Welcome to ECON 4333 (web-assisted)

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Welcome to ECON 4333 (web
-
assisted)

Arkansas State University

Spring semester, 2011

This presentation
provides
information about
ECON 4333
(Government
Regulation of
Business ) in the
online format.

Course Syllabus

Your Professor

Christopher Brown

Business 412

870
-
972
-
3737 (tel.)

870
-
972
-
3417 (fax)

crbrown@astate.edu

(email)

myweb.astate.edu/
crbrown

(web)


Office Hours:

1:00
-
3:00 p.m. MTWR

Course Prerequisites

You must have satisfied the following prerequisites to enroll for this
class:


ECON 2313 (principles of macroeconomics)


ECON 2323 (principles of microeconomics).


The following requirements apply to
Business majors only
: To be
eligible to enroll in any upper division courses, business
majors must satisfy the following enrollment
requirements:
(1) Complete 54 hours of GenEd requirements and
lower level Business math requirements; (2) complete the following
lower level courses: ENG 1003 and ENG 1013; QM 2113.

The Textbook

The
required

text for this course is:


V. Kip
Viscusi
, John Vernon, and Joseph Harrington.
The
Economics of Regulation and Antitrust
, 4th edition.
Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2005.


You can purchase this text at the ASU Bookstore, or


You can purchase the book through an online vendor
such as
Campusbooks.com

To purchase the book online,
you need the ISBN number, which is:
978
-
0
-
22075
-
022062
-
0


Equipment and Software Needs

You must own or have access to the following items
to take this course:



A computer will a recent vintage operating
system;


High speed internet service;


Sound card and speakers;


Printer; and


The Microsoft Office 2007 suite of applications
(specifically
PowerPoint
,
Excel
, and
Word
). Note
that under the terms of the
Microsoft Campus
Agreement
, ASU students may obtain copies of
Microsoft Office

and
Windows

at no charge
.

Blackboard 8



We will use the Blackboard 8 course
management system for this course.


You should be enrolled in Blackboard
automatically.


Browse to
http://blackboard.astate.edu



Announcements, course content, homework
assignments, and other materials will be
available at the ECON 4333 site.


The first examination will be administered
online using Blackboard.


Course Modules


The course is organized into thirteen (13)
modules spaced over fourteen (14) weeks.


Each module contains a reading assignment,
one or more PowerPoint presentations, and
other content such as

MP3
files.


Access the modules by clicking on the
Modules button in the ECON 4333 section of
Blackboard 8
.

Course Requirements

The course requirements include:

1.
4 homework assignments

2.
A book review

3.
2 examinations


Homework assignments will be submitted as e
-
mail
attachments, by fax, or using the digital drop box feature of
Blackboard.


The first will be administered online using Blackboard.


The final examination is proctored, but can be taken at ASU
-
Jonesboro, ASU
-
Beebe, ASU
-
Mt. Home, ASU
-
Heber Springs, or
one of the ASU “Degree Centers” at West Memphis, Blytheville, or
Forrest City.


Book Review

As part of the course requirements, students are to submit a review of the
following book:


Robert
Pitovsky
, Editor.
How the Chicago School Overshot the Mark: The
Effect of Conservative Economic Analysis on U.S. Antitrust

(Oxford: Oxford
University Press), 2008. ISBN
-
10: 0195339762. ISBN
-
13
:

978
-
0195339765.


This book is not in stock at the ASU Bookstore. You should purchase the book
as quickly as possible. I recommend using online booksellers sellers such as
Amazon, Barnes and Noble, or Powell’s Books. You should be able to obtain an
inexpensive used copy.


The book review should be a minimum of 5 pages and is to be typed (double spaced) and
checked for proper grammar and spelling. You will receive further instructions for the
book review by email. The book review is due no later than
Friday, April 8
. Send your
book review as an email attachment to crbrown@astate.edu. Or you may use the digital
drop box feature in
Blackboard

. Or fax to 870
-
972
-
3417.



Determining the Course Grade

Item

Points

Homework (20 points each)

80

Book

Review

80

Exam 1

100

Final Exam

140

Total

400

The various components have the
following “point” values:

The Grading Scale


Your grade will be determined according to
the following scale:

Points

Grade

352
-
400

A

308
-
351

B

264
-
307

C

220
-
263

D

Below 220

F

E
-
Mail : Student Mail ONLY!!

You MUST use your
ASU Student E
-
mail
account for ALL course
communications.