EC 141 Principles of Macroeconomics
U3DD 2007 DC
Smith, Joseph D.
The Marietta College, B.A., ECON & MNGTThe University of Dayton, M.B.A.
DSCC, Bldg 20, A347S
0700-1500, M-F (Please call ahead)
July 6-9 and 20-22
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F 6-8, Sa 9-5, and Su 9-5
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Macroeconomics is everywhere around us. Decisions we make daily reflect our understanding of basic macroeconomic concepts. This class will show you what you already know, and hopefully introduce new topics that will aid you in your understanding of the economic world you live in. Your input and participation is crucial--you control what and how much you learn in this type of setting.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
All Park University courses must include a core assessment that measures the course 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 30 percent of the student’s final grade and will test students’ mastery of core learning outcomes through short essay Tools and Methods of Economics questions, Graphical Problems in he Communications section, and Critical Thinking short-answer questions. For each core learning outcome, the student should be prepared to draw the relevant graph, define basic concepts or policies, identify relevant shifts in the curves, and state final impacts on relevant variables.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
One mid-term and one final examination will be administered. The final exam will be given according to the core asessment criteria. In addition to these exams, readings will be assigned. Quizzes may also be given if the professor feels these quizzes are needed to aid the student in grasping certain topics. The quizzes will not represent a part of the student's grade, but rather will be used to assist the student in preparing for the examinations.
Two examinations will be administered. The first serves as the mid-term and represents 25% of the student's final grade (25 points). The second serves as the final examination and represents 75% of the student's final grade (75 points). This final examination will test the student on the Core Learning Outcomes, and it is the school's policy that each student pass the final with a 60% or better to pass the course.
The grade structure (%) is as follows:
90-100: A 80-89: B 70-79: C 60-69: D
(59% or lower represents a failing grade)
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.
Unless previously discussed with the professor and accepted, late submissions of course material will not be accepted.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Participation is crucial, and is expected. A major part of learning is preparing for class. Students are assigned to complete the assigned reading so that they may gain as much out of the discussion as possible. A class in which only the professor speaks is a very boring class!
Students must also respect those around him or her. Much can be learned from listening to colleagues and their insights. Respect, courtesy, and professional are essential to a quality learning environment. Anything less is unacceptable.
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:5/31/2007 6:45:25 AM