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Other · Richards College of Business · Economics

Principles of Macroeconomics
ECON-2105

  • Fall 2021
  • Section N05
  • 3 Credits
  • 08/11/2021 to 10/01/2021
  • Modified 08/19/2021

Description

A study of the economy as a whole including production, economic fluctuations, inflation, unemployment, public policy, and international economics. Requires overall GPA of 2.0.

Requisites

Prerequisites:
GPA 2.00 or above required 2.00
Corequisites:

Contact Information

Instructor: Professor Swarna Dutt Ph.D

Meeting Times

Class is 95 - 99%  online. 

No Google classroom or zoom classes.

Everything is online. Read the material and ask me questions.

We will meet one day only, for my face to face final exam.

We meet at 10 am, on Friday, September 24, 2021 in Roy Richards Sr. Hall, room # 102 Lecture Hall.  Come to campus early, say by 9.30 am.  It's safe.  The exam. timing is rigid.  It is a final exam. 

This face to face final exam. will be conducted by me.

The exam. is open from 10 am to 12 pm, on that day.  It is a 2 hour final exam.  Final exams. are always 2 hours.

I have reserved this lecture hall exclusively for your final exams.

Materials

Macroeconomics, (Online book only).

  • Author: W. McEachern
  • Publisher: Cengage
  • Edition: 6th ed.
  • ISBN: 1-3374-0874-3

Outcomes

  • There are 6 exams., total. Nothing else.  You will take 5 online exams., and a face to face final. Everything is explained below.
  • Exam. 1 through 5 is online, in Courseden.  You can take it from anywhere you want.
  • Exam. 1 is August 18th. It is a 60 minute exam. It is open from 9 am - 9 am the next day. It will be open for 24 hours. It will be 25 multiple choice questions (MCQ’s), worth 1 point each. Once you start, the exam. will be open for the next 60 minutes.  You have to finish it in one session. It will be Chapters 1 and 2 only. Be prepared with these 2 chapters. Cannot do it? Drop my class. There is no other choice.
  • Exam. 2 is August 25th. A 60 minute exam., open from 9 am - 9 am the next day. It will be Chapters 3 and 4 only. Rest of the rules are the same as the previous exam.
  • Exam. 3 is September 1st.  A 60 minute exam., open from 9 am - 9 am the next day. It will be Chapters 5 and 6 only. Rest of the rules are the same as the previous exams.
  • Exam. 4 is September 8th. A 60 minute exam., open from 9 am - 9 am next the day. It will be Chapters 7 and 8 only. Rest of the rules are the same as the previous exams.
  • Exam. 5 is September 15th. A 60 minute exam., open from 9 am - 9 am the next day. It will be Chapters 9 and 11 only. Rest of the rules are the same as the previous exams.
  • Final Exam.: It is a face to face final with me.  I will conduct the exam.  It will be 50 multiple choice questions (MCQ’s), worth 1 point each. It is a 2 hour exam.  It will be Chapters 12, 13, 14, and 15. There is no fee or charge for this. 
  • For this final exam., we will meet at 10 am, on Friday, September 24, 2021 in Roy Richards Sr. Hall, room # 102 Lecture Hall. Come to campus early, say by 9.30 am. It's safe. The exam. timing is rigid. It is a final exam. The exam. is open from 10 am to 12 pm, for 2 hours.  I have reserved this lecture hall exclusively for your final exams.  Put this in your calendar.
  • EXCEPTION: If you cannot take the face to face final, you will have to take the final proctored by UWG ProcterU services.  There is a fee for this.  You will pay the fee. You will contact ProctorU services, and set up the time to take the exam. You can take the exam. online, but proctored by ProcotrU, from 9 am (September 24, 2021) to 9 am (September 25, 2021.)  It's open for 24 hours. The exam. is 2 hours, and has 50 multiple choice questions.
  • The face to face final exam. in school (proctored by me) is free.  There is no charge.  Just show up and take the exam.  I repeat: There is a fee (which you will pay), only if you use UWG ProctorU services to take a proctored final.
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  • FINAL EXAM. WILL NEVER BE UNPROCTORED ONLINE.  I WILL NOT ALLOW THAT.
  • If you cannot take the F2F final, then you will have to take it with the UWG Proctoring services.  You will fill out the form with them, decide your convenient time and take the exam.  I will keep the final exam. open with our proctoring services from 9 am (9/24/2021) to 9 am (9/25/2021), for 24 hours. 
  • I repeat: If you want to take the online proctored finals, do your paperwork with UWG ProctorU services.  I have emailed you the "How to" links.  I have done my part of the paperwork with them.  It is ready.
  • THIS PROCTORED EXAM. HAS A FEE. You will pay the fee.  The face to face exam. conducted by me in our classroom, of course has no fee.
  • Cannot do it? Drop my class. There is no other choice. There are seats open in other sections of the same class.
  • If you take my class, I will assume you read this, understood it and agree with it.  Please do not complain about any of this later on.  It is very unfair to me.  I am spelling out everything in plain simple English here and also in my syllabus, in Courseden.  Read that too.

Evaluation

  • You will be graded out of a total of 175 points (25+25+25+25+25+50). 
  • Grading scale is given below.

 

  • Grading Scale: ASSESSMENT POLICY:

     90 - 100  %:                 A:         157 - 175

     80 - 89.9 %:                 B:         140 - 156

     70 - 79.9 %:                 C:        122 - 139

     60 - 69.9 %:                 D:        105 - 121

    Below 60 % :                F:         104 and below

Criteria

  • VERY IMPORTANT.  READ AND UNDERSTAND.
  • You can take the 5 online exams. from anywhere in the country (or on earth): Hospital bed, Alaska, Timbuktu, absolutely anywhere.
  • Do not miss the exams.  Do not make any excuses.  The exams. are open for 24 hours. THERE ARE NO MAKEUP EXAMS.  I CANNOT AND WILL NOT OPEN THE EXAM. FOR ANYONE AFTER IT IS OVER.
  • BECAUSE OF COVID I WILL DO THIS:  I WILL NOT GIVE YOU A "ZERO" FOR A MISSED EXAM., BUT (AUTOMATICALLY) 60% (15 OUT OF 25) TO HELP YOU PASS THE CLASS.
  • You will have to take the finals.  No finals automatically is an "F" grade.  This is school policy. 

Breakdown

Assignments

The entire course outline, syllabus, reading list, important topics, power points, practice questions etc. are all spelled out in Courseden. If you read the book and do all of the items listed above, you will be well prepared for my exams. None of my exams. are comprehensive. There are no essay exams, no assignments, no home works, no projects, no case studies. Only 6 exams.

Assignment:

Read the 2 chapters assigned (per week) for the online exam. scheduled for that week.

Read the topics from the "Reading List", again and again.  They are important.

Practice the questions (I assigned as practice questions) at the end of each chapter.

Ask me questions. 

Take the 5 online exams. as scheduled.  Everything is spelt out in Concouse and in Courseden.

Then come to school on September 24, 2021, at 9.30 am to take a face to face final conducted by me.  You have to come to school (on my account) this "ONE DAY ONLY."  Details are in the syllabus.

DROP MY CLASS IF YOU CANNOT DO ANY OF THESE.  OTHER 2105 SECTIONS ARE OPEN.  ENROLL IN THEM.

DO NOT SAY LATER, "I DID NOT KNOW."

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Also in Chapters 2 and 4: Go over the exercise and the video links.

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Schedule

Class is 95 - 99% online. 

We will meet one day only. 

We meet on September 24, 2021. Face to face final exam. in class, conducted by me.

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  • Exam. 1 through 5 are all Online.

 

  • Exam. 1 is August 18th. It is a 60 minute exam. It is open from 9 am - 9 am the next day. It will be open for 24 hours.
  • Exam. 2 is August 25th. A 60 minute exam., open from 9 am - 9 am the next day.
  • Exam. 3 is September 1st.  A 60 minute exam., open from 9 am - 9 am the day.
  • Exam. 4 is September 8th. A 60 minute exam., open from 9 am - 9 am the next day.
  • Exam. 5 is September 15th. A 60 minute exam., open from 9 am - 9 am the next day.

 

College/School Policies

Wolf Pact

Having read the Honor Code for the University of West Georgia, I understand and accept my responsibility to uphold the values described therein and to conduct myself in a manner that will reflect the values of UWG and the Richards College of Business so as to respect the rights of all UWG community members. As a UWG student, I will represent myself truthfully and complete all academic assignments honestly and within the parameters set by my instructor.

I understand and accept that if I am found guilty of violations (through processes due me as a UWG student and outlined in the UWG Student Handbook), penalties will be imposed.

I also recognize that my responsibility includes a willingness to confront members of the UWG community if I feel there has been a violation of the Honor Code.  

Ultimately, I will conduct myself in a manner that promotes UWG as the best place to work, learn, and succeed for my generation, and those to come!

About the Richards College of Business

Vision
To become a globally recognized college of business preparing forward-thinking, responsible leaders.

Mission
We are in the business of transforming lives through education, engagement, and experiences.

Strategic Goals and Values

Student Success
Admit quality students and provide them with an education that is rich in experiences and engagement opportunities to prepare them to be effective and ethical professionals.

Academic Success
Recruit, retain and develop faculty and staff by providing sufficient resources to support dynamic and up-to-date bachelor and master-level curricula, to conduct research and other professional activities, and to support engagement with all stakeholders.

Operational Success
Recruit, retain and develop administrative management and staff personnel to manage, develop and support infrastructure and those activities that build internal and external partnerships while working in an ever-changing environment.

Ethical Values
The Richards College of Business community (administrators, faculty, staff, students, and business partners) share a commitment to the principles of honesty and integrity in interactions and undertakings, accountability for personal behavior, and respect for the rights, differences, and dignity of others. In addition, we strive to continuously improve our abilities to recognize unethical behavior and to make ethical and moral decisions.

Institutional Policies

Academic Support

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Students enrolled in online courses can find answers to many of their questions in the Online/Off-Campus Student Guide.

If a student is experiencing distress and needs help, please see the resources available at the UWG Cares site. Online counseling is also available for online students.

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At the University of West Georgia, we believe that academic and personal integrity are based upon honesty, trust, fairness, respect, and responsibility. Students at West Georgia assume responsibility for upholding the honor code. West Georgia students pledge to refrain from engaging in acts that do not maintain academic and personal integrity. These include, but are not limited to, plagiarism, cheating, fabrication, aid of academic dishonesty, lying, bribery or threats, and stealing. 

The University of West Georgia maintains and monitors a confidential Academic Dishonesty Tracking System. This database collects and reports patterns of repeated student violations across all the Colleges, the Ingram Library, and the School of Nursing. Each incidence of academic dishonesty is subject to review and consideration by the instructor, and is subject to a range of academic penalties including, but not limited to, failing the assignment and/or failing the course. Student conduct sanctions range from verbal warning to suspension or expulsion depending on the magnitude of the offense and/or number of offenses. The incident becomes part of the student’s conduct record at UWG.

Additionally, the student is responsible for safeguarding his/her computer account. The student’s account and network connection are for his/her individual use. A computer account is to be used only by the person to whom it has been issued. The student is responsible for all actions originating through his/her account or network connection. Students must not impersonate others or misrepresent or conceal their identities in electronic messages and actions. For more information on the University of West Georgia Honor Code, please visit the Office of Community Standards site.

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University of West Georgia students are provided a MyUWG e-mail account. The University considers this account to be an official means of communication between the University and the student. The purpose of the official use of the student e-mail account is to provide an effective means of communicating important university related information to UWG students in a timely manner. It is the student’s responsibility to check his or her email.

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The University of West Georgia grants one semester hour of credit for work equivalent to a minimum of one hour (50 minutes) of in-class or other direct faculty instruction AND two hours of student work outside of class per week for approximately fifteen weeks. For each course, the course syllabus will document the amount of in-class (or other direct faculty instruction) and out-of-class work required to earn the credit hour(s) assigned to the course. Out-of-class work will include all forms of credit-bearing activity, including but not limited to assignments, readings, observations, and musical practice. Where available, the university grants academic credit for students who verify via competency-based testing, that they have accomplished the learning outcomes associated with a course that would normally meet the requirements outlined above (e.g. AP credit, CLEP, and departmental exams).

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You may also visit our website for help with USG Guidance: https://www.westga.edu/police/campus-carry.php

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If you are a student having difficulty with English language skills, and / or U.S. culture is not your home culture, specialized resources are available to help you succeed. Please visit the E.L.L. resource page for more information.

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