EC 301 Intermediate Macroeconomics
S1T 2007 DLA
Bowen, John E.
Jan. 15 - March 11, 2007
Textbook: A. Gordon, Macroeconomics. 10th ed. ISBN: 0-321-27880-1. B. Soule, Intermediate Macroeconomics Supplement for Internet Course. (Hereinafter IMS) ISBN 007-235019-9 C. Hacker, Diana. Rules for Writers, (Strongly recommended manual on APA Style.)
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
Additional Resources: Access to a Fax machine (or Scanner) to turn in some of the homework assignments. The Following Print Sources are known for correctly using economic analysis. Additionally, these sources are aimed at the undergraduate non-economics major. Wall Street Journal. (Available by semester subscription, which includes on-line version AND AT THE PARK ONLINE LIBRARY). The Economist (This is a monthly magazine similar in appearance to Newsweek or Time.) Journal of Economic Literature (Has excellent survey articles with numerous references.) Journal of Economic Perspectives (Has several articles on a common topic in each issue.) National Review (This is a conservative magazine that includes excellent economic analysis.) These Internet Sources are particularly appropriate for Term Paper Research Economics Web Resources (WebEc) www.helsinki.fi/WebEc/WebEc.html Federal Reserve System Information www.FederalReserveEducation.org Gordon Text Website (Requires access code) http://www.awlonline.com/gordon National Bureau of Economic Research www.nber.org OMB Web Page (Fed Budget) http://www.access.gpo.gov/usbudget/index.html US Federal Gov Agency Page, LSU Library www.lib.lsu.edu/gov/fedgov.html
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McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development. The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-927-3024Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.Advising - Park University would like to assist you in achieving your educational goals. Please contact your Campus Center for advising or enrollment adjustment information.Online Classroom Technical Support - For technical assistance with the Online classroom, email email@example.com or call the helpdesk at 866-301-PARK (7275). To see the technical requirements for Online courses, please visit the http://parkonline.org website, and click on the "Technical Requirements" link, and click on "BROWSER Test" to see if your system is ready.FAQ's for Online Students - You might find the answer to your questions here.
Students should use E-Mail for private messages to the instructor and
other students. The Class Conference is for public messages. You must identify
yourself by name and class in all e-mail sent to any member of our class,
including myself. I will respond to course-related questions within 48 hours
(unless I notify you previously that I will be unavailable.)
Students are expected to interact with the Instructor and or other
students in the course at least twice every week. Such interaction would
include posting a question, answer, or comment to one of the course threads.
students will participate in conference discussions. Conventions of
"on-line etiquette," which include courtesy to all users, will be
* Students may
get assistance with computer-related problems through the instructor or each
Q & A DISCUSSION: When you have a course question, look
for a similar question in the Q&A (Questions and Answers) thread. Q&A IS THE ONLY THREAD FOR COURSE
QUESTION OR COMMENTS. If you do
not see your question there, then post your question. Posting them in the
threaded discussion area will allow your fellow students to benefit from your
questions. There are no stupid/silly questions.
· BACK UP
every piece of work, you complete. Be sure to keep a copy of every thing you
send to me until after your course grade is finalized.
LATE WORK: Each week's work must be completed by the end of that week
unless excused. Comprehensive solutions will be distributed after the deadline
ETIQUETTE: All online communications need to be composed with fairness, honesty
and tact. If I deem an online communication to be inappropriate or offensive, I
will take appropriate official action. See http://www.albion.com/netiquette/corerules.html.
FINAL EXAM MINIMUM PASSING GRADE: You must pass the
Proctored Comprehensive Closed Book and Closed Note Final Exam with 60% or
higher in order to pass the course. Course Participation consists of
participation in the Q & A Discussion.
A = 90-100, B = 80-89, C = 70-79, D = 60-69, F = 0-59.
examination - A comprehensive closed book and closed note examination will be
taken in person during the 8th week of instruction. If you are within an hour's
drive of a Park University Campus, a proctor from that campus will be provided
for you. If you are not within an hour's drive of a Park Campus, the Proctored
Final must be taken at an alternative location that is approved by the
University. In this case, the student must arrange for a proctor who is
accepted and approved by the instructor.
Guidelines for selecting an acceptable proctor can be found at the Park
HOMEWORK will be assigned during the course in the thread
for each week. Homework will be
due at the end of that week.
Homework is intended to prepare the student for the final exam.
In this course, you are encouraged to learn from each other.
Frequently, I will encourage you to discuss assignments with other students. I
want you to have the opportunity to learn from every possible source. These
sources include: the text, the information posted by me in the threads, and
most importantly, I want you to learn from each other. Remember that part of
your grade is based on your sharing questions and answers with each other.
In EC301, unlike most other college courses, it is virtually
impossible to cheat anyone but yourself. We are here to learn and a major
portion of that learning will be from peers. Don’t worry, I will monitor
your concerns closely and pull you back on track as the need arises.
EXAM PREPARATION: The proctored final exam must represent
your efforts exclusively. Any deviation from this would be cheating. However,
preparing for the exam should be a group activity and I will tell you exactly
what type of problems will be on the proctored final.
TERM PAPER: The Term Paper must be written by you and cannot
therefore be copied from someone or some other source. However, you are
encouraged to get feedback from the class and other sources so you can do the
best job possible.
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.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Write a paper analyzing the different approaches that might
be used by Keynesian theorists and monetary theorists to promote long-run
macroeconomic stability. Examine the impact of persistent budget deficits on
the trade deficit and analyze the options available to policy makers when
national savings presents opportunities to improve the trade deficit. Appraise
the position of supply-side economists as it relates to government deficits.
Evaluate recent national economic policies as they relate to the magnitude of
the trade deficit and analyze the arguments for protectionist policies and the
effect, if any, upon the trade deficit.(CORE ASSESSMENT 33% OF GRADE, SEE GRADING PLAN BELOW)
Course Participation 100 WEEKLY
WEEK 2 Term Paper Topic 30
WEEK 4 Open-Book MID-TERM TEST 150
WEEK 5 Term Paper Proposal and References 150
WEEK 7 Term Paper 150
WEEK 8 PROCTORED FINAL COMPREHENSIVE CLOSED BOOK AND CLOSED NOTE EXAM 300
A = 90-100, B = 80-89, C = 70-79, D = 60-69, F = 0-59.
Course Participation 100 points WEEKLY (10%)
Homework 120 points (12%)
WEEK 2 Term Paper Topic 30 points (3%) (SEE CORE ASSESSMENT GRADING BELOW)
WEEK 4 Open-Book MID-TERM TEST 150 points (15%)
WEEK 5 Term Paper Proposal and References 150 points (15%)(SEE CORE ASSESSMENT GRADING BELOW)
WEEK 7 Term Paper 150 points (15%)(SEE CORE ASSESSMENT GRADING BELOW)
WEEK 8 PROCTORED FINAL COMPREHENSIVE CLOSED BOOK AND CLOSED NOTE EXAM (60%
required for passing) 300 points (30%)
TOTAL 1000 points (100%)
All final exams will be comprehensive and will be closed book and closed notes. If calculators are allowed, they will not be multifunctional electronic devices that include features such as: phones, cameras, instant messaging, pagers, and so forth. Electronic Computers will not be allowed on final exams unless an exception is made by the Associate Dean.
The Proctored final exam for online courses must be passed with a grade of 60% or higher in order to pass the course regardless of the overall average. The grade for students who pass the proctored final will be based on the overall average of homework and tests taken during the course. The proctored final exam must address only material which the student has been taught in class.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Proper respect for all others will be demonstrated at all times.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Information is provided in each weekly thread.
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
Disability Guidelines:Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .
Last Updated:1/10/2007 12:36:16 PM