Learn why economists assume people are "rational" despite it sometimes being false.
Realize that humans are both Mr. Spock (rationa) and Homer Simpson (irrational), and how to optimize decisions from both.
Explore how to use various economic models and theories to explain human behaviors-the reactions to various policies and incentives.
Understand the principle of revealed preference; why there is usually a gap between what people say and what they do.
Gain an understanding of the critical importance of price theory: how prices transmit information, allocate resources and distribute income.
Learn why people cheat and learn the theory of fraud.
Debate the morality and ethics of various policies and issues facing citizens today.