G1A0S9 - Economics Department SJSU Spring 2010 Economics...

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Economics Department, SJSU. Spring 2010 Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics Class Mtg: Instructor: MW: 13:30 - 14:45. Dr. Y. N. Shieh DMH 358 ([email protected]) Office Hours: Office and Phone: MW 9:00 - 11:45. 15:00 – 15:30. DMH - 142 or by appointment 924 - 5413 Materials Required for Class: 1. Text : Michael Parkin, Macroeconomics , 9 th edition, Addison-Wesley. 2. Lab : myeconlab 3. all materials posted in http://www.sjsu.edu/people/yeung-nan.shieh/ Course Description and Objective: Economics is a social science , which covers the actions of individuals and groups of individuals in the processes of producing, exchanging, and consuming goods and services . It is divided into two major branches: macroeconomics (Econ. 1A) and microeconomics (Econ. 1B). Macroeconomics is the study of the economy as whole - including growth in income (standard of living), changes in prices (cost of living), and the rate of unemployment (business cycle). The objective of this course is to study a set of macroeconomics concepts and tools of analysis to help us to answer the following macroeconomic questions: 1. How does our economic system work? 2. Why are there ups and downs in the economy? 3. Why is in the long run mainly a story of ups rather than downs? After attending the lectures, reading the assigned materials and completing the assignments, each student will be able to: 1. Utilize basic economic concepts as an informed citizen to examine the fundamental economic aspects of public policy issues and economic problems. 2. Recognize and correctly identify most of the basic economic concepts, definitions and terms presented in the basic materials of the course. 3. Utilize the detailed and logical structure of economic theory to evaluate social information, formulate policy implications, and identify the dynamics of various groups and how they related in terms of economic issues. Grading: Each student will be evaluated at the end of the semester according to the total number of points accumulated from quizzes, exams, lab assignments. Each student's total accumulated points will be divided by the total possible points to calculate a fraction. If a fraction's value is 0.90 or more the student will earn an A 0.85 - 0.90 the student will earn an A- 0.80 - 0.85 the student will earn a B+ 0.75 - 0.80 the student will earn a B 0.70 - 0.75 the student will earn a B- 0.65 - 0.70 the student will earn a C+
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G1A0S9 - Economics Department SJSU Spring 2010 Economics...

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