Mission Statement: Park University provides access to a quality higher education experience that prepares a diverse community of learners to think critically, communicate effectively, demonstrate a global perspective and engage in lifelong learning and service to others.Vision Statement: Park University, a pioneering institution of higher learning since 1875, will provide leadership in quality, innovative education for a diversity of learners who will excel in their professional and personal service to the global community.CourseEC 301 Intermediate MacroeconomicsSemesterS1J 2012 DNFacultyVoyles, Gayle A.TitleAdjunct FacultyDegrees/CertificatesBachelor of Science in EducationMaster of Science in Ed: Curriculum and InstructionMaster of Arts: Economic EducationOffice HoursBy appointmentOther Phone913-620-3739E-MailGayle.Voyles@park.eduSemester DatesJanuary 16, 2012 - March 11, 2012Class Days--T----Class Time5:30 - 10:00 PMPrerequisitesEC141Credit Hours3Textbook: Macroeconomics by Robert Gordon (12th Edition) Worth Publishing
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstoreTextbooks can be purchased through the Parkville BookstoreAdditional Resources: You will be introduced to a variety of web-based resources that house historical and current economic data, and will be given weekly current events articles to read, discuss, and analyze.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/.Course Description: EC301 Intermediate Macroeconomics: This course begins with a review of national income concepts including national income accounting. It analyzes fiscal and monetary policy using the ISLM model. The primary course focus is on the critical analysis of fiscal, monetary, new Keynesian, and new classical models and their success in explaining economic stability and the stimulation of economic growth. Prerequisite: EC141. 3:0:3Educational Philosophy: 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 organizersLearning Outcomes: Core Learning OutcomesExplain the evolution of the monetarist and new classical theories.Describe how new-Keynesian theory justifies the Keynesian the Keynesian policy prescriptions.Explain the relationship between the government budget deficit and the trade deficit.Explain how national savings determines the trade deficit, not protectionism.Define supply-side economics and discuss how it explains the government spending deficit.Analyze graphically the AD-AS model, the Keynesian cross, and the IS-LM model. Identify all relevant curves and causes for shifts in the curves.Core Assessment: Write a paper analyzing the different approaches
that might be used by Keynesian theorists and monetary theorists to promote long-run
macroeconomic stability. Examine the impact of persistent budget deficits on
the trade deficit and analyze the options available to policy makers when
national savings presents opportunities to improve the trade deficit. Appraise
the position of supply-side economists as it relates to government deficits. Evaluate
recent national economic policies as they relate to the magnitude of the trade
deficit and analyze the arguments for protectionist policies and the effect, if
any, upon the trade deficit.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.
Grading: Weekly Analysis of Related Articles 100 pts
Student Generated Graphic Organizers 100 pts.
Mid-Term Exam 250 pts.
Paper 300 pts.
Final Exam 250 pts.
TOTAL POINTS 1,000 pts.
100 - 90% A
89 - 80% B
79 - 70% C
69 - 60% D
59 - 0% FThe 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.
EC 301 Intermediate Macroeconomics
S1J 2012 DN
Voyles, Gayle A.
Bachelor of Science in EducationMaster of Science in Ed: Curriculum and InstructionMaster of Arts: Economic Education
January 16, 2012 - March 11, 2012
5:30 - 10:00 PM
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
Additional Resources: You will be introduced to a variety of web-based resources that house historical and current economic data, and will be given weekly current events articles to read, discuss, and analyze.
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 email@example.com or call 800-927-3024Resources for Current Students - A great place to look for all kinds of information http://www.park.edu/Current/.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
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 instructor) with respect, at all times.
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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93
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 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 93
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog Page 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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