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Economics 120 Introduction to Microeconomics Fall 2012 Lecture Sections Section Day and Time Instructor Room A Tu.Th. 10:00 am P. Sinclair 1E1 B Tu, Th 11.30 am P. Sinclair BA 101 C Tu.Th. 1:00 pm O. Mesta BA 101 D Tu.Th. 2:30 pm R. Tahir 1E1 E Mon.Wed. 11:30 pm P. Sinclair 1E1 F Mon.Wed. 4:00 pm R. Jefferson 1E1 G Wed. 7:00 pm O Mesta 1E1 Administrative Assistance Ms. Leysa Ligaya in the Economics office (Peters Building, P3082) can assist with course administrative matters. Please see Ms. Ligaya to submit documentation for missed tests or for grade inquiries. Accessible Learning Students with disabilities or special needs are advised to contact Accessible Learning at their home University (i.e. UW or Laurier) regarding its services and resources. Students are encouraged to review the Calendar for information regarding all services available on campus. EC120 Introduction to Microeconomics Page 1 of 5 Textbook and Aplia (available at bookstore) th The text for the course is Mankiw, Kneebone & McKenzie, Principles of Microeconomics, 5 Canadian ed, 2011. In addition we are offering an optional online practice test called Aplia. Your access kit for Aplia (an electronic study guide) is included with your textbook or can be purchased separately at the bookstore. You can access Aplia at To register for Aplia, you should go to and click Create a New Account and enter the course code which is L35M-48BB-VHSD and then follow the instructions. (The course will say instructor Peter Sinclair, but it is for all sections). When you have created an account, you will be asked for the information on the Aplia access kit that you bought. The first week you can access practice and instructions on Aplia. The second week, the mandatory work will begin. Course website: The course website is My Learning Space. Your default username and password are the same as you use for Novell, i.e. the same as you use for email. The course website has announcements, grades, lectures and information on tests and exams. This course uses clickers extensively. You must buy a clicker (which can be used in other classes as well) at the bookstore. Before you can use the clickers in the classes, you must register it. Clicker Registration You are responsible for purchasing your clicker from the Laurier Bookstore. You are required to register your clicker online via MyLearningSpace ( When you login you will see a course called “Clicker Registration –Fall 2012”. To register your clicker, follow these steps: 1. Enter the “Clicker Registration –Fall 2012” course by clicking on the title 2. From the homepage, click on the “Click here to register your clicker” link 3. Begin the quiz by clicking the “Start Quiz” link 4. Enter your 8-character serial number (located on the back of your clicker, under the barcode) into the text box. SAVE YOUR ANSWER and click “Go To Submit Quiz” then click on “Submit Quiz” Please note: Failure to register your clicker in this way may result in loss of clicker marks. You MUST complete the quiz to have your clicker marks assigned to you. If you registered your clicker in previous terms, you MUST register it again for this term. Please direct any questions about this process or about clickers in general to cl[email protected] clicker troubleshooting station is available at the help desk in the library. You will be able to confirm your clicker registration within the “Clicker Registration – Fall 2012” area in MyLearningSpace. Please watch the News for information on when and how to do this. Please be sure that you enter the ID number correctly and do not confuse 0 – zero and 0- the letter. EC120 Introduction to Microeconomics Page 2 of 5 Evaluation  Student evaluation consists of ten weekly on-line quizzes, class participation, two tests, and a final exam. The timing and weighting of each of these components is given below.  Tests are: Friday Oct 5 at 4.30 pm (20%) and Friday Nov. 2 at 4.30 pm (25%) (there are no deferred mid-term tests; students missing with an acceptable excuse will have the grades transferred to the final). Students can fill out applications for weight transfer in the Economics Office – P3082.  Clickers will begin the second week of classes. There will be approximately 20 clicker sessions and the best 15 will count. Worth 5%  Aplia will begin on second week of classes (worth 10% if you choose to use it). There will be 11 weekly quizzes and the best 10 will count.  Final Exam is in the Exam Period (worth 40% if you use Aplia or 50% if you do not use Aplia) Missed tests  Students who cannot write a regularly scheduled test and have an acceptable excuse will receive the same mark for the missed test as they receive on the final exam. These students must provide written documentation of a re
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