EC 142 Principles of Microeconomics
F2B 2012 BL
Greene, Barry E.
MA Education; Curriculum and Instruction, University of PhoenixMA Management and Leadership, Webster UniversityBS Human Resource Management, Park University
Fort Bliss, Texas
30 Minutes prior to and after class
10/22/12 - 12/16/12
7:40 - 10:10 PM
Microeconomics, Brief Edition
Required • Edition: 2010 • Mcconnell, Campbell R.
ISBN: 978-0-07-741620-1 2nd Edition
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All Park University courses must include a core assessment that measures the course Learning Outcomes. The purpose of this assessment is to determine if expectations have been met concerning mastery of learning outcomes across all instructional modalities. For this course, the core assessment is a final exam to be administered in all sections of EC 142. This exam is worth 30 percent of the student’s final grade and will test students’ mastery of core learning outcomes through Multiple Choice, Tools and Methods of Economics questions, Quantitative Critical Thinking Problems, and Graphical Problems in the Communications section. For each core learning outcome, the student should be prepared to draw the relevant graph; define basic concepts or policies; determine costs, revenue and profit levels; and state final impacts on the individual, firm, and/or industry.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment: Grades will be based on 3 quizzes, 1 in class open book Midterm, and 1 in class, closed book and close notes Final exam, classroom participation, and an economics activity and presentation. The Economics Activity will be based on Pure Monopoly. Students will identify a pure monopoly and will present information on the discoveries researched and identify the monopoly, the type of company, products or services it produces, government regulations and monitoring affecting the monopoly, financial information of the company, barriers to entry for competitors, and identify patents or licenses is secures. This activity will be completed as a group project as a small group activity and will be presented as a power point presentation during week 6.
Grading: Grading: Will be based on a 1000 point system
Grades will be based on a Midterm exam, a Final exam, 3 quizzes, Participation, and an Economics Activity
Midterm Exam 20% 200pts
Final Exam 30% 300pts
900 - 1000 = A
800 - 899 = B
700 - 799 = C
600 - 699 = D
Below 600 = F
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Introduction; Chapter 1, Limits, Alternatives, and Choices
Demand, Supply and Market Equilibrium
Demand, Supply and Market Equilibrium / Quiz 1
Businesses and their costs
Businesses and their costs / Quiz 2
Review for Midterm Exam
Chapters 1, 3, 6, 7
Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly
Wage Determination / Quiz 3
Wage Determination/ Economics Activity
Income Inequality and Poverty
Review for final Exam
Review of class and discussion on economics
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