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Principles of Macroeconomics

This collection contains the Affordable Learning Solution for the Southern University System (AL$4SUS) list of peer-reviewed textbooks for Principles of Macroeconomics (common course-id ECON 202), one of the top 50 college courses identified for inclusion in the Southern University Online Library for Education (SUOLforEd).  

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General Course Description - ECON 202:

An introductory course focusing on aggregate economic analysis. Topics include: market systems, aggregate measures of economic activity, macroeconomic equilibrium, money and financial institutions, monetary and fiscal policy, international economics, and economic growth.

Minimum units: 3.0

Any rationale or comment: None


Prerequisites: Elementary Algebra

Corequisites: None

Advisories/Recommendations: Intermediate Algebra

Pedagogical Approach


Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Identify and interpret macroeconomic data.
  • Apply macroeconomic models to understand the economy.
  • Analyze the economic impacts of monetary and fiscal policy.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the function of the central bank and the banking system.


  • Assessed written work is recommended for this course and may include any of the following (colleges are encouraged to work with local CSU and UC departments to determine writing requirements):
    •              Current event analysis
    •              Term papers
    •              Essay questions on exams       
  • Exams and Quizzes containing one or more:
    •           Multiple Choice questions
    •           Short answers
    •           Problem Solving
    •           True/False
    •           Essays
  • Homework Problem Sets
  • Presentations
  • Debates and class discussion
  • Group projects
  • Experiments

Other Information


Course Resources

  • Principles of Macro-economics
    Principles of Macro-economics (Open (Access) Textbook)
    The text also includes many current examples, including: the housing bubble and housing crisis, Zimbabwe’s... More
  • Macroeconomics Theory, Models and Policy
    Macroeconomics Theory, Models and Policy (Open (Access) Textbook)
    Macroeconomic: Theory, Models and Policy is focused on the material that students need to cover in a first introductory... More
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
    Principles of Macroeconomics (Open (Access) Textbook)
    The integrating theme for macroeconomics is the model of aggregate demand and aggregate supply. Following its... More