Econ1010_N_Winter2012-Outline

Econ1010_N_Winter2012-Outline - INTRODUCTION TO...

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1 INTRODUCTION TO MACROECONOMICS: AP/ECON 1010 3.0 N WINTER SEMESTER 2012 DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS, FACULTY OF LIBERAL ARTS AND PROFESSIONAL STUDIES, YORK UNIVERSITY COURSE OUTLINE Course Instructor: Sadia Mariam Malik Office: 1094 Vari Hall Phone : 416-736-2100 ext. 20532 Email : smmalik@yorku.ca Class Lecture Time: Fridays (11:30 am – 2:30 pm) Lecture Venue: VH A Office Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays –– 1:00 – 2:00 pm and by appointment Course Objectives This course will familiarize students with the basic principles and tools of macroeconomic analysis which will help them understand the fundamental economic issues at the national and global levels. Key topics include the measurement of national income and economic progress; macroeconomic fluctuations; money and inflation; unemployment; and macroeconomic policies including fiscal and monetary policies. At the end of the course, it is expected that students will be able to use these key concepts to understand and evaluate the contemporary economic issues confronting the national and global economies. Required Course Material 1) “Macroeconomics: Canada in the Global Environment.” Seventh Edition . By Michael Parkin and Robin Bade. ISBN-13: 978-0-321-56390-5 . Pearson 2010 . 2) MyEconlab by Pearson 2010. MyEconlab is an online homework, tutorial, and assessment system that comes packaged with the text books of both micro and macroeconomics by Parkin and Bade. So if you plan to take on Microeconomics (Econ 1000), this package is all that you need. If you are planning to buy the used text book, you will still need to purchase the license for MyEconlab. This can be purchased online through www.myeconlab.com . It is required that you make use of this important resource to organize your study, improve your understanding of key concepts and theories, learn their application to real world scenarios, and to prepare for your exams. I will use this system to assign you online quizzes from time to time in order to facilitate you to get more practice for exams. I would also suggest that you use this resource to practice on your own. There are a number of practice tests available that will instruct you in case you make a mistake and will help you organize your study accordingly.
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2 MyEconlab can be assessed online through www.myeconlab.com . You will need
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