Econ_302.7_Syllabus_Spring_2010 - Course Syllabus for Econ...

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Course Syllabus for Econ 302, Section 007: Intermediate Microeconomics Penn State, Spring 2010 Instructor: Dr. Mark McLeod Prerequisite: Econ 002 or equivalent Lectures: MWF 2:30-3:20 010 Sparks Office: 507 Kern Graduate Building Office Hours: MWF 12-1 or by appt. Phone: 814-865-9028 Email: [email protected] Textbook: Jeffrey M. Perloff, Microeconomics (PSU version) Mark McLeod Econ 302 Workbook Course web page: Course Description: The goal of this course is to give you the fundamentals of microeconomics that will be applied widely to 400 level courses in economics. We review supply and demand in competitive markets, and then cover consumer behavior, general equilibrium and welfare analysis, producer behavior, perfectly competitive markets, monopoly, oligopoly and strategic interaction between agents, and other topics as time permits. Economics is an analytical subject. You will learn to use inductive reasoning and other scientific methodology necessary to understand this and other (social) sciences. In short, you will learn to think like an economist. Grading There will be three midterm exams administered in class. These will each count for 20% of your final grade. The 3 midterm exams will be held in 010 Sparks during regular class time. Exam dates are listed at the end of this syllabus. Some problem solving skills will be required. The exams will cover material from all reading assignments, all lectures, material covered during recitation sections, and all Homework assignments. Important points will be emphasized in class ! In addition there will be 6 Homework sets. Homework will be uploaded to Angel one week prior to the due date. All Homework sets are to be turned in during class on the due date. Homework due dates are listed at the end of this syllabus. The lowest Homework grade will be dropped. Each of the best 5 Homework grades will count 4% of the final grade, for a total of 20% of the final grade. The Homework sets are designed to help you understand the material and prepare for the exams. You may work together on Homework, but you must write up your own Homework and turn it in during class. LATE HOMEWORK WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
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Grading Summary: 3 Midterms: 20% each (60% total) Best 5 Homework sets: 4% each (20% total) Comprehensive Final Exam: 20% Grade Distribution: 93 and up = A 90-93 = A- 87-90 = B+ 83-87 = B 80-83 = B- 77-80 = C+ 70-77 = C 60-70 = D Below 60 = F Attendance Although class attendance is not a criterion upon which your grade will be based, regular attendance is strongly encouraged. You will find that consistent class attendance and participation will greatly increase your chances for success, as well as lightening your outside of class workload. In short, if you come to class, I will tell you what you need to know. DO NOT MISS TESTS!
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