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syllabus251_fall09 - Econ 251 Fall 2009 Instructor Anca...

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Econ 251 Fall 2009 Instructor Anca Cristea MICROECONOMICS ECON 251, Fall 2009 Class meets : T/Th 4:30 – 5:45 pm PHYS 114 Instructor : Anca CRISTEA Office: KRAN 487 Office Hours: M/W 4:00 – 5:30 p.m. Email: [email protected] Administrative Assistant: Bree Miller KRAN 443 496-7964 [email protected] Course Web Site(s) : katalyst.mgmt.purdue.edu www.coursecompass.com (for online homework) Course Overview : Econ 251 is intended to introduce you to microeconomic theory and its application in everyday life. The course will explain how individual consumers and producers together determine the prices and quantities of goods available in the marketplace. We will investigate the underlying incentives of consumers to buy output and of firms to produce products that satisfy consumer demand. In addition, we'll look at how government can help or hinder market efficiency. Course Textbook : The textbook for the course is Microeconomics for Economics 251 , published by Pearson Custom Publishing (ISBN: 0-558-34328-7). The publisher has created an online homework site for this class, called CourseCompass, which you will use for completing several homework assignments. Homework will be submitted and graded online. Any additional handouts and class materials will be posted on katalyst.mgmt.purdue.edu for you to download. Evaluation : Your grade in Econ 251 will be determined by your performance on online homework assignments, two midterm exams, one final exam, and extra credit quizzes. Exams : The midterm exams will each have 40 questions worth 2 points each. Midterm exams will be held in the evening, as shown in the Course Schedule. The final exam will be cumulative and will have 50 questions, each worth 2 points. Last semester’s midterm exams will be posted on Katalyst, along with answers, for you to use when studying for each exam. Homework : Twelve homework assignments will be provided online at www.coursecompass.com . You must complete at least 10 out of the 12 homework assignments to received full credit for the homework. If you complete only between 6 and 9 homework assignments, your homework score falls to 20 points out of the possible 40. If you complete fewer than 6 homework assignments, you receive 0 points toward homework. The online homework system will allow you multiple attempts for each homework
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Econ 251 Fall 2009 Microeconomics Instructor Anca Cristea 2 problem and will provide feedback based on the answers you submit. You will not be allowed to makeup any homework assignments you miss for any reason. Extra Credit Quizzes
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