EC 301 Intermediate Macroeconomics
U1J 2011 DN
Voyles, Gayle A.
Master of Arts, Economic EducationMaster of Science, Curriculum and InstructionBachelor of Science, Education
Per Scheduled Appointment
March14, 2011 - May 2, 2011
5:30 - 9:50 PM
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
Current events will be applied to weekly concepts being taught and discussed.
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I believe students must have opportunities to learn and apply new content and skills in a variety of ways. Therefore, I utilize Marzano, Pickering, and Pollock's nine research-based instructional strategies that have been proven to increase student achievement:
identifying similarities and differences
summarizing and note taking
reinforcing effort and providing recognition
homework and practice
setting objectives and providing feedback
generating and testing hypotheses
questions, cues, and advance organizers
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Weekly Analysis of Related Articles: Students will be provided a weekly article to analyze before writing a one page essay that explains the connections between their weekly concepts and those within the article.
Weekly Development of Graphic Organizers: Students will also develop and present concept maps and/or graphic organizers that illustrate the week's major relationships between macroeconomic concepts and principles.
Term Paper: Students will prepare a term paper in order to comply with the course Core Assessment. Review the Core Assessment portion of the syllabus for specific topics. This research paper must be at least seven pages (around 2,000 words) and be developed using at least five different sources. The Learning Rubric contained at the end of this syllabus will be used as the standard to assess student performance on the term paper.
Exams: Midterm and Final Exams will be administered. They will consist of multiple choice, short answer, and diagram assessment items. Each exam will be based on textbook content, classroom lectures and discussions, and weekly practice activities.
Weekly Analysis of Related Articles 100 pts.
Student Generated Graphic Organizers 100 pts.
Mid-Term Exam 300 pts.
Paper 200 pts.
Final Exam 300 pts.
Total Points 1,000 pts.
59 - 0% F
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 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.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Please turn all cell phones and pagers to silent or vibration. If an emergency call, please go out to hall to take call. Your focus during each class session must be on the topic(s) of discussion. It is your responsibility to participate in class activities/discussions and to treat all students (and structor) with respect, at all times
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: Week 1: Read Chapters 1-3 and develop a concept map/graphic organizer for key concepts and relationships. Complete your weekly analysis of an article during class.
Week 2: Read Chapters 5-7 and develop a concept map/graphic organizer for key concepts and relationships. Complete your weekly analysis of an article during class.
Week 3: Read Chapters 6, 8-10 and develop a concept map/graphic organizer for key concepts and relationships. Complete your weekly analysis of an article during class. We will discuss paper requirements and scoring guide.
Week 4: Midterm Exam (Chapters 1-3 and 5-10)
Week 5: Read Chapters 11 and 13 and develop a concept map/graphic organizer for key concepts and relationships. Complete your weekly analysis of an article during class.
Week 6: Read Chapters 4 and 14 and develop a concept map/graphic organizer for key concepts and relationships. Complete your weekly analysis of an article during class.
Week 7: Review of Course Content and Practice Activities
Complete your weekly analysis of an article during class.
Week 8: Final Exam (All Chapters)
Final Term Paper and Presentations
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