101syllabusS08 - Econ 101- Understanding Our Contemporary...

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Econ 101- Understanding Our Contemporary Economy Spring 2008 Section 005 (TR 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. ) and Section 006 (TR 12:30-1:45 p.m. ) Candelaria 1085 Instructor: Dr. Patricia Graham Office: Candelaria 1281F in Economics Program area Email: patricia.graham@unco.edu Office hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 to 3:15 p.m. or many other times by appointment. DESCRIPTION AND OBJECTIVES : Econ 101 is a one-semester course in economic literacy for non-majors that emphasizes basic concepts about how markets work and the functioning of the national economy. Understanding economic principles can be used to solve problems and to think critically about the many contemporary issues that affect our lives personally as citizens of a global economy. Content learning objectives incorporate the Voluntary National Content Standards in Economics and the Colorado State Economics Learning Standards for pre-service teachers. Students will also demonstrate written communication skills to meet learning objectives in accessing, summarizing, and analyzing information about economic issues. Econ 101 is a UNC general education course that has guaranteed transfer by the CCHE. REQUIRED COURSE MATERIALS : A custom package of course materials for all Econ 101 sections is available at both The Book Stop and the Barnes and Noble Bookstore for about $80-85. The package includes: selected chapters from Essentials of Economics by Krugman, Wells and Olney published by Worth in a 3-hole punch format plus an access card for Aplia. Aplia is a software for students that provides practice and graded exercises tied to the text. A separate instruction sheet on how to sign onto and use Aplia will be distributed and posted on Blackboard. These instructions will include the information that it is possible to buy Aplia with an online text for $60. The trade-offs in making a choice about the purchase of course materials will be discussed the first week of class. Your professors are sensitive to the issue of textbook costs and have negotiated with publishers to bring the best value in learning to you for this course. While students have a choice and are free to explore the book market that will yield the best buy for their preferences, it is the student’s responsibility to get the appropriate required materials for this course. Suggested student supplies: a three hole punch folder for text; a paper punch so
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course ECON 101 taught by Professor Graham during the Spring '08 term at N. Colorado.

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