ECON-101 : Introduction to Macroeconomics

Course Information

Course, prefix, number, & title: ECON-101 Introduction to Macroeconomics

Hours (Class, recitation, Laboratory, studio): 3 class hours

Credits: 3

Pre-requisites (if any): (or Co-requisite:) Students must complete any developmental requirements in English (see Proficiency in Math and English) prior to taking this course or enroll in ENGL-101 and BE-102 at the same time as this course

Course Description in college catalog:

A study of factors determining national output, income, employment, and prices; the impact of government spending, taxation, and monetary policy; the banking system; economic growth; international trade.

Academic programs for which this course serves as a requirement or an elective:

A.A.S. Accounting

A.A.S. Computer Information Systems

A.A.S. Management

A.A.S. Office Administration and Technology

A.S. Liberal Arts and Sciences (Mathematics and Science)

A.S. Business Administration

  • Meet requirements for successful transfer into the junior year of baccalaureate programs in Business.
  • Demonstrate academic preparation in accounting, general business, and liberal arts and sciences

General Education Outcomes: Below is a listing of General Education Outcome(s) that this course supports.

  1. Communicate effectively in various forms

  2. Use analytical reasoning to identify issues or problems and evaluate evidence in order to make informed decisions

  3. Use information management and technology skills effectively for academic research and lifelong learning

Course-specific student learning outcomes:

  1. Identify and comprehend traditional and current issues in Economics;

  2. Define the main areas of Macro-Economic, especially unemployment, inflation and business cycle.

  3. Discuss theories and prices relating to classical and Keynesian economics

  4. Develop skills of critical analysis.

  5. Identify basic concepts in the field of Macro- Economics.

  6. Communicate awareness of and understanding of economic issues.

  7. Develop skills of critical analysis and dialectical thinking.

  8. Analyze and respond to the comments of other students regarding economical issues.

Methods by which student learning will be assessed and evaluated; describe the types of methods to be employed; note whether certain methods are required for all sections:

At the discretion of the instructor a variety of assessment methods may be used, including but not limited to objective exams, papers, homeworks, and group projects

Academic Integrity policy (department or College):
Academic honesty is expected of all students. Any violation of academic integrity is taken extremely seriously. All assignments and projects must be the original work of the student or teammates. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. Any questions regarding academic integrity should be brought to the attention of the instructor. The following is the Queensborough Community College Policy on Academic Integrity: "It is the official policy of the College that all acts or attempted acts that are violations of Academic Integrity be reported to the Office of Student Affairs. At the faculty member's discretion and with the concurrence of the student or students involved, some cases though reported to the Office of Student Affairs may be resolved within the confines of the course and department. The instructor has the authority to adjust the offender's grade as deemed appropriate, including assigning an F to the assignment or exercise or, in more serious cases, an F to the student for the entire course." Read the University's policy on Academic Integrity opens in a new window(PDF).

Disabilities
Any student who feels that he or she may need an accommodation based upon the impact of a disability should contact the office of Services for Students with Disabilities in Science Building, Room S-132, 718-631-6257, to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities. You can visit the Services for Students with Disabilities website.

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