EC 301 Intermediate Macroeconomics
F1T 2008 DLA
Hiestand, Thomas W.
Senior Professor of Economics
B.A. Math and Econmics, Luther CollegePh.D. Econmics, Kansas State University
Monday - Friday 9:00 -10:00 p.m and evenings on Sunday
8-18-08 to 10-12-08
R. Gordon, Macroeconomics. 11th ed. Addison Westley, 2008 ISBN-10: 0321556577; ISBN-13: 978031556578
B. Soule, Intermediate Macroeconomics Supplement for Internet Course. (Hereinafter IMS) McGraw-Hill, 2007 ISBN 007-235019-9
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Educational Philosophy: My educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet videos, web sites and writings. I will try to engage each learner in what is referred to as disputations learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricGrading:
Discussion Participation (10 pts per week x 6)
Weeks 1-3 and 5 -7
Homework (20 points per week x 6)
Weeks 1-3 and 5-7
Quizzes (30 points per week X 6)
Open-Book, MID-TERM EXAM
Term Paper (Core Learning Assessment)
PROCTORED FINAL EXAM
A = 900 - 1000
B = 800 - 900
C = 700 - 800
D = 600 - 700
F = Below 600
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.
Each week's work must be completed by the end of that week. Comprehensive solutions will be distributed after the deadline. After a solution is distributed to the student in the class, the maximum grade will be 50% for that assignment. However, late or not, it is important that you complete all assignments because they will be a major help in preparing you for the test. There is a huge difference in what you will learn by working the assignments and what you will learn by reading the solution to them.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
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
Readings - Weeks 1-7
Lectures - Weeks 1-7
PowerPoint Presentations - Weeks 1-7
Discussions - Week 1-3 and 5-7
Homework - Weeks 1-3 and 5-7
Open-book Midterm Exam - Week 4
Term Paper (Core Learning Assessment) - Week 7
Proctored Final Exam - Week 8
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My brief biography follows:
My name is Tom Hiestand, I will be your instructor for this course.
I am a Professor of Business, Accounting and Economics at Concordia College. I am also director of Concordia's Four Plus One Graduate Business Education Program as well as the director of Concordia’s International Business program. I am currently teaching a face to face version of this course as well as undergraduate face-to-face courses.
What follows is a modified cut-and-paste of my resume. I won’t be verbose but I assume that my students are interested in my credentials to some degree.
I am author of numerous academic journal articles in economics. I have chaired various academic committees both at the graduate and undergraduate levels. I am currently teaching both graduate and undergraduates course in Economics and chair Master’s level thesis committees.
My current mailing address is:
4408 Carrie Rose Lane
Fargo, ND 58104
Phone: 701-232-3055; Fax: 701-298-3545
Doctor of Philosophy (Economics), 1974 Kansas State University.
Bachelor of Arts (Math & Economics), 1967 Luther College.
Concordia College (1972-Present) Professor of Economics
Chair of the Department of Economics (1976-82)
Director of International Business (1982-03)
Director of Graduate Business Programs (2003-present)
U. S. Army (1970-1971)
PERSONAL: I am married with four grown children. I like to fish and hunt. I root for the Minnesota Gophers and Green Bay Packers.
Educational Philosophy: The facilitator’s educational philosophy is in the intense online interactions that is matching or exceeding the interaction in the traditional class room and which is based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings. The facilitator will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues and contradictions.
Assigment Grading :
Discussions: The discussions will be graded by Tuesday of the following week.
Homework: Homework must be graded by Sunday of the following week, but I usually do it much quicker, i.e. by midweek.
Quizzes: The weekly quizzes are graded automatically after submission.
Exams: Exams will be graded by Sunday of the following week.
Please post any questions or comments concerning the course or course content here. Generally, I visit my office weekday mornings to read your comments and questions and to post responses. I’ll try to get back to you within 24 hours.
If you don't want to share your question with the class, I suggest that you e-mail or telephone, where there is an answering machine.
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Last Updated:8/2/2008 2:42:09 PM