Course Syllabus

Course Syllabus

Reference number Course Number Course Name Start Date End Date Start time to End Time Days of meeting Room
640891 ECO2013 MACROECONOMICS 08/17/2019 10/10/2019 06:30 PM to 09:15 PM T 9 /105

Faculty Contact Information

Instructor Name: Michael Fenick
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Course Description

An introductory course in macroeconomic principles covering basic economic problems and concepts. Topics discussed and analyzed include basic economic problems of unemployment and inflation, as well as fiscal and monetary policies. Students will recognize the role of households, businesses and governments in the market economy and in their own lives. This is a writing credit with International/Intercultural content. Students must earn a minimum grade of C to meet the requirements of the writing credit.
Full outline available here: ECO2013 (pdf)

General Course Outcomes

1.0 At the end of this course, students will define basic economic concepts and correctly apply economic terminology.
2.0 At the end of this course, students will measure and evaluate economic activity using national income accounts, inflation and unemployment, and summarise the causes and effects of economic growth.
3.0 At the end of this course, students will analyze national economic activity through the aggregate demand and supply model.
4.0 At the end of this course, students will evaluate the roles of money, banking and the financial sector in the national economy
5.0 At the end of the course, students will evaluate and apply fiscal and monetary policies to economic situations.
6.0 At the end of the course, students will describe the theories and problems of international trade, balance of payments and exchange rates.

Prerequisites & Corequisites

To maximize your chances for success in this course, make sure that you meet the following course prerequisites:

Attendance & Participation Policies

During the first week of class, you must either attend the first two class meetings or you be dropped from the course. Simply logging into the course will not satisfy your attendance during this time. As with an on-campus course, students who are reported for non-attendance in an online course and are withdrawn are still responsible for paying for the course. If you do not complete the requirements of the first week of class, you should drop the course by the official drop/add deadline or expect to pay for the course.

It is very important for you to actively participate in this online class. If you stop participating in class discussions, do not submit assignments, or fail to take assessments prior to the withdrawal date, you will be withdrawn from class and receive a W or, if it is your third attempt, an F.

If you stop participating after the withdrawal date, you will receive an F. To avoid this situation, you should remain an active learner in this class and always communicate extenuating circumstances to your instructor. Ongoing communication with the instructor is critical to your course success. Completion of assessments, assignments, and other class activities are used as indicators of your participation in order to satisfy this reporting requirement.

See the list of activities required for participation and attendance on the General Course Policies page

General Policies & Technical Requirements

You are responsible for being familiar with all BConline policies and procedures related to your activity in this course.

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Textbook & Materials

  • Principles of Economics 2e


    ISBN-10: 1-947172-37-9
    ISBN-13: 978-1-947172-37-1


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    Download PDFEconomics2e_Openstax

  • Methods of Instruction

    This is a 3-credit hour blended course with several in class meetings. In this class, you will engage in structured out-of-class and online activities as well as meet in person on campus. The online activities may include, but are not limited to, readings, discussions, essays, case studies, research, and/or online assessments. See the course schedule for a detailed description of activities. Students are responsible for regularly reviewing the course schedule, meeting in class on campus, and completing all required assignments, discussions, and assessments.

    Course Schedule & Activities

    Submitting work late will be permitted only under extenuating circumstances and only with prior notification and documentation (original funeral notice, original doctor note, etc.). The deduction for late work will be 10% for each day late.

    Instructions for Discussion Forum:

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    Meeting Dates Reading(s)
    1 Tuesday, August 20, 2019
    Syllabus, Chapter 1. Welcome to Economics
    Chapter 2. Choice in a World of Scarcity
    2 Tuesday, August 27, 2019 Chpater 3. Demand and Supply
    3 Tuesday, September 3, 2019 Chapter 21. Unemployment
    4 Tuesday, September 10, 2019 Chapter 22. Inflation
    5 Tuesday, September 17, 2019 Chapter 22. Inflation
    6 Tuesday, September 24, 2019 Chapter 19. The Macroeconomics Perspective
    7 Tuesday, October 1, 2019 Chapter 27. Money and Banking
    8 Tuesday, October 8, 2019 CH 20 Economic Growth



    Due Date


    Quiz 1 9/9/2019 11:59 pm
    Assignment 1 9/9/2019 11:59 pm
    Quiz 2 9/16/2019 11:59 pm
    Assignment 2 9/16/2019 11:59 pm
    Quiz 3 9/23/2019 11:59 pm
    Assignment 3 9/23/2019 11:59 pm
    Quiz 4 9/30/2019 11:59 pm
    Assignment 4 9/30/2019 11:59 pm
    Quiz 5 10/9/2019 11:59 pm
    Assignment 5 10/9/2019 11:59 pm
    Quiz 6 10/7/2019 11:59 pm
    Assignment 6 10/7/2019 11:59 pm
    Extra Credit Item 1 10/7/2019 11:59 pm
    Extra Credit Itme 2 10/7/2019 11:59 pm
    Extra Credit Item 3 10/7/2019 11:59 pm


    Item Points Percentage of total
    Orientation Email 2 0.40%
    Orientation Survey 2 0.40%
    Assignment 1 15 2.98%
    Assignment 2 15 2.98%
    Assignment 3 15 2.98%
    Assignment 4 15 2.98%
    Assignment 5 15 2.98%
    Quiz 1 75 14.88%
    Quiz 2 75 14.88%
    Quiz 3 75 14.88%
    Quiz 4 75 14.88%
    Quiz 5 75 14.88%
    Discussions 30 6%
    Attendance/Participation 20 1.98%
    Total 504 100%

    Assignments are contextualized to your Pathway. If you have questions about your pathway ask your instructor or your advisor!

    All assignments are listed here: Contextualized assignemnts

    Grading & Exam Policies

    Grading Scale



    Grade = A


    Grade = B


    Grade = C


    Grade = D


    Grade = F


    Technical Resources

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