Syllabus - Spring 2011
|Instructor: Professor Reed Fisher||
Class: Tuesdays and Thursdays
|Office: 217 Martinetti Hall||Time: 2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.|
|Office Hours: Wednesdays --
Room: DEW 132
|Credit Hours: 3|
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|Professor Fisher's Web Site: fisher.jsc.vsc.edu|
|Blackboard Class Web Site: blackboard.vsc.edu
|Textbook and Prerequisites:|
This book is available as a FREE e-text from http://www.flatworldknowledge.com. If you prefer a paper copy of the Rittenberg text you can order it for about $40 from the same web site.
Here is how to find and access or buy the textbook:
This course introduces the student to those principles essential to understand of the economics of the modern economy. Topics include: price theory at the firm and market level, the policy alternatives society utilizes to contend with problems of inefficiency and market failure, and understanding why consumers purchase the products they do.
Outcomes and Assessment:
The Business and Economics Department has identified five learning outcomes that should be developed and mastered by the time our students graduate. Graduates of the Business and Economics Department will:
|By the end of the course the student should be able to....
|Departmental and Class Policies:|
Conduct in Class:
Students should conduct themselves in accordance with the Student Handbook of Rights and Responsibilities, page 18. Any acts of classroom disruption that go beyond the normal rights of students to question and discuss with instructors the educational process relative to subject content will not be tolerated. Examples of inappropriate disruptions include but are not limited to the following:
Examinations must be taken when scheduled. Please plan your schedule accordingly. Make-up examinations will not be allowed unless the instructor has, prior to the examination, approved a request for make-up. If the examination is given as a take home exam, the exam is due by the date and time given on the exam. Late take home exams will not be accepted.
Special Note: our final exam is scheduled for Tuesday, May 10th
Please plan accordingly since you will NOT be able to take the exam early!
Attendance has a high correlation with success in this class thus, students are expected to attend every class. Attendance will be taken at the beginning of every class.
Students are expected to be in class on time. Arriving late to class is disruptive as well as disrespectful to your fellow students. Six unexcused tardies will result in the reduction of one letter grade for the course. Seven unexcused tardies will result in failure for the course.
All assignments are due at the beginning of class. For 1000 and 2000 level courses, late assignments will be reduced as follows: 25% reduction if turned in by the beginning of the next class, 50% for the second class, 100% after the second class. For 3000 and 4000 courses late assignments will not be accepted and will result in a grade of zero for that assignment. Please note that this is a 2000 level course!
To appeal a grade, either talk to the instructor or send an email to your instructor within two weeks of the grade having been received. Overdue appeals will not be considered.
For a student to receive an incomplete, he or she must have a passing grade and must have completed a significant portion of the course work. Students will not be given an incomplete grade in the course without sound reason and documented evidence.
|Course Evaluation and Grading Scale:|
|Final grades will be determined using the grading criteria
outlined in the JSC Undergraduate Catalogue. Your
grade in this course will be based on the following assignments:
|This is the scale I will use for assigning final grades:
|Exams: Will be
during class and will be closed book and notes. The exams
will be a combination of short answer (e.g., multiple choice,
and fill in the blank), problems, and short essay/case analysis
questions. You are encouraged to bring a straight edge and
calculator to the exams. I also suggest you look at the chapter
quizzes and homeworks when studying for the exams.
Quizzes: Chapter quizzes will be available on our
Blackboard class site. You may use your book and notes while
taking the quiz but you may not work with anyone else while taking the
quiz. Once you begin the quiz you must finish it so be sure to
give yourself plenty of time to complete the quiz.
be predominantly problem oriented.
You will be expected to graph
economic concepts as well as to calculate a variety of economic
You may drop your lowest homework grade. Homework
Assignments will be posted on the Moodle class site.
Several projects will be handed out during the
semester. These projects will involve economic analyses of real
world issues, current events presentations, and interpreting economic
data. Additional information about the projects will be
given when the project is handed out in class.
|Students who have an academic need may receive support in the
areas: testing accommodations for students who have a documented
disability, assistance with test taking strategies and study skills,
advising, personal counseling, tutoring, and support for
students through the department of Academic Support Services and
Resource Center in Dewey Campus Center. Some services may require
meeting eligibility requirements. Please call extension 1259 or
or stop by their office in room #126 or room #114 in the Dewey Campus
for more information.
Students with disabilities, who believe that they may need accommodations in this class, are encouraged to contact me during my office hours. It is your responsibility to contact the Academic Support Services (Dewey 123, extension 1264) as soon as possible to verify your eligibility for any classroom accommodations, to ensure that such accommodations are implemented in a timely fashion, and to access academic assistance related to your disability.
|I expect all of your work, including group projects, to be
and original. This includes providing proper citation and credit when
information from outside sources. JSC’s policy on academic
located in the JSC Undergraduate Catalogue,
will be strictly enforced in this class. I encourage you to
review this Powerpoint on Plagiarism and Copyright.
"Students are expected to be honest in all their academic work at Johnson State College. Academic dishonesty in any form is prohibited and unacceptable. Acts of dishonesty for which a student may be disciplined include, but are not limited to, receiving or providing unauthorized assistance on an examination and plagiarizing the work of others in writing assignments. The American Heritage Dictionary defines plagiarism in the following way: "To steal or use (the ideas or writings of another) as one's own." Students are responsible for knowing what specific acts constitute plagiarism; if students are uncertain whether a particular act constitutes plagiarism, they should consult with their instructors before turning in assigned work."
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