These web pages will be used by two different class sections: ECO 212-001 (Monday/Wednesday, 9:30, J-251) and ECO 212-002 (Monday/Wednesday, 11:00, J-251)
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Almost every day we hear news reports of economic problems and successes from around the world. All over the world, countries are undertaking economic reforms (often called GLOBALIZATION or STRUCTURAL ADJUSTMENT POLICIES) that their leaders believe will provide their citizens with lower unemployment and higher living standards.
All students must log-in to our Blackboard website, study the syllabus, and take the required 5-point, online, "Syllabus Quiz" on, or before Wednesday, 1/22.
When e-mailing your instructor always put "ECO 212" and a message in the subject line. Please use proper spelling, punctuation, and grammar.
I am still working on the grading system for this class. We will discuss this in class.
Exams:Students will be allowed to take an exam at a time other than the scheduled class period only IF:
The exact reading assignments can be found at: 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.
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.
"SUPPLEMENTAL INSTRUCTION" (SI) at Harper College
Supplemental Instruction is a series of weekly review sessions for students taking historically difficult courses. SI is provided for all students who want to improve their understanding of course material and improve their grades.
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 on the internet.
Accessibility Statement / Access and Disability Services: Your success in this class is important to me. If you have a disability (learning, physical, psychological or other) and may require some accommodation or modification in procedures, class activity, instruction, requirements, etc. please contact me early in the semester so we can refer you to ADS who will discuss and arrange for reasonable accommodations. The Access and Disability Services department is in the Building D, D119, 847.925.6266 or TTY (847) 397-7600
Equal Opportunity Statement: William Rainey Harper College provides equal opportunity in education and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or disability.
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Academic Honesty Policy
Harper College is strongly committed to the promotion of high ethical standards. Such standards can best be accomplished in an environment where honesty and integrity are practiced. For this reason the College strongly condemns academic dishonesty. Academic dishonesty includes cheating, plagiarism or other improper appropriation of anothers work as ones own and falsifying records to advance ones academic standing.
Cheating includes but is not limited to copying answers, stealing and/or disseminating tests or answer keys, using someone elses data in preparation of reports or assignments, and assisting others in such practices.
Plagiarism involves the presentation of another persons words, ideas, or work as ones own. It includes but is not limited to copying any material (written or non-written) without proper acknowledgment of its source, and paraphrasing anothers work or ideas without proper acknowledgment.
Falsifying records includes but is not limited to falsifying or improperly altering college records and documents, or knowingly supplying false or misleading information to others (e.g., the College, other educational institutions, or prospective employers).
Any form of academic dishonesty as defined by the faculty member or department is a serious offense requiring disciplinary measures. Discipline for academic dishonesty involving a specific course shall be first determined by the instructor of the course and may include failure of the specific assignment, project or test, or failure of the course. The student may appeal the instructors decision in accordance with the Colleges Student Academic Complaint Procedures. In cases of academic dishonesty the faculty assigned grade supersedes a student-initiated withdrawal. In cases where disciplinary measures beyond course failure may be deemed appropriate by the instructor, or dishonesty that is not related to a specific course, the student may be disciplined in accordance with the Student Conduct Policy with the appropriate vice president involved in the decision.