course syllabus spring 2010

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University of Minnesota Economics 1102-013: Principles of Macroeconomics Spring Semester 2010 10:10am-11:00am Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Willey Hall 175 Instructor: Gina Pieters Email: [email protected] Phone: (612) 625-6696 Office Hours: Monday, 11:15am-12:15pm @ HMH 4-168 Friday, 11:15am- 12:15pm @ HMH 4-168 Website: Course key: HM24-YAC5-NYK5 Guihong Chen g [email protected] Office: HMH 3-153 OH: Friday, 1-3pm Vivian Guo [email protected] Office: HMH 3-107 OH: Thursday, 12:30-2:30 John Seliski [email protected] Office: HMH 3-154 OH: Thursday, 11:15-12:15 Friday, 3:00-4:00 Kevin Williams [email protected] Office: HMH 3-152 OH: Wednesday, 3:30-4:30 Thursday, 8:30-9:30 The TA is the primary source for contact with the students. Emails will be returned within 24 hrs EXCEPT over weekends or if question answered on the website’s “Announcements” or discussion section. You MUST include an appropriate subject, name and section number in your email. Students are encouraged to participate in discussions on the discussion board. Course Description and Objectives : ECON 1102, Principles of Macroeconomics, satisfies CLE requirements for the Social Sciences Core and the International Perspectives Theme. It is an introductory course in macroeconomics, and acquaints students with the basic tools in macroeconomics including Gross Domestic Product (GDP), money, inflation, unemployment, role of central banks, saving and investment, trade deficits, , exchange rates and fiscal and monetary policies. Basic macroeconomic tools and concepts are essential in understanding the "economic way of thinking" in a world with an increasingly open global economy. The concepts offer important insights into a variety of social, economic, and country interactions. We try to emphasize the fact that economic problems can be viewed from many angles, and can be remedied in different ways, depending on the existing conditions and the underlying philosophy. Economic problems are presented not in an isolationist context, but in an open and global setting, and almost all current economic decisions are made in the context of a global framework. 1102 is NOT a business or finance class. It will not teach you to beat the stock market or how to run a firm. Permission Numbers By Department of Economics policy, I do not have any permission numbers to enroll students in this lecture, nor the ability to allow students to switch recitation sections. Prerequisites Econ 1101 or equiv, Knowledge of Plane Geometry, Algebra, Graphs, Arithmetic Minimum ability is to be able to do the work in the first homework assignment on Aplia. Course Announcements Important and Urgent information on the class will be sent to the students’ University email account. Be sure to check your University email once a week for announcements. Other, less urgent announcements will be posted on the class website. It is your responsibility to check the course website for these announcements.
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