EC 142 Principles of Microeconomics
F2Z 2006 ML
LeVeque, Douglas N.
16 Oct - 17 Dec 2006
7:45 - 10:15 PM
McConnell and Brue. Microeconomics 16th edition.
McGraw Hill - Irwin.
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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.
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Final gades will be based upon the performance on two chapter tests, howework assignments, attendance/participation, and a final examination. Points will be assessed as follows:
Participation: 5%Assignments: 20%Test 1: 25%Test 2: 25%Final: 25%
There will be NO extra credit points available.
The final will be comprehensive. It will not be take home and will be closed book and closed notes.
A -- 90 to 100%B -- 80 to 89.99%C -- 70 to 79.99%D -- 60 to 69.99%F -- less than 60%
Late Submission of Course Materials:
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Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Students are expected to show respect for each other. The rattling of candy wrappers, chip bags, etc is very distracting and annoying to others and therefore will not be tolerated.
Week 1: Chapters 1-3
Introduction to the economic perspective
Macro, micro and the economizing problem
Efficiency and growth
Laws of demand and supply
Week 2: Chapters 4-5
The market system
Private and public sectors
Week 3: Chapters 6-7
National income accounting
Week 4: Chapter 20 - 21
Elasticities of supply and demand
Week 5: Chapters 22
Costs of production
Week 6: Chapter 23 - 24
Week 7 Chapters 25 - 26
Week 8: Chapter 27 - 28
Week 9: Chapter 29 - 30
Rent, interest, and profit
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