.1B03 Course Outline FALL 2010 pdf

.1B03 Course Outline FALL 2010 pdf - 1 McMaster University...

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1 McMaster University Department of Economics Fall 2010 Economics 1B03 Introductory Microeconomics Instructor: Professor Hannah Holmes Office: KTH 442 ext.23834 Email: hholmes@mcmaster.ca *I only respond to email from your McMaster Account with a subject heading Office Hours: Tuesday 4:30 – 5:00 Anytime I’m in my office or by appointment (T Th F afternoon only) Lectures: Section C01 T, Th, F 2:30 – 3:20 MDCL 1305 Section C01 T, Th, F 11:30 – 12:20 MDCL 1305 Section E01 T Night 7:00 – 10:00 MDCL 1305 This first course in microeconomics will explore basic concepts of demand and supply, consumers and producers, market structure and policy implications. At the end of this course, students will be able to - Understand how firms make production and pricing decisions - Understand the effects of policy changes on market outcomes - Understand how consumers and firms interact to reach equilibrium in different markets for goods and services Grading The grade distribution is as follows: BetterTest 20% Lower Test 15% Best 5 Assignments 10% (each assignment is worth 2%) Best 5 In-class Quizzes 5% (each counted quiz is worth 1%) Final Examination 50% 100% Details on grading follow below.
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Course Materials The following are required for this course: Mankiw et al., Principles of Microeconomics, Fourth Canadian Edition. (Thomson, 2008) *Includes free Study Guide for Principles of Microeconomics Avenue access. http://avenue.mcmaster.ca The following is optional: . i-Clicker (many of you will have one for other courses) Grading Details Assignments 10% of your Final Grade There will be 10 assignments to be done on the web on the course website. You must submit 5 assignments. You are encouraged to attempt all 10 assignments – if you do, your best 5 out of your submitted assignments will be counted toward your final grade. Each counted assignment is worth 2% of your final grade, for a total of 10% of your final grade based on the assignment component. Consider the 5 assignments that do not count toward your final grade as “free passes” – should you miss an assignment, that assignment won’t count against you. If you miss more than 5 assignments for medical or compassionate reasons approved by your faculty, your grade on the final exam will also serve as your grade on the missed assignment. EXAMPLES: You miss an assignment for medical reasons – you still have 9 remaining assignments from which your best 5 will be selected. You miss 6 assignments for medical reasons- the 4 you completed plus the grade on your final exam (out of 2%) will make up your assignment grade allocation. IMPORTANT: All assignments are due on a Friday evening by 8:00pm . The software does not accept late assignments. If you try to submit an assignment after the due date and time, it will be given a zero grade. If you still have a free pass available, the missed assignment will not count towards your grade. The assignment due dates are:
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