EC 141 Principles of Economics I (Macro)
S2J 2007 PV
Truax, Carmen R.
5:30 - 9:50 PM
Textbook: Macroeconomics - McConnell/Brue; 16th edition; McGraw-Hill. ISBN 0-07-287557-7
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Educational Philosophy: This course will be based on lectures, readings, study guides, quizzes, examinations, lesson assignments, videos, PowerPoint presentations and group projects. The instructor will engage each learner in what is referred to as disputatious learning to encourage the lively exploration of ideas, issues, and contradictions.
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: Lesson assignments, newspaper analysis, four quizzes, two projects and two examinations. Lesson assignments will involve class participation, reading assignments and class activities.The comprehensive final is not a take-home test. It is a closed book and closed notes exam.
Lesson assignments 8 x 10 points each 80 points 13% Newspaper article 1 x 40 points 40 points 7% Quizzes 4 x 20 points each 80 points 13% Group Presentation # 1 1 x 50 points 50 points 8% Group Presentation # 2 1 x 80 points 80 points 13% Portfolio 1 x 50 points 50 points 8% Mid Term Exam 1 x 100 points 100 points 17% Final Exam 1 x 120 points 120 points 20% Total 600 points (100%) Grades for the course will be assigned as a percentage of points from total possible, as follows: A = 90% or more B = 80% or more C = 70% or more D = 60% or more F = Less than 60% In addition, any student who misses three classes, regardless of whether or not the absence is excused, will be administratively withdrawn.
All final exams will be comprehensive and will be closed book and closed notes. 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 Associate Dean.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Student will complete study guide provided by the teacher before to arrive to the next class. Student should arrive on time. Quizzes will be taken at the beginning of the class.
Week Date Topics/Assignments
1 3/20 The Nature and Method of Economics - Chapter I
The Economizing Problem – Chapter II
Reading Assignment: Chapter 5
2 3/27 Individual Markets: Demand and Supply –Chapter III
The Market System – Chapter IV
Reading Assignment: Chapter 6
Quiz 1 - Chapter 5
3 4/03 Measuring Domestic Output and National Income – Chapter VII
Quiz 2 - Chapter 6
4 4/10 Growth and Instability –Chapter VIII
Reading Assignment: Chapters 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
5 4/17 Exam I
Fiscal Policy – Chapter XII
Reading Assignment: Chapter 18
6 4/24 Monetary Policy – Chapter XV
Reading Assignment: Chapter 20
Quiz 3 - Chapter 18
7 5/01 The Economics of Developing Countries – Chapter XXII web
Reading Assignment: Chapters 12, 15, 18, 20, 22web
Quiz 4 -Chapter 20
8 5/08 Final Exam & Portfolio Review
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Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
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