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Eco 181 - Intro To Macroeconomics
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Econ 181 Macroeconomics Fall 2015 Syllabus Professor Dr Monica Cherry Office Hours Tuesday and Thursday12 30pm 1 45pm and by appointment Office 201a Fronczak Hall Email MCherry2 buffalo edu Communication I am not on campus MWF If you need to get in touch with me the best way to communicate with me is to send me an email If you can not make the times above or the times of the TA please let me know and we ll set up a different time Course Description The goal of this course is for the student to be able to understand the important measurements used to evaluate the overall economy how the overall economy works and what policies if any the government should take to assist in the improvement of the economy We begin with a review of some fundamental principles of economics and then learn some of the important measurements used in the evaluation of the economy such as GDP inflation unemployment and deficits We then develop models which will assist us in understanding how the aggregate economy works and what factors lead to problems in the overall economic situation Lastly we explore what role the government should play in stabilizing the economy We will also spend a lot of time throughout the semester exploring the distinction between market and government allocation of resources and explore when each of Text Economics Today The Macro View by Roger LeRoy Miller 17h edition you do not need to purchase this book since you will have access to an e book when you buy MyEconLab However some students may prefer to have the traditional book but it s up to you Purchase Options 1 You can buy MyEconLab and the e book If you buy this online it will be cheaper than if you buy it at the bookstore 2 You can also buy MyEconlab without the e book This may be useful for those who would rather buy a used hard copy of the book 3 You can buy myeconlab wrapped with the printed text book at the bookstore 4 Information on how to register can be found under course information MyEconLab You will be assigned homework and quizzes for each chapter Your Myeconlab grade will be 15 of your total grade All of this will come from your quiz grades Homeworks You are allowed to do the homework as many times as you can However these will not be included in your grade However the quizzes are very similar to the quizzes So I highly recommend that you do the homework first It is very important that when doing the homework that you learn it and not just do it to get it right There are lots of learning aides available to help you complete the homework Quizzes You will only get one try on the quiz and you will only get 45 minutes to complete it In addition the learning tools will be turned off So the idea is for you to prove that you learned the material when you did the homework I will drop 2 quizzes Additional Study tools There are many study tools available for you in addition to the ones available to help you with your homework 1 Chapter Resources Student Lecture Notes Print out the Student Lecture Notes file for a quick reference to your instructor s lecture View Student Lecture Notes the notes that I will be using in class will be quite different than these but t Can still be an additional resource Study Guide This is a great resource The TAs will go over the multiple choice questions in recitation This is a chapter summary and learning tips read discussions of chapter features and work additional applications and View Study Guide Animation this is pretty cool Watch animated versions of key figures from the textbook View Animations Web Links Visit websites mentioned in the textbook and used by the end of chapter exercises View Web Links Complete Pearson eText Read this chapter of the textbook online View the Complete Pearson eText 2 Study Plan This is an additional place for more practice The questions are similar to those from the homework I think that the best time to work on this is before the exams although you can certainly work on them Before you try the homework as well However your work will not count towards your course grade UB Learns Please make sure to check UB learns regularly for announcements reminders e mails and other issues regarding the course Lecture I will be teaching in a way that emphasizes understanding the material The best way to learn the material is to read the book before coming to class and then filling in the notes in lecture Notes Notes will be posted on UBlearns before class You should print them out before coming to class It is very important that you try to learn the material when you are writing the notes down There is no point coming to class if all you are going to do is copy what I write down You can get the notes from the book as well It is very important that you understand the material If you try to learn the material while I m teaching it this will make your life much easier Recitation Although recitation will not be required it is necessary that you remain registered for it During recitation the T A will go over any questions regarding Aplia and additional multiple choice questions that will be helpful to review for the midterm You are welcome to go to any of the available recitations However it is important that you stay registered for the one that you initially signed up for A6 A4 A2 A3 A5 A1 Monday 5 30pm 6 20 Wednesday 4 00pm 4 50 Thursday 10 00am 10 50 Thursday 5 00 pm 5 50 Friday 12 00am 12 50 Friday 12 30pm 1 20 NSC 218 OBrian 112 NSC 218 OBrian 112 NSC 228 OBrian 109 The grade that you receive for recitation will be the same grade that you receive in the course Exams There will be 3 exams and a cumulative final You will be allowed to drop your lowest grade from the three exams If you miss an exam this will be the exam that you drop Absolutely no make up exams will be given However even if you do decide to not take an exam it is important to note that you must still learn the exam as the final will be cumulative Exams will be all multiple choice questions Exam dates are Exam 1 Tuesday September 29 Exam 2 Tuesday October 27 Exam 3 Thursday December 3rd Final Exam Tuesday December 15 11 45 2 45 Knox 20 and NSC 225 If you are more than 15 minutes late to any exam you will get a zero Grading The following is the approximate weights given to assignments and tests Exams 50 MyEconLab 15 Final Exam 35 If you get As on all three midterms and have a high grade in myeconlab then there is a chance that you will be exempt from the …


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