EC 141 Principles of Macroeconomics
F1DD 2008 DC
Sanford, Jack R., A.A., B.Sci., A.B., B.S., M.S., M.A., Ph.D.
Building 10, Section 9, DSCC, Ohio
18 August 2008 to 12 October 2008
5:00 PM - 10:45 PM
Textbook: Principles of Macroeconomics, 8th Edition, Case and Fair
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Additional Resources: Supplemental resource materials list: Barrons, USA Today, Investors Daily, The Wall Street Journal, Federal Reserve Bulletins, Federal Reserve Public Affairs Pamphlets, Federal Reserve Annual Reports, Economic Quarterly, and Cross Sections as well as various web sites.
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Educational Philosophy: This course requires the understanding the role of scientific evidence in the pursuit of knowledge, and economics requires that decisions and critical examinations be made on the basis of fact and not a social or cultural affiliation. The scientific inquiry and method of economic decision making at both the macroeconomic and microeconomic level is often measured by the bottom line which is the accomplishment of the stated goal. Therefore the student must try to be devoid of personal bias and recognize the mutual interaction between the human society and the economic environment. Economics is neutral, people often are not.
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: Class Assessment:
Term Paper - The Term Paper will be typewritten, 7 to 10 pages, concerning the identification, examination, discussion, opinion, and/or any conclusion concerning any Maccroeconomic topic. The Term Paper will be 15% of the class grade, and will be graded on your understanding, interpretation and comprehension of the selected economic subject. The Term Paper should be typed on plain white paper and stapled together without a binder or cover of any kind. The Term Paper can be turned in prior to the date due. The grade will be reduced one letter grade for each class that it is late.
Term Paper Presentation - The Term Paper will be presented to the class in an oral presentation. Please do not read the paper to the class. Present the paper in any fashion comfortable to you. You may use notes, charts, handouts, overheads, power point, or any other fitting utility that you wish. The Term Paper Presentation will be 10% of the grade and will be graded on your knowledge and presentation of your chosen subject. The presentation of the Term Paper will be limited to not more than seven (7) minutes and may be presented prior to the due date. The grade will be reduced one letter grade for each class that the Term Paper Presentation is late.
Grading - An incomplete is only given in extenuating circumstances beyond the control of the student such as hospitalization, deployment, etc. If a student does not take the final examination, an incomplete will not be given unless the school administrator is contacted, and the incomplete is approved by the school administrator. If a student does get an incomplete, the student has sixty (60 days from the last day of the term to make up the grade. After sixty (60) days, the incomplete becomes an "F".
Midterm Examination = 20 points which is 20% of the total grade
Final Examination = 30 points which is 30 % of the total Grade
Quiz # 1 = 10 points which is 10 % of the total grade
Quiz # 2 = 10 points which is 10 % of the total grade
Term Paper = 15 points which is 15 % of the total grade
Term Paper Presentation = 10 points which is 10 % of the total grade
Class Participation = 5 points which is 5% of the total grade
A = 100 - 90; B = 89 - 80; C = 79 - 70; D = 69 - 60; F = 59 and below
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.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: The classroom dialogue that occurs between students and faculty is a distinctive aspect of a liberal arts education and should not be interrupted by computer attention, telephones, children, beepers, side-bar discussions and other distractions. Park University expects faculty members "...to dismiss from their classrooms students whose behavior is detrimental to good order in the classroom. Such behavior includes, but is not limited to, the use of abusive or obscene language, attending the class under the influence of drugs or alcohol, etc. Students who are dismissed from class may be given failing grades, suspension, or expulsion from Park University. Students whose behavior, either verbal or written, is detrimental to the good order of Park University may be subject to disciplinary action ranging from suspension to expulsion from Park University. Students who exhibit abusive or obscene language or behavior toward administrative personnel or support staff are also subject to suspension or expulsion from Park University." No food, alcholic beverages or smoking is allowed in the classroon at any time.
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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 2008-2009 Undergraduate Catalog Page 87To assure academic freedom, no electronic recording devices of any kind will be permitted in the classroom. If you have a problem hearing or seeing, please see me to assure accommodations are made to permit learning. Please see Disability Guidelines.
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 2008-2009 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 2008-2009 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 .
Instructor Sanford has graduated from Air War College, Air Command and Staff College, Bliss College, the University of the State of New York, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, The Ohio State University, Urbana University, and has earned Graduate Degrees from the University of Southern California, California Western University and Central Michigan University. Dr. Sanford attended the University of Maryland; the Institute for Advanced Technology; Intelligence Officer School; Hand, Shoulder and Base Defense Weapons Course; Data Systems School; Armament Electronic School; and many other resident schools, courses and classes. Professor Sanford has taught Graduate Courses at Capital University and hundreds of undergraduate courses for several colleges and universities. Colonel Sanford, United States Air Force, Retired, was involved in national and organizational security and is also retired from the State of Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation, and is a State of Ohio Licensed Private Investigator and consulting detective specializing in financial intermediaries and the construction industry. He has taught over a thousand North Central Association of Colleges and Schools accredited college courses, and over 300 courses for Park University.
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