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COURSE SYLLABUS & OUTLINE ECONOMICS 211, LEC 12647—MACROECONOMIC PRINCIPLES Section 1003 Instructor: Dr. John E. Filer Spring Semester, 2010 Office: BAC 562 Office Hours: 11:45 A.M.-12:45 P.M., MWF Office Phone: 480.965.7645 9:30 A.M.-10:30 A.M., TTh Email: [email protected] Other times by appointment. The class meets from 10:30 A.M. to 11:45 A.M., Tuesday and Thursday, in BAC 116. First class: Tuesday, January 19, 2010. Last class: Tuesday, May 4, 2010. No classes: Tuesday, March 16, and Thursday, March 18, (Spring Break). Course Withdrawal Deadline: Friday, April 9, 2010 (in person) Sunday, April 11, 2010 (on-line). Complete Withdrawal Deadline: Tuesday, May 4, 2010. Final Exam: 9:50 A.M. 11:40 A.M., Tuesday, May 11, 2010. Your Teaching Assistant (TA) for this course is Maria Gonzalo. Her email address is: [email protected] The textbook for the course is MACROECONOMICS , 7 th Edition, by Boyes and Melvin, Houghton Mifflin, Publishers. The textbook, the study guide that accompanies the textbook (a combined " A.S.U. Edition " is available at the A.S.U. Bookstore) and access to Aplia (there is an access key with the A.S.U. Bookstore package) are all required for this course. Go to www.Aplia.com and enter this course key: QW9F-UWDP-TH52. GOALS AND OBJECTIVES The goal of this course is to teach the students the principles of macroeconomics (from the Greek word macro , which means "long" or "large"). Macroeconomics is concerned with the overall U.S. economy, and the operation of the U.S. economy within a global context, rather than an examination of the behavior of individual firms and consumers (which is the purview of “microeconomics.”) As such, macroeconomics is concerned with phenomena related to the entire U.S. economy, such as unemployment, inflation, recession, depression, movements in interest rates, central banking (the Federal Reserve System), fiscal policy, and so forth. You are probably aware of the current state of the U.S. macroeconomy. We will meet 29 times between January 19 and May 4, inclusive. Over the semester we shall cover Chapters 1 through 19, inclusive. This pace will require that you read just over one chapter each week, on average, between January 19 and May 4. Some chapters are easier than others, and there will be times when we cover more than one chapter per week, and other times when we cover less than one chapter each week. In general, the earlier chapters will be covered more quickly than the later chapters. I strongly recommend that you do not fall behind in reading the chapters. I will always announce in class which chapters you are responsible for in the coming days. Read it before we talk about it, read it after we talk about it, and then go back and read it again.
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CLASSROOM BEHAVIOR POLICY The W.P. Carey School of Business is a first-class professional school, and Economics is a professional discipline. Students, and instructors, are expected always to conduct themselves in a professional manner. This is of utmost importance in a class of this size in that one or two individuals can disturb the learning experience of literally hundreds of other students by their actions.
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