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ECON102 - Macroeconomics

Course Details

Course Code: ECON102 Course ID: 3726 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

Introduction to Macroeconomics is a survey course that builds on the topics covered and skills developed in ECON101 (Microeconomics) in order to present a complete picture of the economy. Macroeconomics shows how consumers and markets fit into the overall or aggregated economy and provides a framework to assess government policies. Key topics covered will include economic cycles (growth and recession), economic indicators and measures, and interest rates and money supply.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
11/26/18 - 05/03/19 05/06/19 - 06/30/19 Spring 2019 Session I 8 Week session
12/31/18 - 05/31/19 06/03/19 - 07/28/19 Spring 2019 Session D 8 Week session
01/28/19 - 06/28/19 07/01/19 - 08/25/19 Summer 2019 Session B 8 Week session
02/25/19 - 08/02/19 08/05/19 - 09/29/19 Summer 2019 Session I 8 Week session
03/25/19 - 08/30/19 09/02/19 - 10/27/19 Summer 2019 Session D 8 Week session
04/29/19 - 10/04/19 10/07/19 - 12/01/19 Fall 2019 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

LO1: Discuss the application of macroeconomic theory to business.

LO2: Define Gross Domestic Product and its impact on business.

LO3: Define economic growth and describe the determinants of economic growth.

LO4: Explain the macroeconomic problems faced by business during resources allocation to satisfy societal wants.

LO5: Examine the economic costs of unemployment and inflation and how it influences business.

LO6: Identify the processes, tools, and limitations of fiscal policy.

LO7: Examine the Federal Reserve to stabilize and grow the economy.

LO8: Examine the impact of international trade on domestic producers.

NameGrade %
Quizzes 18.00 %
Quiz 1 3.60 %
Quiz 2 3.60 %
Quiz 3 3.60 %
Quiz 4 3.60 %
Quiz 5 3.60 %
Forums 50.00 %
Week 1: Plagiarism & Introductions 6.25 %
Week 1: Discussion1 6.25 %
Week 2: Discussion 2 6.25 %
Week 3: Discussion 3 6.25 %
Week 4: Discussion Post 4 6.25 %
Week 5: Discussion 5 6.25 %
Week 6: Discussion 6 6.25 %
Week 7: Discussion 7 6.25 %
Assignment 32.00 %
Week 4: Assignment 1 - Deficit Spending 16.00 %
Week 8: Assignment 2 - Demand-side Policies and the Great Recession of 2008 16.00 %
Book Title: Principles of Macroeconomics, v. 1.0 - E-book links provided inside the classroom
Author: Rittenberg & Tregarthen
Publication Info: FlatWorld Knowledge
ISBN: FLATWORLD-MACRO

Book Title:Principles of Macroeconomics, v. 1.0 - E-book links provided inside the classroom
ISBN:FLATWORLD-MACRO
Publication Info:FlatWorld Knowledge
Author:Rittenberg & Tregarthen

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.