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Unformatted text preview: McGill University Department of Economics ECON313 Section 02: (CRN 2139) Economic Development 1. Fall 2010 Instructor Contact Information : Prof. John Kurien Leacock Building, Room 543 (LEA 543) Telephone: 398-4826 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (on responses to e-mail, see below) Office hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 11.30 to 12.30 (first come-first served basis) Regular Classes : Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays 4.05 P.M. to 5.25 P.M. Room MAASS 112 Prerequisites : ECON 208 and either ECON 209 or one development course. Course Description : Microeconomic theories of economic development and empirical evidence on population, labor, land, firms, poverty, inequality and agriculture. Not open to students who have taken ECON 313D. This is a three (3) credit course. Teaching Assistants and Conferences : The Teaching Assistants (TAs) will help you with the course materials by holding office hours and conferences (dates and locations TBA). For instance, we will post on WebCT sample problems for discussion. TAs will discuss them during the conferences as well as reviewing class concepts. The conferences are not mandatory, but it is your responsibility to attend them. In addition, conferences will be held before the written work is due. TAs and conferences are there to help you understand the material through revisions of class material and discussions. Course Evaluations : Midterm examination counts for 30% (October 19th, Location TBA) Final examination counts for 70% (Date and location TBA, set by University) If you miss any evaluation due to medical reasons, the weight of the evaluation will be placed on the final exam, if and only if you provide me with a valid medical note. It is your responsibility to provide this note as soon as possible after the evaluation is missed. In case of absence at the final exam for medical reasons, please refer to the University Regulations Concerning Final Examinations. The examinations might consist of some multiple choice questions, in addition to short answer questions, short problems and/or essay questions. There will be a supplemental examination which will be worth 100% of your final grade. Deferred examination would count for 70% of the course grade. Required Textbook : Todaro, M. and S. Smith. Economic Development , 10th Edition, Pearson-Addison Wesley, 2009. (Henceforth TS) (The textbook has its own website at http://www.aw-bc.com/todaro_smith, where you can take quizzes and exercises, use the study guide and get more details on country case studies as well as get extra reading references. I recommend that you check this site out regularly.) You are advised to purchase this edition as there are numerous changes to this text....
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