EC 141 Principles of Macroeconomics
S1F 2013 MY
Broome, William J.
Senior Adjunct Instructor
M.B.A., Regis UniversityB.A., Western Illinois University
January 14 - March 10, 2013
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5:00 - 10:20 PM
Authors: McConnell, Campbell; Brue, Stanley; Flynn, Sean
Edition: 2nd Edition
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Publishing Company
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The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) is an excellent reference for this course. It is available at most libraries, in many offices, and other places. This resource is not required for this course, but it will enhance your understanding if you should choose to use it as a resource. Hard copy subscriptions that included the online subscription are available to you as a student at special discounted rates. You can subscribe online.
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Educational Philosophy: The facilitator's educational philosophy centers around the principle that learning is an active process. The student's ability to apply the concepts covered in class in real world settings is directly related to the student's willingness to participate actively in the class and practice concept applications. Active participation is a required element in the learning process as is interaction, group discussion and idea exploration. The facilitator believes in creating an interactive course with problems that reflect situations and scenarios encountered in the world outside the classroom.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
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 141. This exam is worth 30 percent of the student’s final grade and will test students’ mastery of core learning outcomes through short essay Tools and Methods of Economics questions, Graphical Problems in he Communications section, and Critical Thinking short-answer questions. For each core learning outcome, the student should be prepared to draw the relevant graph, define basic concepts or policies, identify relevant shifts in the curves, and state final impacts on relevant variables.
Link to Class RubricClass Assessment:
The final course grade will be determined using the following measurements:
Grading: Class Assessment
Homework Assignments (16%)
Midterm Exam (25%)
Final Exam (30%)
Total Points Possible
1000 - 900
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:
In this course, some people may have different opinions which you do not agree with. Be objective and respectful when responding to different points of view.
If you have questions about any of these policies, please contact your instructor.
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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 95-96
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 95
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 98
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