EC 141 Principles of Macroeconomics
S1T 2007 DLJ
Bowen, John E.
Jan. 15 - March 11, 2007
Textbook: ECONOMICS McConnell Brue, 17th ed., ISBN 978-0-07-312663-0
Additional Resources: Recommend the WALL STREET JOURNAL butit is not required.
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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:
GRADING SCALE: A = 90%, B = 80%, C = 70%, D = 60%, F = Less
than 60% overall and/or less than 60% on the final exam.
ELEMENTS OF GRADING:
Note: At the start of week one, class members will be
assigned homework, the term paper and participation expectations will be
discussed, and study groups will be organized.
SCHEDULE OF REQUIREMENTS AND RELATED LEARNING OBJECTIVES
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: Follow "netiquette."
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: NOTE: the following is a brief summary of the more detailed Schedule shown above. For more detailed information and clarification, see the schedule above. There is no conflict with the above but if such seems to be the case, the Schedule above is the final word.
WEEK ONE: Introduction, Chapters 1 & 2, Homework,
WEEK TWO: Markets and Econ Sectors, Chapters 3 & 4,
Homework, Discussion, Quiz.
WEEK THREE: Global Economy, National Income and Output,
Chapters 5 & 6, Homework, Discussion, Quiz.
WEEK FOUR: Growth, Instability, Macro Relationships,
Chapters 7 & 8, Homework, Discussion, Quiz. Midterm.
WEEK FIVE: Aggregate Demand and Supply, Chapter 10,
Homework, Discussion, Quiz.
WEEK SIX: Fiscal Policy, Money and Banking, Chapters 13
& 14, Homework, Discussion, Quiz.
WEEK SEVEN: Monetary Policy, Chapters 13 7 14, Homework,
WEEK EIGHT: Summary, CORE ASSESSMENT: Proctored Final
Exam (Not a take home exam)
– Closed Book, Closed Notes, No Laptops or cell phones,
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