EC 141 Principles of Economics I (Macro)
F1M 2006 CH
Hoffman, Phyllis L.
Ma - ManagementBA - Economics/History
252 672 9334
August 21 , 2006 - Ocotber 14, 2006
7:30 - 10:00 PM
Textbook: MacroEconomics - McConnell and Brue , 16th edition
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Educational Philosophy: Class discussion enhances understanding . Reading and listening to current economic news and relating it to the points of Economics in the text and discussed in class. .
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:
: Reading all assigned chapters and completing assigned homework questions. Participating in all class discussions. Completing all project assignments on time, accurately and in a professional manner. Related readings to current issues for class discussions. All written assignments to be typed. Current Event reports: each student will prepare a brief report, written and oral on a current economic event from the newspaper, a magazine or TV/Radio and relate the subject to the chapter content. These reports cannot come from the Internet. Two or three students will present their examples each class period. Homework assignments chapter questions to be answered and turned as indicated. A report on a developing country (Chapter 22) to be written and turned in as instructed.Students will research Mexico or Canada's economy. Teams will be formed for class discussion to compare the economies and resulting issues.The objective is to learn how the research an economy and gain insight to another country's economic functions. Internet can be used for this research. Essay by each student on the selected country identifying the significant economic elements. Chapter Quiz(s) : Brief quizzes on selected chapters: Mid Term will be a multiple choice and brief essay exam covering the chapters completed up to the date of the exam.
Final exam in class, closed book on most significant economic concepts.
Adding, dropping or withdrawing from the course must be done at the Park College Office. Extraordinary circumstances, (deployment or Tad assignments) should be provided in writing with copies of the orders to the Park office. Missed classes : If a class is missed, the student, after advising the instructor PRIOR to the class will answer three questions including one of the ‘KEY' questions from the Chapters covered in them missed class. The questions to be answered are<shown on the class schedule</SPAN>The written answers MUST be turned in by the next Monday class.
Final exam 25 %
Mid term exam 20%
DVC Report 15%
Current Event Report 15%
Class participation 5%
Late Submission of Course Materials: Questions for missed classes must be turned in by the next Monday . Late submissions will reduce final grade by 5 points.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Class discussion enhances learning and understanding. Chapter questions completed for homework and missed classes
<Schedule of Assignments:Chapters and Projects
Class 1 Introduction to Course, Text and Economics Chapter 1 – Economics – a social science
Class 2 Chapters 2 & 3 Economizing Problem and Markets
Class 3 Chapters 4 & 5 Market systems and the US Economy
Class 4 Chapter 6 - Global economy (Quiz)
Class 5 -- Begin Research on Mexico and Canada economies (No Class)
Class 6 Chapters 7 & 8 National Accounts and Economic Growth (Homework questions)
Class 7 - Chapters 9 & 11 – Discussion of major components
Class 8 MID Term
Class 9 Chapter 12 Fiscal policy
Class 10 Chapter 15 - Monetary Policy
Class 11 Chapters 13 & 14 Money & Banking( Homework questions)
Class 12 Chapter 18 Deficits, Surplus and Public Debt ( Quiz)
Class 13 Chapter 22 – DVC's (on the Web)- Developing countries – Report
Class 14 Discussion of Mexican and Canadian Economies
Class 15 - Chapter 17 & 19 - Economic theories - Classical and today
Class 16 Final Exam- Essay questions on Economic elements related to the Canadian or Mexican Economy-
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