EC 301 Intermediate Macroeconomics
S1T 2008 DLD
MBA (Economics & Finance)
12412 Tierra Nogal, El Paso, TX 79938
Generally Early mornings during the week
915 727 6626
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1-13-08 to 3-9-08
Textbook: Gordon, Macroeconomics. 10th ed. ISBN: 0-321-27880-1. B. Soule, Intermediate Macroeconomics Supplement for Internet Course. (Hereinafter IMS) ISBN 007-235019-9 C. Hacker, Diana. Rules for Writers, (Strongly recommended manual on APA Style.)
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Educational Philosophy: Students should use E-Mail for private messages to the instructor and other students. The Class Conference is for public messages. You must identify yourself by name and class in all e-mail sent to any member of our class, including myself. I will respond to course-related questions within 48 hours (unless I notify you previously that I will be unavailable.)
* Students are expected to interact with the Instructor and or other students in the course at least twice every week. Such interaction would include posting a question, answer, or comment to one of the course threads.
* All students will participate in conference discussions. Conventions of "on-line etiquette," which include courtesy to all users, will be observed.
* Students may get assistance with computer-related problems through the help desk, instructor or each other.
DISCUSSION: When you have a course question, look for a similar question in the Discussion (Questions and Answers) thread. The Discussion thread IS THE ONLY THREAD FOR COURSE QUESTION OR COMMENTS. If you do not see your question there, then post your question. Posting them in the threaded discussion area will allow your fellow students to benefit from your questions. There are no stupid/silly questions.
· BACK UP every piece of work, you complete. Be sure to keep a copy of every thing you send to me until after your course grade is finalized.
· LATE WORK: Each week's work must be completed by the end of that week unless excused. Comprehensive solutions will be distributed after the deadline
ONLINE ETIQUETTE: All online communications need to be composed with fairness, honesty and tact. If I deem an online communication to be inappropriate or offensive, I will take appropriate official action. See http://www.albion.com/netiquette/corerules.html.
Grading Scale: A = 90-100, B = 80-89, C = 70-79, D = 60-69, F = 0-59.
* Final examination - A comprehensive closed book and closed note examination will be taken in person during the 8th week of instruction. If you are within an hour's drive of a Park University Campus, a proctor from that campus will be provided for you. If you are not within an hour's drive of a Park Campus, the Proctored Final must be taken at an alternative location that is approved by the University. In this case, the student must arrange for a proctor who is accepted and approved by the instructor. Guidelines for selecting an acceptable proctor can be found at the Park University website.
HOMEWORK will be assigned during the course in the thread for each week. Homework will be due at the end of that week. Homework is intended to prepare the student for the final exam.
In this course, you are encouraged to learn from each other. Frequently, I will encourage you to discuss assignments with other students. I want you to have the opportunity to learn from every possible source. These sources include: the text, the information posted by me in the threads, and most importantly, I want you to learn from each other. Remember that part of your grade is based on your sharing questions and answers with each other.
In EC301, unlike most other college courses, it is virtually impossible to cheat anyone but yourself. We are here to learn and a major portion of that learning will be from peers. Don’t worry, I will monitor your concerns closely and pull you back on track as the need arises.
EXAM PREPARATION: The proctored final exam must represent your efforts exclusively. Any deviation from this would be cheating. However, preparing for the exam should include a review of all homework and solutions.
TERM PAPER: The Term Paper must be written by you and cannot therefore be copied from someone or some other source. However, you are encouraged to get feedback from the class and other sources so you can do the best job possible.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Homework 120 Points
WEEK 7 Term Paper 200 Points
Course Participation/discussion 90 Points
Homework 120 Points
Weekly Quiz 180 Points
WEEK 4 Open-Book MID-TERM TEST 110 Points
WEEK 7 Term Paper 200 Points
WEEK 8 PROCTORED FINAL COMPREHENSIVE CLOSED BOOK AND CLOSED NOTE EXAM 300 POINTS
TOTAL 1000 Points
The course grade for students will be based on the overall average of homework and tests taken during the course in accordance with the weighting of the various requirements as stated in the syllabus.
All final exams in all School of Business and Management courses will be comprehensive and will be closed book and closed notes. They will constitute 20% of the total course grade and will not be a take-home exam. They will be completed during the test week in the period designated by the registrar or by the Proctor in the case online courses. If calculators are allowed, they will not be multifunctional electronic devices that include features such as: phones, cameras, instant messaging, pagers, and so forth. Electronic Computers will not be allowed on final exams unless an exception is made by the Dean of the School of Business and Management.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88
Disability Guidelines:Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .
Last Updated:1/7/2008 5:25:19 AM