lec1 - ECONOMICS 175 Professor Ronald D. Lee 1/20/09...

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ECONOMICS 175 Professor Ronald D. Lee 1/20/09 Lecture 1 ASUC Lecture Notes Online is the only authorized note-taking service at UC Berkeley. Do not share, copy or illegally distribute (electronically or otherwise) these notes. Our student-run program depends on your individual subscription for its continued existence. These notes are copyrighted by the University of California and are for your personal use only. D O N O T C O P Y Sharing or copying these notes is illegal and could end note taking for this course. Welcome to Economics and Demography 175. There is a hard copy syllabus that has been passed out. The enrollment is full and there is a long waitlist on both sides (Economics and Demography). For the most part we have all the information you need in the syllabus. Grade Composition There will be a midterm and a final exam. There are six problem sets and there is also a term project. The term project is a research paper using raw data in the sense that you do not take it from a table in a book or article. You will learn how to do this on the first problem set. The first draft of this paper gives you half the grade of the paper. The second half of the grade comes from the revised paper. The other part of the grade in this class will come from the use of iClickers. This will be 7% of your grade that will represent participation in lecture. It is not a quiz. You will get graded on the fact that you are here and responding. 15% on problem sets, 23% on midterm, 32% on final, 7% on iClicker is how the grades are distributed. The 23% version that I gave in class earlier is the correct grading break down, not the one listed in the syllabus. The problem sets are graded by previous undergraduate students who did well in the class. The other written material is graded by GSIs. We are lucky to have four strong GSIs. The head GSI is Nobuko Mizoguchi. Jenny Liu, Redi Hamel, and Mark Borgschulte are the other GSIs. There are no required sections for this class, howeve, we have optional sections. There will be sections each week at various different times. You do not have to sign up in advance or enroll in them. You can go to them whenever you want and ask questions and discuss the material. In some cases there will be new material taught but you are not responsible for it. They will also teach basic computer skills in the section. Going to the sections can be valuable, but it is really up to you whether you want to go or not. The schedule for these sections is in the syllabus. The syllabus and other things will be posted on bSpace. The PowerPoint’s will also be posted here. It is down this morning so I was not able to post today’s PowerPoint but normally I will try to post it by noon on the day of class. BSpace will also have changes in office hours, useful glossary of terms, old exams, problem sets, and other miscellaneous information.
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