John Stone, Senior Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies, writes about four new introductory courses.
The Department of Economics is rolling out four new introductory economics courses over the 2020-2021 academic year. These include Fundamentals of Economics I and II for our majors and other non-business students, and Fundamentals of Economics for Business I and II for Kelley School of Business students. These courses replace Principles of Microeconomics and Principles of Macroeconomics in the undergraduate curriculum at IU Bloomington. The Department of Economics worked closely with the Kelley School of Business to develop updated versions of introductory economics that cater to the needs of business students, which include coverage of game theory, in particular. Both of the new sequences represent our attempt to engage students at IU Bloomington with a more modern treatment by incorporating contemporary and accessible applications from today's economic research. These courses reflect our commitment to engage students in the exciting world of economics and we are thrilled to get them underway beginning this Fall.