EC 141 Principles of Economics I (Macro)
F1T 2006 DL
Online Adjunct Senior Instructor
MBA from the University of Northern ColoradoMEd from Colorado State UniversityCompleted additional graduate work in Human Resources at the University of Oklahoma.
9:00 am - 9:00 pm, CST, Monday - Friday
October 23 - December 17, 2006
Textbook: Macroeconomics, McConnell Brue, 16th Edition. Soft cover with DVD, Discover Econ Online and Paul Solman videos. Publisher: McGraw Hill/Irwin ISBN - 007298272-1 w/DVD This ISBN will be on the cellophane package of textbook w/ DVD. The ISBN on the back of the textbook itself is: 007287557-7 Students will be required to have the DVD and access to the on-line website that is provided with the current textbook.
*********************************************************************************** Now, the new eBook is available for our class for about 1/2 of the cost of a standard book! IF YOU HAVE A LAPTOP COMPUTER TO CARRY WITH YOU, you may want to take advantage of this offer! Macroeconomics, 16/e Campbell R McConnell, University of Nebraska, Emeritus Stanley L Brue, Pacific Lutheran University ISBN: 0072875577 Copyright year: 2005
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
All Park University courses must include a core assessment that measures the course's Core 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 141. This exam is worth 20 percent of the student's final grade and will test students' mastery of four Core Learning Outcomes (Outcomes 1, 2, 3, and 4 listed on this syllabus) through definitions, short essay, and graphing questions. For each core outcome, the student should be prepared to draw the relevant graph by hand, define basic concepts or policies, identify relevant shifts in the curves, and state final impacts on relevant variables.
The core assessment is a CLOSED BOOK, CLOSED NOTES exam that must be administered and proctored in the classroom and may not be given as a take-home exam. Students should not have access to the exam or its questions before it is administered. The duration of the exam can be no longer than two hours. No calculators, computers, or materials other than a writing instrument may be used for the exam; this applies to all students, regardless of whether the exam is for on-line or face-to-face students. Completion of the exam is strictly individual; students may not work in groups to complete the exam.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
The final course grade will be determined using the following measurements: • Homework Assignments • Mid Term Exam • Proctored Comprehensive Final Examination.
Instructor evaluation/class participation which is made up of the following factors: 1. Posting your introduction to the conference during the first week of the course. 2. Weekly discussion activities 3. Having a completed, correct proctor form received and approved by the end of week six. 4. Attending class each week - meaning being active in the weekly projects. 5. Other course related activities.
The following percentages will be used to assign course grades: • 90% - 100% = A • 80% - 89% = B • 70% - 79% = C • 60% - 69% = D • Below 60% = F
Proctored final examination: A closed-book, closed-notes final proctored examination will be taken in a proctored testing environment during the 8th week at one of the Park University sites around the country or at an alternative location. For proctored examinations, photo identification is required at the time of the test. Guidelines for selecting an acceptable proctor can be found on the Park University Website. Students who do not pass the proctored final examination will not pass the course.
Other Information on proctored exams: -- It will be the responsibility of the student to arrange for a proctor, by the 6th week of the term, who is accepted and approved by the course instructor. -- Approval of proctors is the discretion of the Online instructor. -- A proctor request form will be made available to you during the first week of class so that you can send your requested proctor to your instructor for approval. -- Failure to take a final proctored exam (or submit your final project for some online graduate courses) will result in an automatic "F" grade.
The work you do in this class is valued as follows: (1) Weekly Assignments: 28% of grade = 280 points; (2) Mid Term Exam: 20% of grade = 200 points;. (3) Comprehensive Examination: 30% of grade = 300 points. (THE COMPREHENSIVE FINAL EXAM FOR ONLINE COURSES MUST BE PASSED WITH A GRADE OF AT LEAST 60% IN ORDER TO PASS THE COURSE REGARDLESS OF THE STUDENT'S OVERALL AVERAGE IN THE COURSE.); (4) Weekly Disicussions: 16% of grade = 160 points; (5) Weekly Quiz: 6% of grade = 60 points.
TOTAL 100% = 1000 points. Note that point deductions will be made for nonparticipation and absences.
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Submission of Late Work: Late assignments for full credit will only be accepted with PRIOR APPROVAL from the instructor. Assignments that are submitted late without an approved time extention will be accepted at partial credit, (1/2 of earned points), for one week after due date ONLY. Time extentions may be granted for (1) TDY, or other employer-caused travel; (2) Serious illness and/or hospitalization; (3) late textbook arrival. Plan on submitting Verification or Documentation to receive approval!
NO WORK RECEIVED AFTER THE LAST SATURDAY OF THE TERM WILL BE SCORED.
Welcome to Macroeconomics (EC 141), online!
This course provides a thorough introduction to the field of economics. This course focuses on the fundamental nature of economics, a study of choice, with economic concepts and the tools needed to be a successful leader in today's global economy. This course also provides the student with an understanding of the market system, applicable to the public and private organizations.
Each week we'll focus on two to three chapters in our text, Macroeconomics by McConnell and Brue, Sixteenth Edition. The following is a general guide to our course but you will want to follow the specific instructions in each weekly module.
Week 1: Our objective is to understand economic terms and concepts. We will study the nature and method of economics, the economizing problem and review the construction and interpretation of graphs. The reading assignment for week 1 includes chapters 1 and 2 and the chapter 1 appendix in the text.
Week 2: We will take a look at competitive market models and the important concepts of supply and demand. The reading assignment includes chapters 3 and 4 in the text.
Week 3: We'll learn about important concepts in the United States Economy, both the public and the private sectors. Then we'll consider the United States in the global economy. The reading assignment for this week includes chapters 5 and 6 in the text.
Week 4: We'll have a Mid Term Exam and learn about key economic concepts. Our topics are economic measurement tools and indices of economic activity as well as economic growth, inflation and unemployment. The midterm exam covers all course materials through chapter 8. The reading assignment are chapters 7 and 8 in the text. Also, your proctor forms are due to be in your instructor's hands this week.
Week 5: We address Keynesian and classical economic theories and the aggregate expenditures model. The reading assignment this week includes chapters 9, 10, and 11 in the text.
Week 6: We consider governmental stabilization policies at work during the business cycle and an introduction to the United States banking system. The reading assignment this week is chapter 12 an 13 in the text.
Week 7: This week we will look at the creation of money by banking institutions and the mechanics of monetary policy. The reading assignment includes chapters 14 and 15 in the text.
Week 8: This will be a busy week. The policy at Park University is for each of you to take a significant, proctored exam during the Eighth week of the class. Unless you are more than one hour from the nearest Park site, you are expected to take the exam at one of the Park sites. We will also review current economic events using concepts that you have learned from the course.
The assignments during week 8 are (1) Discussion and Peer Review; and (2) The National Budget Simulation posted on the week 8 thread!
In addition, students are encouraged to review chapters assigned earlier in the course to prepare for the final examination.
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