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CH1_ECON2301 - Macroeconomics ECON 2301 Spring 2009 Marilyn...

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Macroeconomics ECON 2301 Spring 2009 Marilyn Spencer, Ph.D. Professor of Economics Introduction to course & Chapter 1
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Book Miller, Economics Today, The Macro View, 14 th edition (2006).
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Course Description An overview of how the economy of the United States is organized and functions in a market system. Market processes are used to show how resources and incomes are allocated by households and businesses. Determination of national income, employment, prices, interest rates, and growth are the focus of simple analytical techniques. Monetary and fiscal policies are examined including their international dimensions. Satisfies the economics component of the University core curriculum . (6 core skills) Learning Objectives
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Topics: Introduction to course Chapter 1, Economics: Foundations and Models
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Please fill out and return index card - PRINT LEGIBLY: 1. Your name 2. year in college (1st, 2nd, etc.) 3. major - or “deciding” 4. ECON course in high school - “yes” or “no” 5. If you’re working this semester, whether as volunteer or for pay, approx. # of hours/week, - or “N/A” 6. Last math class successfully completed in college - or “N/A” 7. Usual source of local & national news 8. Any particular topic you’d like us to consider as part of this course
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Syllabus: http://faculty.tamucc.edu/mspencer/ Contact information Text Course description Role of course in you undergraduate curriculum Course methodology Course content Grades Course outline
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Algebra competency Students need to be comfortable with: Simple linear equations Tables of numbers Graphing Read Chapter 1, Appendix A to see if you are comfortable with graphing that you’ll be required to use.
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Out-of-Class Quiz #1 Before class on Tuesday, Jan. 27 : 1.
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