2013FallEcon001-K.Campbell8028.pdf

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Econ 1: Principles of Economics I
(Microeconomics)
Section #: 8028, 3 Units (Fall 2013)
Instructor: Kaycea Campbell
e-Mail: [email protected]
Class time: Online
Instructor Site: http://www.wlac.edu/online/instructorbios.asp
http://faculty.piercecollege.edu/campbekt/
Office Location & #: Faculty Office 3004 (Behind The Sip/Copy Tech) 818-710-4134
Office Hours: M 12:45 – 2:45pm & TH: 12:40 – 3:40pm pm or by Appt
Pierce College 6201 Winnetka Ave. Woodland Hills, California 91371
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    Basic Computer Skills and System Requirements:
    There are a few requirements unique to an online course. Failure to meet any of these may prevent you from
    getting the most from your online experience.
    You must have:
     A computer with at least 64 MB of RAM and a minimum 56K modem
     A reliable internet service provider
     Access and the ability to navigate the internet
     The ability to send and receive e-mails
     Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point
    About the Online Environment:
    Your online course offers several advantages to a traditional classroom. Not only does the site offer easy
    communication with other students and your teacher, it allows access to a wealth of online resources. I encourage
    you to use this forum to exchange ideas, resources and comments with your fellow students and learn from what
    others know.
    You are required to ‘attend’ class by keeping up on announcements, readings, assignments and exams, in addition
    to participating in weekly discussions. A student in an online course must be prepared to act independently and to
    encounter technical glitches of all kinds. If you experience technical difficulties that may prevent you from keeping
    up with the curriculum, you must let me know immediately via e-mail so we can work out a solution.
    Course Description:
    Economics 1 is an introductory course in microeconomics. Some of the issues covered include the decision-making
    process of the individual, the firm, and the industry when confronted with scarcity. Our goal is to study whether
    the economy uses our limited resources to obtain the maximum satisfaction possible for society.
    This microeconomics course explores the determinants of competitiveness and successful economic development
    viewed from a bottom-up, microeconomic perspective. While sound macroeconomic policies, stable legal and
    political institutions, and improving social conditions create the potential for competitiveness, wealth is actually
    created at the microeconomic level. The sophistication and productivity of firms, the vitality of clusters, and the
    quality of the business environment in which competition takes place, are the ultimate determinants of a nation’s or
    region’s productivity.
    Student Learning Outcomes:
     Demonstrate a solid understanding of modern Microeconomics, including the dominant theories of
    decision-making and markets.
     Think analytically using both the verbal and quantitative tools employed in economics and to apply those
    tools to solve both theoretical as well as practical real world problems.
     Evaluate how changes in technology, government regulation, and market circumstances will impact society.
     Develop communication skills, oral and written, particularly in the construction and presentation of
    economic analysis.
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     Define and demonstrate an understanding of basic Microeconomic terms, such as gross domestic product,
    unemployment, inflation, and economic growth.
     Differentiate between and explain fiscal and monetary policy. Articulate theory of the firm as it relates to
    decision-making outcomes for output and profit.
     Use the supply and demand model to analyze the theoretical effect of decisions that individuals and the firm
    makes.
     Demonstrate a basic understanding of some of the advanced issues in Microeconomic policy, such as the
    effects of expectations, the debate over the use of stabilization policy, and the significance of the
    microeconomic outcomes.
     Evaluate the impact of micro decision on personal/business/government decision making
    Required Text:
    The required text for the course is Econ MicroEcon3: 3rd Edition by William McEachern ISBN-10: 1111822212
    ISBN-13: 9781111822217 . The book retails for approximately $ 45.00
    Textbook Website
    http://www.cengage.com/search/productOverview.do?Ntt=9781111822217&N=16+4294922239+4294966644+4
    294951713&Ntk=P_Isbn13
    For each chapter of the text there are learning aids, including downloadable supplements, economic links, teaching
    tips, a glossary, and study tips.
    Grading:
    Since this is an online course, the means by which the subject matter will be delivered to you will be different from
    that which would normally take place in a traditional classroom setting. This means that lectures and discussions will
    not be face-to face in a room but rather “virtual.” The textbook will serve as your “lecture” and online discussions
    will take the place of classroom dialogue. Thus, it is very important that you keep up with your reading. We will
    cover approximately two chapters per week.
    Your grade will be based on two midterms, a final exam, discussions, and homework assignments. Weight of each
    evaluation component is as follows:
     Midterm Exam #1 (September 22) : 15%
     Midterm Exam #2 (November 3) : 15%
     Homework Assignments (5 in total) : 20%
     Quizzes (4 in total) : 15%
     Discussion/Participation : 20%
     Final Exam (December 8) : 15%
    Grading scale is as follows:
    89 – 100 % A
    77 – 88 % B
    65 – 76 % C
    53 – 64 % D
    Below 53 % F
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    Exams:
    There will be TWO timed midterm exams. Each midterm is worth 15% and covers five chapters. There will be one
    final exam, worth 15%. Midterm 1 will be available Sunday, September 22, 2013. Midterm 2 will be available on
    November 3, 2013. The final exam will be available on Sunday 8, 2013. EXAMS ARE NOT CUMULATIVE!!!
    Homework Assignments:
    There will be 5 homework assignments posted with due dates on ETUDES-NG. Assignments will be questions
    presented under the tests tab and will usually consist of two short answer questions and 10 multiple choice
    questions. The homework assignments are provided as a learning aid for students and are designed to synthesize
    information from online course material, textbook and outside sources. If you understand the assignments, you will
    likely do well on the exams. Homework assignments are considered important and are therefore worth 20%.
    Discussion/Participation:
    Discussion topics related to current material will be posted on ETUDES-NG. They are also graded and worth 20%
    of the course grade. I will post a discussion question and you are required to post your response, read what your
    classmates have to say and respond to a minimum of five different classmates. I also join the discussions and read
    all of your posts to make sure the dialogue is imparting important knowledge.
    Discussions are an important part of the class. It is where students and the instructor can talk about topics in detail
    and explore difficult issues. Your discussion questions are also considered a part of your participation grade and the
    forum will be closely monitored by the instructor to ensure that students are discussion relevant materials and
    presenting this material accurately in a public forum.
    Discussion Etiquette:
    Discussion should be a learning experience for everyone who posts or just reads the postings. It’s a great
    opportunity to present information as well as ask questions. For this reason it is important that no one is turned off
    by someone’s remarks. We want to examine controversial ideas but we want the ideas to conflict, not the people
    involved. If you disagree with something, make it clear that you are disagreeing with the idea, not the person posting
    (who may not even agree with the idea themselves). In short, treat people and their remarks with respect, even when
    disagreeing. The instructor will remove postings that in his judgment are abusive or inhibit the free discussion of all
    students.
     No profanity or foul language of any kind is allowed
     Please address everyone politely by their name
     Under no circumstances may you ask for a classmate’s personal contact information or in any way ask for a
    personal meeting or date
     Unless I specifically ask you to do so as a proper part of an assignment, do not include in your email
    signatures or other material in your messages any kind of sales solicitation, information about a business, or
    a political or religious message of any kind. Do not include a blind or other kind of hyperlink to such
    information.
    Discussion topics related to different chapters in the textbook and will be posted on ETUDES-NG. They are also
    graded and worth 20% of the course grade. Please note that the format of the discussion forum will be one that
    requires you to reply to at least one classmate. Also, each forum may have different questions, that will have
    different deadlines. For example – discussion #2 may cover demand and supply. However, within this forum there
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    will be 3 separate questions all surrounding demand and supply with different due dates. I also join the discussions
    and read all of your posts to make sure the dialogue is imparting important knowledge. Discussions are an
    important part of the class. It is where students and the instructor can talk about topics in detail and use the videos
    to understand the course content. Your discussion questions are also considered a part of your participation grade
    and the forum will be closely monitored by the instructor to ensure that students are discussion relevant materials
    and presenting this material accurately in a public forum.
    The following rubric is used to measure participation in the discussion forums.
    Quality Relevance Contribution Bigger Picture Quote
    Excellent
    5 Points
    Appropriate
    comments:
    thoughtful,
    reflective, and
    respectful of other
    student’s postings.
    Clear reference to
    assignment or prior
    posting being
    discussed.
    Furthers the
    discussion with
    questions, or
    statements that
    encourage others
    to respond.
    Clearly connects
    the posting to text
    or reference
    points from
    previous readings,
    activities, and
    discussions.
    Appropriate
    comments:
    thoughtful,
    reflective, and
    respectful of
    other student’s
    postings.
    Fair
    3 Points
    Appropriate
    comments and
    responds
    respectfully to
    other student’s
    postings.
    Some reference but
    taken out of
    context, the reader
    would not
    understand.
    Participates, but
    does not post
    anything that
    encourages others
    to respond to the
    posting.
    Vague or possible
    connection to
    reference points
    from previous
    readings,
    activities, and
    discussions.
    Appropriate
    comments and
    responds
    respectfully to
    other student’s
    postings.
    Poor
    1 Point
    Responds, but
    with minimum
    effort or detail.
    (i.e. “I agree with
    the statement”)
    Posting is attached
    to the right
    discussion board,
    but does not clearly
    reflect the
    assignment.
    Less than required
    number of
    postings. Does
    not further any
    discussions.
    Mentions the
    videos, text or
    previous activity
    without logical
    link to topic.
    Responds, but
    with minimum
    effort (i.e. “I
    agree with Bob”).
    Check the schedule for the days that discussions open. They also close seven days after they are opened.
    Online Quizzes:
    There will be FOUR quizzes that will have three real world application short answer questions. The idea is to
    engage you and to help you understand how microeconomics can be applied to the real world. The scenarios will be
    theoretical and will be based on the principles of the course. These are worth 15% of your grade also. If you have
    problems it is your responsibility to contact the WLAC Distance Learning Coordinator at (310) 287-4305, (310)287-
    4418 Fax or at [email protected]
    Useful tips:
     Mark due dates on a calendar that you regularly consult.
     Back up every written work you compose in this class, either on hard- drive or disk. Computers break down,
    viruses show up out of nowhere, and e-mails sometimes get lost in virtual space.
     Familiarize yourself with the website and be prepared to think outside of the box.
     Do not put an assignment off to the last moment.
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    Class Policies:
    Make-up Exam Policy: An exam may be made up only for “serious and compelling reasons” and provided that
    arrangements are made in advance. Documentation may be required at the instructor’s discretion.
    Plagiarism and Cheating Policy: Plagiarism in the homework and cheating in the exam will not be tolerated. The
    College Policy applies to plagiarism and cheating.
    Special Services: Under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation
    Act, it is required that the College provide reasonable accommodations to students with a verified disability. This
    may include but is not limited to adaptive testing, tape recording of class lectures, note takers, scribes, readers,
    American Sign Language interpreters, adaptive technology, and enlarged print materials. Please contact your
    instructor or Adrienne Foster, the Director of Disabled Student Program & Services, at X4450 (off-campus: 310-
    287-4450) for the arrangement.
    COURSE OUTLINE
    Chapters Sections Exam/ Homework
    Dates/Discussion/Quiz Dates
    Finish
    Reading
    Chapter by….
    Chapter 1 Art and Science of Economic
    Analysis
    Discussion #1 Opens: Aug 26, 2013
    (Introduction)
    Week 1
    Chapter 2 Economic Tools and Economic
    Systems
    Week 1
    Chapter 3 Economic Decision Makers Quiz # 1 Opens Aug 26: Chapter 1-3 Week 2
    Chapter 4 Demand, Supply, and Markets Discussion #2 Opens Sep 1, 2013 (Chapter
    2/4)
    Week 3
    Chapter 5 Elasticity of Demand and Supply Homework # 1 Opens Sep 8, 2013: Chap 1-4 Week 4
    Chapter 6 Consumer Choice and Demand Homework #2 Sep 15, 2013 (Chapter 5) Week 5
    Chapter 7 Production and Cost in the Firm Sep 22, Midterm #1 – (Chapters 1-6) Week 6
    Chapter 8 Perfect Competition Discussion #3 Opens Sep 29, 2013 (Chapter
    8)
    Week 7
    Chapter 9 Monopoly Homework #3 Opens Oct 6, 2013 (Chapter 8) Week 8
    Chapter 10 Monopolistic Competition &
    Oligopoly
    Quiz #2, Oct 13, 2013(Chapter 9) Week 9
    Chapter 11 Resource Markets Discussion #4 Opens Oct 20, 2013 (Chapter
    9)
    Week 10
    Chapter 14 Transaction Costs, Imperfect
    Information, & Behavioral
    Economics
    Homework #4 Opens Oct 27, 2013 (Chapter
    10-11)
    Week 11
    Chapter 15 Economic Regulation and Antitrust
    Policy
    Midterm #2 Opens November 3, 2013
    (Chapters 7 -11)
    Week 12
    Chapter 19 International Trade Quiz #3 Opens Nov 10, 2013 (Chapter
    14&15)
    Week 13
    Chapter 20 International Finance. Discussion #5 Nov 17 (Chapter 19/20) Week 14
    Chapter 21 Economic Development Homework #5 Opens Nov 24, 2013 (Chapter
    19/20)
    Week 15
    Quiz #4 Opens Dec 1, 2013 (Chapter 21)
    Final Exam: Dec 8, 2013 (Chapters 14-15 &
    19-21)
  • Discussion Questions will be open for 7 Days. Homework Questions will be due seven days after they open. Quizzes will be due seven
    days after they open. Exams are also open for seven days.
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    Fall Semester 2013: Traditional Semester
    SESSION PERIOD AUG 26 – Dec 15
    APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED BEGINNING Tues, Apr 2
    REGISTRATION BEGINS
    -Priority (EOPS, DSPS & Veterans) May 2 – 5
    -Continuing Students May 6 – May 28
    -New & Returning Students Wed, May 29
    Special Registration Hours
    Aug 19 – Sept 6
    Mon – Thur: 8:30a – 7:00p
    Fri 8:30a – 2:00p
    closed Sat/Sun
    M-F CLASSES Begin MON, AUG 26
    Sat CLASSES Begin SAT, AUG 31
    FINALS (pdf schedule – scroll to pg 2) Dec 9 – 15
    LAST DAY TO
    Apply In-Person All Year
    Determine Residency Aug 25
    Add Traditional Classes Aug 25 online
    Sept 6 in-person
    Drop a Class w/o a Fee Sept 6
    Drop a Class w/o a W Sept 6
    Drop w/ a W Nov 15
    File Pass/No Pass Sept 6
    GRADUATION PETITION ACCEPTED Apr 29 – Nov 15
    CAMPUS CLOSED Labor Day, Sept 2
    Veteran’s Day, Nov 11
    Thanksgiving Nov 28 – Dec 1
    NOTE: Short-term courses and other accelerated program classes have different deadlines. Please check with your instructor.
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