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                                                 Economics 201 – 20
                                                        2:25 TTh
                                                      Business 176
                                    http://faculty.tarleton.edu/beaty/courses.html
Instructor:       William L. Beaty                                             Phone: 968-9622
Office:           Business 107                                                 E-mail: beaty@tarleton.edu
Office Hours:     MW      11:00-12:00
                          2:00-4:00
                  TTh     9:30-11:30
                          1:00-2:00

Texts:            Bade, Robin and Michael Parkin, Foundations of Economics, 5th ed., hereafter referred to as Bade/Parkin.

                  Beaty, “Review Questions, Economics 201, Fall, 2010,” (found on “Courses” Web site) hereafter referred to
                  as Questions.

                  Power Point Slides – Links found on “Courses” Web site.

Topic                                                         Chapters

I.       Introduction to Economic Study                       Bade/Parkin, Chaps 1, 2 (pp. 33-40), 3 (pp. 62-74)
                                                              Questions, 1-24

II.      Demand and Supply Analysis                           Bade/Parkin, Chap. 4
                                                              Questions, 25-52

III.     Macroeconomic Goals and Their Measurement            Bade/Parkin Chaps. 2 (pp. 48-56), 20, 21, 22, 24
                                                              Questions, 53-82

IV.      The Aggregate Demand and Supply Model                Bade/Parkin Chaps. 23, 28
                                                              Questions, 83-110

V.       Fiscal Policy                                        Bade/Parkin, Chap. 31
                                                              Questions, 111-128

VI.      Monetary Policy                                      Bade/Parkin Chaps. 26, 32
                                                              Questions, 129-155

VII.     International Finance1                               Bade/Parkin, Chap. 33
                                                              Questions, 156-159


Tentative Exam Dates:

Exam I:           February 16, 2011
Exam II:          March 9, 2011
Exam III:         April 13, 2011
Final Exam:       8:00 A.M., May 11, 2011


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  This topic will be covered as time permits
                                                                                       Syllabus, ECO 201-20, Sp. „11, p. 2

Attendance Policy:

I do not take absences into consideration in determining course grades. However, because both review question assignments
and exam questions are taken from class notes, regular attendance is usually required for successful course completion. I
expect you to take all exams on the dates administered. Unless prior arrangements have been made, make-up exams must be
taken within one week of regular exams.


          Relationship Between Number of Absences and Final Grades
                                             Economics 201, Fall 2010
              Average Number of Absences

                                                                                                     16

      15




      10

                                                                                 6.4
                                         4.6                 4.6
        5
                     2.5


        0
                     A                   B                   C                   D                   F
                                                       Final Grade
 Important Dates, Spring 2011:

January 18                                                  Classes Begin
January 20                                                  Last Day to Register
February 2                                                  Last Day to Drop with No Record
February 4                                                  Writing Proficiency Exam Registration Begins
February 23                                                 Last Day to Take Make-Up Exam I
March 4                                                     Last Day to Complete Writing Proficiency Exam
March 10                                                    Last Day to File for Summer Graduation
March 12-20                                                 Spring Break
March 23                                                    Last Day to Take Make-Up Exam II
April 1                                                     Last Day to Drop with a Grade of Q
April 4                                                     Registration for Summer and Fall Semesters Begins
April 14                                                    Last Day to File for Fall Graduation
April 20                                                    Last Day to Take Make-Up Exam III
April 22                                                    Good Friday, No Classes
May 3-4                                                     Restricted Activities Period
May 4                                                       Last Class Day
May 5-12                                                    Final Exams
May 14                                                      Commencement
                                                                                               Syllabus, ECO 201-20, Sp. „11, p. 3

Students with Disabilities:

If you have special needs due to learning or other disabilities, please visit Ms. Trina Geye, Student Disability Services, Room
201, Math Building, phone 968-9400, or E-mail geye@tarleton.edu .

Cell Phone Policy:

Cell phones are to remain on for emergency purposes only (Code Purple) and should be set for vibrate mode. Use of your cell
phone during an exam will result in the temporary forfeiture of your link to the outside world.

EXPLANATION OF GRADING PROCEDURE

Review Questions:

I will assign a number of review questions at the end of each Thursday‟s lecture. You should turn in your answers to these
questions on a Scantron sheet at the beginning of the following Tuesday‟s lecture. I will not accept late assignments, however,
I will drop your three lowest review question grades. Your average on these assignments counts as 1/5 of your final average.

Exams:

I will administer four exams during the semester. This number includes the final exam. Each exam counts as 1/5 of your final
average.

Letter Grades:

Course grades are based on final averages and are assigned according to either Plan I or Plan II, which are outlined below.

Plan I is the traditional grading system used by most instructors. Based on final averages, this system is summarized as
follows:

                  Final Average                             Final Grade
                    90-100                                       A
                     80-89                                       B
                     70-79                                       C
                     60-69                                       D
                      0-59                                       F

Plan II is a statistical grading technique based on the mean (average) of final grades. If the class‟s final average falls below
75, I will add sufficient points to each student‟s final average to raise the overall class average to 75. For example, if the class
average is 73, I will add two points to each student‟s final average, so 88 will become 90, 72 will become 74, etc. I will then
apply the Plan I grading system to these averages.

				
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