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Unformatted text preview: LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY Economics 2030 (Lecture) Spring 2011 Instructor: Charles Roussel Sections 1-8: Lockett 2, MW 7:40-8:30 AM Sections 9-16: Lockett 2, MW 9:40-10:30 AM CONTACT INFORMATION Office: 2120 Patrick F. Taylor Hall. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Office phone: 578-3778. OFFICE HOURS TThF: 7:30 to 11:10 AM. TEXTS AND EQUIPMENT Colander, David C. Economics (ISBN: 9780073375885). 8th edition. McGraw-Hill/Irwin, 2010. (Required) Colander, David. Study Guide for use with Economics (ISBN: 9780077247218). (Recommended) TurningPoint ResponseCard RF (i.e., Clicker) (Required for lab sections) WEB RESOURCES Moodle : moodle.lsu.edu (source of course information and much more) Colander : http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0073375888/student_view0/index.html Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve : www.federalreserve.gov Bureau of Economic Analysis : www.bea.gov (national and local GDP data) Bureau of Labor Statistics : www.bls.gov (employment and inflation data) National Bureau of Economic Research : www.nber.org (daily data updates and more) Weekly Jobless Claims Report : www.dol.gov/opa/media/press/eta/ui/current.htm EconoMagic : www.economagic.com (important general macroeconomic data source) IMPORTANT DATES MONDAY 14 FEBRUARY 2011 : First Exam. Chapters 1, 2, 4, 5, 7. MONDAY 21 MARCH 2011 : Second Exam. Chapters 8, 12, 14, 15, 16. MONDAY 11 APRIL 2011 : Third Exam. Chapters 24, 25, 27. THURSDAY 12 MAY 2011 (10:00 AM-12:00 PM) : Final Exam. Comprehensive with approximately thirty percent of the questions drawn from the final part of the course (Chapters 30, 31, 36, and 34) and the rest drawn roughly evenly from the first three parts of the course. GRADING POLICY Course grades will be determined on the basis of three in-class exams worth 20 points each, a comprehensive final exam worth 25 points, and weekly lab sessions worth a total of 15 points (one point per week; see lab syllabus for details). The final exam is mandatory, not optional. The first three exams will consist of 25 multiple-choice questions each and the final will consist of 50 multiple-choice questions. Exams will emphasize analytical and problem solving skills and will cover the assigned textbook chapters (see above) as well as any additional material presented in class. No extra credit work is possible....
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