304KPacket - Fall 2011 D. Hamermesh ECO 304K: INTRODUCTION...

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Fall 2011 D. Hamermesh ECO 304K: INTRODUCTION TO MICROECONOMICS ( Unique No. 34020) Course Outline and Required Reading OFFICE HOURS : D. Hamermesh, 2.162 BRB (second building north of Gregory Gym) Tuesday, 1:15-2:45, Wednesday 1:45-3:15, or by appointment WEBSITE: https://webspace.utexas.edu/hamermes/www/class.html Teaching Assistants: To be announced in class. BOOKS, etc.: 1. G. Stone, Core Microeconomics, with Course Tutor . Worth, 2011, 2 nd edition (paper) STONE, ISBN 1-4292-6288-5. 2. D. Hamermesh, Economics Is Everywhere . Worth, 2010 (paper) EIE ISBN 1-4292-36868; and the three are packaged as 1-4292-4433-X. These can be purchased online, including direct from the publisher at a discount at: http://www.worthpublishers.com/customstore/UTA/Hamermesh 3. Course Packet of materials for ECO 304K with D. Hamermesh, to be downloaded by you from the website listed near the top of this page. EXAMS: There will be two 75-minute-long exams in class, Thursday, Sept. 22 and Thursday, Oct. 27 . The first will be all short essay; the second will be part short essay, part multiple-choice. There will be multiple-choice quizzes (8 in total) in class except Thursdays, Aug. 25, Sept. 22, Sept. 29, Oct. 27, Nov. 3, Nov. 24 and Dec. 1. The final exam will be TUES DAY, Dec. 13, 9-11:30AM . Please do not plan to leave campus before that date. EXCEPT FOR CONFLICTS WITH OTHER FINAL EXAMS or a compelling personal reason, you must take the final exam at this time. The final will be entirely multiple-choice. All tests will include questions based on Copies of past tests are in the course packet along with suggested answers to them. Quiz answers will be posted on the website the afternoon of the quiz. The website will also contain an occasional “Economic Thought of the Day”—consult it regularly! Most of these can also be read, along with interesting thoughts by other economists, at http://www.freakonomics.com/blog/ Also, I will send occasional announcements/reminders through email. GRADING: Possible Grades are A, A-, B+, B, B-, etc. Standard : The quizzes count 15 percent in total, with the lowest two scores being discarded (including up to two missed quizzes). Each midterm counts 20 percent; the final exam counts 40 percent. (There are no make-up quizzes or midterms.) The remaining 5 percent of the grade is based on an original “Story” . The course grade is based on total points, not 90-80-70 etc.; thus on a midterm, the highest B+ is only very slightly different from the lowest A-, etc. If you miss a midterm, your course grade will continue to be based 15 percent on the quizzes, 20 percent on the other midterm, 5 percent on the “Story,” but 60 percent of the grade will be based on the final exam. Scores on quizzes and exams will be available on eGradeBook. The “Hammer Homer”
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This note was uploaded on 01/22/2012 for the course ECO 49970 taught by Professor Trejo during the Spring '10 term at University of Texas at Austin.

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