EC 301 Intermediate Macroeconomics
S1T 2012 DLB
Bowen, John E.
1/16/2012 - 3/11/2012
Textbook: Macroeconomics 12e, Robert J Gordon, ISBN 978-0-13-801491-9 (if you have the 12th edition of Gordon, you have the right book).
Textbooks can be purchased through the MBS bookstore
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
Additional Resources: The Wall Street Journal is not required but strongly recommended. You can access it at no cost to you through the Park online library. However, if you would like to have your own subscription with both a printed copy as well as online access to the paper (and its archives that are useful for the term paper) you can can contact the paper directly or I can take care of it for you and assure you that you get a student discount.
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I want you to do more than memorize facts and
formulas. By the time this course is over, I want you to be able to apply
course concepts to the real world and what is happening in 2012!!!! This
class is intended to be interactive in which the instructor interacts with the students
and the students interact with each other. When you have a problem, I am here
to help but not to do your work or do your thinking for you. When there
is something you do not understand, before I answer your question, I may ask
you try to discover the answer on your own by discussing your concern with the
other students - normally you will learn the most that way. However, fear not -
I will not abandon you!
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
Each week (with the exception of the midterm and final exam) you will be graded on discussion participation, homework and a quiz. Homework will be assigned during the first week of the course. There will be a midterm and a comprehensive closed note and closed book final exam that must be completed within two hours. 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 in depth both the
pros and cons of the various issues in your topic. ??
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 demonstration of respect for
others is mandatory. You may
disagree with others but do so without being insulting. By each person
doing his or her part to maintain a positive learning environment for all and
by everyone seeking to be of help to each other, everyone can have an
enjoyable experience that pays off gradewise.
Weekly Discussion (weeks 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7)
= 90 points (9%). Weekly Homework (weeks 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7) = 120 points (12%). Weekly Quiz (weeks 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7) = 180
points (18%). Midterm (end of 4th week) = 110 points
(11%). Term Paper (end of 7th week) = 200 points (20%). Proctored
final exam (Friday of 8th week) = 300 points (30%). TOTAL =
1000 points (100%).
Topics and text assignments for a given week are posted in
each week’s discussion thread. The
exception is the term paper that is due at the end of the seventh and guidance
is posted above the discussion threads so that one can begin work on that
requirement early in the course.
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 .
Additional Information:For those who cannot wait until the first day of class, there will be much that can be done if one so desires. As we get closer to the first day of class, there will be many things posted that will help you to get off to a good start on that first day and will be useful during the entire course. Some will include permanent items and some will be in the form of announcement. On the first day, get into Introductions and go the first week thread where you will find the reading assignment and a discussion thread.
In this class, two-way e-mail communication is totally
Be sure to check your Park e-mail several times a week – every day if ?possible. You might find it useful to
have it forwarded to whatever e-mail ?address you use most frequently.
When you e-mail me, I will ALWAYS
respond to ?everything you send (even jokes) and will do so ASAP. ?I check my e-mail numerous times each day
and if more than a day goes by ?without a response from me, I did not get your
e-mail. If something occurs that ?might create a delay of more than a day, I
will try to let you know in advance ?– but any such delay is very unlikely.
If you send me an attachment, PLEASE avoid. docx, ?wps, and winmail attachments like the plague!!!!
wait until the last minute to complete assignments.
Get into the Introduction and Weekly Discussion early ??in the first week. It can be useful to get to know each other. In fact, you may wish to establish a formal group with your own e-mail, doc sharing, etc.
Look for announcements every time you go to class.
Don’t panic if you do not understand everything immediately. Before ?the
class is over, some of you are going to be surprised what you are capable ?of
THANKS FOR JOINING THE CLASS
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