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COURSE NAME:  Econ 1 Principles of Economics--Micro

INSTRUCTOR:  Martha Stuffler, Irvine Valley College

Instructor Webpage:  http://www.ivc.edu/faculty/mstuffler

Online Video Orientation:  http://www.screencast.com/t/ElfkmcehS

 

Instructor Email:  mstuffler@ivc.edu or mstuffler@sbcglobal.net (please put your last name and your course, Micro or Econ 1, in the “Subject” line of your email)

 

Office Telephone:  (949) 451-5759

Office:  B271 (Upstairs in the B200 Building, in the faculty offices near the elevator)

Office Hours:  Tuesday and Thursdays 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on campus,

                       Wednesdays 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. online,                                                     

 

IVC home page with access to MySite: http://www.ivc.edu

IVC Campus Map:  http://www.ivc.edu/resources/maps/Pages/default.aspx

IVC Testing Center:  http://www.ivc.edu/academics/officeEE/testingcenter/Pages/default2.aspx, Building A300, Room A-3TC, (949) 451-5468

       

Course Site:  http://pearsonmylabandmastering.com/

 

Pearson Education Technical Support:  800-677-6337

        Web site:  http://247pearsoned.custhelp.com/ 

       Email:  http://247pearsoned.custhelp.com/app/ask

 

COURSE IDs and COURSE SCHEDULES: (Click on your course to go to your course schedule)

 

         Fall 16 week—stuffler36187      Spring 16 week--stufflerXXXXX         

         Fall 8 week—stuffler06207        Spring 1st 8 week—stufflerXXXXX

                                

SYLLABUS CONTENTS:  (Click on the links below to go to a specific topic)

 

Chapter Assignment

Course Calendar

Course Compass Design

Extra Credit

Getting Started and Orientation

Grading

Honesty and Integrity

Instructor Commitment

Introduction

On-Campus Exams

Online Etiquette

Online Quizzes

Required Materials

Strategies For Success

Student Commitment

Student Learning Outcomes

Technical Problems

 

 

Introduction

 

My name is Martha Stuffler and I will be your instructor for this course.  I am very excited to have the opportunity to use the Internet to teach this class.  While I spent many years in the private sector, I have been teaching since 1989 and online since 2004 and have personally completed eight online courses so I understand the challenges of an online course.  If you wish to read my biography, it is on my webpage which also contains articles related to economic issues and other online resources. 

 

In order to meet the varied needs of online students, my course design allows you to work at your own pace and provides some flexibility.  However, there are three important course deadlines which are the last possible day and time to complete Online Quizzes 1-3, Online Quizzes 4-6, and to complete the two On-Campus ExamsThese deadlines are extremely important and will not be changed for any reason.  The deadlines are discussed in this syllabus and shown on your course schedule which is the last page(s) of this syllabus.  Make sure that you mark your calendars and observe these important deadlines.  Your success in this course depends on it.   

 

Online learning requires dedication, motivation, independent learning and time management skills.  The best advice that I can give to ensure your success is to keep up with the recommended course schedule which are the last pages of this syllabus.  I wish you a rewarding and successful online course experience. 

 

 

Required Materials

 

The following is a list of basic requirements you need in order to be successful in this online course.  In addition to the items listed below, you should be familiar with using the Internet, and retrieving and sending email documents.  You should also have a working knowledge of your computer’s basic operating system.

 

Textbook:   Microeconomics, 10th edition (2012) by Michael Parkin, published by Addison-Wesley.

 

Access to MyEconLab (MEL) through Pearson MyLab/Mastering New Design:  If you purchase a new textbook from the IVC Bookstore in person or at www.ivc.edu/bookstore, it will include an access code for MEL.  Although you only use your access code for the initial registration, please keep your access code handy in case you need to reference it again.  Redeeming the access code gives you unlimited use of the resources that contain the reading materials and the interactive multimedia components required for this course.  If the textbook you purchase does not come with the MEL MyLab/Mastering New Design access code, then you may purchase access online directly from Pearson Education.   If you purchase a used copy of the textbook, you will need to purchase the MEL access online directly from Pearson Education http://pearsonmylabandmastering.com/.  There are many purchase options for the textbook and access from the IVC Bookstore or directly from Pearson Education. 

 

This course requires you to have access to MyEconLab (MEL) through Pearson MyLab/Mastering New Design and the textbook--electronic or printed version is fine.  The eText is the same as the printed textbook.   

 

Calculator:  You will need a basic non-programmable calculator for this course. 

 

Computer:  You may use any computer capable of accessing the Internet.

System Requirements:  MyEconLab courses support either Windows® or Macintosh® operating systems and a supported version of Microsoft Internet Explorer®, Firefox®, or Safari®.   

 

Student Learning Outcomes

 

Principles of Economics—Micro offers an introduction to the concepts and tools of economic analysis.  The course studies price theory, including supply and demand, marginal analysis, utility, cost and revenue concepts, perfect and imperfect competition, production, and factor markets. Economic principles are applied to the analysis of such problems as industrial organization, the environment, public decision-making processes, and international trade.  We employ basic mathematical skills and use graphs extensively in this course.  MyEconLab exercises will help you learn and develop graphing and graphical analysis skills. 

 

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

 

1.    Define and explain the fundamental economic problem of scarcity and its consequences - choice, cost, and economizing.

2.    Use a production possibilities diagram to show and explain the concepts of limits, choice, cost, efficiency, and economic growth.

3.    Construct a supply and demand model and use it to explain how prices are determined in markets.

4.    Employ supply and demand diagrams to evaluate the consequences of legally imposed prices (ceiling and floor prices).

5.    Calculate the elasticity coefficient for supply or demand in a market and interpret the result.

6.    Differentiate the alternative definitions of profit, implicit and explicit costs; and use them to calculate profit given the appropriate data.

7.    Apply the law of diminishing returns to show, calculate, and explain costs in the short run.

8.    Define, explain and evaluate the different market structures.

9.    Determine a firm's profit maximizing (or loss minimizing) quantity and the price given cost and revenue data, for each of the market types.

10.  Critically evaluate the efficiency differences between purely competitive industries and monopolies.

11.  Assess and interpret the market factors that determine the prices and quantities in resource markets.

 

 

Course Calendar

 

Classes start on the first Monday of the semester or term.  For course purposes, each week will begin on Monday at 12:01 a.m. and end on Sunday at midnight.  For a 16 week course, we cover about one textbook chapter each week; for an 8 week course, we cover about two chapters each week; for a 12 week course, we will cover one or two chapters each week.  The detailed course schedules are the last pages of this syllabus.  You are free to work ahead of the schedule whenever you wish.  While this course is designed so that students may work at their own pace, the course schedule lists the recommended dates that you should complete specific items.  If you fall behind, it is very difficult to catch up and to be successful in the course.

 

 

Grading

 

                            On-campus Exam 1                      100 points

                            On-campus Exam 2                      100 points

                            Six Online Quizzes:                        

                                  Online Quiz 1  14 points

                                  Online Quiz 2  20 points

                                  Online Quiz 3  16 points

                                  Online Quiz 4  16 points

                                  Online Quiz 5  17 points

                                  Online Quiz 6  17 points          100 points

 

                             Total Points                                 300 points  = 100.00% 

 

At any point during the course, you may calculate your overall percentage earned by taking the total points you have earned to date divided by the sum of the total possible points for those quizzes and/or tests you have completed.

 

Your final course grade is based on the percent you earn of the 300 total points.  

 

                            A  (90% or higher)
                            B  (80% but less than 90%)

                            C  (70% but less than 80%)

                            D  (60% but less than 70%)

                            F  (Less than 60% or for cases of academic dishonesty)

 

If you are one or two points, not percent, away from the next higher letter grade, you will earn that higher letter grade.  Students taking this class for Credit/No Credit should receive 70% or more of the total possible points to obtain credit for the class. 

 

The instructor retains graded materials for 90 days after grades have been posted.  If you wish to review these materials, you must contact the instructor before this date.

 

 

Extra Credit

 

Each exam will contain 10 points of extra credit with each exam worth up to 110 points.  Please do not email me to ask me for more extra credit or for another assignment to do for extra points.  There will be no other extra credit points or extra assignments given.

 

The total points you earn on each exam will include these extra credit points and your points on MyEconLab will show the total points you earn out of about 110 possible points.  Please to do not email and ask me if your score included the extra credit points; they are included.  Do your best work on the six online quizzes and the two on-campus exams because they are the only sources of points for this course. 

 

 

Online Quizzes

 

There will be six online quizzes with each typically covering the two preceding chapters which may be accessed using Assignments, Take a Quiz/Test link in MEL.  The course schedule shows the recommended completion date for each quiz.  These quizzes are not timed to allow you all the time you need to earn the highest possible points.  Make sure to allow plenty of time for each one of the online quizzes, because these scores represent 1/3 of your course grade.  You are allowed only one attempt at each quiz and must finish each quiz once you have started. 

 

The majority of online quiz questions come from the Study Plan, the textbook Review Quizzes and the end of the chapter textbook problems.  If you have successfully completed these three practice elements, you should do very well on the online graded quizzes.  Completing these practice elements prior to the online quizzes will also give you experience using the Graphing Tools.  Make sure you are skilled with the Graphing Tools before you attempt a graded online quiz.  Follow the graphing instructions carefully and use the tools in the order given in the instructions.  You must be very precise with these Graphing Tools to earn the online quiz points.

 

CAUTION:  Although the quiz questions are shown one at a time, please be aware that you may backtrack to a previous question or skip forward to the next question by using the scroll bar just above the quiz.  Do not use the back button on your browser, or you will be locked out of the quiz.  Your quizzes are automatically scored and you will be able to view your grade immediately upon completion.  

 

Once you have completed an online quiz, you may review your score by clicking on Results.  You should review your score to learn areas that require more study and to double check the computer scoring.  If you feel that you did the graphs correctly and completed the instructions in the correct order, but were scored incorrectly, please email me with the specific question numbers that you would like me to recheck.  I will do so and make any necessary adjustments. 

 

The course schedule is the last page(s) of this syllabus.   PLEASE SEE THE COURSE SCHEDULE FOR THE 3 IMPORTANT DEADLINES:  LAST DAY AND TIME FOR COMPLETING QUIZZES 1-3, QUIZZES 4-6, AND EXAMS 1 AND 2.  All online quizzes and on campus exams must be completed no later than the course deadline days and times shown in the course schedule.  You will be reminded about these deadlines in course announcements.  There are no exceptions to these course deadlines for any reason. 

 

You are cautioned not to wait until the last few minutes on the deadline dates because there are many unforeseen events that may prevent you from finishing by the required deadline causing you to lose valuable points.  These unforeseen events range from power failures, to Course Compass system locking you out of the quiz, to failure of your computer or software.  Please try to keep on schedule to gain the benefit from these assessments and to avoid getting behind in the course. 

 

You are on your honor to take each online quiz by yourself and keep the quiz information to yourself.  Sharing online quiz information with other individuals is considered cheating and could cause you to fail the class. 

 

 

On-Campus Exams

 

Exams are application-oriented and in-depth and may use multiple choice, short-answer, essay, and graphical analysis based on textbook material and if assigned, outside readings.  You will not be able to use your books or notes for these exams, but Exam Reviews in MEL outline key concepts to be tested and describe essay question(s), if any.

 

There are two exams for this course which must be completed on-campus.  You will have two opportunities to complete each exam.  Your course schedule shows these dates, times and the classroom that will be used for the exams. 

 

You must bring a photo ID, a Scantron form 882, a number two pencil and an eraser to each exam.  If you do not show a picture ID, you will not be allowed to complete the exam. 

 

There are no make-up exams for any reason.  However, if you cannot come to campus or do not wish to complete the exams on the dates and times shown on the course schedule, I am happy to provide an alternative:  You may use the IVC Testing Center to complete either or both of your on-campus exams.  Please go to http://www.ivc.edu/academics/officeEE/testingcenter/Pages/default2.aspx to access information about the Center’s days and hours of operation or you may call (949) 451-5468.  The Testing Center personnel already have copies of your two exams so that you may arrange with them to complete either or both of your exams at the IVC Testing Center.  You do not need to let me know, but it is your responsibility to contact them directly and schedule your exam.  You will have up to two hours for each exam and will not be able to use books, or notes, but will be able to use a nonprogrammable calculator.  Remember to bring a Scantron form 882, a number 2 pencil and an eraser.  If you choose to use the IVC Testing Center, you will be required to pay a $15 fee for a two hour exam.  The Testing Center is a for-profit enterprise on the IVC campus that is separate from Irvine Valley College.

 

If you complete an exam at the IVC Testing Center, they will send me your test and scantron.   I will post your exam score to your Results page in MyEconLab the next time I am on campus.  For the summer term, I am only on campus during the four days when I give exams on campus.  If you take an exam after the first regularly scheduled exam date, then your score will not be posted until I am back on campus to give the second exam.  

 

You may choose to complete your two exams on the regularly schedules dates shown on your course schedule or at the IVC Testing Center on dates that you select.  To clarify, I do not care when you complete either exam, but both must be completed on campus no later than the deadline date and time shown in your course schedule.  There are no exceptions to this course requirement; you must complete both exams on campus no later than the date and time shown in the course schedule. 

 

 

My Econ Lab Course Design

 

 1.   Announcements appear on the front of your course page communicate assignments, and due dates for quizzes and exams.  Select View All Announcements or use the Announcement link in the left hand list to review the list of all course announcements.

 2.   Assignments allow you to access Practice Questions in the Study Plan, Sample Tests and the Online Quizzes.

 3.   Study Plan is a second way to access the Practice Questions for the assigned textbook chapters. 

 4.   Pearson eText is the electronic version of your textbook which is the same as the printed textbook.

 5.   Chapter Resources include Power Point lectures, videos, Study Guide, Solutions Manual for end of chapter textbook questions.  Instructor Lifeline videos cover some of the most challenging topics and are listed first in the textbook resources. 

 6.   Exam Reviews outline key concepts to be tested and describe essay questions, if any. 

 7.   Results allow you to check your points to date in the course and review your online quizzes.

 8.   Syllabus provides the course outline and the final page(s) include the course schedule. 

 9.   News provides current economic events. 

10.  Multimedia library allows you to access the multimedia resources available for your textbook. 

11.   Student Blog is your online Starbuck's where you may have online discussions with your classmates with complete privacy from your instructor.

  

  

Chapter Assignment

 

Refer to the Course Schedule for the assigned chapter, click on Chapter Resources to access the online learning resources for that chapter.  The assignment for each chapter is the same.
 

1.   Preview the chapter by reading the learning objectives, and then read the assigned chapter from the eText or from your printed copy of the text.  You should also go through the Power Point slide presentation for your chapter.  This may be done, at your discretion, either before or after you read the chapter.
 

2.   As you go through the chapter, you should click on the Study Plan, then the chapter to complete the Chapter Problems and Review Quizzes for each section of the chapter.  The Study Plan items cover the most important topics in the chapter. Make sure that you understand these concepts.  Check your answers to see where you need more study.  It is important that you become comfortable with these questions because economics is application-oriented, not merely memorization.  It is also critical that you have practice with the graphing tools using them in the order shown in the instructions, and that you are able to use them with precision so that you do not lose points on the graded online quizzes.    

      Note:  the eStudy Guide also presents learning objectives, applications and problems, some of which are quite challenging.  I consider your use of the eStudy Guide optional, but it is recommended if you want more practice.

3.   After you have read the chapter and completed the Study Plan exercises, you might review the additional problems and applications at the end of the chapter that were not available in the Study Plan.  Answers for these questions may be accessed from Chapter Resources, then click on Solutions Manual. 

4.   Now you are ready to complete the Sample Test for the chapter.  Click on Assignments, Do Homework, and then Sample Tests and Quiz.  There is a sample test for each chapter to give you practice applying the concepts. For the most challenging chapters, there are two sample tests to help you prepare for your graded assessments.  You will receive immediate feedback as you complete these sample tests. Your sample test result will highlight any areas you need to review. When you are able to complete the sample test with at least 75% accuracy, you are ready to move on to the next chapter.
 

5.   You have six graded online quizzes to complete for this course with two chapters per quiz. Make sure to check the Course Schedule (last pages of your course syllabus) so that you know the recommended dates for each online quiz. When assigned, from MEL, click on Assignments, Take a Quiz/Test and complete each online quiz which covers two chapters in a timely manner as shown on the Course Schedule. After completion of each quiz, review your results to determine where you may need more study to prepare for the exams.  

6.   If you have questions about the course, the Student Blog is a good place to post those questions and discuss course material with your classmates. The Student Blog is accessed by clicking Student Blog then you may start a new topic.   This process allows you to communicate with classmates as you would in a traditional classroom environment.   
 

Remember, you are expected to login to the course at a minimum of twice per week. Online courses move swiftly and if you miss too many days, you may find yourself lost. Please try to keep up with the weekly assignments and complete the online quizzes by the recommended date.

 

 

Strategies For Success

 

To succeed in this course, you should complete these steps:

 

1.   Login to MyEconLab often (a minimum of twice a week), read any announcements posted by me and review the course schedule for the assigned material for that week.  If you have not logged in recently, click on View All to read any announcements you may have missed.

 

2.   Pick out specific days and times that you can schedule time to study.  Try not to rely on a computer at work where you might not be able to consistently login during business hours. 

 

3.   Read the learning objectives to gain the overall concepts under review, review the Power Point slides, then read each chapter section utilizing graphs and analytical tools, and review terms.  Carefully look at each graph and each illustration to reinforce concepts presented.  Complete the Study Plan and Review Quizzes as you go through the chapter.  It is important that you read through each discussion before you attempt the review quizzes and Study Plan.  

 

4.   If you are having difficulties with the material, go to the Student Blog and post a question for your classmates.  Remember to check back to the Blog to review responses to your question. 

 

5.   If you have questions, contact me by email or attend my office hours.

 

6.   When you are confident that you understand the material, complete the sample test in MyEconLab for the assigned chapter.  Your sample test result will highlight any areas you need to review.  When you are able to complete the sample tests with at least 75% accuracy, you are ready to move on to the next chapter.

 

7.   When assigned, click on Assignments, Take a Quiz/Test and complete each Online Quiz in a timely manner as shown on the Course Schedule.  After completion of the quiz, review your results to determine where you may need more study to prepare for the exams.

 

8.   Before each on-campus exam, go through the exam review to make sure you emphasize the material that will be on your exam and to prepare for essay question(s).  The first exam typically contains at least one essay question.   

 

9.   Be patient!  It takes time and practice to master economic principles.  You will find this course material demanding and challenging to learn regardless if it is taught in a traditional classroom or in the distance education modality. 

 

10. Remember, even though you are not driving to campus to take this course, you still need to dedicate at least the same amount of time required in a traditional classroom setting.  For a three unit 16 week course, you should expect to put in an average of 9 hours per week.  For a 3 unit 8 week online course, you should expect to put in an average of 18 hours per week.  For a 3 unit 12 week online course, you should expect to put in an average of 13.5 hours per week.  Or course, the advantage you have with an online course is that you can schedule your time to meet your needs.

 

If you follow the steps shown in this syllabus and complete the course material by the dates shown on the course schedule, you should have a successful experience taking this online course.  Online courses are very different from face-to-face (traditional) classes.  Students who are successful in taking online courses are highly organized, self-motivated and excellent time managers who are able to stay on schedule and are able to catch up if they get behind.

 

 

 

Getting Started and Orientation

 

Before you can get started, we need to get some basics out of the way.  I am listing the steps that you need to complete below. 

 

1.   Read the course syllabus to understand the material to be covered,  the course requirements, and understand the 3 important course deadlines.

 

2.   Review the course schedule to make sure that you will be able to keep pace and make note of the deadlines.

 

3.   Verify your Irvine Valley College email account username and password and learn how to access MySite from the Irvine Valley College homepage at www.ivc.edu.  It will allow you to gain access to a wide range of information, much of it customized specifically for you.  Enter your username:  For example, if your name is Sandy Beach, your email account name is sbeach0@ivc.edu. Your username would be sbeach0 (the first letter of your first name, your last name and a number, often zero). 

 

      Then enter your PIN number.  This number was either assigned to you or you picked the number when you registered.  If the number was assigned, it will be the last four digits of your social security number.  If you picked the number, only you will know it.

 

      If you have forgotten your number, you will have to personally contact Admissions and Records to get your PIN.  It may require that you to come to campus with picture identification.  

 

4.   Forward your Irvine Valley College email account to any other email account you regularly access.  I will only send email to your IVC email address.

 

5.   Register for MyEconLab in MyLab/Mastering through Pearson Education, review the course structure and the online resources.

 

6.   Use your access code to register for MyEconLab through Pearson MyLab/Mastering New Design for your online course or purchase access online (See Registering for MyEconLab). 

 

7.   Click on Video Orientation or go to my webpage, click on online courses, then video orientation, watch the video orientation and complete the 8 steps shown at the end of the video (these steps are listed here).  From your course home page, run the browser check.   

 

8.   Send me an email to let me know that you have completed the steps to get started, are able to login to the course, and understand the course requirements and 3 courses deadlines.   

 

 

Registering for MyEconLab through Pearson MyLab/Mastering New Design:

 

To access your course, you will need to complete a one-time registration and enrollment process, after which you’ll be able to access your course for the rest of the semester.  If you purchased a new textbook, it may have come with an access code that you can use to register. If you do not have an access code, you can purchase access online with a major credit card. 

 

To register for your online course, you will need to have the following information on hand:

     1.   MyEconLab Access Code, if you have one

     2.   Your Course ID (shown on the first page of this syllabus)

     3.   Valid email address

 

 

To register and enroll:

 

1.   Go to http://pearsonmylabandmastering.com/

2.   Click on Register as a Student

3.   Follow the simple online instructions—you will either register with the access code or purchase access with a major credit card.  You must register using the same name as shown on your official IVC student records.

4.   After you have registered and enrolled, you will be ready to login to your MyEconLab economics course.

 

 

To log in and begin using your course:

 

1.   Go to http://pearsonmylabandmastering.com/ and click the Log In button for returning users.

2.   Enter the Login name and Password you created during registration.

3.   You will be taken to your My Lab and Mastering page which lists any courses you are taking.

4.   Click my name (Stuffler, like muffler) to begin using your online course.

 

 

For help with registration and technical support:

 

If you have trouble registering or logging in, contact Pearson Education Customer Technical Support.  You will typically get a faster result from a telephone call rather than an email.

 

Phone:  1-800-677-6337 Staff are available to troubleshoot your technical issues.

Web site:  http://247pearsoned.custhelp.com/ 

       Email:  http://247pearsoned.custhelp.com/app/ask

 

Online Etiquette

 

Online etiquette is extremely important.  We must show respect to one another at all times.  Rudeness and disrespect will not be tolerated in this course.  Please recognize that communication is rather “flat” online where we cannot see and hear each other.  So be cautious when using sarcasm or negative statements.  Familiarize yourself with “smileys” or other online icons that show emotion, so that you lessen the risk of offending the person with whom you are trying to communicate.  Whenever possible, give constructive criticism and treat others the way you would like to be treated.  The communications within this class should stay within it.  Like any class, we are a community and we need to treat each other with respect.

 

 

Student Commitment

 

Given that you have made an informed choice to enroll for this course, you should allocate adequate time each week for reading the course materials, working with the online resources, and completing the online quizzes.  You will be responsible for keeping up to date with all assignments and assessments.  You should be respectful of your fellow students and your instructor at all times.  Online courses take at least as much time to complete successfully as traditional courses so please plan accordingly.  Recall, for a three unit 16 week course, you should expect to put in an average of 9 hours per week.  For a 3 unit 8 week course, you should expect to put in an average of 18 hours per week.  For a 3 unit 12 week course, you should expect to put in an average of 13.5 hours per week.  

 

Remember, you are solely responsible for the completion of the course requirements.  Each assignment, computer activity, quiz and exam is your task to complete in a responsible and timely manner. 

The instructor does not drop students from the course.  If you decide to drop the course, it is your responsibility to drop the course through Admissions and Records.  Deadlines for dropping courses are shown in the class schedule.  Any student who does not complete the course and does not drop the course will earn the grade of "F".

 

 

Instructor Commitment

 

Other than the two on-campus exams, there are no live class discussions scheduled for this course. However, I will be available during my office hours.  Please refer to the first page of this syllabus for times and methods for contacting me.   

 

As your instructor, I will give you the respect that I ask you to give to me and the other members of this class.  I will follow the course schedule as shown in this syllabus.  If any changes are required I will announce them well in advance to give you time to adjust.  I will do my best to help you be successful in this course.  You can count on my availability during office hours, and you have the right to expect prompt responses to your questions, comments, and requests.  I try to check my email at least once a day, but remember I am busy teaching on campus on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  I will grade your work with accuracy and in a timely manner.  I will double check the exam scoring for any erasures to ensure the accuracy of your exam score.  If there is a highly missed question, I will dump that question and give each student credit for an extra correct question (regardless whether or not they missed the dumped question).  After an exam, I will post your score ASAP to your MyEconLab grade record.  In this distance learning course, you will receive at least the same attention and care you would find in a traditional class.

 

 

Honesty and Integrity

 

Honesty and integrity are very important in higher education.  This standard pertains to what is created as well as, to what is spoken or written.  To claim to have created something that is not entirely your own work is a violation of academic and personal integrity.  Cheating is the unauthorized giving or receiving of information in examinations, quizzes, assignments or other exercises.  If someone else takes online quizzes in your name, this is also considered cheating and will result in the student earning an “F” in the course and the instructor filing a report with the Dean of Students.  Students should read and understand this syllabus, the criteria for Academic Dishonesty discussed here, and review the Student Code of Conduct in the IVC class schedule. 

  

 

Technical Problems

 

If you can't connect to the Internet, call your Internet service provider.

 

If your computer crashes, either call the computer manufacturer or the business from whom you bought the computer. 

 

Contact Pearson Education Customer Technical Support for problems registering or logging in, accessing your course, or for any other system problems.  You will typically get a faster result from a telephone call rather than an email.

 

      Phone:  1-800-677-6337 Staff are available to troubleshoot your technical issue during these hours (Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET).

      Web site:  http://247pearsoned.custhelp.com/ 

       Email:  http://247pearsoned.custhelp.com/app/ask

     

If you cannot login and participate in class because of technical problems for over 48 hours, please email me. 

 

This course requires you to have a computer, an Internet service provider and Internet access.  If for any reason you lose the use of any of these resources, it is your responsibility to find another source so that you are able to complete the requirements of this course.  If it should become necessary, Irvine Valley College provides computers for student use in the Library. 

 

 

Good luck and have a great experience

 in your online economics course!


 

 Fall 2012: 16 Week Econ 1 Micro Course Schedule* 

Date/Week

  Quiz or Exam

                           Assignment

August 20

 

Read Syllabus, watch video orientation, and complete the 8 steps to get started

Chapter 1:  What is Economics?

August 27

 

Chapter 2:  The Economic Problem

September 2

ONLINE QUIZ 1:  Chapters 1 and 2

September 3

 

Chapter 3:  Demand and Supply

September 10

 

Chapter 4:  Elasticity

September 16

ONLINE QUIZ 2:  Chapters 3 and 4

September 17

 

Chapter 5:  Efficiency and Equity

September 24

 

Chapter 6:  Government Actions in Markets

September 30

ONLINE QUIZ 3:  Chapters 5 and 6

October 1

 

Chapter 7:  Global Markets in Action

OCTOBER 11th at 11:00 a.m. PACIFIC TIME DEADLINE Q1-3  

ONLINE QUIZZES 1 THROUGH 3 MUST BE COMPLETED OCTOBER 11TH AT 11:00 A.M PACIFIC TIME

NO EXCEPTIONS FOR ANY REASON

October 12, Friday and October 13, Saturday

CLASSROOM B209

 √

ON CAMPUS EXAM 1:  Chapters 1-7 
Friday 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. or
Saturday 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

October 15

 

Chapter 8:  Utility and Demand

October 22

 

Chapter 10:  Organizing Production

October 28

ONLINE QUIZ 4:  Chapters 8 and 10

October 29

 

Chapter  11:  Output and Costs

November 5

 

Chapter 12:  Perfect Competition

November 11

 √ 

ONLINE QUIZ 5:  Chapters 11 and 12

November 12

 

Chapter 13:  Monopoly

November 19

 

Chapter 14:  Monopolistic Competition

November 25

√ 

ONLINE QUIZ 6:  Chapters 13 and 14

November 26

 

Chapter 15:  Oligopoly

DECEMBER 13TH 11:00 A.M. PACIFIC TIME QUIZ 4-6 DEADLINE

ONLINE QUIZZES 4 THROUGH 6 MUST BE COMPLETED DECEMBER 13TH NO LATER THAN 11:00 A.M. PACIFIC TIME

NO EXCEPTIONS FOR ANY REASON

DECEMBER 14 Friday and DECEMBER 15, Saturday

CLASSROOM B209

 

ON CAMPUS EXAM 2:  Chapters  8, 10-15 
 Friday 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. or
   Saturday 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

DECEMBER 15TH  3:00 P.M. PACIFIC TIME EXAM DEADLINE

 

BOTH ON-CAMPUS EXAMS MUST BE COMPLETED DECEMBER 15TH  NO LATER THAN 3:00 P.M. PACIFIC TIME  NO EXCEPTIONS FOR ANY REASON

*      Instructor reserves the right to modify or change any item on the course syllabus or this  schedule to satisfy the class needs.

√     Important assessment dates.

NOTE:  We do not cover Chapters 9, and 16-20, and you are not responsible to material covered in any chapter appendix. 


 

Fall 2012:  Econ 1 Micro lst 8 Week Course Schedule* 

Date/Week

  Quiz or Exam

                           Assignment

August 20

 

Read Syllabus, watch video orientation, and complete the 8 steps to get started

Chapter 1:  What is Economics?

August 23

 

Chapter 2:  The Economic Problem

August 26

ONLINE QUIZ 1:  Chapters 1 and 2

August 27

 

Chapter 3:  Demand and Supply

August 30

 

Chapter 4:  Elasticity

September 2

ONLINE QUIZ 2:  Chapters 3 and 4

September 3

 

Chapter 5:  Efficiency and Equity

September 6

 

Chapter 6:  Government Actions in Markets

September 9

ONLINE QUIZ 3:  Chapters 5 and 6

September 10

 

Chapter 7:  Global Markets in Action

September 13th at 11:00 a.m. PACIFIC TIME DEADLINE Q1-3  

ONLINE QUIZZES 1 THROUGH 3 MUST BE COMPLETED September 13TH AT 11:00 A.M PACIFIC TIME

NO EXCEPTIONS FOR ANY REASON

September 14, Friday and September 15,  Saturday

CLASSROOM B209

 √

ON CAMPUS EXAM 1:  Chapters 1-7 
Friday 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. or
Saturday 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

September 17

 

Chapter 8:  Utility and Demand

September 20

 

Chapter 10:  Organizing Production

September 23

ONLINE QUIZ 4:  Chapters 8 and 10

September 24

 

Chapter  11:  Output and Costs

September 27

 

Chapter 12:  Perfect Competition

September 30

 √ 

ONLINE QUIZ 5:  Chapters 11 and 12

October 1

 

Chapter 13:  Monopoly

October 4

 

Chapter 14:  Monopolistic Competition

October 7

√ 

ONLINE QUIZ 6:  Chapters 13 and 14

October 8

 

Chapter 15:  Oligopoly

OCTOBER 11TH AT 11:00 A.M. PACIFIC TIME

DEADLINE QUIZ 4-6

ONLINE QUIZZES 4 THROUGH 6 MUST BE COMPLETED NO LATER THAN OCTOBER 11TH AT 11:00 A.M. PACIFIC TIME

NO EXCEPTIONS FOR ANY REASON

October 12, Friday and October 13, Saturday

CLASSROOM B209

 

ON CAMPUS EXAM 2:   Chapters  8, 10-15 
 Friday 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. or
   Saturday 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

EXAM DEADLINE

 

BOTH ON-CAMPUS EXAMS MUST BE COMPLETED BY OCTOBER 13TH NO LATER THAN 3:00 P.M. PACIFIC TIME:        NO EXCEPTIONS FOR ANY REASON

*      Instructor reserves the right to modify or change any item on the course syllabus or this schedule to satisfy the class needs.

√     Important assessment dates.

NOTE:  We do not cover Chapters 9, and 16-20, and you are not responsible to material covered in any chapter appendix.   

 

 


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