Econ 4 syllabus


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THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY Department Of Economics Economics 4.2 Professor Graf TA: Lily Samkharadze 105 Forum 605 Kern Bldg. 408 Kern MWF 2:30 -3:20 Off. Hrs M W F 8:00-9:45am Off Hrs: Spring 2008 Phone: 863-8544 Phone: 865-1108 e-mail: [email protected] [email protected] Course Objective: To provide a better understanding of how economists study the economy as a whole. This course is designed to help you better understand the world you live in, to make you a more astute participant in the market place and to provide you with the tools necessary to analyze the potential and limits of economic policy. The tools of macroeconomic analysis will be developed and applied to the national economic problems facing the U.S. and other market-orientated economies. Such problems include recessions, economic growth, inflation, unemployment, consumer spending & saving, fiscal & Texts: Economics Today: The Macro View , Penn State University edition, 14th ed. by Miller Special Edition Econ 004 Spring 2008 Semester, Professor Graf Additional Materials for Professor Graf’s Spring 2008 classes Economics Tutor Center Student Study Guide to accompany Miller, Economics Today: The Macro View , 14 th edition Course Compass Registration Access Card to accompany Miller Miller, Economics Today , 14 th edition Companion Web site Web site: Class Web site CourseCompass is a web site maintained by the publisher that offers, among other features, some online quizzes that you may find useful in studying. In the past, some students have experienced difficulties in registering for CourseCompass, as well as occasional server crashes and slowdowns when using it. Be sure to allow several days lead-time whenever you use or register for CourseComapass to avoid experiencing such problems at the last minute. If you experience problems with CourseCompass, call 1-800-677-6337, M-F, 9AM-6PM. Since CourseCompass is a privately maintained web site, Penn State personnel cannot provide assistance with it. Course Organization: Students are expected to have read the assigned material prior to each lecture and should expect to work at least 6 hours per week outside of class. Class activities are based on the premise you have read the material assigned, at least once, prior to the class lecture. Lectures only compliment the required reading material. Lectures are not a substitute for the readings nor are the readings a substitute for attending and participating in class. After each lecture you should reconstruct your notes so you understand the material. In addition, you are required to read and understand all material. You are responsible for all material presented, both the texts as well as lecture, for an exam. A student should attend every class for which the student is scheduled and is responsible for all work covered in the classes and assigned readings.
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This note was uploaded on 03/30/2008 for the course ECON 004 taught by Professor Graf,pauledwin during the Fall '07 term at Penn State.

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