EC 142 Principles of Economics II (Microeconomics)
F2R 2007 SC
Thompson, John R.
M.S. in Policy Analysis with work in Money and BankingB.A. in Economics with concentration in FinanceRequisite Real Estate Appraisal Courses for Commercial Real Estate
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Textbook: Case, Karl E. and Fair, Ray C. a/k/a Case & Fair, Principles of Economics, 8th edition, copyright 2006, Pearson; Prentice Hall. ISBN: 9780132289146 Note: combined Macro and Micro text.
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Additional Resources: Publications which may be utilized throughout the course include the following: The Wall Street Journal, The Economist and the Belleville News-Democrat. Relevant websites delineated below:
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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 142. This exam is worth 30 percent of the student’s final grade and will test students’ mastery of core learning outcomes through Multiple Choice, Tools and Methods of Economics questions, Quantitative Critical Thinking Problems, and Graphical Problems in the Communications section. For each core learning outcome, the student should be prepared to draw the relevant graph; define basic concepts or policies; determine costs, revenue and profit levels; and state final impacts on the individual, firm, and/or industry.
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Final grade will be determined and calculated based on the following tasks and evaluation methods:
1. Two (2) closed-book examinations; including the final exam, which meets the Core Assessment requirement;
2. One (1) open-book knowledge assessment;
4. Homework Assignments.
90% to 100% 450 - 500 Points A
80% to 89% 400 - 449 Points B
70% to 79% 350 - 399 Points C
60% to 69% 300 - 349 Points D
Below 60% Fewer than 300 F
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