EC 142 Principles of Microeconomics
S2I 2009 EMC
Winn, Christopher D.
B.S. Animal ScienceB.S. Agricultural BusinessM.S. Agricultural Science
Principles of Microeconomics, 8th edition by Karl E. Case and Ray C. Fair. Prentice Hall, 2007.
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Learning only begins in a text book. Throughout the course we will examine economic issues associated with current events. Students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with current events and be prepared to discuss them in an analytical classroom environment. Each student will be provided one current events article by the instructor and will prepare and present an analysis of the issue to the class.
www.wsj.com This is a newspaper with a website that covers world events with economic considerations and has a broad scope of financial information. You may wish to consider a subscription to this paper after this class.
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Learning does not occur by memorization and testing. It is a process that begins with listening, consists of discussion, critical thought and application to real world issues. It ends with a thorough understanding of a set of concepts and the ability to apply a disciplined thought process to evaluate the things that occur in the world around us. Testing is merely an evaluation of the student to ensure that he or she can do the above mentioned things.
The class grade will be determined through a combination of, participation, (3) quizzes (to be announced one to two weeks prior), a mid-term exam, a research paper, class presentation, weekly assignments and a final examination.
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 142. This exam is worth 30 percent of the student’s final grade and will test students’ mastery of core learning outcomes through Multiple Choice, Tools and Methods of Economics questions, Quantitative Critical Thinking Problems, and Graphical Problems in the Communications section. For each core learning outcome, the student should be prepared to draw the relevant graph; define basic concepts or policies; determine costs, revenue and profit levels; and state final impacts on the individual, firm, and/or industry.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
The final grade will be determined on the following measurements:
Homework assignments -10%
Classroom discussions -10%
Mid-term examination – 15%
Final examination – 30%
The course grades will be based on the following percentages:
A = 90% - 100%
B = 80% - 89%
C = 70% - 79%
D = 60% - 69%
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:
I expect and encourage students to work together and will specify when doing so is not authorized. Generally speaking all graded events will be authorized for group work with the exception of tests and quizzes. However, it is the responsibility of every student to ensure that they are able to perform all work on their own, simply copying answers to complete an assignment is not learning and is not an acceptable way to get through this or any course.
Computers and calculators are authorized and encouraged unless specifically prohibited by the instructor. Computers will not be used on tests or quizzes. Back up all work, your computer crashing will not be sufficient reason for excuse from an assignment.
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 87
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 87Specific instruction will be provided on how to avoid plagiarism while conducting research. Plagiarized work will not be accepted.
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
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