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 MacroeconomicsSemesterF2F 2011 MYFacultyEckley, Douglas A.TitleProfessorDegrees/CertificatesPhDE-Maildeckley@firstname.lastname@example.orgClass Days--T----Class Time5:00 - 10:00 PMCredit Hours3Textbook: Gordon, Robert J.
Addison-Wesley Longman, Inc.
ISBN-10: 0138014914 ISBN-13: 978-0138014919 Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville BookstoreAdditional Resources: CNBC cable channel, internet especially www.bloomberg.comMcAfee 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/.Course Description: EC301 Intermediate Macroeconomics: This course begins with the concepts of money and inflation. We continue with the markets for stocks and bonds (the prerequisite for understanding macro concepts and the business news). Then we cover the important areas of fiscal and monetary policy using the Aggregate Demand/Aggregate Supply model. The core material is the analysis of supply side, fiscal, monetary, and international economic policies, especially with regard to the stimulation of economic growth. Prerequisite: EC141. 3:0:3Learning 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: 25% on homework, 25% on the paper, 50% on the final (no midterm).
The paper should be 2,000 words (as a guideline) on a current event macro-economic topic. At least half of the paper should be in the student's own words, it should tie into related findings from class (that's how you suck me in), and terms used in the paper (such as "GDP" perhaps) should be defined.
You will also give a 5-to-10 minute presentation of your paper to the class. Since we have a small class, all of these can be done during the next-to-last day of class. If you are extremely uncomfortable standing in front of the class, you can choose a roundtable discussion format with me as moderator.
Grading: The research paper will be worth 25 points.
In-class quizzes / homework will be worth 25 points. One quiz score, your lowest, will be tossed. If you miss a quiz, that's a zero that gets tossed. If you miss two quizzes, whatever the reason, SORRY.
The final will be worth 50 points.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.
EC 301 Intermediate Macroeconomics
F2F 2011 MY
Eckley, Douglas A.
5:00 - 10:00 PM
Textbooks can be purchased through the Parkville Bookstore
Additional Resources: CNBC cable channel, internet especially www.bloomberg.com
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/.
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.
Last submission of paper will result in points deducted at my mercy!
Classroom Rules of Conduct:
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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