EC 141 Principles of Macroeconomics
S2BB 2007 HL
Rice, Coy P.
3/19/07 – 5/13/07
5:00 - 8:00 PM
McConnell, C., & Stanely, B. (2008). Macroeconomics (17th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill/Irwin Publishers.
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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:
A variety of methods will be used to assess the learning in this course. Students will be assessed on their class participation, performance on quizzes, writing assignments, and examinations. There will also be opportunities to work in groups, and to be assessed based on individual and group performance
1. Tests – Students are required to take a mid-term and final examination.
2. Quizzes – Students are required to take quizzes as assigned.
3. Presentation – Students are required to give a short presentation that explains and gives and example of economic concepts. A paper that reflects the presentation, handed in the same day, should be roughly one to two pages long. The presentation should roughly be from 10 – 15 minutes long.
4. Participation – Students are required to enter various discussions throughout the course.
The final course grade will be determined using the following measurements:
Presentation (with paper) 20%
80 – 89.9 = B
70 – 79.9 = C
60 – 69.9 = D
0 – 59.9 = F
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.
Assignments, handed in late, will be reduced 10 points per day. The Mid-Term test will have a one-week make-up time before a “zero” grade will be given. The Final exam will only have one day in which the student must make-up the test before the grade becomes a “zero.”
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
2. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE UP ANYTHING MISSED IN CLASS.
3. Be prepared for class. This means that you have read the assigned readings and are prepared to discuss them. Daily quizzes may be given at the beginning of class. Tardy arrival at class will result in missing the quiz. Quizzes may not be made up. This course will consist of class discussion, small group discussion, group work, and lecture. You are expected to take part in the discussions and group work. Your in-class participation is another portion of your grade. Also, assigned reading will not always be reviewed in class, but examinations will be from both assigned readings and class discussions.
4. Examinations. There will be a mid-term examination and a comprehensive final
examination. Exam answers will be short answer and essay. Examinations will be from both assigned readings and class discussions
5. No makeup exams will be given unless the student produces a written excuse signed by a doctor (with the doctor’s registration number) in the case of illness, or a tow bill from a tow company in the case of car problems. A written excuse from the campus nurse is acceptable. The same requirement applies to illness of children.
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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.
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The instructor reserves the right to change the syllabus at any time during the course.
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