EC 301 Intermediate Macroeconomics
F2BB 2008 HL
Rice, Coy P.
Monday, October 20 - Sunday, December 14, 2008
5:00 - 8:00 PM
Textbook: Gordon, R. J. (2006). Macroeconomics (11th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson Education, Inc.
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Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: A variety of methods will be used to assess the learning in this course. Students will be assessed on their class participation, performance on quizzes, writing assignments, and examinations. There will also be opportunities to work in groups and to be assessed based on individual and group performance.
1. Tests – Students are required to take a mid-term and final examination.
2. Presentation – Students are required to give a short presentation that explains and gives and example of economic concepts presented in their paper. A paper that reflects the presentation, handed in the same day, should be roughly seven to ten pages long. The presentation should roughly be from 10 – 15 minutes long. The paper must have at least five or more references. (Remember to use APA formatting! Use grammar and spell check! Refresh yourself of passive phrases, etc.)
3. Participation – Students are required to enter various discussions and activities throughout the course.
Grading: The final course grade will be determined using the following measurements:
Mid-Term Exam 30%
Final Exam 30%
Paper (with presentation) 30%
Mid-Term Exam 300
Final Exam 300
Paper (with presentation) 300
Total Points 1000
90 – 100 = A
80 – 89.9 = B
70 – 79.9 = C
60 – 69.9 = D
0 – 59.9 = F
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4. Examinations. There will be a mid-term examination and a comprehensive final
examination. Exam answers will be short answer and essay. Examinations will be from both assigned readings and class discussions
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One: What is Macroeconomics?
Two: The Measurement of Income, Prices, and Unemployment
Three: Spending, Income, and Interest Rates
Four: Monetary and Fiscal Policy in the IS-LM Model
Five: The Government Budget, Foreign Borrowing, and the Twin Deficits
Review for midterm test
Six: International Trade, Exchange Rates, and Macroeconomic Policy
Seven: Aggregate Demand, Aggregate Supply, and the Self-Correcting Economy
Eight: Inflation: Its Causes and CuresPAPER OUTLINE DUE!
Ten: The Theory of Economic Growth
Twelve: The Government Budget, the Public Debt, and Social Security
Review for Final Test
Individual Presentations and Paper Due!
FINAL TEST – All Chapters Covered – Comprehensive 30% of Grade
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Attachments:Syllabus - Coy Rice - ECON 301 - Gordon.docRubric
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