ECON 20B Basic Economics II (2015-2016)

ECON 20B Basic Economics II

(Required for CE and EnE.)
Catalog Data:

ECON 20B Basic Economics II (Credit Units: 4) The fundamentals of economics: macroeconomics. Government behavior: monetary and fiscal policy, inflation, and unemployment. Prerequisite: ECON 20A or ECON 13. (Design units: 0)

Required Textbook:
. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0538453059.

Recommended Textbook:


Relationship to Student Outcomes
No student outcomes specified.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:
Prerequisites by Topic


Lecture Topics:
  • The Data of Macroeconomics
  • Introduction to macroeconomics
  • Measuring National Income
  • Measuring the Cost of Living
  • The Real Economy in the Long Run
  • Production and Growth
  • Saving, Investment and the Financial System
  • Unemployment
  • Money and Prices in the Long Run
  • Monetary System
  • Money Growth and Inflation
  • Short Run Economic Fluctuations
  • Aggregate Demand and Supply
  • Government Policy and Aggregate Demand
  • Tradeoff Between Inflation and Unemployment
Class Schedule:

Meets for 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:


Laboratory Projects:


Professional Component

Contributes toward Mathematics and Basic Science

Design Content Description
Laboratory Portion:
Grading Criteria:
  • Problem Sets: 10%
  • Midterm I: 30%
  • Midterm II: 30%
  • Final: 40%
  • Total: 100%
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 4.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 0.0 credit units

August 6, 2014
Senate Approved:
February 6, 2013
Approved Effective:
2013 Summer