EC 142 Principles of Microeconomics
S1Y 2009 MN
Sumrall, William H.
Adjunct Senior Professor of Economics and Business
B.A. M.S. M.B.A. Ed.S Ed.D.Post Graduate Fellow in Economics and BusinessOmicron Delta Epsilon, Phi Kappa Phi
Millington Campus Office
NSA-Before and After Class
Monday, January 12, 2009 to Sunday, March 08, 2009
-----F- January 16, 23, 30; February 6, 13, 20, 27; March 6
5:00 - 9:30 PM
Case, Principles of Miroeconomics, 8th edition, Prentice Hall, 2006. ISBN: 9780131994850
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
All Park University courses must include a core assessment that measures the course Learning Outcomes. The purpose of this assessment is to determine if expectations have been met concerning mastery of learning outcomes across all instructional modalities. For this course, the core assessment is a final exam to be administered in all sections of EC 142. This exam is worth 30 percent of the student’s final grade and will test students’ mastery of core learning outcomes through Multiple Choice, Tools and Methods of Economics questions, Quantitative Critical Thinking Problems, and Graphical Problems in the Communications section. For each core learning outcome, the student should be prepared to draw the relevant graph; define basic concepts or policies; determine costs, revenue and profit levels; and state final impacts on the individual, firm, and/or industry.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Grading: (a) mid-term multiple choice exam (100 points, 20%), (b) comprehensive essay /problem/graphical core assessment final exam (150 points, 30%), (c) end of course packet to include computer printed response to each mind map question, a neatly written copy of chapter homework problems for assigned chapters during the course and your computer printed completion statement (with your name applied) of the student online course survey (100 points, 20%), (d) presentation and explanation of weekly mind map (study) questions, homework problems, and core learning outcomes (100 points, 20%), (e) attendance (25 points, 5%), and (f) participation (25 points, 5%). 500 total points. Students are required to complete the online course survey, as made available through Pirate Mail, and submit a copy of the survey completion statement as one element of the end of course packet submitted on final exam day. The course grade for students will be based as an overall weighted- average of the assessment elements as stated in the syllabus.
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 30% 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.
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Classroom conduct that disrupts the learning environment, in the opinion of the instructor, will not be tolerated. Conduct should follow the policies of Park University.
(WEEK FOUR - February 6) (A) students group into teams of two and present answers and discuss class meeting four MMQs for chapters 7 and 8, (B) student teams present responses and discuss class meeting four assigned homework problems 1, 4, and 9 for chapter 7, homework problems 2, 4, and 7 for chapter 8 and review for the midterm exam chapters 1-8, (C) The student assignment for week five: read chapters 9 and 10, prepare printed responses to the mind map questions for chapters 9 and 10, complete a written response to problems 2, 8, and 11 in chapter 9, complete a written response to problems 2, 4, and 11 in chapter 10, be prepared to respond in class to the mind map questions and chapter homework problems and prepare for the Midterm exam chapters 1-8.
(WEEK FIVE - February 13) (A) mid-term exam, B)students group into teams of two and present answers and discuss class meeting five MMQs for chapters 9 and 10, student teams present responses and discuss class meeting five assigned homework problems 2, 8, and 11 for chapter 9, homework problems 2, 4, and 11 for chapter 10, (C) The student assignment for week six: read chapters 12 and 13, prepare printed responses to the mind map questions for chapters 12 and 13, complete a written response to problems 4, 9, and 11 in chapter 12, complete a written response to problems 3, 4, 6, and 7 in chapter 13, be prepared to respond in class to the mind map questions and chapter homework problems and begin working the final exam study guide.
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