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P
RINCIPLES OF
M
ACROECONOMICS

ECON 21
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S
ECTION

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CRN#
807
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I
NSTRUCTOR
:

Jessie Folk







F
ALL
20
13

L
ECTURE
:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday





A
TKINSON

10
7



10
:00


10
:50
A
M


O
FFICE
:


Atkinson
209
a






O
FFICE HOURS
:


Monday TBA



Wednesday TBA


E
MAIL
:


jessie.folk@gcsu.edu

W
EBSITE
:

http://jfolk.gcsu.edu


T
EXT
:


Macroconomics: Principles and Applications
,
Sixth

Edition

Robert E. Hall and Marc Lieberman

(Digital copy included with Aplia registration)


R
EQUIRED
R
EGISTRATION
:


Aplia



A
DDITIONAL
T
OPIC HELP
:

K
HAN
A
CADEMY





C
OURSE
O
VERVIEW
&

O
BJECTIVE

Why are some countries rich while others are poor? What causes inflation and unemployment, and why
do they differ across countries? Addressing questions like these is the object of macroeconomics, which is
the study of an entire national economy.
The

ov
erall objective is to help you develop the economic way of
thinking, especially when evaluating news and policy proposals related to the macro
-
economy.

More
specifically, my hope is that you will have a basic understanding of the pervasive role of scarcity

and
incentives; the role of prices and interest rates in allocating resources; and the causes of economic
growth, employment and inflation.



T
OOLS
R
EQUIRED
:


Access to Aplia website



A
TTENDANCE
:


Attendance is expected and highly recommended, although not required. If you miss a class period,
then
you
are responsible for getting the class notes ~
I

WILL NOT GIVE YOU A
COPY OF MY NOTES
.



If you are absent when graded work is returned, you will h
ave to wait until the next class period to
receive your grade.
I will NOT e
-
mail any grades.

I will not give your graded work to anyone else,
unless arrangements have been made beforehand.



E
VALUATION
C
RITERIA
:

Your final grade for the course is determined on a standard 100 point scale.

A: 90% to 100%, B: 80%
-
89%, C: 70%
-
79%, D: 60%
-
69%, F: 59% and below.


DO NOT ASK FOR EXTRA

CREDIT ASSIGNMENTS!


SI session attendance

10
%

Aplia problem sets

20%

Exams

7
0
%



SI

S
ESSION
A
TTENDANCE
:


This class has a supplemental instructor, who will be conducting study sessions throughout the
semester. Attendance will count as part of your final course grade. There will be approximately 20
study sessions in total. You are not
required to attend
every

session; however if you wish to attend
more than the minimum required that is acceptable.


Each
student must attend

at least

4

sessions before the first exam.


After the first exam, attendance becomes
optional

for any student scoring 80 or above. However,
attendance is still required for those students who did not meet that bench mark. Those students must
attend

at least

5

sessions before the second exam.


After the second exam, attendance becomes
optional

for
any student scoring 80 or above. However,
attendance is still required for those students who did not meet that bench mark, even if the grade on
the first exam was an 80 or above. Those students must attend
at least
3 sessions before the third
exam.


*I w
ill have more details regarding location and times of the study sessions after the semester begins.



A
PLIA
P
ROBLEM
S
ETS
:


There will be
mandatory
problem sets available online through the website
Aplia.com
. These problem
sets will reinforce the concepts discussed in class and will be beneficial in preparing you for the exams.
The two lowest scores will be discarded.

Instructions for accessing the problem sets are included at the
end of this syllabus.



E
XA
MS
:

There will be three mid
-
semester exams and a
n
optional

cumulative final exam.

Exam questions will
reflect information and ideas presented both in lecture and the assigned readings.

I

DO NOT GIVE MAKEUP E
XAMS
.


If you miss an exam then you will be required to take the cumulative final exam.
I
f you miss more than
one exam, with excused absences (as defined by the university or as determined by me), then I will deal
with that on a case
-
by
-
case basis.
If you will
be unable to take a scheduled exam, or if you have missed an
exam, then you are responsible for discussing the reason(s) with me. Do not assume that I know why you
missed. If you do miss an exam and I do not hear from you, your grade will be recorded as a
zero.





E
XAM
D
ATES
:

E
XAM
1:


F
RI

S
EPT

20
TH








E
XAM
2:


W
ED
O
CT
30
TH








E
XAM
3:


F
RI
D
EC
6
TH


T
HE
F
INAL
E
XAM WILL BE


W
EDNESDAY

D
EC
1
1
TH

AT
10:30
AM


I
F YOU ARRIVE LATE TO

TAKE THE EXAM AND AN
OTHER STUDENT HAS AL
READY TURNED IN THEI
R EXAM AND LEFT

THE ROOM
,

YOU WILL NOT BE ALLO
WED TO TAKE THE EXAM

AT THAT TIME
.



To reduce the potential for cheating:



You may not wear a hat with any sort of bill in front during exams.



You may not have your cell phone out during the exam.



You will not be allowed to
share calculators during an exam.



You will not be allowed to leave the classroom during an exam



You will not be allowed to have earbuds in during the exam.



G
OING OVER
E
XAMS
:

We will go over each exam during class, but you will not be allowed to keep the

exam booklets. Those
will remain in my office
.


G
RIEVANCE
P
ROCEDURE
:

Anyone feeling that a dispute exists after the grading of an exam may submit a written grievance. The
grievance should identify the item in dispute and
provide arguments supporting
the student’s
position
.
Grievances must be

submitted by the end of the class period in which the exam is returned.
Please note that “what I meant to say” is not a sufficient argument; your appeal should explain why
what you wrote

deserves more credit.



O
THER
I
MPORTANT
D
ATES
:

Aug 23

Last Day to drop/wi thdraw (no fee penal ty)

Sept 2

Labor Day hol i day


no cl ass

Oct 9

Mi dterm feedback

Oct 14


15

Fal l Break


no cl ass

Oct 17

Last Day to drop (no academi c penal ty)

Nov 27


29

Thanksgi vi ng hol i days


no cl ass

Dec 9

Last day of cl asses

Dec 10


13

Fi nal Exam Week

Dec 18

Grades wi l l be posted by thi s date



Common Class Policies

The

other standard class policies are available at the following link:
http://economics.gcsu.edu/general%20syllabus%20statements.htm



Topic Outline

Chapter 1
-

What is Economics?

Chapter 2
-

Scarcity, Choice, and Economic Systems

Chapt
er 3
-

Supply and Demand

Chapter 4
-

Working with Supply and Demand


Chapter 5
-

What Macroeconomics Tries to Explain

Chapter 6
-

Production, Income and Employment

Chapter 7
-

The Price Level and Inflation


Chapter 8
-

The Classical Long
-
Run Model

Chapter
9
-

Economic Growth and Rising Living Standards


Chapter 10
-

Economic Fluctuations

Chapter 11
-

The Short
-
Run Macro Model


Chapter 13
-

Money, Banks and the Federal Reserve

Chapter 14
-

The Money Market and Monetary Policy


Chapter 12
-

Fiscal Policy


Cha
pter 15
-

Aggregate Demand and Aggregate Supply

Chapter 16
-

Inflation and Monetary Policy

Chapter 17
-

Exchange Rates and Macroeconomic Policy



Note: The instructor reserves the right to make any necessary changes to the outline during the semester.
Students will be notified in advance if such changes are made.



For additional explanation of a specific topic, you can access videos on most topics at Khan Academy,
http://khanacademy.org



Further Note on Attendance:

It is the responsibility of
students to be cognizant of their own record of absences and to consult the instructor regarding
work missed. The decision to permit students to make up work rests with the instructor. At any time during the semester
an instructor has the right to assign a

grade of F for excessive absences when a student exceeds the number of allowable
absences specified in the instructor’s attendance policy distributed to the student in the instructor’s course syllabus. If a

student is representing the University in an off
icial capacity, as verified on a list released from the Office of the Provost,
the instructor will not penalize the student for those absences. However, students should consult their instructor before
anticipated absences.

Students who wish to have their i
nstructors notified of a medical or family emergency necessitating their absence from
classes, or who wish to provide documentation in support of a request for excused absences, make
-
up work, or grades of
"W" or "I" due to an emergency, may contact the Off
ice of the Vice President for Student Affairs. The Student Affairs staff
will inform students about procedures, assist with communication to instructors, receive and file documentation, and
advise students regarding their own self
-
advocacy; however, the fi
nal determination of excused absences, make
-
up
classwork, and grading is determined by the instructor. Approved University Senate, 2010



How to access your Aplia course


Macroeconomics Fall 2013 (10am)


Instructor:

Jessie Folk

Start Date:

08/19/2013

Course Key:

GD43
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-
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