econ syllabus - ECON 2333 Macroeconomic Principles Spring...

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ECON 2333 Macroeconomic Principles Spring 2008 Dillard College of Business Administration Midwestern State University ______________________________________________________________________________ Class Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, Section I: 09:00 am – 09:50 am, DB 129 Section II: 11:00 am – 11:50 am, DB 129 Contact Information Instructor: Adam Y.C. Lei, Ph.D. Office: DB 219 940-397-4403 adam.lei@mwsu.edu Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10:00 am – 10:50 am, Wednesday, 01:30 pm – 03:00 pm, and by appointment Course Materials Required: 1) Lecture Notes (PowerPoint slides; available through WebCT), and 2) Macroeconomics , 1e, by Leeds, Von Allmen, and Schiming, Pearson Education ( http://www.aw-bc.com/leeds/ ), ISBN: 978-0321278944. Recommended: The Wall Street Journal. Course Description The course deals with the scope and methodology of economics. The focus is on the development of principles useful for understanding aggregate economics and for choosing policy to resolve problems such as unemployment, inflation, recession, poverty, economic stagnation, and resource waste. Course Objective A. General Learning Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students will: 1) Demonstrate problem solving and decision making abilities through the critical analysis, evaluation, and interpretation of business information. 2) Demonstrate a competency in speaking and writing for common business scenarios.
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2 B. Course Specific Learning Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should: 1) Have acquired factual knowledge about economic terminology, methods, and trends. 2) Understand basic economic principles necessary for thinking critically about the economizing problem, specific macroeconomic issues, and policy alternatives available. 3) Understand how to apply economic principles in the contexts of business, government, politics, and society. 4) Recognize the importance of economics with respect to private and public decisions. 5) Have basic tools to evaluate economic options and changes from the perspective of an informed voter and member of society. Grading and Evaluation Course Grading: Midterm Exam I 25% Midterm Exam II 30% Final Exam (Comprehensive) 35% P a r t i c i p a t i o n 1 0 % Total 100% 90-100 (Excellent) A 80-90 (Good) B 70-80 (Satisfactory) C 60-70 (Passing) D Below 60 (Failing) F All grades are firm and non-negotiable. There is no rounding in grades. To maintain the fairness to the entire class, the same grading criteria will be applied to every student, and no personal reason will be considered for grading purposes. No grades will be disclosed by email, by phone,
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