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This course provides students with the basic theories, concepts, terminology, and uses of macroeconomics. Students learn practical applications for macroeconomics in their personal and professional lives through assimilation of fundamental concepts and analysis of actual economic events.
Faculty and students will be held responsible for understanding and adhering to all policies contained within the following two documents:
University policies: You must be logged into the student website to view this document. Instructor policies: This document is posted in the Course Materials forum.
University policies are subject to change. Be sure to read the policies at the beginning of each class. Policies may be slightly different depending on the modality in which you attend class. If you have recently changed modalities, read the policies governing your current class modality.
Colander, D. C. (2010). Macroeconomics (8th ed.). Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill/Irwin.
All electronic materials are available on the student website.
|Week One: Fundamentals of Macroeconomics | | |Details |Due |Points | |Objectives |Explain the economic interaction of resources among households, government, and business. | | | | |Describe gross domestic product, inflation rate, unemployment rate, and interest rate. | | | | |Identify sources of historical economic data and economic forecasts. | | | |Reading |Read Ch. 1 of Macroeconomics. | | | |Reading |Read Ch. 2 of Macroeconomics. | | | |Reading |Read Ch. 6 of Macroeconomics. | | | |Reading |Read Ch. 7 of Macroeconomics. | | | |Reading |Read Ch. 8 of Macroeconomics. | | | |Reading |Read this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings. | | | |Participation |Participate in class discussion. | |2 | |Discussion Questions |Respond to weekly discussion questions. | |2 |
|Week Two: Aggregate Demand and Supply Models | | |Details...