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Principles of Macroeconomics
- Fall 2020
- Section E01
- 3 Credits
- 08/12/2020 to 10/02/2020
- Modified 08/05/2020
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.
GPA 2.00 or above required 2.00
Instructor: Professor Swarna Dutt Ph.D
- Email: [email protected]
- Office: 1314 Miller Hall
- Phone: 6788394775
100 % Online
Macroeconomics, (Online book only).
- Author: W. McEachern
- Publisher: Cengage
- Edition: 6th ed.
- ISBN: 1-3374-0874-3
Learn the basics of Macroeconomics like income, GDP, production, economic fluctuations, inflation, unemployment, monetary and fiscal public policy, international economics etc.
Exam. 1 is August 20, 2020: 25 points.
Exam. 2 is August 27, 2020 : 25 points.
Exam. 3 is Sept. 3, 2020 : 25 points.
Exam. 4 is Sept. 10, 2020 : 25 points.
Exam. 5 is Sept. 17, 2020 : 25 points.
Final Exam. is Oct. 1, 2020: 50 points
Total: 175 points.
You will do a total of 175 multiple choice questions, worth 1 point each, over 6 exams. I will add your grades, and your final alphabet grade is based on the point interval in which your class total lies.
Your total of the 6 exams. is 160: Final Grade is A
Your total of the 6 exams. is 145: Final Grade is B
and so on. All the exams. are in Courseden. I will open it on time. Once you finish your exam. and submit it, it will instantly and automatically be graded, and the grade imported to Courseden.
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
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.
August 12, 2020 - August 19, 2020:
Read chapters 1 and 2. Important topics, Reading List, Power points and do the practice questions.
August 21, 2020 - August 26, 2020:
Read chapters 3 and 4. Important topics, Reading List, Power points and do the practice questions.
August 28, 2020 - Sept. 2, 2020:
Read chapters 5 and 6. Important topics, Reading List, Power points and do the practice questions.
Sept. 4, 2020 - Sept. 9, 2020:
Read chapters 7 and 8. Important topics, Reading List, Power points and do the practice questions.
Sept. 11, 2020 - Sept. 16, 2020:
Read chapters 9 and 11. Important topics, Reading List, Power points and do the practice questions.
Sept. 18, 2020 - Sept. 30, 2020:
Read chapters 12, 13, 14 and 15. Important topics, Reading List, Power points and do the practice questions.
On the exam. days (given below) You will take the exam. online during class time.
Exam. 1 is August 20th. It is a 60 minute exam. It is open from 9.30 am - 12 pm (afternoon) on that day. It is the entire class time. It will be open for 2 1/2 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.
Exam. 2 is August 27th. A 60 minute exam., open from 9.30 am - 12 pm on that day. It will be Chapters 3 and 4 only. Rest of the rules are same as previous exams.
Exam. 3 is Sept. 3rd. A 60 minute exam., open from 9.30 am - 12 pm on that day. It will be Chapters 5 and 6 only. Rest of the rules are same as previous exams.
Exam. 4 is Sept. 10th. A 60 minute exam., open from 9.30 am - 12 pm on that day. It will be Chapters 7 and 8 only. Rest of the rules are same as previous exams.
Exam. 5 is Sept. 17th. A 60 minute exam., open from 9.30 am - 12 pm on that day. It will be Chapters 9 and 11 only. Rest of the rules are same as previous exams.
Final Exam.: is October 1, 2020 (9.30 am through 1.30 pm). It will be open for 4 hours. It will be 50 multiple choice questions (MCQ’s), worth 1 point each. It is a 2 hour exam. Once you start, the exam. will be open for the next 120 minutes. You have to finish it in one session. It will be Chapters 12, 13, 14, and 15.
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Buy the online book, immediately. Everything is linked to it. There is no Course Key. Do not ask me for it. For questions regarding the book (buying) or other technical issues: Contact Ms. Danielle Byrd at [email protected]
In my Courseden syllabus I have the link to buy the book.
Check and confirm that your internet services are capable to do everything needed, including taking the exams. online. For problems: Contact UWG
Contact me for any questions relating to the Economics material. I am an Economics Professor, and will answer those questions.
Read the syllabus, reading list, important topics, power points and do the practice exercises at the end of each chapter.
Ask me questions through your Courseden email. I will connect with my (whole) class through the courseden email, on a regular basis.