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EC 142 Principles of Economics II (Micro)
Liechty, Elden


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CourseEC 142 Principles of Economics II (Micro) HI
SemesterS2QQ2005
FacultyLiechty, Elden PhD
TitleAdjunct Faculty Professor
Office HoursI will be available before or after class as needed
Daytime Phone801-782-5466
E-Mailelden.liechty@park.edu
NO4OLDFOLKS@PEOPLEPC.COM
Semester Dates14 March - 8 May 2005
Class Days--T-R--
Class Time4:30 - 7:15 PM
Credit Hours3

Textbook:
ECONOMICS, Campbell McConnell and Stanley Breu, 16th Ed. 2005. Irwin Publisher. ISBN 0-7-2811935-9

Textbooks can be purchased though the MBS bookstore


Course Description:
A study of the market mechanism and the organization of production and distribution activities in society. A major focus is on the determination of prices of goods and factors of production. Analysis of the firm as the main institution in the market. 3:0:3

Course Assessment:
We will have two tests, a midterm (4th week) and a final (last day of the term). Tests will be seventy (70) percent of your grade. A term paper will account for 30 percent of the grade and have a value of 100 points.

Grading:
100 - 90 =  A
89 - 80 =  B
79 - 70 =  C
69 - 60 =  D
59 or less = F

Late Submission of Course Materials:
Papers are due at or before the seventh (7th) week of the term. Papers submitted after the due date will be assessed a fifty (50) percent penalty.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:
In addition to the required chapter reading assignments, you will prepare a term paper which will account for thirty (30) percent of your grade and have a value of 100 points. At the end of each cahpter there is a list of Terms and Concepts. You may select any one of thems as your topic. The paper must meet the following requirements.
1. Be 5 - 7 pages double spaces with normal one inch    
  margins etc...
2. Follow a standard writing format. (Footnotes,
  Presentation etc)
3. Have a bibliography of at least seven (7) sources.
4. Have a minimum of three (3) citations using a minimum
  of three (3) different sources.

Papers are due at or before the seventh (7th) week of the term. Papers submitted after the due date will be assessed a fifty (50) percent penalty. Papers will be evaluated using the following.

1. 1/3 on the format.
2. 1/3 on grammar.
3. 1/3 on the overall treatment of the topic.

Reading assignments:
WEEK     Chapter
1       1 and 2
2       3 and part of 4
3       part of 4 and 5
4       6 and part of 21 (mid term)
5       part of 21 and 22
6       23 and part of 24
7       part of 24 and 37
8       38 and final exam                      

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

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

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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