EC 142 Principles of Microeconomics
FA 2006 HO
Assistant Professor of Economics
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Textbook: McConnell, MICROECONOMICS, sixteenth edition, 2005, McGraw-Hill
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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
20 percent of the student's final grade and will test students' mastery of four
core learning outcomes (Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, and 4 listed on this
syllabus) through definitions, short essay, and graphing questions. For each core learning outcome, the student
should be prepared to draw the relevant graph, define basic concepts or
policies, identify relevant shifts in the curves, and state final impacts on
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: Examinations, quizzes, presentations, homework.
Test 1: 20%
Test 2: 20%
Test 3: 20%
Comprehensive Final: 25%
Homework: 5%Current events/presentations, participation: 10%
Up to 5% extra credit can be earned through pop quizzes which will be given unannounced during the semester. This extra credit will be added to your final grade. That will be the only way to earn extra credit. Absolutely NO MAKE-UP.
The comprehensive final will not be take-home. It is a closed book, closed notes exam.
Grading:A 100% to 90% B 89.99% to 80% C 79.99% to 70% D 69.99% to 60% F Less than 60.00
Twice during the semester, students will bring in an article of economic interest. These can be from an economic newspaper/ magazine, business journal, or from economic site on the internet. Students will give a brief (about 5 minute) presentation of their current event article to the class. Please indicate the economic relevance of the article to our class before your presentation. Dates for presentation can be requested by the students or assigned by the instructor.
Late Submission of Course Materials: No late submissions will be accepted.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Do not use cell phones in class. Absolutely no cell phones during tests. You are allowed to use only a simple hand-held calculator.
Please observe good discipline and do not be tardy.
Do not wear hats during tests.
Dates and assignments are tentative and subject to change.
Week 1 Ch.1 Week 2 Ch. 2, 3 Week 3 Ch.4 Week 4 Ch. 5, 6
Week 5 Test 1 and review
Week 6 Ch. 7 Week 7 Ch. 8 Week 8 Ch. 9, 10Week 9 Ch. 11, 12
Week 10 Test 2 and review
Week 11 Ch.14, 15 Week 12 Ch. 16
Week 13 Test 3 and review
Week 14 Ch. 19 Week 15 Ch. 22 and review for final
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Some sources for your class presentations on current events:The Wall Street Journal, the Economist, National Review, www. cnn.com.
There will be NO make-up tests during the semester. If you skip a test, then your final will count for 45% of your grade. If you skip a second test and you do not notify the instructor in advance, your grade for the second test will be 0. The only way you can get a make up on a second missed test is if you notify the instructor in advance AND there is a genuine emergency documented with written evidence. Makeup tests will be rarely given and will have a different structure and will include material presented since the exam. Makeup tests will only be given during the final week.
Grades will not normally be curved.
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