Econ Syllabus

Econ Syllabus - Economics 3 Fall 2009 Principles of...

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Economics 3 Fall 2009 Principles of Macroeconomics Instructor: Jacob LaRiviere Email: [email protected] Office: Sequoyah Hall 208 Office Hours: Thursday 3:30-4:30pm Course Time: TTh, 5:00pm-6:20pm Course Location: Ledden Auditorium Course Duration: Sept. 24 h - Dec. 11 th Final Exam: Friday, Dec. 11 th , 7:00pm-9:59pm, room TBA. TAs: __________________ ______________ __________________ ______________ Sections: Wed. 11:00am- 11:50am Petersen Hall 104 Wed. 12:00pm- 12:50pm Petersen Hall 104 Website: Course Objective This course is designed to introduce students to concepts that are the basis for understanding macroeconomics- the study of the economy as a whole. As economics is a social science, students are asked to first learn basic concepts, learn assumptions and understand the theories that follow. All topics will be covered first theoretically then specific applications will be considered. By the end of the course, students will be prepared to apply the concepts covered to better analyze the macro economy in addition to understanding why the topics covered in the course are relevant. Homework 20% Midterm Exam (mid/late October) 35% Final Exam 45% Class Participation 5% (+/-) Homework assignments will have two main themes. The first will be to have students practice the mechanics of the concepts covered in class. The goal of this theme is to cement the comprehension of the material. The second theme of the homework assignments will be to foster creativity in thinking about the material. They will be grades on a full credit/partial credit/zero credit scale (e.g.: 100%, 50%, and 0%).
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Economics 3 Fall 2009 Exams will be of standard format: T/F, multiple choice, short answer, graphs, essays, etc… Class attendance, homework completion, and a thorough review of one’s notes and homework assignments should adequately prepare a student for the exams. Note that
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