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1 Principles of Macroeconomics Carol Stivender “It’s simple economics, son. I don’t understand it at all.” Kyle’s Dad SouthparkPrinciples of MacroeconomicsCarol Stivender
2 Principles of Macroeconomics Wed and Fri,12:30pm – 1:45pm Rowe 130 In the right place?ECONPrinciples of MacroeconomicsWed and Fri,12:30pm – 1:45pmRowe 130Instructor: C. Stivender
3 How to find meOffice: 218B, Friday Building Office Hours: Wed: 11:00am - 12:15pm, 3:30pm - 6:00pm Fri : 11:00am - 12:15pm and by appointment as needed.
4 How to find meGrad Asst: Name ___, 218A Friday BldgMy Website:(see website for test schedule, PowerPoint's, syllabus, etc)
5 Book informationMacroeconomics: 17th Edition McConnell and Brue, authors (Pub, McGraw Hill)
6 Book information Options: Bookstore MACROECONOMICS W/ HOMEWORK MANAGER New:$90.25Used:$67.70(Gray’s Bookstore similar)
7 2. Online Sellers / Rentals (Amazon, Chegg, etc) Book informationOptions:2. Online Sellers / Rentals(Amazon, Chegg, etc)Several available for $20 and up.
8 3. My former macro students http://members.boardhost.com/macrobooks Book informationOptions:3. My former macro students(Disclaimer: I have NOTHING to do with these transactions.)
9 Course DescriptionPrinciples of Economics-MacroScope and Methodology of Economics as a social science, the measurement of national income, the theory of national income determination, money and banking, monetary and fiscal policy, and international economics.
10 Course Policies Academic Integrity HAVE SOME. Don’t cheat, and don’t be complicit in cheating.Bad things happen when you compromise your integrity, academic or otherwise.See university policy.
11 Course Policies Attendance The most successful students attend, arrive on time and stay the entire class period.Please show some respect if arriving late.I don’t take attendance, so I don’t need (or want) to hear about doctor notes and court dates.If you miss class, DO NOT ask me what you missed. Ask your classmates.
12 Course Policies Attendance No make-ups for ANY reason. Really. The classroom is the primary source of information. I am under no obligation to or post information that is announced and discussed in class. And I probably won’t.
13 Course PoliciesTESTSThere are four regular semester tests and one final exam.The course grade will include your highest FOUR test/exam grades.If you are happy with your grade at the end of four tests, you do not need to take the final exam (#5).If you choose to take the final exam it will replace the lowest score from tests1-4.The optional final exam will replace a MISSED test.
14 Course Policies HOMEWORK Chapter-specific graded homework quizzes will be on Blackboard (or Moodle).Count as 10% of your final grade.Quizzes for each chapter are due the evening before the test for that chapter.There are 100 total questions.
15 Final Grade = .90(Test Points/4) + .10(HW score) Course PoliciesCalculating the grade:Grades will be calculated as follows: (Tests 90%, Homework 10%) Final Grade = .90(Test Points/4) + .10(HW score) EXAMPLE: Assume your grades on tests 1-4 are 80, 77, 74 and 84, and you have earned 95 out of a possible 100 homework points.Final Grade = .90[( )/4) + .10(95)= .90(78.75) + .10(95)= 80.4, B
16 Final Exam (Optional), 11:00am – 1:30pm Important DatesTest Schedule:Dates are firm. Chapters will be updated if we get behind.Test DatesFri, February 5Test 1Wed, March 3Test 2Wed, April 7Test 3Fri, April 30Test 4Wed, May 12Final Exam (Optional), 11:00am – 1:30pm
17 Important Dates Dates Event January 13 Cancellation for Non-Payment University ClosedJanuary 21Last day to drop, add, change onlineLast day to file grade replacement formDeadline for May 2010 grad applicationJanuary 25Deadline for immunizationsMarch 8-13SPRING BREAK!March 22Last day to withdraw from one course with ‘W’April 2-3SPRING RECESS!April 12Last day to withdraw from all courses with ‘W’May 4Last day - all classes
18 Important Phone Numbers In Case of EmergencyCampus PoliceCall:From cell phone(go ahead & program into your phone)From campus phone911OtherCounseling CenterDean of StudentsInclement Weather
19 Wrap-Up Complete syllabus Please read the entire syllabus for additional details about class policies, schedule, homework, chapter readings, etc.Syllabus is posted on my website (www.belkcollege.uncc.edu/costiven) and the Belk College website (www.belkcollege.uncc.edu) under “Course Syllabi”, and was provided by .Questions? Comments? Complaints?