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  • Print publication year: 2016
  • Online publication date: May 2018

How to use this book in traditional, online, and hybrid courses

Summary

Five-week courses

Assign the first four chapters (covering basic supply and demand analysis and application), plus either Chapter 5 (international economics) or Chapter 6 (environmental economics), one chapter a week.

Assign one of the online readings for each of the chapters.

Assign the online video lectures, suggested at the end of each of the assigned chapters.

Set aside some time at the start of each class for discussion of problems students have with the topics covered in the chapters and the online video lectures.

Seven-week courses

Use the assignments for the five-week courses above, except assign both Chapters 5 and 6.

Assign Chapter 7 (demand theory), Chapter 8 (theory of the firm), and Chapter 11 (monopoly and price discrimination), along with one online reading for each chapter.

For demanding courses, assign Chapters 14 and 15 (behavioral economics).

Assign the online video lectures.

Set aside some time at the start of each class for discussion of problems students have with the topics covered in the chapters and the online video lectures.

Ten-week courses

Assign Chapters 1–12, along with at least one of the online readings for each chapter (to stay within the ten-week time limit, assign Chapters 5 and 6 for the fifth week and Chapters 11 and 12 for the tenth week).

Assign the suggested video lectures at the end of the chapters.

Set aside some time at the start of each class for discussion of problems students have with the topics covered in the chapters and the online video lectures.

Fifteen-week courses

Assign all fifteen chapters, one chapter a week, plus at least one online reading for each chapter, and all suggested video lectures at the end of the chapters.

Set aside some time at the start of each class for discussion of problems students have with the topics covered in the chapters and the online video lectures.

Online courses

Assign all fifteen chapters, one chapter a week except for the following schedule:

  • First week, Chapters 1 and 2
  • Second week, Chapters 3 and 4
  • Third week, Chapter 5
  • Fourth week, Chapter 6
  • Fifth week, Chapter 7
  • Sixth week, Chapter 8
  • Seventh week, Chapters 9 and 10
  • Eighth week, Chapters 11 and 12
  • Ninth week, Chapter 13
  • Tenth week, Chapters 14 and 15
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