EC 301 Intermediate Macroeconomics
S1J 2008 DN
Jono A. Anzalone, M.S.
M.S. Economics, University of NebraskaB.A. Political Science, Creighton University
www.park.edu (see the online class board for supplemental material)
January 15th - March 4th 2008
5:30 - 9:50 PM
EC141 Principles of Econ I (macro). MA131 College Algebra recommended
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Exams: There will be a 2-hour Midterm Exam, and a 4-hour comprehensive Final Exam. Exams will consist of multiple choice, short answer, diagram, and short essay questions. Exam content will be based upon textbook readings, classroom lectures, handouts, and homework problems.
Homework: Students will be assigned several sets of homework. Homework will be made following coverage of the material during lecture, and completed problems shall be due no later than the start of the next class for full credit.
Term Paper: Students will prepare a Term Paper in order to comply with the course Core Assessment. The Term Paper assignment consists of: (1) describing a macroeconomic problem (see Core Assessment section for specific topics) which is currently being discussed and debated as a current event, (2) utilizing the macroeconomic theory covered in the course to analyze and provide a solution or policy recommendation, and (3) submitting a 5 to 7-page paper (1,200 to 2000 words) summarizing your efforts. You will be required to research and utilize at least three (3) peer-reviewed journal articles (preferably more) in order to justify your analysis and recommendations. The written report will comply with MLA format. The Learning Rubric contained at the end of this syllabus shall be used as the standard to assess student performance on the Term Paper.
Term Paper 30%
Midterm Exam 15%
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