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Principles of Macroeconomics
Econ 2301-83004
SPRING 2013 | 3 Credit Hours

INSTRUCTOR’S NAME: Pete Mavrokordatos
TELEPHONE NUMBER: 817-515-6270
E-MAIL ADDRESS: pmavrokordatos@dcccd.edu
CLASS MEETING TIME: MWF 2.10pm – 3.05pm
DROP DATE: April 18, 2013

THE INSTRUCTOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO AMEND A SYLLABUS AS NECESSARY.

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

Econ 2301: Principles of Macroeconomics-- This is a Texas Common Course Number. This is a DCCCD Core Curriculum Course. An introduction to the principles of macroeconomics is presented. Economic principles are studied within the framework of classical, Keynesian, monetarist and alternative models. Emphasis is given to national income determination, money and banking, and the role of monetary and fiscal policy in economic stabilization and growth. Other topics include international trade and finance. (3 Lec.) Coordinating Board Academic Approval Number 4506015125

COURSE PREREQUISITES: Developmental Reading 0093 or English as a Second Language (ESOL) 0044 or have met the Texas Success Initiative (TSI) standard in Reading. Sophomore standing recommended.

REQUIRED / RECOMMENDED COURSE MATERIALS:

Macroeconomics: Understanding our Material World, 2nd edition, published by Kendall Hunt. Online E-Text: Digital Format, Internet Delivered. http://webcom2.grtxle.com/macroeconomics Access code can be purchased online at this link and all needed course material downloaded: Online E-Text ISBN: 978-0-7575-4725-6 Access code can also be purchased at campus bookstores—Bookstore Access Code ISBN: 978-0-7575-4496-5 Remember, the delivery of all course materials, assignments and assessments will be digital and internet based—the course does not utilize a traditional textbook*. All portions of the materials can be printed from your computer as well. *Students now have the option of purchasing a package at campus bookstores which contains the access code as well as a hard copy of the textbook. The ISBN for this option is: 978-0-7575-8049-9

BE SURE TO ENTER YOUR CORRECT SECTION NUMBER WHEN YOU REGISTER WITH WEBCOM FOR THE COURSE MATRIALS. (See your fee receipt) If you have any difficulty in ordering the course materials or registering in the WebCOM system, contact: websupport@greatrivertech.net

I. COURSE OBJECTIVES:

Economics 2301, as part of the Core Curriculum satisfies the following Exemplary Educational Objectives in Economics set forth by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

EXEMPLARY EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES in MACROECONOMICS includes the following:

A. Understanding the methods, technologies, and data that economists use to investigate the human condition. B. Understanding the development of our economic institutions and processes and how they relate to our political system and culture. C. Demonstrating the use of and offer critiques for alternative explanatory systems and theories in the principles of macroeconomics course. D. Understanding and describing alternative explanations and approaches to domestic social issues. E. Analyzing how historical, social, political, cultural and global issues have an influence on our economy. F. Understanding the evolution and current macroeconomic role of the U.S. in the world economy. G. Differentiating and analyze historical evidence (documentary and statistical) and differing points of view in economics. H. Developing the ability to establish and apply reasonable criteria in determining the acceptability of historical evidence and social research. I. Analyzing, critically assessing, and developing creative solutions for macroeconomic problems. J. Being able to apply the macroeconomic principles and theories presented in this course by using the information obtained from the news media and other appropriate sources to evaluate current economic policy as it relates to the current economic and public policy...
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