EC 142 Principles of Microeconomics
S2BB 2011 HLH
Coy Rice, DM
Doctorate - Management and Organizational LeadershipMasters - Economics and EducationBachelors - Education and Music
5:00 - 10:00 PM
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during the time that the education is taking place fully implementing the
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materials, feedback from teachers and peers, and personal evaluations.
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stones within their academic road to success.
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 142. This exam is worth 30 percent of the student’s final grade and will test students’ mastery of core learning outcomes through Multiple Choice, Tools and Methods of Economics questions, Quantitative Critical Thinking Problems, and Graphical Problems in the Communications section. For each core learning outcome, the student should be prepared to draw the relevant graph; define basic concepts or policies; determine costs, revenue and profit levels; and state final impacts on the individual, firm, and/or industry.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
The core assessment is a
CLOSED BOOK, CLOSED NOTES exam
that must be administered and proctored in the classroom and may not be given
as a take-home exam. Students
should not have access to the exam or its questions before it is administered. The duration of the exam can be no
longer than two hours. No
calculators, computers, or materials other than a writing instrument may be
used for the exam; this applies to all students, regardless of whether the exam
is for on-line or face-to-face students.
Completion of the exam is strictly individual; students may not work in
groups to complete the exam.
variety of methods will be used to assess the learning in this course. Students
will be assessed on their class participation, performance on quizzes, writing
assignments, and examinations. There will also be opportunities to work in
groups, and to be assessed based on individual and group performance.
1. Tests – Students are required to take a mid-term and
2. Quizzes – Students are required to take quizzes as
3. Presentation – Students are required to give a short
presentation that explains and gives and example of economic concepts. A paper (APA Style) that reflects the presentation, handed in the same day, should be roughly one
to two pages long. The presentation should roughly be from 10 – 15 minutes
4. Participation – Students are required to enter various
discussions throughout the course.
1000 - 900
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.
Weekly work must be submitted no later than Sunday midnight of each week.
Late work will not receive full grade credit. Work not turned by the due date, but which is turned in no more then 7 days late, will receive 1/2 the score it would have received otherwise. Homework not received within 7 days of the due date will not be scored. No work received after the last Saturday of the term will be scored.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
1. Attend class and be prompt. Class attendance is part of
class participation, which is a portion of your grade. Roll will be checked at
the beginning of each class period. Since tardy entry to a class disrupts the
class, your lateness for class will receive a reduction in points.
2. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE UP ANYTHING MISSED IN
3. Be prepared for class. This meansthat you have read the assigned readings and are prepared to
discuss them. Daily quizzes may be given at the beginning of class. Tardy
arrival at class will result in missing the quiz. Quizzes may not be made up.
This course will consist of class discussion, small group discussion, group
work, and lecture. You are expected to take part in the discussions and group
work. Your in-class participation is another portion of your grade. Also,
assigned reading will not always be reviewed in class, but examinations will be
from both assigned readings and class discussions.
4. Examinations. There will be a mid-term examination and a
comprehensive final examination. Exam answers will be short answer and essay.
Examinations will be from both assigned readings and class discussions
5. No makeup exams will be given unless the student produces
a written excuse signed by a doctor (with the doctor’s registration number) in
the case of illness, or a tow bill from a tow company in the case of car
problems. A written excuse from the campus nurse is acceptable. The same
requirement applies to illness of children.
You can learn about core rules of netiquette at http://www.albion.com/netiquette/corerules.html. If you have questions about any of these policies, please contact your instructor.
Chapters 1, 1 Appendix, and 2
Wednesday / Sunday
Chapter 3 and 3 Appendix
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 95-96NOTE: An attendance report of “P” (present) will be recorded for students who have logged in to the Online classroom at least once during each week of the term for any online requirements. Recording of attendance is not equivalent to participation. Participation grades will be assigned by each instructor according to the criteria in the Grading Policy section of the syllabus.
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 .
reserves the right to change the syllabus at any time during the course.
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