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201syllabusF10-1 - ECONOMICS 201 MICROECONOMIC PRINCIPLES...

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ECONOMICS 201 MICROECONOMIC PRINCIPLES Towson University INSTRUCTOR: Melissa A. Groves, Ph.D OFFICE: Stephens 101C OFFICE HOURS : MW 2.00 3.30pm PHONE: 410.704.3781 EMAIL : [email protected] WEB PAGE: http://pages.towson.edu/mgroves/ REQUIRED MATERIALS Roger LeRoy Miller, Economics Today: The Micro View , Fifteenth Edition. Addison-Wesley. Boston, MA. 2010. Students will be required to complete homework assignments online with MyEconLab. Registration can be done through the website http://www.coursecompass.com/ and registering for course ID groves50426. Class notes and review sheets, as well as grades will be posted on Blackboard ( http://bbweb.towson.edu ) so be sure to check that you are properly registered for this course and also check regularly for new materials. Students will be responsible for any additional readings distributed or made available by the instructor during the semester. COURSE DESCRIPTION Economic reasoning of individual choice in household and market decisions. Behavior of firms in competitive and noncompetitive markets, functioning of labor and capital markets, role of the entrepreneur and effects of government policies. COURSE REQUIREMENTS There will be two required exams during the semester and a final exam. The two required exams will be held in class on the dates specified in the course outline below. Students are allowed to use calculators during exams but will NOT be able to use cell phones as a calculator. No make-up exams will be given without a university excuse presented prior to the exam date. If you are involved in a university sponsored event that conflicts with an exam you must notify the instructor at least one week prior to the exam to schedule an alternative exam time. To assure that students are well prepared for class and understand the material being covered for exams, we will be using regularly assigned online problem sets. Students are also
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