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Econ 202 - Microeconomics - Michael Trousdale

Professor:Michael Trousdale
  • Online
Course Length:
  • 16 Week


Welcome to ECON-202! This is a 100% online course where you will learn the principles of microeconomics.

Economics may have a reputation among new students for being a challenging subject to grasp, but in fact it addresses one of the most fundamental problems in society: How to make the best decisions in the face of limited resources. The tools you will receive in this course will help you make better decisions about things like: how best to spend your hard-earned income; how best to divide your time among leisure activities; or how many people to hire for your new business. Life is full of interesting choices. This course will give you a useful framework for how to make them.

Course Description

ECON 202 develops an introductory model of economic behavior with concentration on consumers’ and firms’ objectives, constraints, and choices taken within different industries. The course also introduces basic concepts of Industrial Organization on the decision-making process of businesses and how they compete within a market. This class will include analysis of past and current economic issues.

What to Expect in this Course

  • We will use the COC Canvas platform for this course ( - Please log on using your MyCanyons username and password)
  • Your performance will be assessed using a combination of reading and assignments, which include:
    • Weekly chapter readings
    • Online and timed exams
    • Online and timed quizzes
    • Problem sets
    • Discussion board posts
  • To be successful in this course, your expected workload will involve approximately 6-9 hours of study time per week.
  • To receive credit for work, all assignments must reflect your own independent effort and must be submitted before each posted deadline.  As a general course policy, late submissions will receive a zero grade.
  • As a general course policy, I do not offer any form of extra credit.
  • Required course materials must be purchased by the first week of class.

Types of Assessments

Weekly chapter readings
Online and timed exams
Online and timed quizzes
Problem sets
Discussion board posts

Textbook Information

Modern Principles: Microeconomics, Tyler Cowen and Alexander Tabarrok, Fifth Edition, ISBN 978-1-319-32976-1 (e-pub).

Additional Resources


This course can be accessed on the first day of class via Canvas at Log into Canvas using your CanyonsID single sign-on:

  • CanyonsID Username is your COC student email address (Ex:
  • CanyonsID Password is your COC student email password

Please visit the Get to Know Your Online Classroom page for help logging into Canvas and for tips on using Canvas and Zoom. Canvas Chat Support is also available 24/7 for any Canvas related issues.

Online Education

Check out the Online Education website for more information on a variety of topics that can help you be a successful online student such as: exam proctoring, learning styles, computer skills, and tips for student success. If this is your first online course, feel free to take our online learning readiness assessment to assess your skills.

The Learning Center (TLC)

The TLC provides FREE online tutoring resources to COC students!

Academic Accommodation Center (AAC)

College of the Canyons AAC provides educational services and access for eligible students with documented disabilities who intend to pursue coursework at COC. A variety of programs and services are available which afford eligible students with disabilities the opportunity to participate fully in all aspects of the college programs and activities through appropriate and reasonable accommodations. For more information on their services visit the Academic Accomodation Center website.

Online Counseling

The Counseling Department offers appointments online. You can schedule an appointment by visiting the Online Counseling website. Counselors can help you map out a plan to reach your educational goals as well as advise you on course selection and registration.

Management of Stress and Mental Health

Often the pressure on our students is very strong, involving academic commitments, relationships, outside jobs and family pressure to name a few. The staff and faculty of College of the Canyons are here to see you succeed academically and care about your emotional and physical health. You can learn more about the broad range of confidential student services, including counseling and mental health services available on campus by visiting the Student Health & Wellness Center in the Student Services Building (across from the bookstore). The phone number is 661-362-3259 that you can call 24/7. You can also e mail for an appointment at At the Canyon Country Campus the Health Center will be in the new Student Services Building.

Also, the National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline number is now 988. All students at COC are encouraged to enter that phone number in their cells. You can call it when you, or someone you know, is having thoughts of suicide or is in severe distress.

You can also now use the Crisis Text Line: Just text "Courage" to 741741. Someone will get back to you immediately. Its free, 24/7, and confidential.

Veterans Resource Center

The College of the Canyons Veterans Resource Center is a department within the Student Services Division at the college, created to help veterans and veteran dependents with applying to College of the Canyons, enrolling in classes, and requesting VA Education or Vocational Benefits. For more information please visit the Veterans Resource Center website, email or phone (661) 362-3469.


The Library provides live online and in-person research help, access to a full range of e-resources and physical materials that support the curriculum, individual and group study areas, and much more!

Last updated: 10/26/2021 Sub#: 1097