EC 141 Principles of Macroeconomics
F1A 2006 BE
MBA Management Systems University of North TexasBBA Economics and Management Baylor UniversityBS Social Psychology Park University Austin Campus
Austin Campus Center Poom 108
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August 21, 2006 to October 15, 2006
8:00 - 10:40 PM
McConnell, Campbell R. and Stanley R. Brue. Macroeconomics., 16th edition. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2005. ISBN -0-07-287557-7
NOTE: There is an edition for Macro only or a version for Macro and Micro combined.
Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore
A copy of a microeconomics and a financial management text would be helpful references. Also, a copy of the MLA style guide.
Harvard Business Review; The Economist, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fortune, Business Week; current newspapers, Web articles, professional publications, etc
Concordia University Library. Park students can use the resources of Concordia University Library located at I-35 and 32nd. You will need your Park ID.
Austin Campus Resource Room . The resource room is located in room 210 in the Austin Center. It is opened 8 am to 10 pm on Monday through Thursday. The room has a wide selection of current business and academic journals, magazines and a limited number of subject related videos, texts, and books. The room also has three PCs with an Internet connection and a printer.
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I will serve as your facilitator and will work with you to take responsibility for your learning processes and work. You will learn how to perform research for your case studies and discussion topics using the World Wide Web and your text. I develop my classes with the assumption that We are all Life Time Learners and that adults learn better if they are part of the learning process itself. In order to succeed in this course, the student must first and foremost be in class for all meetings. The student must conscientiously prepare for class by reading the text prior to class. Taking notes on the reading will also be to the student's benefit. The student should be prepared to answer questions and solve problems in class as well as cases. The student must also satisfactorily complete all examinations and homework in the class. All methods of teaching are designed to transfer new material by clarifying and emphasizing subject areas presented in the text. The lecture relies on the fact that you have read the assigned material and have completed any assignment relating to it. We can take this learning and find situation to apply the new knowledge.
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:
1. Each student is required to read all assigned material before class and be prepared to participate in class discussions and activities. Class Participation Grading will be based on class participation, two exams, homework, pop test, and research paper. The exams will be a made up of multiple choice and essay questions. The research will be based on logic, depth of analysis, ability to relate the subject to the text and your other sources.
Comprehensive Final will not be a take-home test and will be closed book and closed notes.2. CLASS PARTICIPATION: Discussion policy: Students will receive 8 points or ½ point per class for participation in class discussions. Only timely and relevant discussion will be evaluated positively. A lack of participation in class and case discussions will lead the instructor to conclude the student is not prepared to participate and could have a negative effect on the student's participation grade. 3. RESEARCH PAPER/PRESENTATION: Students are required to turn in a research report of not less that 8 pages (double spaced, 12 font) in a research paper format on a current economic trend or problem in the U.S. The report publication guideline used is MLA, Park's standard. An oral presentation to the class, not to exceed 15 minutes, of the case's high points and solution is also required for each student. You need a minimum of two references from printed material other that your text and two references from the Internet.
4. All assignments were developed to enable the student to master the stated Core Learning Outcomes.
Grading:The final course grade will be determined using the following measurements: Mid-Term Exam 28% Final Examination: 28% Research Paper: 20% Homework & WEEKLY POP TEST 16% Class Participation/Presentation: 8% 100% Final grade will be determined using the following criteria: A --90.0 - 100.0 cumulative average (c.a). B --80.0 - 89.9 c.a. C-- 70.0- 79.9c.a. D --60.0 - 69.9 c.a. F-- 0.0 - 59.9 c.a. Students are welcome check with this instructor to see how they are doing in class, and what their grades are at any time during the term.
Late Submission of Course Materials:
Exam Make Up: If students miss the first exam, they will have 1 week to take a makeup exam after returning to class. The second (final) exam, however, must be made up within 24 hours of the assigned date or an F will be given for the exam.
If students miss the date turning in the research paper or other assignments, the grade will be reduced 10 points per day.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
The degree of concentration, material covered and specific methodology to be utilized in each area will be determined by the amount of classroom time available. Methods used to achieve these learning objectives will include lecture, reports, self-study, and most importantly, class discussion and student participation. All methods of teaching are designed to transfer new material by clarifying and emphasizing subject areas presented in the text. The lecture relies on the fact that you have read the assigned material and have completed any assignment relating to it. The student is grades in each class for participation (see assessment). Student Communications: Remember that all cell phones and alpha and digital pagers must be turned off. Use your devices outside the building.
Also, the official method of communications between the university and students at Park is Pirate Email. Each of you has an account. If you have not activated your account, go to www.park.edu/piratemail. Please check your mail every day.
Course and student introductions. Review chapter 1
Read chapters 1 & 2.
Chapters 1 & 2 class discussions.
•Key Question #8 - Page 13
Chapter 3 class discussions.
•Key Question #6 - Page 37 ( graph is for your use only - DO NOT SUBMIT) •Key Question #10 - Page 37 •Question #13 - Page 38
Chapter 4/5 class discussions.
chapter 3 •Question #4 - Page 57 •Key Question #5 - Page 57 •Key Question #8 - Page 57
Chapter 7 class discussions.
Paper topic due. chapter 4 •Question #5 - Page 71
Chapter 8 class discussions.
chapter 7 •Key Question #3 - Page 128 •Key Question #8 - Page129 • Question #11 - Page 129
Chapter 9 class discussions.
chapter 8 •Question #3 - Page 151 •Key Question #4 - Page 151
Chapter 9 class discussions & mid term exam.
chapter 9 •Question #1 - Page 168 •Question #3 - Page 168 &
(2 hour limit)
MID TERM (2 hour limit)
Chapter 10 class discussions.
•Go over exam
Chapter 11 class discussions.
chapter 10 Question #1 - Page 190 •Key Question #2 - Page 190
Question #4 - Page 190
Chapter 12 class discussions.
chapter 11 •Question #3 – Page 209 • Question #1 – Page 209
Chapter 13 class discussions.
Research paper due chapter 12 •Question #1 - Page 229 •Key Question #9 - Page 229
Chapter 14 class discussions.
chapter 13 •Question #1 - Page 249 •Key Question #7 - Page 250
Chapter 15 & 16 class discussions.
chapter 14 •Question #5 - Page 266
Chapter 17 & 18 class discussions.chapter
chapter 15 & 16 •Question #1 - Page 288 •Key Question #2 - Page 288 •Key Question chapter 16-#8 - Page 307
chapter 17 & 18 • Question #13 - Page 324 •Question #5 - Page 337 •Question #8 - Page 337 & Final Exam
COMPREHENSIVE FINAL EXAM (2hour time limited)
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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 2005-2006 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 89-90
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REMEMBER: This instructor is here to assist you during this learning experience. Do not forget that I have been in your shoes so please do not hesitate to ask questions at any time if you need help on any aspect of this course during the term.
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