EC 141 Principles of Economics I (Macro)
F2T 2007 DLG
B.S.: (Computer Science) Kansas State University, Manhattan, KSM.A.: (Economics) University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS
Overland Park, KS
October 22 - December 16, 2007
Karl E. Case, Wellesley College
Ray C. Fair, Yale University
Publisher: Prentice Hall
Format: Paper; 560 pp
Paul Solman Videos DVD to accompany McConnell-Brue Economics 17e. McGraw Hill-Irwin, Publisher. ISBN 978-0-07-329140-6
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Additional Resources: 1)Macroeconomics Online Learning Center
2)DVD and access to the on-line Discoverecon website that is provided with a new textbook
3)Online subscription service (Optional)
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.
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Educational Philosophy: My educational philosophy emphasizes interactivity based on readings, lectures, individual discussion threads, groupwork activities, homework assignments and exams. Web-based activities are used as a research tool that allows students to analyze contemporary topics of interest from the economic perspective.
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: Weekly Assignments
Mid Term Exam
The following percentages will be used to assign course grades:
90% - 100% = A
80% - 89% = B
70% - 79% = C
60% - 69% = D
Below 60% = F
The work you do in this class is valued as follows:
Weekly Assignments 22% of grade 220 points
Mid Term Exam 20% of grade 200 points
Comprehensive Examination 30% of grade 300 points
Weekly Disicussions 16% of grade 160 points
Weekly Quiz 12% of grade 120 points
TOTAL 100% 1,000 points
The Comprehensive (Proctored) Final Exam for online courses is both closed book and closed notes.
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.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Week 1: Our objective is to understand economic terms and concepts. We will study the nature and method of economics, the economizing problem and review the construction and interpretation of graphs. The reading assignment for week 1 includes chapters 1 and 2 and the chapter 1 appendix in the text.
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Last Updated:10/1/2007 3:58:16 PM