EC 301 Intermediate Macroeconomics
U1T 2011 DLA
Hiestand, Thomas W.
Senior Professor of Economics
B.A. Math and Econmics, Luther CollegePh.D. Econmics, Kansas State University
Monday - Friday 9:00 -10:00 p.m and evenings on Sunday
6-6-11 to 7-31-11
R. Gordon, Macroeconomics. 11th ed. Addison Westley, 2009 ISBN-10: 0-321-48551-3; ISBN-13: 978-0-321-48551-9
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Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: Grading:
Discussion Participation (10 pts per week x 6)
Weeks 1-3 and 5 -7
Homework (20 points per week x 6)
Weeks 1-3 and 5-7
Quizzes (30 points per week X 6)
Open-Book, MID-TERM EXAM
Term Paper (Core Learning Assessment)
PROCTORED FINAL EXAM
A = 900 - 1000
B = 800 - 900
C = 700 - 800
D = 600 - 700
F = Below 600
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 and Management 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 and Management.
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.
Each week's work must be completed by the end of that week. Comprehensive solutions will be distributed after the deadline. After a solution is distributed to the student in the class, the maximum grade will be 50% for that assignment. However, late or not, it is important that you complete all assignments because they will be a major help in preparing you for the test. There is a huge difference in what you will learn by working the assignments and what you will learn by reading the solution to them.
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
Online Etiquette: All online communications need to be composed with fairness, honesty and tact. If I deem an online communication to be inappropriate or offensive, I will take appropriate official action. See http://www.albion.com/netiquette/corerules.html
Readings - Weeks 1-7
Lectures - Weeks 1-7
PowerPoint Presentations - Weeks 1-7
Discussions - Week 1-3 and 5-7
Homework - Weeks 1-3 and 5-7
Open-book Midterm Exam - Week 4
Term Paper (Core Learning Assessment) - Week 7
Proctored Final Exam - Week 8
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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
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