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EC 142 Principles of Economics II (Micro)
Nicholls, Alan V.


SYLLABUS
Park University

COURSE SYMBOL AND NUMBER:
EC142
COURSE DESCRIPTOR:
An introductory analysis of different product market structures throughout the economy.
COURSE TITLE:
Principles of Economics I I(Micro)
SEMESTER/TERM COURSE BEING TAUGHT:
Fall 2005 F1QQ HI 2005
NAME OF FACULTY MEMBER:
Alan Nicholls
TITLE OF FACULTY MEMBER:
Adjunct Faculty
FACULTY OFFICE LOCATION:
The classroom before and after class is the faculty's office.
FACULTY OFFICE HOURS:
Before and after class is the best time to contact the instructor.
FACULTY OFFICE TELEPHONE NUMBER:
(801) 546-6629 (Home)
FACULTY PARK EMAIL ADDRESS:
Alan.Nicholls@park.edu
DATES OF THE SEMESTER/TERM:
Aug 22 to Oct 12.
CLASS SESSIONS DAYS:
Mondays and Wednesdays.
CLASS SESSION TIME:
7:30 to 10:15 P.M.
PREREQUISITE(S):
None
CREDIT HOURS:
3



MISSION STATEMENT
The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.
VISION STATEMENT
This course is an introduction to macroeconomics. Course topics include unemployment, inflation, recession, GDP economic growth. Concepts examined include research and ideas from the various schools of economic thought.
FACULTY'S EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY:
The instructor’s educational philosophy is one based on lectures, readings, dialogues, examinations, internet, presentations, web sites and writings. The instructor will engage each learner in the lively exploration of ideas, issues, and contradictions.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:
Upon the completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Explain the differences between the different markets of monopoly, pure competition, oligopoly, and monopolistic competition.
2. Define supply and demand.
3. Analyze these different markets.
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COURSE TEXTBOOK:
Economics, 16th edition, by McConnel, published by Addison Wesley.
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ACADEMIC HONESTY: “Academic Honesty is required of all members of a learning community. Hence, Park will not tolerate cheating or plagiarism on tests, examinations, papers or other course assignments. Students who engage in such dishonesty may be given failing grades or expelled from Park.”
PLAGIARISM: Plagiarism-the appropriation or imitation of the language or ideas of another person and presenting them as one’s original work-sometimes occurs through carelessness or ignorance. Students who are uncertain about proper documentation of sources should consult their instructors.”
ATTENDANCE POLICY: Instructors are required to keep attendance records and report absences. The instructor may excuse absences for cogent reasons, but missed work must be made up within the term of enrollment. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of “F”. An Incomplete will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance (TA) or Veterans Administration (VA) educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student. Reports of F grade (attendance or aca!demic) resulting from excessive absence for students receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned above will be reported to the appropriate agency.
.LATE SUBMISSION OF COURSE MATERIALS:
All papers and tests must be submitted on or before 12 Oct, 2005.
COURSE ASSESSMENT:
Learning assessment will be measured by the performance on two tests and the completion of a well-written term paper.

CLASSROOM RULES OF CONDUCT:
Computers make writing and revising much easier and more productive. Students must recognize though that technology can also cause problems. Printers run out of ink and hard drive crash. Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines in spite of technology. Be sure to save copies of your work to disk, hard drive, and print out paper copies for backup purposes.
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 American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities and, to the extent 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: www.park.edu/disability.
COURSE TOPICS/DATES/ASSIGNMENTS:
Week Chapter
1 1, 2, and 3
2 4, 5, and 6
3 20, 21
4 22, 23, Take Midterm exam
5 24, 25 
6 26, 27
7 28, 29, final review
8 36, Take the final exam.
GRADING PLAN:
The basis on which the final grade will be determined is the performance on the two tests and the completion of the written term paper. Each test will count 1/3 of the grade and the paper will count 1/3 of the grade