SYLLABUS, SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Hilde Patron Boenheim,
Miller Hall 1303
Face-to-face (RCOB 1311):
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 7:30AM-9:30AM
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** Note: Sometimes, I will have a meeting of the IRB on Tuesday
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Meetings: This is class will be conducted in person on Tuesdays
and Thursdays, from 11:00AM until 12:20PM (Miller Hall 1308). We
will have three exams, some online modules, and some in-class
assignments. Tentative dates are listed below.
Course Description: The objective of this course is to
study the aggregate economic forces at work in the economy. Topics
include the determination of output and employment levels, the
inflation rate, economic growth, and the effects of monetary and
Prerequisites: ECON 2105 Minimum Grade: D and ECON 2106
Minimum Grade: D and (MATH 1111 Minimum Grade: D or MATH 1113
Minimum Grade: D )
Textbook: Mankiw, G. “Macroeconomics”. Eighth edition. You
may purchase a hardcopy of the book or an electronic copy.
You can buy a copy of the book or an access code in the
Univeristy's bookstore (http://www.bookstore.westga.edu). You can
also purchase the book online. Make sure to look for used books
for better prices.
Course Objectives and Learning Outcomes: The overall goal
of this course is to give students a more comprehensive overview
of the U.S. and the global economy. To this end, upon
completion of the course you should be able to:
(1) accurately describe macroeconomic concepts
such as GDP, inflation, unemployment, federal budget deficit, and
the tools of monetary policy (LG7, LG8)
(2) recognize open economy issues such as
capital flows, exchange rates, and trade deficits and be able to
identify current problems facing the U.S. and the world economy
(LG7, LG8, LG9)
(3) distinguish between short run issues such as
the business cycle and stabilization policy and long run issues
such as economic growth, and the natural rate of unemployment
(4) discuss and write about economic problems
and alternative strategies for addressing these problems (LG1)
(5) recognize and interpret economic indicators
of the macroeconomy (LG7)
Note: A complete list of expected learning goals (LG) for the
Economics Department can be found at the department web site
Attendance Policy: Attendance is required on the dates
when we'll have scheduled classroom activities.
Grading: We will have three (noncumulative) exams during
the semester, three in-class activities, and four online
modules. The three exams combined are worth 50% of your
Exam # 1
Thursday, September 25
Exam # 2
Thursday, October 23
Exam # 3
Tuesday, December 9, 11AM-12:30PM
If you miss a test you will have to provide a valid excuse in
writing (doctor's excuse). Only verifiable doctor's excuses will
be considered as valid excuses for missing a test. All excuses
will be verified. (Vacations, weddings, and other social events
are not valid excuses). Make-up tests will be given on the Friday
following the missed exam.
Each scheduled classroom activity is worth 10% of the grade. You
cannot make these up!
Classroom activity # 1
Thursday, September 18, 11:00AM
Classroom activity # 2
Thursday, October 16, 11:00AM
Classroom activity # 3
Thursday, December 4, 11:00AM
The remaining 20% of the grade will be determined by four (or
possibly five) online modules. On the dates when we have a
scheduled online module, we will not meet in person. Online
modules will include readings, video lectures, tutorials, and
graded assignments. Scheduled online modules are each worth 5%.
You cannot make these up!
Online module # 1
Thursday, August 28
Online module # 2
Thursday, September 4
Online module #
Tuesday, September 16
Online module #
Tuesday, October 14
All grades will be posted online on CourseDen (D2L). Tests will be
returned on the class period following the test. If you have
questions, concerns, complaints, etc, about a grade, you need to
bring it to my attention within 48 hours of the grade being posted
in the case of online assignments, or the exam being returned.
No extra-credit opportunities will be offered.
If you have any questions, concerns, complaints, etc. about your
grade you MUST bring it to my attention within 48 of the posting
date. You cannot wait until the end of the semester to argue about
missing grades, or other problems (48 hours from publication
A: 90% or higher
B: 80% to 89.9999%
C: 70% to 79.9999%
D: 60% to 69.9999%
F: Less than 60%
Note: an 89.9% is a B!
No extra credit opportunities will be offered!
Credit Hour Policy (3 credit hours): For approximately
fifteen weeks, students in this class will generally spend 150
minutes with direct faculty instruction (either face-to-face or
online) and work about 360 minutes outside of the classroom each
week. This out-of-class work may include, but is not limited
to, readings, assignments, projects, group work, research, and
Academic Integrity: 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 2 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
Academic dishonesty as described by the Honor Code will not be
tolerated. Any such actions will result in a score of zero on the
associated assignment(s) and/or dismissal from the course
with a grade of F.
Affirmative Action: University of West Georgia adheres to
affirmative action policies to promote diversity and equal
opportunity for all faculty and students.
Americans with Disabilities Act: Students with a documented
disability may work with UWG Accessibility Services to receive
essential services specific to their disability. All entitlements
to accommodations are based on documentation and USG Board of
Regents standards. If a student needs course adaptations or
accommodations because of a disability or chronic illness, or if
he/she needs to make special arrangements in case the building
must be evacuated, the student should notify his/her instructor in
writing and provide a copy of his/her Student Accommodations
Report (SAR), which is available only from Accessibility Services.
Faculty cannot offer accommodations without timely receipt of the
SAR; further, no retroactive accommodations will be given.
Equal Opportunity: No person shall, on the grounds of
race, color, sex, religion, creed, national origin, age, or
disability, be excluded from employment or participation in, be
denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to
discrimination under any program or activity conducted by UWG.
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Disclaimer: The instructor reserves the right to change this
syllabus at anytime during the semester. Any changes will be
announced in writing.