Fall 2021 - ECON 105 D100

Principles of Macroeconomics (4)

Class Number: 2750

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
    SSCC 9001, Burnaby

    Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
    RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby

  • Exam Times + Location:

    Dec 11, 2021
    12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
    GYM CENTRAL, 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:

Description: 

This is the standard introductory course in macroeconomics.  Topics covered include long-run economic growth, inflation, unemployment, interest rates, exchange rates, financial markets, business cycles, fiscal policy, and monetary policy.

Topics:

  1. Principles of economics: opportunity cost, markets, supply and demand.
  2. Measuring the economy: GDP, inflation, and unemployment
  3. Long run growth
  4. The financial system
  5. Modeling the economy: Aggregate demand and aggregate supply
  6. Money and banking
  7. Open economy macroeconomics
  8. Financial crises

Grading

  • Midterm 1 25%
  • Midterm 2 25%
  • Final exam 50%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Krugman, Wells, Au and Parkinson, Macroeconomics 4th Canadian Edition (E-Book only) Worth, 2020 Achieve learning software.

Access to Achieve (bundled with new textbooks) is required to complete the assignments in this course.


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.

Final exam schedules will be released during the second month of classes. If your course has a final exam, please ensure that you are available during the entire final exam period 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 2021

Teaching at SFU in fall 2021 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with approximately 70 to 80 per cent of classes in person/on campus, with safety plans in place.  Whether your course will be in-person or through remote methods will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

Enrolling in a course acknowledges that you are able to attend in whatever format is required.  You should not enroll in a course that is in-person if you are not able to return to campus, and should be aware 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.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the fall 2021 term.