EC 301 Intermediate Macroeconomics
S7DD 2011 DC
Bowen, John E.
14 March - 10 April 2011
8:00 - 5:00 PM
Textbook: MACROECONOMICS, Gordon,
11th edition, ISBN9780321485519. (If you have Gordon's 11the edition, you have
the right book.)
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
Recommend the Wall Street Journal. The WSJ is both online as
well as a daily paper and will provide you with practical application of course
concepts to the real world and with up to date information. It is one of the
most widely quoted publications in the world. If you would like a subscription
at a student discount, the instructor can help you if you wish.
McAfee Memorial Library - Online information, links, electronic databases and the Online catalog. Contact the library for further assistance via email or at 800-270-4347.Career Counseling - The Career Development Center (CDC) provides services for all stages of career development. The mission of the CDC is to provide the career planning tools to ensure a lifetime of career success.Park Helpdesk - If you have forgotten your OPEN ID or Password, or need assistance with your PirateMail account, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 800-927-3024Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.
The class is intended to be interactive in which the
instructor interacts with the students and the students interact with each
other. When having a problem, the instructor is here to help but you may
be asked to first use an approach to help you discover the answer on your own
or to discuss the problem with other students and help each other.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: The core assessment
is a scholarly analytical term paper. The paper involves technical writing and
must be objective, it is not intended to persuade but rather to cover the pros
and cons of the various issues involved in your topic.
Homework will be assigned during the first class.
There will be a midterm and a comprehensive closed note and closed book exam
that must be completed within two hours.
90-100% = A
80-89% = B
70-79% = C
60-69% = D
Below 60% = F
= 100 points
= 300 points
= 300 points (30%) (Core assessment)
= 300 points (30%)
=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 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:
Online etiquette and respect for others must be demonstrated
at all times.
FIRST SEGMENT OF COURSE
Introduction and Overview Scan text.
GDP and the global economy Parts 1 through 3 of Gordon, read handouts.
SECOND SEGMENT OF COURSE
Economic stability and controversies Parts 4 through 7 of Gordon, read
Term Paper (Core assessment)
Possible field trip to a Federal Reserve Bank
COMPREHENSIVE FINAL EXAM Review Above
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 students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92
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. from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92-93
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
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. 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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