EC 303 Money, Credit and Banking
S2J 2011 PV
Vinlove, F. Kathleen
Associate Professor, Economics
Monday and Wednesday 10:30 – 11:30; Thursday 11:00 – 4:00; or by appointment
March to May, 2011
5:30 to 9:50 p.m.
EC 141 and EC 142 or instructor's permission
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Because the learning process is active rather than passive, I will combine lectures with the Socratic method, and student questions are always encouraged. The use of analytical tools and application to specific, real-world examples are emphasized.
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 303. This is NOT AN OPEN-BOOK EXAM and is worth 30 percent of the student’s final grade and will test students’ mastery of nine core learning outcomes (Learning Outcomes 1-7 listed on the syllabus) through problem solving, short essay, and graphing 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.
Exams: There will be three exams: two class-period exams and a comprehensive final exam. The average of these three exams will constitute 65 percent of your final grade.
Each exam will be composed of multiple-choice, short essay, and diagramming questions based on my lectures, in-class exercises, and handouts. All exams are worth 100 points. I will curve each exam to give you an idea of your performance in terms of letter grades. However, final letter grades will be determined by a curve of final total averages for the class.
Late Arrivals to Exams: Students arriving late to an exam may take the exam only if no other student has turned in the exam. If another student has completed the exam, the late student cannot take the exam.
Students may not leave the classroom during an exam. Cell phones must be turned off and put away during exams; students who answer cell phones during an exam will be asked to turn in the exam. Seating for exams is assigned.
Make-up Exams: No make-up exams will be administered for class-period exams. If a student misses either Exam 1 or 2, then the comprehensive final exam will count double. In other words, the student’s exam average will be based on three exams, but the final exam grade will be counted twice. Students who miss the final exam must take a comprehensive essay make-up exam.
In-class Exercises: During the semester, FIVE in-class exercises will be administered. However, final grades are based on FOUR in-class exercises. Thus a student may miss one exercise without penalty. There are no make-ups for in-class exercises. To receive full credit for an in-class exercise, a student must be present on time (not more than 5 minutes late) for the exercise and complete all questions related to the exercise. They are worth 10 percent of the final grade and will be scored as follows:
Full credit 25 points
Partial credit 15 points
No credit 0 points
Research: A presentation and topic paper graded on a 100-point scale will be worth 25 percent of the final grade. The paper is weighted as 75 percent of the research grade, and the presentation is weighted as 25 percent of the research grade. Topics are assigned. The paper must be handed in and the presentation given on the deadline date for full credit. A student who fails to turn in a research paper will receive a grade no higher than a “D.”
Grading Plan: Final grades will be based on the following percentages:
Topic paper and presentation 25%
In-class exercises 10%
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: The professor assumes that students are adults and will conduct themselves accordingly.
EC 303: Course Topics/Dates/Assignments, Spring 2 2011
Week Topic Chapters
1 Introduction 1, appendix, 3
The Federal Reserve System 13
Money Creation 14
2 Financial Crises 9
Economic Analysis of Banking Regulation 11
The Money Supply 14
3 The Money Supply, continued 14
FIRST HOUR EXAM: Wednesday, March 30
4 Demand for Money 19
5 Aggregate Demand and Supply Analysis 22
Monetary Policy: Goals and Targets 16
6 Monetary Policy: Tools 15
SECOND HOUR EXAM: Wednesday, April 20
7 International Financial System 18
8 Presentations and Topic Paper due
COMPREHENSIVE FINAL EXAM: Wednesday, May 4
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Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96
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