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Topic I: Introduction [GECON 200] Department of Economics James Madison University 1 / 63
Syllabus I Name: Vipul (roughly pronounced “V-Pull”) Bhatt I Email id: [email protected] I Textbook: ECON 200 Introduction to Macroeconomics ISBN: 1323348174 (13-digit: 9781323348178) 2 / 63
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Syllabus: Course Outline Topic Assigned Readings Introduction and Basic Economics Tools Lecture Slides Macroeconomics: Introduction, Issues, and Data Ch. 1 and 2 Economy in the Long Run Ch.3 and 4 Money and The Federal Reserve Bank Ch.7 and 8 Economy in the Short Run Ch.5 and 6 Monetary and Fiscal Policy Ch. 9 and 10 Open Economy (If time permits) Lecture Slides 4 / 63
Syllabus: Assignments, Exams and Grading I Grade Structure: Canvas quizzes 20% Attendance and Participation 5% Midterm 25% Term Paper 10% Final Exam 40% I All quizzes and exams are timed, closed book, and calculators are allowed I Weekly closed book quizzes I Daily participation credit quizzes I No make-up for missed midterms I Make-up exam for missed Final but under certain conditions (see syllabus on Canvas for details on the missed exam policy) 5 / 63
Lockdown Browser and Respondus Monitor I All quizzes and exams will be conducted using the Lockdown browser. You can download it from: ? id=338212896 I You need to have the lockdown browser installed on the computer you will be using for taking the quizzes and exams in this class I Respondus Monitor is a feature in the Lockdown browser that records the quizzes and exams 6 / 63
Term Paper I You are expected to write a term paper on any macroeconomic issue of your choice. I Details about the term paper are posted on Canvas I I have provided a list of topics but these are only examples. You are free to choose any topic I You must email me the title of your term paper by 7:00PM on June 22 . 7 / 63
Participation Credit Quizzes Guidelines Step 1- Go to: Step 2- Enter Room number: VVCBN4VO Step 3- Take the quiz! 8 / 63
Syllabus: Important Dates I No Class on 4th July I Important Dates: 1. June 14, 2016: Quiz 1 due between 1:00PM-11:59PM (Canvas) 2. June 16, 2016: Quiz 2 due between 1:00PM-11:59PM (Canvas) 3. June 21, 2016: Quiz 3 due between 1:00PM-11:59PM (Canvas) 4. June 22, 2016: Term paper title due via email by 7:00PM 5. June 23, 2016: Midterm Exam between 10:00AM-11:59PM (Canvas) 6. June 28, 2016: Quiz 4 due between 1:00PM-11:59PM (Canvas) 7. June 30, 2016: Quiz 5 due between 1:00PM-11:59PM (Canvas) 8. July 5, 2016: Term paper due by 5:00PM (Canvas) 9. July 6, 2016: Quiz 6 due between 1:00PM-11:59PM (Canvas) 10. July 8, 2016: Final Exam between 10:00AM-11:59PM (Canvas) 9 / 63
Introduction to Economics as “a way of thinking” I Thinking about what? I Five key questions: 1. Why (1.0)? 2. How (1.0)? 10 / 63
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