EC 141 Principles of Macroeconomics
F2HH 2006 PA
Sanford, Jack R.
Building 50 A. Area B
October 16 to December 17, 2006
5:30 - 10:30 PM
Textbook: MACROECONOMICS, SIXTEENTH EDITION, McConnell and Brue
Additional Resources: Barrons, Wall, Street Journal, USA Today, Investors Daily, Federal Reserve Publications.
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Educational Philosophy: This course requires the understanding of the role of scientific evidence in the pursuit of knowledge, and economics requires that decisions and critial examinations be made on the basis of fact and not a social or cultural affiliation. The scientific inquiry and method of economic decision making must be devoid of personal bias.
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: Term Paper - Will be addressed in the first class, as will the presentation of that Paper and all additional assessments.
Midterm Examination = 20 points which is 20% of the total grade.
Final Examination = 20 points which is 20% of the total grade. Please note that the final examination is a closed book, closed notes in class examination the last evening of class
Quiz # 1 = 15 points which is 15% of the total grade. This quiz is on terms.
Quiz # 2 = 15 points which is 15% of the total grade. This quiz is on terms.
Term Paper = 15 points which is 15% of the total grade.
Term Paper Presentation = 10 points which is 10% of the total grade
Class Participation = 5 points which is 5% of the total grade
A=100-90, B=89-80. C=79-70, D=69-60, F=59 and below
Late Submission of Course Materials: Students grades will be reduced 5% for each class that assigned work is late.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Handout will be given in the first class.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Detail will be provided the first class but all students should read the first three (3) chapters of the text.
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 2006-2007 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-89
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 2006-2007 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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