CSPMECO2013 Academic Term: Class Duration: Meeting Times: MWFInstructor: Contact Info: Office Hours: Required Materials:

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C
LASS
S
YLLABUS FOR
P
RI NCI PLES OF
M
A
CROECONOMI CS


ECO

20
1
3

Academic Term:

Fall

2013

Class Duration:



August 26, 2013


December, 20, 2013

Meeting Times:

M
WF

8:00a
m



8:5
0
a
m

(Room
1240
)



Instructor
:


Enrique Valdes
, Economics Instructor



Contact Info:


Email:

evaldes5@mdc.edu

Phone number (305)237
-
8942




Office Hours:

Room
1218
-
3

MWF 9:00am
-
940am

or by appointment

Required

Materials
:

Macroeconomics

(ISBN
978
-
0
-
13
-
283220
-
5)

by
Hubbard
/
O’Brien,
4
rd


ed.



A
ccess t
o
MyEconLab




Basic Calculator
, Please note you

will not be permitted

to use the calculator on your cell phone

during exams.





(4) Scantrons


Attendance:

Class attendance is required.

If you miss three consecutive classes you will be dropped from
the course
. Make sure to email me if you are going to miss class

Cell Phones:

Please silence your cell phone during class

MyEconLab
:


Several assignments will be completed online in MyEconLab



Every week a homework assignment will be due online




Please see the attach
ed handout for instructions on how to access
MyEconLab
.



Due dates will not be extended

Written Assignments:

Principles of Macroeconomics has a Gordon Rule

(GR)

requirement.




To meet the
GR

requirement, this course
has

three (3) written assignments

which c
omprise 15%
of your final grade.



Y
ou will meet the
GR

requirement if and only if your writing is considered “College
-
Level
.”



If you do not complete ALL the writing assignments, you will fail this course.



A
ssignments

must be typed in New Times Roman, Font

Size 1
2, with one
-
inch (1”)
margins
.




Submit your assignment
via www.turnitin.com , see attached form for more details



Late Policy:

For each
day
your paper is late, you will receive a
2.5
% reduction in score

Grade Calculation:

All Exams are based on
cl
ass lectures
and
text readings
.



Starting the second week of class we will have a quiz every week

at the beginning of class except for the weeks we have a test



Your two lowest quiz scores will be dropped



There will be no make up quizzes



Your lowest test
score will be dropped



You cannot drop the Final Exam score



You are responsible for all the material presented in each chapter.




Make up exams will only be given due to extenuating


circumstances


Weekly Homework
(
MyEconLab
)





15
%

Weekly Quiz

(MyE
conLab)





1
5
%

Unit Exam
s

1


3








3
0
%

Cumulative Exam






25
%

Written Assignments







1
5
%




Total







100%


Recommendations:

While
there are no pre
-
requisites for
ECO2013
, students
must have

basic math
and graphing
skills
.
Students should h
ave test out of, completed, or be currently enrolled in Intermediate Algebra
(MAT 1033).

As this is a Gordon Rule course, completion of ENC 1101 would be helpful.



Please note:




Schedule is t
entative and subject to change at Professor’s discretion.



No m
ake
-
up exams will be given. However, your lowest test score, not including the final, will be dropped.

Grade Scale:


A = 90


㄰1

B = 80




C = 70




a = 60




c = 59 or less

9


S
CHEDULE OF
A
SSI GNMENTS
*



Important dates
:

Monday 9/2



No class (Labor Day)

Friday

9
/
2
0



Written Assignment 1

Wednesday 9/26



Test 1 (Chapters 1
-

4)

Friday 10/26



Test 2 ((Chapters 6
-
9)

Wednesday 11/6



Last day to withdraw from courses W grades

Friday 11/8



Written Assignment 2

Monday 11/11



No class (Veterans day)

Monday 11/18



Test 3 (Chapters 10,12
-
13)

Friday 11/29



No Class (Thanksgivi
ng)

Friday 12/6



Written Assignment 3

Friday

12/13



Test 4(Chapters 14
-
16)

Wednesday

12
/
18



Cumulative Final
8:00am
-
9:30am




*
Tentative and subject to change at Professor’s discretion.

* See Calendar in MyEconlab for a com
plete list of assignments


A
CADEMI C
D
I S HONES T Y

Please refer to the section on Academic Dishonesty on pages 19


21 of the
Student Rights & Responsibilities Handbook

available
online (
http://www.mdc.edu/policy/student_rights_and_responsibilities.pdf
).



C
OURS E
C
OMP ET ENCY

AND
L
EARNI NG
O
UT COME OUT LI NE


Course Competencies:

The

student will demonstrate knowledge of:

1.

Basic Economic Concepts

2.

Comparative Economic Systems

3.

National

Goals, Income Formation, and Fiscal Policy

4.

Money, Banking, and Monetary Policy

5.

International Trade and Finance

6.

Knowledge of Socio
-
economic concerns


Learning Outcomes
:

1.

Use quantitative analytical skills to evaluate and process numerical data.

2.

Solve prob
lems using critical and creative thinking and scientific reasoning.

3.

Formulate strategies to locate, evaluate, and apply information