EC 301 Intermediate Macroeconomics
F1B 2011 BL
Bachelors Degree in EconomicsBachelors Degree in Finance - Concentration in BankingMasters of Science in Economics
08/15/2011 - 10/08/2011
Tuesdays and Thursdays
5:00 - 7:30 PM
Textbook: Macroeconomics, Robert J. Gordon, 11th Edition ISBN:9780321485519
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Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: Grade is based on two examinations, homework assignments and a research paper. Both Exams are in-class, closed book and no notes allowed. THE FINAL EXAM WILL BE A COMPREHENSIVE CLOSED BOOK AND NO NOTES EXAM.
Grades will be based on 2 exams (100 Points each) worth 30% of your grade each, the research paper is worth 30% and 4 homework assignments (5 Points each) worth 10% of your grade.
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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.
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COURSE TOPICS/DATES/ASSIGNMENTS: (Subject to Change)
Week Topics Chapters
1 What is Macroeconomics? CHAPTER 1
2 The measurement of income, prices and unemployment CHAPTER 2
2 The simple Keynesian theory of income determination CHAPTER 3
3 The IS-LM Model CHAPTER 4
3 Monetary policy, fiscal policy and government budget CHAPTER 5
4 Review for Exam # 1
4 Test #1(Chapters 1-5)
5 International trade, exchange rates and macroeconomic policy CHAPTER 6
5 Aggregate demand, aggregate supply and the self-correcting economy CHAPTER 7
6 Inflation: its causes and cures CHAPTER 8
7 The government budget, the public debt and social security 12
7 Review for Final Exam
8 Test # 2 (Comprehensive Final Chapters 1-8, 12)
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