CUD-TR-sp07 - University of Colorado at Denver and Health...

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University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center Department of Economics, Spring 2007 Econ 2012-005 Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics Lectures: TR 5:30 – 6:45 p.m. @ PL M206 Instructor: Vijaya Raj Sharma, Ph.D. Office hours: TR 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. @ Econ. Dept., 1380 Lawrence Street, Suite 460, Room W Voice-mail: 303-556-6608 E-mail: Web site: Course Introduction The course introduces macroeconomic goals of an economy and the most generally used indicators of macroeconomic performances, especially measures of inflation, unemployment, and total output. It develops a basic framework of analyzing effects of macroeconomic policy initiatives on the economy and discusses different economic theories and opposing views on stabilization of economic activities. Special emphasis is given to the discussion of current issues in the U.S. Textbook (optional) Understanding Macroeconomics, by Kulkarni, Dolan, and Lindsey, Revised Second Edition, Horizon Textbook Publishing Web Notes Some notes on lecture topics and practice exams are available on the instructor's web site. Web notes are not necessarily arranged in the order of the lectures. They may differ from lectures in some details and may even be incomplete or nonexistent for some topics. Aplia On-line Assignments The course uses online assignments offered by Aplia. To access these assignments you need to register with Aplia at; the necessary instructions are posted on the instructor’s website. Aplia charges a fee for registration. Instructor has no business interest and does not get any monetary gain from Aplia. Aplia allows students to work with graphical and multiple choice questions. Assignments on each topic come in a pair: “practice” and “graded.” In the practice part, students immediately get feedback for a wrong answer, with explanations as to why the student’s answer is wrong. Therefore, it is helpful to do the practice questions, before attempting the graded part. Students would know their performance in graded part only after the due date. Both practice and graded assignments count for grading and carry equal weight; practice assignments are graded for effort and graded assignments for correct answers. It is students’ responsibility to keep track of due date of each assignment; Aplia sends reminder emails to each registered student a day before an assignment is due. Once the deadline passes, it is not possible to extend the due date. Grading Policy The course grade shall depend on performances in three multiple-choice tests, an optional paper written on any relevant macroeconomic issue, Aplia assignments, and a number of random class 1
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works assigned by the instructor during lectures. The weights of the above course components and the two alternative options available to students for course grade are: Course Components Option 1 Option 2 Exam 1 or Exam 2, whichever is better 40% 30% Exam 3 40%
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CUD-TR-sp07 - University of Colorado at Denver and Health...

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