NEW MEXICO JUNIOR COLLEGE

MISSION STATEMENT

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 2018
    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);
    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: 5:00:00 PM-6:00:00 PM (MST);
    Friday: 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);
    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. 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:

    Mindtap access code for Principles of Eonomics, 8th ed.

    N. Gregory Mankiw


    ISBN: 978-1-337096515


    Note: the Mindtap access code comes with an electronic copy of the book.

    Suggested:
    None.

    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)

    40%

    Writing Assignments

    10%

    Exams (3)

    50%



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    1. Log in to class regularly.
    2. Pay attention.
    3. Take notes.
    4. Keep up with readings and assignments.
    5. Ask questions when you do not understand something.
    6. Utilize your professor’s office hours and e-mail.
    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: