EC 141 Principles of Macroeconomics
F2H 2006 BU
Allan, Don L.
B.A. EconomicsM.A. Economics
5:00 - 7:30 PM
Textbook: Principles of Economics, Seventh Edition, Case & Fair
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Educational Philosophy: The instructor's educational philosophy is one of interactiveness based on lectures, dialogues, examinations, frequent quizzes and term papers. The instructor will use current economic events and reports to enable students to better understand economic theory and to appreciate its relevancy to the real world and the future.
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: Accomplishment of learning objectives will be assessed through examinations, a term paper, frequent quizzes and class participation. The final examination is not a take home test. It is a closed book, closed notes test.
Three tests 75%, term paper 15%, class participation 10%
Grading Scale 90-100 A, 80-89 B, 70-79 C, 60-69 D, below 60 F
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late submission of work will not be accepted.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are expected to come to all classes and be on time. Attendance will be recorded for each class meeting. Classes missed for legitimate reasons, such as temporary duty or illness, are excusable; however, the student must make up missed work. Three unexcused absences are excessive and will be reported to the Military Resident Center Administrator. Temporary Duty orders may be given to the instructor or turned in to the school office. Submitting soneone else's work as your own will not be tolerated. If determined by the instructor that academic dishonesty has occurred in any part of the course the names of the students involved will be communicated to the Center Administrator in writing and expulsion will follow.
10/23 -Chapters 1/2, The Scope and Method of Economics & The Economic Problem: Scarcity and Cho...
10/25 -Chapter 3, Demand, Supply and Market Equilibrium
1030 -Chapter 4, Demand and Supply Applications and Elasticity
11/06 -Chapter 17, Introduction to Macroeconomics
11/08 -Chapters 18/19, Measuring National Output... & Long Run and Short Run Concerns: Growth...
11/13 -Chapters 20/21, Aggregate Expenditure and Equilibrium...& The Government and Fiscal Policy
11/15 -Chapters 22/23, The Money Suppply and the Federal Reserve...& Money Demand, the Equilli...
11/20 -Test and Term Paper Assignment
11/22 -Chapter 24, Money, the Interest Rate and Output: Analysis and Policy
11/27 -Chapters 25/26, Aggregate Demand, Aggregate Supply...& The Labor Market, Unemployme...
11/29 -Chapters 27/28, Macroeconomic Issues and Policy & The Stock Market and the Economy
12/04 -Chapter 29, Household and Firm Behavior in the Macroeconomy: A Further Look
12/06 -Terms Papers due and Chapter 30, Long Run Growth
12/11 -Chapter 31, Debates in Macroeconomics: Monetarism, New Classical Theory and Supply-Side..
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