ECON 25200

Robert Holland - Online - Summer 2020

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About the Course
Introduction to macroeconomic theory. The course develops a theoretical framework permitting an analysis of the forces affecting national income, employment, interest rates, and the rate of inflation. Emphasis is placed upon the role of government fiscal and monetary policy in promoting economic growth and stable prices.

Course Content requirements

  • Everything you need content-wise to meet the objectives for this course appears on this Blackboard course site, or via Internet links, except for the eTextbook (which is located within MindTap).
  • This is a 200-level course, and no prior course is required as a prerequisite.  
  • Required eTextbook included in MindTap fee: Mankiw, N. Gregory. Brief Principles of Macroeconomics. 8th edition. Cengage. 2016. NOTE: Some chapters have alternative titles to help those who have access to earlier print editions as well. (The 8th edition was released while this course was being created.)
  • Homework, Quizzes, and Tests are all required as part of your final grade. See Syllabus for additional details. 
Course Goals/Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, students are expected to:

  1. Use the procedures economists employ to measure the magnitudes of the average and aggregate variables we seek to study.
  2. Apply the essential features of the major markets in which the values of these variables are determined: the domestic goods market, the domestic financial market, the domestic labor market and the international currency market.
  3. Consider the spillover and feedback movements between these markets following a change in government policy, household preferences, or business objectives.
  4. Consider competing sides in the ongoing debate regarding appropriate government policy as it affects our economy as informed participants.

ECON 25200

Course Catalog
ECON 25200 Macroeconomics

Credit Hours: 3.00. This course examines how the US economy functions and provides an overview of important macroeconomic issues including: unemployment, inflation, social security, national debt, international trade, the sub-prime crisis, and business cycles. Emphasis is placed upon the role and limits of government fiscal and monetary policy in promoting economic growth and stable prices.Typically offered Fall Spring Summer. CTL: ISH 1041 Macroeconomics
3.000 Credit hours
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Individual Study, Lecture
Offered By: School of Management
Department: School of Mgmt Adm & Instr
Course Attributes
Credit By Exam, Core Transfer Library, Lower Division, S General Education, GTC-Social-Behavioral, UC-Behavior/Social Science
May be offered at any of the following campuses: Northwest- Westville Northwest- Hammond West Lafayette
Learning Objectives
1. Understand the causes of economic prosperity. 2. Recognize the causes and effects of unemployment, inflation, and business cycles. 3. Demonstrate an understanding of monetary and fiscal policy options as they relate to economic stabilization. 4. Critically assess economic information contained in news reports, policymakers' statements, and specialized publications.
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