ECO 211-007 and ECO
Microeconomics: An Introduction to Economic Efficiency
ECO 211-007 and ECO 211-008
These web pages will be used by two different class sections: ECO 211-007 (Tuesday/Thursday, 9:30, J-253) and ECO 211-008 (Tuesday/Thursday, 11:00, J-251)
This course will cover the area of economics commonly defined as microeconomics which is concerned with the individual parts of the economy such as individual businesses or industries, individual consumers, and individual products. Our goal is to study whether the economy uses our limited resources to obtain the maximum satisfaction possible for society. We will concentrate on three issues or goals: ALLOCATIVE EFFICIENCY, PRODUCTIVE EFFICIENCY, and EQUITY, or "efficiency, efficiency, and equity".
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All students in ECO 211-008 will use the Blackboard site for ECO 212-007.
Option to Forward Mail from your Harper E-mail AccountIf you are not planning on using your Harper email account, you can find instructions on how to forward email from that account to one you check frequently by logging in to the Harper Student Portal and clicking on the "My Harper E-Mail" tab. All correspondence in this class will be sent to your Harper e-mail account.
The final grade for the class will be awarded according to the following point system. Changes may be made to this grading policy. All changes will be announced in class and posted on the class Blackboard page.
Exams:Students will be allowed to take an exam at a time other than the scheduled class period only IF:
IMPORTANT: For exact reading assignments see: Assignments
Class attendance is strongly recommended, but not required. Former students have indicated that the material covered in class is very helpful at the time of the examinations.
A textbook and a study guide have been placed on reserve in the library in case you leave yours at Grandma's house. They can be checked out from the circulation desk for two days at a time.
This is a difficult course! There is an old rule of thumb concerning studying for college courses: on average students should study TWO hours for every ONE hour of class. This is an average, which means some courses require more study time and some less. You may find that economics requires MORE.
The following dates are TARGETS only. THEY CAN BE CHANGED!. Any changes will be announced in class at least one week before the scheduled date of the quiz, exam, or paper and posted here.
| | On, or before, Thur. 8/30 Syllabus Quiz. Take the 5-point Syllabus Quiz at:
Thur. 8/30 Paper 1 - Be sure to read and study: Thur. 29/6 Quiz 1 - Ch.1 Only | Start looking for your article for paper 2 CHANGED to Tue. 9/18 Paper 2 - Study chapter 3 ! CHANGED to Tue. 9/25 Quiz 2 - Chapter 3 Only Thur. 9/27 Paper 3 - Study chapter 5 (negative externalities) Thur. 10/4 Exam 1 - Chapters 1, 2, 3, 5 Thur. 10/18 Paper 4 - Study chapter 4 ! Thur. 10/25 Quiz 3 - Chapter 4 Only Thur. 11/8 Exam 2 - Chapters 4, 6, 7 Sun. 11/18 LAST DAY TO DROP THE CLASS Tue. 11/20 CANCELLED Quiz 4 - Chapter 8 and 9 ALL STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE 10
POINTS! Thur. 11/29 Quiz 5 - Chapters 10 and 18 Thur. 12/6 Exam 3 - Chapters 8, 9, 10, 11, and 18 | | 9:30 class: 11:00 class: Final exams are given in our regular classrooms. FINAL EXAM 80 points comprehensive
[FINAL EXAM SCHEDULE]
On, or before, Thur. 8/30
Syllabus Quiz. Take the 5-point Syllabus Quiz at: http://harper.blackboard.com/
Paper 1 - Be sure to read and study:
Quiz 1 - Ch.1 Only
Start looking for your article for paper 2
CHANGED to Tue. 9/18
Paper 2 - Study chapter 3 !
CHANGED to Tue. 9/25
Quiz 2 - Chapter 3 Only
Paper 3 - Study chapter 5 (negative externalities)
Exam 1 - Chapters 1, 2, 3, 5
Paper 4 - Study chapter 4 !
Quiz 3 - Chapter 4 Only
Exam 2 - Chapters 4, 6, 7
LAST DAY TO DROP THE CLASS
Tue. 11/20 CANCELLED
Quiz 4 - Chapter 8 and 9 ALL STUDENTS WILL RECEIVE 10 POINTS!
Quiz 5 - Chapters 10 and 18
Exam 3 - Chapters 8, 9, 10, 11, and 18
Final exams are given in our regular classrooms.
80 points comprehensive
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