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|Course No. and Title:||ECON 1023 Introduction to Macroeconomics|
|Credit Value:||Three (3) credit hours|
Economics divides itself into two halves: micro and macro. Macroeconomics is the study of larger chunks of reality than microeconomics, aggregates such as a country’s gross national product, its rate of inflation, and its unemployment rate. The standard (‘neoclassical’) model is constructed to explain interest rates and exchange rates, and helps us understand how the government can stabilize the economy, and the limitations of government policy, in an increasingly globalized world. This model also helps us understand why some countries are rich and others are poor.
|Prerequisite:||Students with credit in ECON 1002, 1024 or 1073 may not take this course for credit.|
Professor Tony Myatt, Department of Economics, 506-447-3208, email: email@example.com
Online power-point lectures, links to other web sites, and self-testing engines. The textbook is a critical part of the necessary materials.
Fourteen chapters of the textbook, chapters 6 to 19 inclusive
REQUIRED TEXT: Krugman, Wells, Au and Parkinson, "Macroeconomics: Second Canadian Edition", Worth Publishers, 2014.
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|Assignments & Examinations:||
All testing is done online.
1. 14 quizzes, one at the end of each chapter. Each quiz is worth about 1.43% of the final mark, for a total of 20%. [Three attempts on each quiz, the highest mark is the one that counts.]
2. Midterm test worth 20%. [One hundred questions in two hours, only one attempt.]
3. Final exam worth 60%. [120 questions in 150 minutes (2½ hours), one attempt, supervised.]
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|Time Limit:||6 months from registration date. All course exams and/or assignments must be completed by the designated end date of your course.
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