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ECON-2301-DC003 Principles of Macroeconomics
An analysis of the economy as a whole including measurement and determination of Aggregate Demand and Aggregate Supply, national income, inflation and unemployment. Other topics include international trade, economic growth, business cycles, and fiscal policy and monetary policy.
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Students enrolled in an educational program in preparation for obtaining certain occupational licenses are potentially ineligible for such license if the student has been convicted of an offense. For further information, please contact:
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(3 sem hrs; 3 lec)
Dual Credit Course
Principles of Macroeconomics 3e - Lee Coppock and Dirk Mateer - ISBN: 0393872343 or 978-0393872347 (These are both ISBN numbers for the same book!)
Note: You will need the version of the textbook that includes the access code for INQUIZITIVE as this is where you will complete the majority of your coursework.
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At the completion of the course you should show at least a minimum of 60% competency on the learning objectives listed in this syllabus.
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It is important for you to check BlackBoard regularly, take good notes, participate in discussion, and complete all assignments. You should read the material before attempting the assignments.
I will determine your final grade with the following:
All assignments and exams have strict deadlines. If you submit any work after the deadline, you will receive a zero for that assignment.
I encourage you to study with a classmate or with a study group. Do not cheat. If you cheat or the work you submit is not your own, you will receive a zero.
I do not give extra credit, but I will drop your lowest exam grade at the end of the semester.
*Please keep in mind that I am available for tutoring and clarification on any items throughout the semester! Online does not mean "on your own," and I am here to help. You can text, call, or email me to schedule an appointment.
Your final course grade will consist of an average of:
Chapter 1 - Five Foundations of Economics
Chapter 2 - Model Building and Gains from Trade
Chapter 3 - The Market at Work: Supply and Demand
Chapter 4 - Market Outcomes and Tax Incidence
Chapter 5 - Price Controls
Chapter 6 - Introduction to Macroeconomics and Gross Domestic Product
Chapter 7 - Unemployment
Chapter 8 - The Price Level and Inflation
Chapter 9 - Savings, Interest Rates, and the Market for Loanable Funds
Chapter 10 - Financial Markets and Securities
Chapter 11 - Economic Growth and the Wealth of Nations
Chapter 12 - Growth Theory
Chapter 13 - The Aggregate Demand-Aggregate Supply Model
Chapter 14 - Recessions, Expansions, and the Debate over How to Manage Them
Chapter 15 - Federal Budgets: The Tools of Fiscal Policy
Chapter 16 - Fiscal Policy
Chapter 17 - Money and the Federal Reserve
Chapter 18 - Monetary Policy
Chapter 19 - International Trade
Chapter 20 - International Finance
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