EC 141 Principles of Economics I (Macro)
U1T 2006 DLH
Austin, Kenneth I.
Textbook: Textbook: Macroeconomics, McConnell Brue, 16th Edition. Soft cover with DVD, Discover Econ Online and Paul Solman videos.
Publisher: McGraw Hill/Irwin
ISBN 007298272 1
Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore
Course Description: A study of the contemporary American economy; the role of investment, consumption, and government on income determination; and an analysis of the foreign sector. Emphasis is on contemporary problems: unemployment, inflation, and growth. 3:0:3
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 141. The exam is NOT OPEN BOOK. It 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 relevant variables.
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 groupwork activities
3. Weekly discussion activities
4. Having a completed, correct proctor form received and approved by the end of week 4. There will be a link to the proctor form provided in week 1.
5. Attending class each week - meaning being active in the weekly projects.
6. Other course related activities.
The work you do in this class is valued as follows:
* Weekly Assignments 28% of grade 2800 points
* Mid Term Exam 20% of grade 2000 points
* Comprehensive Examination 30% of grade 3000 points
* Weekly Groupwork 8% of grade 800 points
* Weekly Disicussions 8% of grade 800 points
* Weekly Quiz 6% of grade 600 points
* TOTAL 100% 10000 points
Grading: 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 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:
o 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. Students will lose participation points for their grade if their proctor form is not accepted and approved by the end of week 4 of the course.
o Approval of proctors is the discretion of the Online instructor.
o 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.
o 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 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.
Late Submission of Course Materials: Weekly work must be submitted not later than Sunday midnight of each week. Late work will not receive full grade credit. Work not turned by the due date, but which is turned in no more then 7 days late, will receive 1/2 the score it would have received otherwise. Homework not received within 7 days of the due date will not be scored. No work received after the last Saturday of the term will be scored.
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87
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 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89
Disability Guidelines:Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .
Last Updated:5/23/2006 1:18:52 PM