussion section. To increase engagement, students in 111 will be assigned to cohorts in which they will work for problem sets and small-group discussions. The Department.
Spring semester: Section 01 limited to 18 Amherst College students per discussion section and DIS/LEC both taught in person. Section 02 limited to 14 Amherst College students per discussion section and LEC will be online, one DIS will be online/five will be in person (TBD.)
If Overenrolled: Drop students who do not attend the first two classes and admit students from a waiting list.