CONSUMER ECONOMICS

  • Program: Economics
  • Course: Consumer Economics
  • Course #: ECON2100
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

Introduces students to the information and tools that will enable analysis and evaluation of alternatives concerning major consumer issues with the goal of increasing personal well-being. (This course is not intended to satisfy the entrance prerequisites for most 4-year programs in economics, business, or accounting.)

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Apply the economic way of thinking to analyze consumer issues in the U.S. economy
Identify the benefits of trade in a global world economy
Apply economic consumer optimization techniques
Apply introductory financial concepts and measures to consumers
Create a personal financial plan analysis
Discuss how taxes affect consumer incentives and investment behaviors
Identify key risk areas faced by consumers
Describe the impact of risk tied to large consumer purchases
Apply investment strategies in a simulated environment
Apply the supply and demand model to determine changes in market prices
Model insurance risk pools

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 3
  • MnTC Goal: 2 & 5
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Qualifying score on the reading assessment test OR ENGL0921. Basic computer literacy skills required
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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