FACULTY OF LIBERAL ARTS & PROFESSIONAL STUDIES
DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS
AP/ECON1010T Introduction to Macroeconomics
Instructor: Dr. Xueda Song
Email address: [email protected]
Office: 1088 Vari Hall (VH)
Office hours: 10-11am on Tuesdays and Thursdays; or by appointment.
Class time and location: 11:30am-2:30pm on Tuesdays; ACE-102
Course website: http://www.yorku.ca/xsong/econ1010.htm
This course introduces the principles and methods of economics with emphasis on macroeconomic theory.
Topics include basic models of national income and employment determination, fiscal policy, banking and
monetary policy, the theory of international trade and finance, and contemporary macro-economic issues
such as unemployment, inflation, and government budget policy.
There is no prerequisite for this course. For information on course credit exclusions, please contact the
Undergraduate Economics Office (1144 Vari Hall) or the Undergraduate Advisor (1142 Vari Hall).
Required Course Materials:
Required text: Macroeconomics: Canada in the Global Environment, 7 Edition, by M. Parkin and R.
MyEconLab is an online study tool and is required for graded quizzes. Both the required textbook and
MyEconLab are available in our University bookstore.
If you purchase a new textbook, the license for MyEconLab is included. If you purchase a used textbook,
you need to purchase the license for MyEconLab separately. To complete the graded online quizzes, you must
have your own account for MyEconLab.
Teaching assistants will hold regular office hours to answer questions about course material. The time and
location will be announced in class.
Class sessions will introduce and review some material from the text, introduce additional material,
conduct discussions of economic issues, and go over problems and applications. Active class participation
is strongly encouraged. Students should ask questions whenever something is unclear--these questions can
help clarify issues for everyone.
Lecture PPT slides will be posted on our course website at http://www.yorku.ca/xsong/econ1010.htm.
Lecture outlines, any additional class readings, and important announcements such as exam dates can be
accessed through http://moodle.yorku.ca/. You need to first sign in using your Passport York username and
password, and then search for the course name and section. For technical assistance, please contact