Spring 2023 - ECON 115 D100

Introduction to Macroeconomics (3)

Class Number: 3982

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
    SSCC 9002, Burnaby

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Focused on basic competencies in macroeconomics, this course is suitable for business and other students not intending to specialize in economics. Topics include GDP, economic growth, business cycles, unemployment, inflation, money, monetary and fiscal policies, exchange rates, government debt, globalization and trade policy. Economic literacy is an important part of the course. Students who have taken ECON 105 first may not then take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Soc.

COURSE DETAILS:

This course is focused on basic competencies in Macroeconomics suitable for business and other students not intending to specialize in economics. Topics include Gross Domestic Product, Inflation, Unemployment, Economic Growth, Inequality, Saving & Investment, Financial System, Money, Banking/Central Banks, Fiscal & Monetary Policy, and the Central debates in Macroeconomics. Emphasizes on economic literacy is an important part of the course.

 

The expectation is this course will be delivered as an in-person class.  That means that you will be expected to be able to attend classes.  Audio from the lecture will be made available if feasible.

Grading

  • Class/Tutorial Participation 15%
  • Canvas Quizzes (Best 5 of 7) 15%
  • Open Book/Note Mid Term Exams (x2 @ 15%) 30%
  • Open Book/Note Final Exam 40%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Krugman, Wells, Au, and Parkinson, Macroeconomics: Canadian Edition, 4th, 2021, MacMillan.


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

SFU’s Academic Integrity website http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating. Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

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