ECON 102 - Principles of Economics II
Section: 200
Term: FA 2013
Subject: Economics (ECON)
Department: LSA Economics
Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
SS, QR/2
Advisory Prerequisites:
ECON 101.
Other Course Info:
ECON 101 and 102 are required as prerequisites to an Economics major and to upper-level courses in Economics. ECON 102 should not be taken without having taken ECON 101. F, W, Sp, Su.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Macroeconomics is the study of economic behavior in aggregate. We will examine how national wealth and well-being are determined, and we'll ask what (if anything) we can do to guide and adjust our aggregate economic fate. Along the way, we will consider theories of production, unemployment, inflation, long-run growth, investment and savings, business cycles (the "boom and bust cycle"), money, and international trade.

The course strives to give students a broad perspective in terms of the intellectual history of big-picture economic debates, as well as a data-driven discussion of the current state of the economy.

Course Requirements:

Grades are based on three non-cumulative exams, weekly homework assignments, daily classroom i>Clicker participation, and three short newspaper article analyses.

Intended Audience:

ECON 101 and 102 are required as prerequisites to the concentration and to upper-level courses in Economics. ECON 102 is useful to any student interested in social policy or the basics of the business environment.

Students are STRONGLY encouraged to take ECON 101 (Microeconomics) prior to taking ECON 102. The course is taught under the assumption that students are familiar with the basic tools and topics of ECON 101. While some time will be spent reviewing the most critical topics of ECON 101, this course should largely be seen as an extension of ECON 101 (and as a bridge to ECON 401). This course will expand your comfort in graphical and algebraic analysis.

Class Format:

Large-classroom lectures plus small-section problem solving.

ECON 102 - Principles of Economics II
Schedule Listing
100 (LEC)
 
11397
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
Note: Students will be auto-enrolled in section 100 when they elect sections 101-111. Midterm exams dates:
102 (DIS)
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Th 1:00PM - 2:30PM
103 (DIS)
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Th 1:00PM - 2:30PM
104 (DIS)
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F 1:00PM - 2:30PM
106 (DIS)
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F 10:00AM - 11:30AM
107 (DIS)
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Th 4:00PM - 5:30PM
108 (DIS)
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Th 4:00PM - 5:30PM
109 (DIS)
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Th 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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Th 2:30PM - 4:00PM
111 (DIS)
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F 1:00PM - 2:30PM
200 (LEC)
 
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TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
Note: Students will be auto-enrolled in section 200 when they elect sections 201-211.
201 (DIS)
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Th 11:30AM - 1:00PM
202 (DIS)
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Th 1:00PM - 2:30PM
204 (DIS)
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F 11:30AM - 1:00PM
205 (DIS)
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F 2:30PM - 4:00PM
206 (DIS)
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F 10:00AM - 11:30AM
207 (DIS)
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Th 4:00PM - 5:30PM
208 (DIS)
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Th 4:00PM - 5:30PM
209 (DIS)
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F 1:00PM - 2:30PM
211 (DIS)
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F 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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Note:
2nd edition is fine as well. 
i>clickers are required and the daily participation is taken via the clicker system.
ISBN: 1429283432
Macroeconomics, Author: Paul Krugman, Robin Wells., Publisher: Worth Publishers 3rd ed.
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