Course Code: ECON102 Course ID: 3726 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate
Introduction to Macroeconomics is a survey course that builds on the topics covered and skills developed in ECON101 (Microeconomics) in order to present a complete picture of the economy. Macroeconomics shows how consumers and markets fit into the overall or aggregated economy and provides a framework to assess government policies. Key topics covered will include economic cycles (growth and recession), economic indicators and measures, and interest rates and money supply.
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Start Month||Session||Weeks|
|04/24/2023 - 09/29/2023||10/02/2023 - 11/26/2023||October||Fall 2023 Session B||8 Week session|
|05/29/2023 - 11/03/2023||11/06/2023 - 12/31/2023||November||Fall 2023 Session I||8 Week session|
|06/26/2023 - 12/01/2023||12/04/2023 - 01/28/2024||December||Fall 2023 Session D||8 Week session|
|07/31/2023 - 12/29/2023||01/01/2024 - 02/25/2024||January||Winter 2024 Session B||8 Week session|
|08/28/2023 - 02/02/2024||02/05/2024 - 03/31/2024||February||Winter 2024 Session I||8 Week session|
|09/25/2023 - 03/01/2024||03/04/2024 - 04/28/2024||March||Winter 2024 Session D||8 Week session|
CO-1: Discuss the application of macroeconomic theory to business.
CO-2: Define Gross Domestic Product and its impact on business.
CO-3: Define economic growth and describe the determinants of economic growth.
CO-4: Explain the macroeconomic problems faced by business during resources allocation to satisfy societal wants.
CO-5: Examine the economic costs of unemployment and inflation and how it influences business.
CO-6: Identify the processes, tools, and limitations of fiscal policy.
CO-7: Examine the Federal Reserve to stabilize and grow the economy.
CO-8: Examine the impact of international trade on domestic producers.
|Week 1: Discussion Parts 1 and 2||3.75%|
|W2: GDP as a measure of well-being||3.75%|
|W3: Types of Unemployment||3.75%|
|W4: Wage-Price Rigidity||3.75%|
|W5: Paradox of Thrift||3.75%|
|W6: Objective of Monetary Policy||3.75%|
|W7: Limits to Long-term Economic Growth||3.75%|
|W8: Course Reflection||3.75%|
|Week 7: Assignment 2 - Demand-side Policies and the Great Recession of 2008||10.00%|
Not current for future courses.