Fall 2024 - ECON 105 D100

Principles of Macroeconomics (4)

Class Number: 2755

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
    Burnaby

    Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Fri, 12:30–2:20 p.m.
    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. Quantitative/Breadth-Soc.

COURSE DETAILS:

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. How markets work; efficiency and gains from trade
2. Measuring the economy: GDP, inflation, and unemployment
3. Long run growth
4. Saving and Investment
5. Money and banking
6. Unemployment
7. Short-Run: Business Cycles
8. Open economy macroeconomics

Grading

  • Tutorials 10%
  • Midterm Exam 40%
  • Final Exam 50%

NOTES:

Students with an overall grade of C or below will be awarded a higher grade, up to C+, if replacing their midterm score with their final exam score results in a higher grade.

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Principles of Macroeconomics , 9th Edition (or other recent Canadian edition)
N. Gregory Mankiw; Ronald D. Kneebone; Kenneth J McKenzie ISBN-13: 978-1-77474-028-6
Ebook version is fine.

RECOMMENDED READING:

None. Supplementary materials distributed on Canvas.

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

RELIGIOUS ACCOMMODATION

Students with a faith background who may need accommodations during the term are encouraged to assess their needs as soon as possible and review the Multifaith religious accommodations website. The page outlines ways they begin working toward an accommodation and ensure solutions can be reached in a timely fashion.