Spring 2023 - ECON 105 D100

Principles of Macroeconomics (4)

Class Number: 3131

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

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

    Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
    AQ 3182, 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-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

Macroeconomics is the study of the structure and performance of national economies and of the policies that governments use to try to affect economic performance.  The issues that we will study in this course include the following:

  1. What determines a country's long-run economic growth?
  2. What causes a nation's level of economic activity to fluctuate?
  3. What causes unemployment?
  4. What causes prices to rise?
  5. Can government policies be used to improve a nation's economic performance?

Grading

  • Midterm Exam 40%
  • Final Exam 50%
  • Tutorial work 10%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Ragan, Chris. Macroeconomics, 16th edition. Pearson, 2020.

REQUIRED READING NOTES:

Your personalized Course Material list, including digital and physical textbooks, are available through the SFU Bookstore website by simply entering your Computing ID at: shop.sfu.ca/course-materials/my-personalized-course-materials.

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