Macroeconomic Principles

ECN211 Macroeconomic Principles

Spring 2018 Course Syllabus

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Course: ECN211   Sections: 34437, 34446, 34555, 34439
Macroeconomic Principles    3 credits
Prerequisite: None

This course analyses general levels of output, employment, income, and prices. It also includes money and banking, national income distribution, fiscal and monetary policies.
Instructor: Bahman Maneshni
Office: J-132
Office Hours: MW 10:30 - 11:30 A
TR    2:00 - 3:30 P
Class Locations:

Section 34437 J-136
Section 34446J-136
Section 34555 J-136
Section 34439 J-136

Class Hours:
Section 34437
MW 7:30 - 8:45 A
Section 34446 MW 9:00 - 10:15 A
Section 34555
TR 10:30 - 11:45 A
Section 34439 TR 12:00-1:15 P
Phone: 602-787-6799
Course Goal: To understand and apply general macroeconomic principles as they relate to output, employment, income, prices, and money.
Course Objectives: By the end of this course, students should be able to:
  1. understand and apply macroeconomic models which illustrate fluctuations in output, employment, income, and prices;

  2. translate current economic news into one or more of the frameworks developed in the text;

  3. understand the principles of how monetary and fiscal policies work.
Required Text: PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS -6th Edition. N. Gregory Mankiw.
Grading Scale:
90-100 =  A
80-89 =  B
70-79 =  C
60-69 =  D
Grading System:
1st exam   20%
2nd exam   20%
3rd exam   20%
4th exam   20%
Activities   20%
Class Work/
It is understood that you will complete the study of assigned material before coming to class. You must have a copy of the text and you will be expected to bring it to class each class meeting. You will be constantly engaged and involved in discussions relating to the subject matter. Therefore you are expected to participate fully in class discussions by both asking and answering questions. It is the individual student's responsibility to prepare and ask questions on all matters pertaining to the course which he or she does not fully understand.

The subject matter requires much reading. Every participant should develop his/her style of reading and taking notes in order to be able to digest the material. Assignments assume a minimum of 6-9 hours of preparation per week.

Do not make the mistake of falling behind in your reading assignments. Complete each assignment as it falls due and you will not be faced with an impossible task prior to the examination.

Many of your class sessions will be devoted to the lectures on the assigned and related materials. Since a great deal of subject matter, which is not in the text, will be introduced in lectures and class discussion, it is strongly advised that you keep well organized notes.

If you miss a class session, you will be expected to make up the material missed. If you need help along these lines, you are urged to see the instructor. It should be understood that absence from a prior class is not acceptable as an excuse for lack of preparation in a subsequent class.

Each student is expected to keep a record of his or her own grades and absences.

Attendance Policy: This course is intensive and demanding, therefore full class attendance is strongly encouraged. Class attendance is expected and will be taken. A student who is not present when roll is taken will be marked absent. If a student is absent more than six class sessions, a withdrawal notice will be initiated by the instructor. Students who leave early (before a class is finished) will be marked absent for the entire class session. Lectures are designed with the goal of making the subject matter easier to understand. You will miss the required instructions if you are absent. You must know the date for the last day of withdrawal without instructor's signature. NO withdrawal with a "W" "Withdraw Passing" will be given to any student after this date.
Make-up Exams: Make-up exams will be given only at the discretion of the instructor. The student should recognize that this is a privilege and not a right. Students who take a make-up exam will suffer a one letter grade reduction (10 points) in the exam score.
Tutoring: Students who have difficulty with this class are encouraged to talk to the instructor about getting additional help. Tutoring is available at the Learning Support Center (LSC). The LSC also has information on study skills and test taking skills.
Activities: The activities are essential part of your final grade. They consist of quizzes, class participation, solving end-of-chapter problems, and presentation of outside articles and current business events.

Students with disabilities who believe that they may need accommodations in this class are encouraged to contact the:
    Disability Resource Center
    KSC-Building (Room-1220)

This syllabus, the course content, and the assignments
are subject to modification as determined by the instructor.

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