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EC 301 Intermediate Macroeconomics
Colapietro, Vito


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CourseEC 301 Intermediate Macroeconomics IN
SemesterS2J2005
FacultyColapietro, Vito
Degrees/CertificatesMA
Daytime Phone816-734-5845
E-Mailvito.colapietro@park.edu
Semester DatesMarch 14, 2005 - May 8, 2005
Class Days--T----
Class Time5:30 - 9:50 PM
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
Peterson & Estenson
Income, Employment, & Economic Growth
8th edition

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore


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. Pre-requisite: EC141. 3:0:3

Learning Outcomes:
Relate course material to current U.S. and world events.
Develop critical thinking skills in economics.
Develop better economic  citizens.                                                                      

Course Assessment:
Read all assignments and do well on exams. Ten-page (type-written) paper, to be discussed in class, on a current economic problem.      

Grading:
Grades are based on the following:
               Total Points
One Exam at 100 points                     100
Final comprehensive exam                   100
Paper                                      100
                                    300 total points
Grades will be awarded using the traditional 90/80/70/60/50 percent scale of total points to determine the letter grade.                                                                        

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
Below is only an outline of topics and not a detailed reading assignment list.  Class discussion, current events, exams, and quizzes will be included in the full session's list os events.

 AssignmentsTopic
Meeting - 1Chapter 1Introduction
Meeting - 2Chapter 2Measuring the Economy's Performance
Meeting - 3Chapter 3The Classical System
Meeting - 4Chapter 4The Keynesian System
Meeting - 5Exam 1
Chapter 5
Money and Interest
Meeting - 6Chapters 7 & 8Consumption, Saving, and Investment
Meeting - 7Chapter 12Output, Employment, & Inflation
Meeting - 8Chapter 15
Final Exam
Sixty-five Years of Macroeconomic Policy

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 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog
Page 101
Cheating and other forms of deceit will not be tolerated.  

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. <a href="http://www.park.edu/catalog">
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog</a> Page 101

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "WH".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog Page 100
Students are expected to attend all class sessions and to accept responsibilities for all assignments.
Make-up exams must be the responsibility of the student, and will be allowed only when permission
is granted, except extraordinary cases; otherwise, an unexcused missed exam will result in 0.
Missing a class without prior notification is an unexcused absence.
“In the event of two consecutive  weeks of unexcused absences in a term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of F”.

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. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners 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 American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent 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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