Fall 2020 - ECON 105 D100

Principles of Macroeconomics (4)

Class Number: 2223

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

    Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

The principal elements of theory concerning money and income, distribution, social accounts, public finance, international trade, comparative systems, and development and growth. Students with credit for ECON 205 cannot take ECON 105 for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Soc.

COURSE DETAILS:

This is an introduction to macroeconomics, a study of how a national economy behaves on the aggregate level. We will examine the measures of the national income, inflation and unemployment, business cycles and stabilization policies, the role of money and banking system, inflation and interest rates, international trade and exchange rates, economic growth and policies that promote economic growth.


Topics:

  • Economics Methodology & Models
  • Macroeconomic Aggregates
  • Short-Run Equilibrium Models
  • Business Cycles & Stabilization Policies
  • Long-Run Equilibrium Models
  • Economic Growth & Policies
  • Money, Banking, Interest, & Monetary Policies
  • International Trade, Exchange Rates & Trade Policies

Grading

  • Quizzes 15%
  • Assignments 35%
  • Midterm tests 30%
  • Final Exam 20%

NOTES:

These grading weights are subject to changes to be announced during the first week of classes.

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Christopher T.S. Ragan, Macroeconomics, Sixteenth Canadian Edition, Pearson Education Canada, 2019. ISBN: 978-0135233467


Department Undergraduate Notes:

Please note that, as per Policy T20.01, the course requirements (and grading scheme) outlined here are subject to change up until the end of the first week of classes.

Starting Fall 2020, final exam schedules will be released in October. This will allow students to avoid enrollment conflicts, and will significantly reduce instances of exam hardship. If your course has a final exam, please ensure that you are available during the final exam period December 9 - 20 until you receive confirmation of your exam dates. 

Students requiring accommodations as a result of a disability must contact the Centre for Accessible Learning (CAL) at 778-782-3112 or caladmin@sfu.ca.

***NO TUTORIALS DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF CLASSES***

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

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Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2020

Teaching at SFU in fall 2020 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).