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eSyllabus San Antonio College ECON2301 075 2012 Spring Course: Section: Term: Political Science and Economics SPENCER, SUSAN 2104860431 [email protected] Chance Academic Center - 317-C Principles of Macroeconomics 70086 3 0 Department: Instructor: Phone: Email: OfficeLocation: Course Title: CRN: Lec. Hrs. per wk: Lab. Hrs. per wk: Credit Hours: This course focuses on economic analysis of the economy as a whole. Topics covered include the determination of aggregate income and employment, fiscal policy, operation of the monetary system, short-term income fluctuations, long-term income growth, the role of government, and problems of international trade and finance. Course Description (e-catalog): Writing Basic Skills Prerequisite: ENGL 0300 Reading Basic Skills Prerequisite: READ 0303 Math Basic Skills Prerequisite: MATH 0301 PREREQUISITES, CO-REQUISITES and OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Tucker's MacroEconomics for Today, 5th, 6th, or 7th edition Computer access for research, class study aids and discussion posting (computer access available in the SLAC Lab, MLC 7th floor) Orientation - Tuesday, March 20,2012, 5 - 6:30 pm SLAC Lab 10 bonus points Irwin Tucker’s MacroEconomics for Today 5th edition 9780324407990 6th edition 9780324591378 7th edition 9780538469456 TEXTBOOKS (including ISBN#) and REQUIRED MATERIALS/RECOMMENDED READING: Welcome to the exciting and ever-changing world of macroeconomics! Through this course, you will learn the principles of macroeconomics by Irvin Tucker. Whether you are taking this course in person, blended, online or in the Flex format, you will be expected to complete all assignments, quizzes and exams on time. Macro Economics consists of the analysis and policy procedures concerning the aggregate economy. This is examined in terms of government entities on the national, state or city level. The ultimate objective is to understand the basic theories of Fiscal and Monetary policy in a democratic society operating with competitive markets. In order to understand the assumptions and methodology, the class first exams free markets where the interaction of consumers and products made from limited resources determine price and output levels. The second step is to understand how the status of the economy (the business cycle) is measured via productivity (output, known as GDP), employment and inflation levels. A national income accounting model is studied to understand where, how and to what degree government should intervene to stimulate or slowdown economic growth. This would be done with Fiscal or Monetary Policy or both. The strengths and weaknesses of these policies are closely examined. COURSE CONTENT: 2/22/2012 Page 1 of 6
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San Antonio College ECON2301 075 2012 Spring Course: Section: Term: The critical contemporary question is ‘Are the economic policy procedures in place adequately dealing the new problems caused by ever changing global and financial factors?’ 1. Students should be able to demonstrate an understanding of market analysis. 2.
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