EC 301 Intermediate Macroeconomics
S1T 2008 DLA
Bowen, John E.
Jan. 14-March 9, 2008
Textbook: Gordon, Macroeconomics, 10th ed. ISBN:0-321-27880-1. Soule, Intermediate Macroeconomics Supplement for Internet Course (Hereinafter IMS) ISBN 007-235019-9. In addition to Gordon and Soule, recommend Hacker, Diana, Rules for Writers - not required but recommend as a manual on APA style.
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Students should use E-Mail for private messages to the instructor and other
students. The Class Conference is for public messages. You must identify
yourself by name and class in all e-mail sent to any member of our class,
including myself. I will respond to course-related questions within 48 hours
(unless I notify you previously that I will be unavailable. USUALLY YOU WILL NOT HAVE TO WAIT THAT LONG. IF 48 HOURS HAVE PASSED AND YOU DO NOT HAVE A REPLY, I DID NOT GET YOUR MESSAGE.
Students are expected to interact with the Instructor and or other students in
the course at least twice every week. Such interaction would include posting a
question, answer, or comment to one of the course threads
All students will participate in conference discussions. Conventions of
"on-line etiquette," which include courtesy to all users, will be
Q & A DISCUSSION: When you
have a course question, look for a similar question in the Weekly Discussion thread. THE WEEKLY THREAD IS THE ONLY THREAD FOR COURSE QUESTION OR COMMENTS.
If you do not see your question there, then post your question. Posting them in
the threaded discussion area will allow your fellow students to benefit from
your questions. There are no stupid/silly questions.
UP every piece of work, you complete.
Be sure to keep a copy of every thing you send to me until after your course
grade is finalized.
WORK: Each week's work must be
completed by the end of that week unless excused. Comprehensive solutions will
be distributed after the deadline
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Scale: A = 90-100, B = 80-89, C = 70-79, D = 60-69, F = 0-59.
Final examination - A
comprehensive closed book and closed note examination will be taken in person
during the 8th week of instruction. If you are within an hour's drive of a Park
University Campus, a proctor from that campus will be provided for you. If you
are not within an hour's drive of a Park Campus, the Proctored Final must be
taken at an alternative location that is approved by the University. In this
case, the student must arrange for a proctor who is accepted and approved by
the instructor. Guidelines for selecting an acceptable proctor can be found at
the Park University website.
HOMEWORK will be assigned during the course in the thread
for each week. Homework will be due at the end of that week. Homework is
intended to prepare the student for the final exam.
this course, you are encouraged to learn from each other. Frequently, I will
encourage you to discuss assignments with other students. I want you to have
the opportunity to learn from every possible source. These sources include: the
text, the information posted by me in the threads, and most importantly, I want
you to learn from each other. Remember that part of your grade is based on your
sharing questions and answers with each other.
EC301, unlike most other college courses, it is virtually impossible to cheat
anyone but yourself. We are here to learn and a major portion of that learning
will be from peers. Don’t worry, I will monitor your concerns closely and pull
you back on track as the need arises.
PREPARATION: The proctored final
exam must represent your efforts exclusively. Any deviation from this would be
cheating. However, preparing for the exam should be a group activity and I will
tell you exactly what type of problems will be on the proctored final.
PAPER: The Term Paper must be
written by you and cannot therefore be copied from someone or some other
source. However, you are encouraged to get feedback from the class and other
sources so you can do the best job possible.
Scale: A = 90-100, B = 80-89, C = 70-79, D = 60-69, F = 0-59.
ONE THROUGH THREE AND FIVE THROUGH SEVEN
Thread Participation 90 points (15 points for each of 6 of 8 weeks) (9%)
120 points (20 points for each of
6 of 8 weeks) (12%)
180 points (30 points for each of
6 of 8 weeks) (18%)
4 Open-Book MID-TERM TEST 110 points (11%)
7 Term Paper 200 points (20%)(SEE CORE ASSESSMENT GRADING)
8 PROCTORED FINAL COMPREHENSIVE CLOSED BOOK AND CLOSED NOTE EXAM 300 points
TOTAL 1000 points 100%
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:
respect for all others will be demonstrated at all times.
ONLINE ETIQUETTE: All online communications need to be composed with fairness, honesty and tact. If I deem an online communication to be inappropriate or offensive, I will take appropriate official action. See http://www.albion.com/netiquette/corerules.html
TOPICS AND READING ASSIGNMENTS
See weekly threads for additional assignment information
Week One: GDP, Chs. 1 & 2
Week Two: Money, Chs. 3 & 4
Week Three: AD-AS & ISLM: Chs. 7 & 8
Week Four, Midterm, Review Above
Week Five, Keynes, Chs. 12 & 13
Week Six: New Classical & New Keynesian Thought, Chs. 14 & 17
Week Seven: Budget & Trade Deficit, Chs. 5 &6, Also Term Paper
Week Eight: Final Exam, Review All of the Above
WEEKS ONE THROUGH THREE AND FIVE THROUGH SEVEN
Discussion Thread Participation 90 points (15 points for each of 6 of 8 weeks) (9%)
Homework 120 points (20 points for each of 6 of 8 weeks) (12%)
Quiz 180 points (30 points for each of 6 of 8 weeks) (18%)
ONE TIME SUBMISSIONS
WEEK 4 Open-Book MID-TERM TEST 110 points (11%)
WEEK 7 Term Paper 200 points (20%)(SEE CORE ASSESSMENT GRADING)
WEEK 8 PROCTORED FINAL COMPREHENSIVE CLOSED BOOK AND CLOSED NOTE EXAM 300 points (30%)
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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 2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog Page 85
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
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Last Updated:12/16/2007 7:45:47 PM