NEW MEXICO JUNIOR COLLEGE

Principles of Economics (Macro)

SYLLABUS

  1. GENERAL COURSE INFORMATION
  2. A. Course Title: Principles of Economics (Macro)
    B. Course Number: EC 213 - 30374
    C. Semester: Fall 2019
    D. Days/Time: Online
    E. Credit Hours: 3
    F. Instructor: Howell, Chris
    G. Office: C.M. Burke University Center (UC) 222
    H. Email Address: CHowell@nmjc.edu
    I. Office Phone: (575) 492-2659
    J. Office Hours: Monday: 8:00:00 AM-9:00:00 AM (MST);10:00:00 AM-11:00:00 AM (MST);12:00:00 PM-1:00:00 PM (MST);
    Tuesday: 8:30:00 AM-9:30:00 AM (MST);12:30:00 PM-1:00:00 PM (MST);
    Wednesday: 8:00:00 AM-9:00:00 AM (MST);10:00:00 AM-11:00:00 AM (MST);12:00:00 PM-1:00:00 PM (MST);
    Thursday: 8:30:00 AM-9:30:00 AM (MST);12:30:00 PM-1:00:00 PM (MST);
    Friday: 8:00:00 AM-9:00:00 AM (MST);10:00:00 AM-11:00:00 AM (MST);
    I will make every effort to respond to e-mails within 24 hours Mon - Fri and before noon on Monday for messages sent over the weekend. Summer office hours are by appointment. Students may contact me to make an appointment outside of office hours if needed.
    K. Time Zone: Mountain Time
    L. Prerequisite(s): Algebra (recommended)
    M. Corequisite(s): None
    N. Class Location: Virtual
  3. COURSE DESCRIPTION

    This course will introduce macro-economic theory and public policy, concepts of national income, monetary and fiscal policy as means of regulating the economy by solving the problems of unemployment, inflation, and inconsistent economic growth. This is a three credit hour course.

  4. COURSE RATIONALE / TRANSFERABILITY

    EC 213 is a standard Principles of Economics – Macroeconomics course, and offers ready
    transfer to other community colleges, as well as four-year institutions. The course is a basic
    requirement in most Business Administration, Accounting, Marketing, Management, and
    Finance degree plans (as well as others), and can fulfill a part of the Social Science
    requirement in other degree plans.

  5. REQUIRED / SUGGESTED COURSE MATERIALS

    Required:

    Cengage Unlimited access code


    ISBN: 978-0-357-70003-7

    Suggested:

    Principles of Eonomics, 8th ed.

    N. Gregory Mankiw


    You can buy your books online at the NMJC Bookstore.

  6. GRADING POLICY

    Students attending New Mexico Junior College will be evaluated according to the following grading scale:

    						90 - 100%	=	A
    						80 -  89%	=	B
    						70 -  79%	=	C
    						60 -  69%	=	D
    					 	 0 -  59%	=	F
    
    Grading Policy - Principles of Economics

    Assessment

    Problem Sets (Aplia assignments)

    35%

    Writing Assignments

    30%

    Exams (4)

    35%



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    7. Read the text.
    8. Adhere to the deadlines posted in the course outline.

  7. INSTITUTIONAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    New Mexico Junior College’s institutional student learning outcomes represent the knowledge and abilities developed by students attending New Mexico Junior College. Upon completion students should achieve the following learning outcomes along with specific curriculum outcomes for respective areas of study:

  8. DEPARTMENTAL STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Students in the Business/Computer Science Departments should be able to:
    1) Demonstrate an understanding of industry specific ethics (self & community),
    2) Prepare and interpret documents,
    3) Interpret and characterize data appropriate to the course (critical thinking),
    4) Demonstrate computer skills appropriate to the course, and
    5) Demonstrate the value of professionalism in the workplace.

  9. SPECIFIC COURSE STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

    Upon completion of this class, students should be able to:



  10. REQUIRED TECHNICAL COMPETENCIES AND EQUIPMENT
  11. I. New Student Orientation Video Transcript

    II. Basic Computer Skills: How to use an email account, how to attach, upload, and download files. How to view, save, rename, and print files. Have basic word processing skills and are familiar with using different web browsers

    III. Canvas Technical Requirements

    IV. Technology Requirements for Students: A Desktop or Laptop that is no more than five years old, has at least Windows 7 or MAC OSX 10.6 with 1 GB of memory, 2.4 GHz Processor, has a webcam and a microphone. The Internet speed is between 5 to 10 Mbps per second.

    V. Technical and Academic Support

    Call the 24/7 Canvas Help Desk at (575) 399-2199 for assistance and have your course CRN (ex. 10023) and your Username available.

    If you have not already received login information for Canvas/T-BirdWeb Portal/E-mail, you will need to contact the Enrollment Management office at (575) 492-2546.

  12. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

    Note: This is a social science course. Although our main topics of conversation will be economics, any topic related to business or society may arise and be discussed.

    In this course, students will utilize Aplia to complete homework assignments and to participate in economic experiments. Students will use Canvas to take exams and complete classroom assignment.

  13. GENERAL/MISCELLANEOUS

    Students will be held responsible for the information on these pages.

    Academic Honesty
    Each student is expected to maintain the highest standards of honesty and integrity in online academic and professional matters. The College reserves the right to take disciplinary action, up to and including dismissal, against any student who is found guilty of academic dishonesty or otherwise fails to meet these standards. Academic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, dishonesty in quizzes, tests, or assignments; claiming credit for work not done or done by others; and nondisclosure or misrepresentation in filling out applications or other College records. Cheating or gaining illegal information for any type of graded work is considered dishonest and will be dealt with accordingly.

    Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Information
    Any student requiring special accommodations should contact the Special Needs Student Services Coordinator at (575) 492-2576 or by e-mail at krueda@nmjc.edu.

    Attendance Policy and Participation Expectations
    It is expected that you regularly log into class at least three times weekly and check your Canvas mail to ensure you have not missed any changes/updates. Students are expected to complete discussions/quizzes/tests/ assignments before deadlines expire.

    Canvas Help
    If you experience difficulty with Canvas you may reach the Canvas Helpdesk at canvashelpdesk@nmjc.edu, or by calling the 24 hour helpdesk phone at (575) 399-2199.

    Netiquette
    The professor is responsible for monitoring and evaluating student conduct and student behavior within the Canvas course. By registering for this class, the student is assumed to have entered into an agreement with New Mexico Junior College and the professor to log into the class regularly and to behave in an appropriate manner at all times. Disruptive behavior may result in the student being removed from the class and dropped for the semester. For comprehensive information on the common rules of netiquette and other online issues, please review the NMJC Online Student Handbook.

    Online Learning Environment
    By participating in an online class, you undertake responsibility for your own progress and time management.

    Plagiarism
    Offering the work of another as one’s own, without proper acknowledgment, is plagiarism; therefore, any student who fails to give credit for quotations or essentially identical expression of material taken from books, encyclopedias, magazines and other reference works, or from the themes, reports, or other writings of a fellow student, is guilty of plagiarism. Plagiarism violates the academic honesty policy and is considered cheating.

    Tutoring Assistance
    Free tutoring services are available to all NMJC students through Brainfuse or the Academic Success Center. Brainfuse is an online tutoring service that can be accessed from your course navigation menu in Canvas and there is no need to create an account. The Academic Success Center is located at the Pannell Library on the 1st floor.

    Withdrawal Policy
    The instructor has the right to drop any student who has failed to log on to Canvas for two weeks or more, but it is not guaranteed that the instructor will drop you. If the student chooses to stop attending a class, he/she should withdraw from the class by accessing your student account in the T-Bird Web Portal at www.nmjc.edu, or submitting the required paperwork to the Registrar’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 19, 2019. Failure to withdraw yourself from a course by this date may result in your receiving an “F” in the course. All students are encouraged to discuss their class status with the professor prior to withdrawing from the class.

  14. ACADEMIC CALENDAR
  15. FINALS SCHEDULE
  16. COURSE OUTLINE
    EC 213 Principles of Economics (Macro) - Web Enhanced
    Week Chapter(s)  

    1

      Introduction / Syllabus
     

    1

    Ten Principles of Economics
         

    2

    2

    Thinking Like an Economist
     

    3

    Interdependence and the Gains from Trade
         

    3

    4

    Market Forces of Supply & Demand
     

    5

    Elasticity and Its Application
         

    4

    6

    Supply, Demand, & Gov't Policies
         Exam One - Chapters 1 - 6
     
     

    23

    Measuring a Nation's Income
         

    8

    24

    Measuring the Cost of Living
         

    9

    25

    Production and Growth
         

    10

    26

    Saving, Investment, and the Financial System
     

    27

    Tools of Finance
         

    11

    28

    Unemployment and Its Natural Rate
         Exam Two - Chapters 23-28
     

    12

    29

    The Monetary System
     

    30

    Money Growth & Inflation
         

    13

    31

    Open-Economy Macroeconomics: Basic Concepts
     

    32

    A Macroeconomic Theory of the Open Economy

    14

    33

    Aggregate Demand and Aggregate Supply
         

    15

    34

    The Influence of Monetary and Fiscal Policy on Aggregate Demand
     

    35

    The Short-Run Tradeoff between Inflation & Unemployment
         

    16

      Additional Topics (time permitting)
        . . .
        Comprehensive Final Exam (May 9, 8 am)
        . . .
        There will be an assignment in Aplia for each chapter. See Aplia for due dates
       
        This schedule is subject to change depending on the progress of the class.