Mission Statement: The mission of Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically, communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global community.Vision Statement: Park University will be a renowned international leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the global society.CourseEC 301 Intermediate MacroeconomicsSemesterS2B 2008 BLFacultyWilliams, CynthiaTitleEconomics InstructorDegrees/CertificatesMS. EconomicsB.B.A. Economics & FinanceE-MailCynthia.Williams04@pirate.park.eduSemester DatesMar 17 - May 11 2008Class Days--M-W--Class Time7:40 - 10:10 PMPrerequisitesEc 141Credit Hours3Textbook: Gordon, Robert J.; Macroeconomics; Addison-Wesley Longman, Inc.: Boston, 10th Ed., ISBN 0321-27880-1
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstoreAdditional Resources: McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development. The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-927-3024Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.Course Description: This course begins with a review of national income concepts including national income accounting. It analyzes fiscal and monetary policy using the ISLM model. The primary course focus is on the critical analysis of fiscal, monetary, new Keynesian, and new classical models and their success in explaining economic stability and the stimulation of economic growth. PREREQUISITE: EC 141. 3:0:3Learning Outcomes: Core Learning OutcomesExplain the evolution of the monetarist and new classical theories.Describe how new-Keynesian theory justifies the Keynesian the Keynesian policy prescriptions.Explain the relationship between the government budget deficit and the trade deficit.Explain how national savings determines the trade deficit, not protectionism.Define supply-side economics and discuss how it explains the government spending deficit.Analyze graphically the AD-AS model, the Keynesian cross, and the IS-LM model. Identify all relevant curves and causes for shifts in the curves.Core Assessment: Write a paper analyzing the different approaches
that might be used by Keynesian theorists and monetary theorists to promote long-run
macroeconomic stability. Examine the impact of persistent budget deficits on
the trade deficit and analyze the options available to policy makers when
national savings presents opportunities to improve the trade deficit. Appraise
the position of supply-side economists as it relates to government deficits. Evaluate
recent national economic policies as they relate to the magnitude of the trade
deficit and analyze the arguments for protectionist policies and the effect, if
any, upon the trade deficit.Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: Midterm Exam worth 200 points: 20%
Comprehensive Final Exam worth 300 points: 30%
Research Paper worth 300 points: 30%
Homework Sets (5) each worth 40 points totaling 200 points: 20%
For a total of 1000 points possible for the course.
The comprehensive final exam is a closed book, closed note exam that must be administered and proctored in the classroom and may not be given as a take home exam.
The core assessment is the research paper. It must be typewritten in the MLA format and must consist of 10 -15 pages of content, and which is due on Dec 6th at the beginning of class. Be sure to integrate the learning outcomes listed in the syllabus in the paper. Demonstrate the ability to employ theoretic and conceptual applications of the models to economic stability and growth in terms of policy prescription. Appropriate use of grammar, punctuation, spelling, typing, sentence structure, and readability will be adhered to. All data and its use must follow appropriate citation and documentation.
Each homework set consists of short answer questions that will demonstrate writing, analytical and quantitative skills. See the calendar for their due dates.Grading: A 90 - 100
B 80 - 89
C 70 - 79
D 60 - 69
F 50 -59The course grade for students will be based on the overall average of homework and tests taken during the course in accordance with the weighting of the various requirements as stated in the syllabus.
EC 301 Intermediate Macroeconomics
S2B 2008 BL
MS. EconomicsB.B.A. Economics & Finance
Mar 17 - May 11 2008
7:40 - 10:10 PM
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development. The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email email@example.com or call 800-927-3024Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
The course grade for students will be based on the overall average of homework and tests taken during the course in accordance with the weighting of the various requirements as stated in the syllabus.
All final exams in all School of Business and Management courses will be comprehensive and will be closed book and closed notes. They will constitute 30% of the total course grade and will not be a take-home exam. They will be completed during the test week in the period designated by the registrar or by the Proctor in the case online courses. 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 Dean of the School of Business and Management.
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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85-86
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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87-88
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 .
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