Econ 20B – Basic Economics II
University of California, Irvine
Instructor: Dr. Neerja Aggarwal
Office hours: Fridays, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm, SSPB 3239
Class: MWF, 10:00 am – 10:50 am, SSLH 100
1. Kristen Aanstoos, firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Cody Couture, email@example.com
3. Amir Goren, firstname.lastname@example.org
4. Xiuyao Yang, email@example.com
Course web page: https://canvas.eee.uci.edu/courses/13231
Course Objectives: Econ 20B (Basic Economics II) serves as an introductory course on
macroeconomics. Macroeconomics is a field of economics which studies the health of the
aggregate economy by examining indicators such as gross domestic product, unemployment,
inflation, economic growth, money growth etc. In this course we’ll understand the major
macroeconomic concepts, methods, and theories and apply them to real-world problems. This is a
General Education course, and meets the Category III: Social and Behavioral Sciences student
learning outcomes, as mentioned below.
Student Learning Outcomes for General Education:
(Category III: Social and Behavioral Sciences)
After completing the course, successful students will be able to do the following:
1. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the theories, sources and interpretations of human
behavior and organization (e.g. individual, societal and/or institutional).
2. Do at least one of the following:
a. Demonstrate an understanding of contemporary and historical perspectives on individual or
collective human behavior (e.g. individual, social movements and/or institutions).
b. Understand and explain the scientific/interpretive methods used in the acquisition of knowledge
and the testing of competing theories, in the social and/or behavioral sciences.
Prerequisites: ECON 20A (Refer to the university website for further details.)
Textbook: Custom version of Mankiw, Gregory N., Principles of Economics, 8th edition (with
Aplia access), ISBN: 9781337699372. This book is available at the bookstore.