EC 142 Principles of Economics II (Micro)
U1T 2006 DLF
B.S.: (Computer Science) Kansas State University, Manhattan, KSM.A.: (Economics) University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Kansas City, MO
06/05/2006 to 07/30/2006
Textbook: Microeconomics, McConnell Brue, 16th Edition. ISBN 007298273X. Soft cover with DVD, Discover Econ Online and Paul Solman videos.
NOTE the new 16th text edition effective April 2004. Students will require the DVD and access to the on-line Discoverecon website that is provided with a new textbook.
Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore
Additional Resources: 1)Macroeconomics Online Learning Center
2)DVD and access to the on-line Discoverecon website that is provided with a new textbook
3)Online subscription service (Optional)
Wall Street Journal: The WSJ is an excellent reference for this course. It is available at most libraries, in many offices, and other places. While not required for this course, it will enhance your understanding immeasurably.
Hard copy subscriptions that include the online subscription are available to you as a student at special discounted rates. You can subscribe on-line. Click here to subscribe online! Following the link below and it will let the WSJ folks know you are enrolled as a student in this online course. Delivery will start in a few days and they will bill you directly, usually within 3 or 4 weeks.
http://subscribe.wsj.com/cgi-bin/ps.cgi?Terms=123&Key=7EJAME&Prof=092992015598&School=31135http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0072875577/student_view0/index.htmlCourse Description: A study of the market mechanism and the organization of production and distribution activities in society. A major focus is on the determination of prices of goods and factors of production. Analysis of the firm as the main institution in the market. 3:0:3
Educational Philosophy: The facilitator's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, readings, quizzes, dialogues, examinations, internet, videos, web sites and writings. The facilitator will engage each learner 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 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: Homework Assignments
Mid Term Exam
Proctored Comprehensive Final Examination
Instructor evaluation/class participation which is made up of the following factors:
Posting your introduction to the conference during the first week of the course.
Weekly groupwork activities
Weekly discussion activities
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.
Attending class each week - meaning being active in the weekly projects.
Other course related activities.
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
The work you do in this class is valued as follows:
Weekly Assignments               28% of grade      2,800 points
Mid Term Exam                        20% of grade      2,000 points
Comprehensive Examination   30% of grade      3,000 points
Weekly Groupwork                    8% of grade         800 points
Weekly Disicussions                  8% of grade         800 points
Weekly Quiz                              6% of grade         600 points
TOTAL                                    100%                  10,000 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.
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.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: This course is offered on-line, over the Internet, using the University Online computer service. Students are expected to devote a minimum of five hours per class week logged on to the computer conferencing system - the same amount of time you'd spend in the physical classroom.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: A class week is defined as the period of time between Monday and Sunday. The first week begins the first day of the semester and ends midnight on Sunday. Assignments scheduled for completion during a class week should be completed by the Sunday that ends the week. Writing assignments and projects/problems should be completed and successfully submitted so that they are in my hands on the due date. NOTE: Because this is an online course designed to get feedback on assignments to you directly via Internet, you must make prior arrangements with me before submitting a paper via fax or any non-Internet method. If you ever have problems transmitting your assignments to me, contact me immediately, and we'll get the problem solved.
Homework: Weekly assignments must be submitted not later than the Sunday midnight that ends the week. Late homework will not receive full grade credit. Homework 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 online term will be scored.
Mid Term Examination: A Mid Term Examination will be admisistered during the fourth week of the class. It will be posted into the eCollege Campus and is to be completed alone and returned to the instructor via the eCollege testing system.
Comprehensive Examination: A comprehensive examination must be taken in person at one of the Park University sites around the country or at an alternative location approved by the University and the instructor where Park University sites are not available. All Park sites are prepared to proctor exams and are the preferred choice. Unless you are more then two hours from a Park site, you are expected to use one of them to take your exam. (Exceptions will be carefully screened as per the directions I receive from the University. If your situation is exceptional, contact me before you submit your proctor form with details of your situation.)
For these proctored examinations, photo identification is required.
A proctor information form will be provided by Park at an address to be provided later.
If you are unable to make arrangements with someone who meets these criteria, contact the instructor for acceptable alternatives.
A proctor with email is much desired over one without email. Faxing and/or mailing are both relatively expensive, time consuming, and more prone to problems then email.
You are NOT allowed to use your textbook, your laptop computer, or a cell phone during the comprehensive final examination. The examination is NOT open book.
Instructor Response: The Instructor will usually respond to your questions concerning the course within 48 hours of receipt. Response is generally faster during the week and slower on the weekend.
Students are responsible for clicking on the link below and thoroughly reading each Online course policy. If you have questions about any of these policies, please contact your instructor for clarification.
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:5/25/2006 7:39:23 AM