EC140

Introduction to Macroeconomics

Wilfrid Laurier University

This course examines the working of the national economy with an emphasis on the determination of national income. There will be an examination of important issues such as unemployment, price stability, and balance of payments and of possible government policies to deal with these issues.
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EC140 Winter 2019 Syllabus Page 1
Economics 140
Introduction to Macroeconomics
Winter 2019
Instructor: Robert Jefferson
Office: SJC 311
E-mail: rjefferson@wlu.ca
Office Hours: Tuesdays: 11:30-1:00
Course Objectives:
This is an introductory course in macroeconomics, which is the study of the behaviour and
performance of the economy as a whole. You will be introduced to the concepts, principles,
and tools, which economists use to understand the causes of both short-run economic
fluctuations and long-run economic growth and to analyze the macroeconomic problems
and policy issues facing our economy.
Course Resources:
Text:
1) Ragan, Macroeconomics, 15th Canadian Edition (Pearson)
2) MyEconLab (Access Code Card packaged with above)
The textbooks available in the bookstore will come packaged with MyEconLab access (see
below), but you can also purchase a stand-alone copy if you choose not to use MyEconLab.
MyEconLab is an online assessment tool that will be used for optional weekly quizzes. It
also contains various functionalities that will help students learn the material. You can
purchase a copy of the textbook packaged with MyEconLab, or you can purchase access
separately.
EC140 Winter 2019 Syllabus Page 2
MyLearningSpace site:
We will use a site on
MyLearningSpace for
Dissemination of information (announcements, course notes, exam practice)
MyEconLab:
MyEconLab is an online assessment and learning tool that will be used for weekly quizzes.
It also contains various functionalities that will help students learn the material. You can
purchase a copy of the textbook packaged with MyEconLab, or you can purchase access
separately.
The course identifier within MyEconLab is
jefferson77234
Evaluation:
The final grade is assigned based on the scheme outlined in the table below.
Component of Evaluation
Weight
Best 15 clicker scores (optional)
5%*
Best 10 of 12 MyEconLab Assignments (optional)
10%*
Midterm 1 (February 7)
20%
Midterm 2 (March 14)
20%
Final Exam
45%
* If the percent score of the clicker component and/or the MyEconLab component is
lower than the percent score of the final exam, the weight will automatically be
transferred to the final exam.
Examinations
Photo ID
You will be required to show your university photo ID at all tests and the final exam.
Scan Sheets
All tests and the final examination will be multiple choice questions to be answered on
scan sheets.
You must use an HB pencil to fill in these sheets and you are responsible for providing
your own.
EC140 Winter 2019 Syllabus Page 3
Mid-Term Examinations
The mid-term examinations, each consisting of 40 multiple-choice questions, will be
written on February 7 and March 14. In the event that a student is unable to write on the
scheduled date because of illness, where such incapacity is verified by a medical
certificate, the 20% of total course grade from the missed mid-term will be re-assigned to
the final examination
Due to the difficulty of scheduling additional rooms and proctors (and as a matter of
LSBE policy), there are no deferred midterms.
Final Examination
The final examination for the course, consisting of 50 multiple-choice questions, will be
written during a 2½ hour period, the date, time, and location of which is determined by
the Examinations Office.
Students registered in undergraduate courses offered by the Lazaridis School of Business
& Economics (Lazaridis School), who feel they are unable to write a final examination(s)
as scheduled, must submit a “slip day” request form and a petition to the Undergraduate
Business Programs Office (LH2058). Supporting documentation will be required and
verified.
If a student’s slip day request is approved, both the student and the instructor will receive
a confirmation email and the student will write on the predetermined slip day. If the slip
day request is not approved, the petition will be forwarded to the Lazaridis School
Petitions Committee for further evaluation.
If the Lazaridis School Petitions Committee approves deferral of a final examination, the
student and instructor will receive written confirmation via email. If approval is not
received, the student must write the examination as scheduled.
The undergraduate calendar clearly specifies dates for each exam period throughout the
academic year, and it remains the student’s responsibility to be available during the
entire exam period. The Lazaridis School Petitions Committee does not look favourably
upon petitions to defer final exams due to vacation plans.
Brantford BTM students may provide petitions to an Academic Advisor in RCE132.
EC140 Winter 2019 Syllabus Page 4
University and Course Policies
Accessible Learning:
Students with disabilities or special needs are advised to contact Laurier’s
Accessible Learning Centre for information regarding its services and
resources. Students are encouraged to review the Calendar for information
regarding all services available on campus.
Academic Misconduct (cheating):
You are reminded that the University will levy sanctions on students who are
found to have committed, or have attempted to commit, acts of academic or
research misconduct. You are expected to know what constitutes an academic
offence, to avoid committing such offences, and to take responsibility for your
academic actions. For information on categories of offences and types of penalty,
please consult the relevant section of the Undergraduate Academic Calendar. If
you need clarification of aspects of University policy on Academic and Research
Misconduct please consult your instructor.
Technology Use:
Mobile devices of any kind are not permitted in this course except for
accessibility reasons or extenuating situations. The latter will be assessed on a
case-by-case basis. Failure to comply with this policy will result in you being
asked to leave the classroom for all or part of the course.

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