Course Syllabus

Course Name: MacroEconomics  


Faculty Contact Information

Instructor Name:  Michael Fenick
Office Phone: 954-201-6698
Email: Please use:
Office Hours: Monday - Thursday 1:00pm until 6:00pm **Email me for a zoom link so we can meet up!!**

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. Students will recognize the role of households, businesses and governments in the market economy and in their own lives. This is a writing credit course.

General Course Outcomes

1.0 The student shall be able to critically comprehend and understand the fundamentals of economic analysis, as well as the role and functions of government in modern mixed economy.
2.0 The students should be able to analyze, synthesize, apply and evaluate the various types of fluctuations (seasonal, cyclical, trends) and their impact on various groups in society; demonstrate informational, mathematical, and historical literacy in describing how equilibrium levels of national income and output are determined, as well as their impact on price level.
3.0 The students should be able to evaluate the principles of economics by applying problem solving techniques to real-world experiences both individually and within a collaborative format.
4.0 The students should be able to define the importance of the U.S. monetary and banking system.
5.0 The students should able to evaluate various macroeconomic theories and policies.
6.0 The student shall submit for all units that require research, analysis and evaluation, comparison and differentiation among concepts, their written work in college-level, text format that adheres to fundamental spelling, grammar, and syntax, as taught in standard English courses.

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 As with an on-campus course, students who are reported for non-attendance in an online course and are withdrawn are still responsible for paying for the course.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 quizzes or tests 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 tests, 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.

Broward College Policies

Technical Requirements

Communication Policies


Faculty Response

Textbook & Materials

Modern Principles of Economics
  • Modern Principles of Economics, Cowen, Tabarrok (any edition)


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

    Textbook available inside course shell - no purchase necessary

  • Methods of Instruction

    This is a 3-credit hour remote learning course with NO in class meetings. In this class, you will engage in structured online activities but will NOT meet in person on campus. The online activities may include, but are not limited to, readings, discussions, essays, case studies, research, and/or online quizzes and tests. See the course schedule for a detailed description of activities. Students are responsible for regularly reviewing the course schedule, and completing all required assignments, discussions, and assessments.

    Course Schedule & Activities

    Read and refer to this section regularly. It will tell you what assignments you should complete, and how to complete them. Deadlines for assignments, assessments, discussions, quizzes, tests, and all other graded and non-graded activities are posted in the course schedule. Submitting work late will be permitted only under extenuating circumstances and only with prior notification and documentation (original funeral notice, original doctor note, etc.).

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    Class meeting dates/times

    691683 ECO2013 2 Macroeconomics Central Campus 9-001080 05/16/22 06/24/22 6:00 PM 9:30 PM M


    Monday, May 16, 2022

    6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

    Monday, May 23, 2022 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    Monday, May 30, 2022 *** no class meeting*****
    Monday, June 6, 2022 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    Monday, June 13, 2022 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
    Monday, June 20, 2022

    6:00 pm - 9:30 pm



    Grading & Exam Policies


    Grading Scale



    Grade = A


    Grade = B


    Grade = C


    Grade = D


    Grade = F


    Academic Accommodations for Students with Disabilities

    If you are requesting academic accommodations for this class, you must first register with Accessibility Resources, who will evaluate your request and determine eligibility. To contact Accessibility Resources either call 954-201-6527, or visit their website: If approved, you will be provided with an Accommodation Plan that you must deliver to me electronically. Once received, we will discuss which accommodations you are requesting for this class, and in accordance with Broward College policy 6Hx2-5.09 you will be provided with the appropriate accommodations. Students who wait until after completing the course, or an activity, to request accommodations should not expect any grade to be changed, or to be able to retake the course or activity.

    Technical Resources