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Western Nevada College

(WNC)

ECON 103: Principles of Macroeconomics

Class #20026, Section 1001

Monday, Wednesday: 4:00
-

5:15 PM

Instructor: Paul Etchegoyhen, M.B.A.

Phone: (775) 267
-
1110

E
-
mail:
Paul.Etchegoyhen@wnc.edu

Spring Semester 2013

Carson City Campus


Course Description:

Introduces the study of the determination of levels of national income, employment
and prices, and basic causes for fluctuations of these levels.



Course Objectives:

Thi
s course introduces the study of the determination of levels of national income,
employment and prices, and basic causes for fluctuation of these levels.




Describe an
d

discuss

the basics of economics: opportunity costs and production curves
, supply and
demand, public sector and national income.


Explain the major problems of macroeconomics: opportunity costs, and production curves, supply
and demand, public sector and national income.


Illustrate policies of Keynes, monetarists, and
supply
-

siders, to the basic problems of above.


Discuss financial markets and international trade and finance.


Find and interpret pertinent data.


Solve problems using underlying mathematical theories.


Grading Policy:

Att
endance is expected, and if you cannot attend class notify the instructor
. There are
quizzes (25%), and three

projects (25%), that count 5
0% of the total grade.


There are two exams, (Mid
term 25% and Final 25%), that count 50% of the total grade.
Permissio
n must
be received from the instructor to

reschedule an exam
.


The average of the grades will then be determined as follows:

90


100% = A, 80


89% = B, 70


79% = C, 60


69% = D, less than 60% = F.


It is the responsibility of the student to drop the
class by the 9
th

week of the semester to receive a “W”,
if you do not want a grade to be assigned.
Review

the “WNC Spring 2013 Schedule”
for specific dates.




Methods of Instruction:

lectures, class discussions, reading assignments, cooperative projects,

case
review, research
, other
.


Required Textbook:

Mankiw
, N. Gregory,
Brief
Principles of Macroeconomics
, South
-
Western, Cengage
Learning.


Refer to the “WNC Spring 2013 Schedule”, and the current “WNC Course Catalog”, for rules and other
relevant informa
tion.


Please turn off all cell phones during class.