Fall Semester, 2011
ECONOMICS 201, SECTIONS 1 and 2
REQUIREMENTS AND PROCEDURES
MEETINGS AND COMMUNICATIONS
The lectures for Section 1 will be given on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 10:20
a.m. to 11:10 a.m., in N130 Business College Complex.
Section 2 is in the same classroom, and
Section 2 follows immediately after Section 1, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 11:30
a.m. to 12:20 p.m. The lectures will follow about the same pace in each section.
It is recommended
that you attend the lectures for the section for which you are officially enrolled.
However, it will
usually be possible for you to attend the lecture in the other section, if you have a schedule problem on
a particular day.
Except on exam days, you do not need to get my permission to attend the other
section. Note, however, that
students are expected to attend the section in which they are officially
enrolled on the days of the midterm examinations
, unless they make other arrangements in advance.
I will usually arrive at the classroom about 10 or 15 minutes before the beginning of Section 1.
I will usually be in the classroom for the entire break between Section 1 and Section 2.
I will also
usually stay in the classroom for 10 minutes or so after the end of Section 2.
Also, a Graduate
Teaching Assistant or Undergraduate Learning Assistant will be in the classroom most days, to help
Therefore, if you have questions that do not require a lengthy meeting, it may be
best to see me or the Assistant before or after class.
2. The Importance of Attending Class
I will not take attendance.
However, statistical studies indicate that class attendance has a large
effect on examination grades.
If you attend class, you will have more practice in using the tools of
Economics is a thought process.
If you come to class, you will be able to
observe the thought process in action.
Those who come to class will develop sharper thought
processes, and this will reveal itself on the examinations. Therefore,
I urge you very strongly to attend
class, and to take good notes
Taking good notes is just as important as coming to class.
If you don’t
take notes, it is easier for your mind to wander.
In addition, it is extremely difficult to remember
everything if you just sit there and try to absorb the material without taking notes.
Taking notes will
give you a written record that can be reviewed later.
If you miss a class, I urge you to get a set of notes from one of your classmates.
those notes, if you have questions, please address them to me or to one of the Assistants.
3. Classroom Etiquette
Out of respect for your classmates (and for me),
please turn off your
, beepers, pagers, etc.
event that it is urgently necessary for
you to keep one of these devices turned on during class, please put it in its silent mode.