EC 141 Principles of Macroeconomics
U1B 2009 BLA
5/26/08 - 7/16/08
7:40 - 10:10
Case and Fair, 9th edition 2009
Case and Fair, 9th edition 2009
Wall Street Journal:
The WSJ is an excellent reference for this course. It is available at most libraries, in many offices, and other places. While not required for this course, it will enhance your understanding immeasurably. The WSJ provides exceptionally low priced, special discounted rates for students (currently 15 weeks for $29.95) that include hard copy subscriptions with the online WSJ are available to you.
Click Here to subscribe online! http://wsjstudent.com/ Following this link and selecting Joseph Kubec as your instructor will let the WSJ folks know you are enrolled as a student in this course. Delivery will start in a few days and they will bill you directly, usually within 3 or 4 weeks.
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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:
The final course grade will be determined using the following measurements:
Homework assignments 20% 100 points ( 5 assignments at 20 points each)
Midterm Test 40% 100 Points
Final Test 40% 100 Points
Total 100% 300 Points
A 90% to 100%
B 80% to <90%
C 70% to <80%
D 60% to< 70%
F < 60%
Final exam 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.
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.
Any classroom conduct that disrupts the learning environment in the opinion of the instructor, will not be tolerated.
Also remember that computers make writing and revising much easier and more productive. Students must recognize though that technology can also cause problems. Printers run out of ink and hard drive crash. Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines in spite of technology. Be sure to save copies of your work to disk, hard drive, and print out paper copies for backup purposes.
Week 1 Class Introduction and Read and Study (Ch. 1 The Scope and Method).
Week 2 Class Read and Study (Ch. 2 The Economic Problem: Scarcity and Choice, and Ch. 3 Demand, Supply and Market Equilibrium).
Week 3 Class Read and Study (Chapter 18 Introduction to Macroeconomics, and Chapter 19, Measuring National Output and National Income). Review for midterm!
Week 4 Midterm Test Chapters 1, 2, 3, 18 and 19, Week 5 Class Read and Study (Chapter 20 Long-run and Short-run Concerns).
Week 6 Read and Study (Chapter 21 Aggregate Expenditures and Equilibrium Output and Chapter 22 The Government and Fiscal Policy)
Week 7 Read and Study (Chapter 23 The Money Supply and The Federal Reserve System, Chapter 27 Labor Market, Unemployment, and Inflation)
Week 7 Review for Final Test
Week 8 Final Exam Last Day of Class
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