econ 111 - syllabus - spring 2008

econ 111 - syllabus - spring 2008 - revised 1/17/08...

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revised 1/17/08 University of Wisconsin, Department of Economics Econ 111: Principles of Economics – Accelerated Treatment Spring 2008 Prof James Montgomery 2436 Social Science jmontgom@ssc.wisc.edu www.ssc.wisc.edu/~jmontgom Office hours: Friday 9:30-11:30 AM or by appointment Course description This course provides an accelerated introduction to microeconomic and macroeconomic theory and applications. It covers the same material as Economics 101 and 102 combined. We will thus need to move quickly through the material. The course is designed for honors students who possess strong analytical skills. We will make extensive use of graphs, algebra, and mathematical reasoning. I will sometimes provide optional calculus derivations, but the course is intended to be self-contained for students who have not taken calculus. Students often find this course challenging. Unless you possess strong analytical skills and are willing to work very hard, you are strongly encouraged to consider Economics 101 or 102 as an alternative. Readings The textbook for the course is Stiglitz and Walsh, Economics , 4th ed (Norton), which is available at the University bookstore. This book will be read almost from cover to cover. The Study Guide for the Stiglitz-Walsh textbook is recommended for students wanting additional practice problems. Further readings may be assigned and distributed in class. Exams and grading Four exams are scheduled. You should always bring a calculator to the exams. Midterm exams will be held in class on February 19 , March 27 , and April 29 . Each of these exams will cover the material since the previous exam. The final exam will be held during test week on Sunday, May 11 at 10:05 am. The final exam will be
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