EC 141 Principles of Macroeconomics
U1T 2007 DLF
Anderson, John E.
Bachelor of Science Business Administration, Minor in Management
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May 2007 to July 2007
Required Text: Principles of Macroeconomics, 8th Edition. Soft cover.
Author: Karl E. Case and Ray C. Fair
Paul Solman Videos DVD to accompany McConnell-Brue Economics 17e. McGraw Hill-Irwin, Publisher.
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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:
Introduction: Scope and Method - Scarcity and choice
Chapters 1 and 2
Demand, Supply and Market Equilibrium
Chapters 3 and 4
Macroeconomics; Measuring national output
Chapters 5(18) and 6(19). Note that chapter numbers in () are from the combined "Economics" textbook.
Productivity, Unemployment, Inflation, Aggregate Expenditure and Equilibrium Output
Chapters 7(20) and 8(21). Note that chapter numbers in () are from the combined "Economics" textbook.
Mid Term Examination
The Government and Fiscal policy - The Money supply and the Federal Reserve System
Chapters 9(22) and 10(23. Note that chapter numbers in () are from the combined "Economics" textbook.
Monetary Policy, Output and Interest Rates
Chapters 11(24) and 12(25. Note that chapter numbers in () are from the combined "Economics" textbook.
Aggregate Demand and Aggregate Supply - Macroeconomic Policies
Chapters 13(26) and 15(28). Note that chapter numbers in () are from the combined "Economics" textbook.
Long Term Growth and Course Review
Chapter 18(31). Note that chapter numbers in () are from the combined "Economics" textbook.
Comprehensive Proctored Final Examination
Mid Term Exam
Comprehensive Final Exam
Total Points Possible
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.
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Discussion - (one's well researched and referenced response), is provided during weeks 1-8. A well researched and referenced response must include references to web sites, newspapers or other sources used in the formulation of the response.
Discussion, (one's peer reviews) are provided during weeks 1-8. It is completed by commenting on other classmates' responses.
A minimum of two peer reviews are require by Sunday of the week with the exception of week 8. On week 8, one should provided it by Friday of the week. Peer responses should be something substantially more than "nice post".
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Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
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