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EC 110 Course Outline FALL 2014

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Ec 110 - Prin of Microeconomics
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Principles of Microeconomics EC 110 SECTIONS 005 006 FALL 2014 Instructor Office Telephone Office Hours Email Harold W Elder 232 Alston 348 8976 Monday 10 00 11 15 AM Tuesday 1 30 2 30 PM other times by appointment helder bama ua edu UPDATED COURSE INFORMATION WILL ONLY BE PROVIDED VIA THE BLACKBOARD LEARN SITE IT WILL BE UPDATED AND CORRECTED AS NECESSARY THE SYLLABUS WILL NOT ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND ON BLACKBOARD LEARN Note There is an email option on the BLACKBOARD site but this is not checked regularly If you need to contact me quickly you should use the bama email address listed above Required Materials 1 MINDTAP This application will be accessed exclusively through Blackboard It will include the following primary components a Textbook Principles of Microeconomics 7th edition N Gregory Mankiw A hard copy can be purchased through the Supe Store or through the Mindtap website that is linked on Blackboard b Online Assignments Two types of assignments will be on the Mindtap system end of chapter exercises and homework assignments Completion of these is a required part of the course Details are provided below You can purchase access using the link provided on Blackboard or obtain this through the Supe Store A hard copy of the text is not required 2 CLICKER Turning Technologies RF Response Pad aka the Clicker Purchase a Clicker at the Supe Store These are available for 52 new or about 34 used and can be sold back at the end of the semester REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS Log on to the Blackboard Learn for this course and either click link on the course homepage or the Clicker tool on the left menu It will open up a registration page Complete the information requested on the page you will need the Response Device ID from your clicker which is found on the back of the device Course Objectives To learn about the foundations of consumer and producer behavior and to apply economic reasoning to solve problems and aid in making decisions Develop critical thinking skills Learning Outcomes Upon Completion of this course you should be able to 1 Use supply and demand analysis to understand and predict changes in market prices and outputs 2 Use cost and revenue information to understand the behavior of firms including profit maximizing output levels and prices 3 Understand the tradeoffs between efficiency and equality Course Requirements and Grade Determination Course Evaluation Type Percentage of of Evaluation Final Grade Exams 1 2 and 3 20 each Final Exam 20 Mindtap Homework 10 Mindtap EOC assignments 5 In Class Exercises 5 Tentative Grade Distribution Guaranteed Grade Course Average Range Grade 90 and Up A 80 to 89 B 70 to 79 C 60 to 69 D 59 and Down F GRADES DISTRIBUTION There is no set distribution of grades for this course My goal is for you to receive the highest grade that you can earn This should also be your goal The table above details a guaranteed range but actual grade ranges are usually flexible downward which may vary by letter grade No set scale is followed It should be noted that the lower bound on D or D grades fall is 50 and above The grade policy will be used in assigning final course grades Course grades will be based upon your total points for the semester Your grade will be determined by your performance on exams on Mindtap assignments the in class exercises plus any bonus points you receive DETERMINANTS Grades are determined by 3 components 1 Performance on Exams There will be 3 regular exams and a final exam Each regular exam and the final will each be 20 of your course grade 2 Performance on Assignments The Mindtap Aplia homework is 10 of your course grade and the EOC assignments are worth 5 3 Participation in In Class Exercises will be worth 5 GRADE IMPROVEMENT You can also improve your course grade through 4 Lab Attendance Attend 10 lab sessions and you can drop your lowest regular test grade remaining two exam grades will be weighted at the total of 60 5 Bonus Points may be obtained by Taking Practice tests on Blackboard Learn Points are based upon your average score on the 3 Practice Exams This is worth up to a 2 bonus Attendance as recorded by the Clicker This is worth up to a 2 bonus NO OTHER OPPORTUNITIES FOR EXTRA CREDIT WILL BE AVAILABLE PLEASE DO NOT ASK NONE WILL BE OFFERED BASIC COURSE INFORMATION 1 EXAMS 1 MIDTERM EXAMS Three midterm exams will be given All Exams will be given in class on the dates listed in the Course Calendar and will be in Alston 10 2 FINAL EXAM Check the course calendar for your final exam date and time Do not make travel plans without consulting the exam schedule There is no early administration of the final exam except as is explained below TELL YOUR PARENTS NOT TO BOOK A FLIGHT FOR YOU THAT WILL NOT ALLOW YOU TO TAKE THE FINAL ON ITS REGULARLY SCHEDULED DATE A makeup for excused absences for the Final Exam will be administered as prescribed by the University of Alabama Academic Calendar 3 MAKEUP EXAMS If you miss an exam then you must follow the steps listed here Contact me via the email address listed here to provide notification of the reasons for your absence from the exam You must do this prior no later than the day of the next regular class Otherwise you will automatically receive a ZERO Go to Blackboard and place your name in the Makeup Signup List for the exam you have missed If you name is not on this list you will not be permitted to make up this exam ALL MAKEUP EXAMS ARE GIVEN ON BLACKBOARD A DATE TIME AND LOCATION WILL BE PROVIDED FOR EACH MAKEUP EXAM If a student misses the administration of his or her makeup exam this student must take the Comprehensive Makeup Exam If a student misses more than one exam the student must take the COMPREHENSIVE MAKEUP The weight for these missed exams will be determined strictly upon the score for the COMPREHENSIVE makeup exam OPTIONAL COMPREHENSIVE MAKEUP EXAM Students who have taken all three regular exams may take a comprehensive makeup exam The score on this exam will replace the student s lowest midterm exam score if and only if the score is higher The exam will not count if the score is lower than any of the regular exam scores Students may only take a regular makeup and the optional comprehensive makeup if a regular exam was missed THE DATE TIME AND LOCATION FOR ALL MAKEUP EXAMS WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN CLASS AND ON BLACKBOARD STUDENTS WILL NEED TO SIGN UP USING THE MAKEUP SIGNUP LIST ON BLACKBOARD NOTE The questions for these exams will be randomly drawn from the textbook


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