ECON102 - Macroeconomics

Course Details

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.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
01/30/2023 - 06/30/2023 07/03/2023 - 08/27/2023 July Summer 2023 Session B 8 Week session
02/27/2023 - 08/04/2023 08/07/2023 - 10/01/2023 August Summer 2023 Session I 8 Week session
03/27/2023 - 09/01/2023 09/04/2023 - 10/29/2023 September Summer 2023 Session D 8 Week session
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

Current Syllabi

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.

NameGrade %
Quizzes 50.00%
Quiz 1 10.00%
Quiz 2 10.00%
Quiz 3 10.00%
Quiz 4 10.00%
Quiz 5 10.00%
Discussions 30.00%
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%
Assignment 10.00%
Week 7: Assignment 2 - Demand-side Policies and the Great Recession of 2008 10.00%
Final Exam 10.00%
Final Exam 10.00%

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.