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Course Schedule - Fall 2011

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Assignment Schedule for ECON224

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This shows the schedule of events for this class. The major types of events shown are:
 

Lecture Modules These are Interactive lecture assignments for you to complete. The modules deliver a short "lecture" and also require occasional reponses from you. You will receive a grade on the lecture modules. Access lecture modules by clicking the links from this page. Lecture modules must be completed by 11:00 am on the indicated date. Lecture modules are normally due on Mondays and Wednesdays. You cannot take modules for a grade prior to August 18.
Chapter Quizzes Chapter Quizzes are graded assignments that you take from within Blackboard. They consist of questions from your textbook's  testbank. There are also associated ungraded practice quizzes available in Blackboard that can be taken if you would like extra practice. Graded quizzes must be completed by 11:00 am on the indicated dates. Chapter quizzes are normally due on Fridays. Quizzes will normally be available 3 weeks in advance of the due date (with early semester exceptions noted on the schedule).
Lab Tutorials Each week you have graded quizzes and practice quizzes to complete. On Monday nights, 7:00 - 10:00 pm, you can work on these assignments (or other things) in the BA 701 computer lab and receive help from the teaching assistant on duty in the lab.
Problem Sessions On Wednesday nights, I will go over the solutions to selected problems in a traditional classroom setting. Video recordings of these sessions will be posted on the web. These sessions will be held in BA 750, 7:00 - 8:30 pm.
Tests and Exams Tests and Exams will be taken via Blackboard. You will be given a scheduled time to arrive in the BA 701 computer lab and will take the exam there. Exams will be proctored.

In the assignment schedule, the "Reading" Columns give page numbers for assigned readings. Pages are given for both 5th and 6th editions of the textbook.The problems columns contain end-of-chapter problems that I suggest that you attempt. You are not required to work these problems from the text but they often provide good practice. Again, problems are listed for both the 5th and 6th editions

Lecture modules and graded quizzes must be taken before the posted deadline in order for you to receive a grade. Lost internet connections or other computer problems will NOT provide an excuse for missing an assignment. I strongly advise you to complete all  assignments well in advance of due dates to avoid problems with computers that might occur when you are attempting to complete your work at the last moment.

For tests and exams, you will be given a scheduled arrival time within the scheduled testing interval.

 
Day Module Module Title and Other Items Chapter Reading
(5th/6th)
Problems
(5th/6th)
           
    Week 1      
8/19 Information Session 
Belk Auditorium (Basement BA), 3 pm
If you cannot attend, watch the video later. I will send an e-mail announcement when the video is posted, probably by 8/22. 
    Week 2      
8/22   Lab Tutorial (Room 701, 7-10 pm)      
8/24   Problem Session (Room BA 750,  7:00 - 8:30 pm)      
8/25 CI Course Introduction
8/26 CIQ Course Introduction Quiz      
8/26 WIE What is Economics?
8/26 PPF Opportunity Cost and the PPF 3 50-54 / 50-54
8/26 GT Gains from Trade 3 54-60 / 54-60 2
8/26   Chapter 3 Graded Quiz Due 11 am. Now Available. Go to Blackboard.      
    Week 3      
Day Module Module Title and Other Items Chapter Reading
((5th/6th)
Problems
(5th/6th)
8/29 DE Demand Equation 4 15 /14
8/29 DMI Demand: Market and Individual 4 65-69 / 65-69
8/29 DS Demand Shifters 4 69-72 / 69-72 5 / 4
8/29   Lab Tutorial (Room 701, 7-10 pm)      
8/31 SC Supply (Link is now active again, 8/26 5 pm) 4 73-76 / 73-76
8/31 ME Market Equilibrium (Due date changed to 9/7) 4 77-85 / 77-84 7,11,14 /
6, 10, 13
8/31   Problem Session (Room BA 750,  7:00 - 8:30 pm)      
9/2   Chapter 4 Graded Quiz Due 11 am. Available 8/26/11 at 11:00 AM. Go to Blackboard.      
    Week 4      
9/5   Labor Day Holiday      
9/6 Lab Tutorial (Room 701, 7-10 pm)
9/7 ED Elasticity Defined 5 89-92 / 89-92 2 / 2
9/7 EA Elasticity Applications 5 92-99 / 92-98 8a, 8b, 11a / 
8a, 8b, 11a 
9/7 MOE More on Elasticities 5 99-102 / 98-101 14 /
9/7   Problem Session (Room BA 750,  7:00 - 8:30 pm)      
9/9   Chapter 5 Graded Quiz Due 11 am. Available 9/2/11 at 11:00 AM. Go to Blackboard.      
    Week 5      
9/12   Lab Tutorial (Room 701, 7-10 pm)      
9/12 PC Price Controls 6 113-123 / 111-121 3 / 3
9/12 TI Tax Incidence 6 123-130 / 121-128 10,14 / 12
9/13 -9/15   Test 1 Covering through module MOE
BA 701: 9/13 9/15, 7pm -12 midnight.
See assigned starting times.
Read the Testing Procedures Handout.
     
9/14   Problem Session (Room BA 750,  7:00 - 8:30 pm)      
9/16   Chapter 6 Graded Quiz Due 11 am. Available 9/2/11 at 11:00 AM. Go to Blackboard.      
    Week 6      
9/19 CS Consumer Surplus 7 137-142 / 135-141 4 / 4
9/19 PS Producer Surplus 7 143-146 / 141-144 5 / 5
9/19   Lab Tutorial (Room 701, 7-10 pm)      
9/21 MEF Market Efficiency 7 147-154 / 145-151 6,11 / 6
9/21 MEF2 Market Efficiency II 7
9/21 ECT Efficiency Costs of Taxation 8 159-172 / 155-167 12 / 11
9/21   Problem Session (Room BA 750,  7:00 - 8:30 pm)      
9/23   Chapter 7 Graded Quiz Due 11 am. Available 9/2/11 at 11:00 AM. Go to Blackboard.
Chapter 8 Graded Quiz Due 11 am. Available 9/2/11 at 11:00 AM. Go to Blackboard.
     
    Week 7      
9/26 EXT Externalities 10 203-218 / 195-212 1,12 / 1,11
9/26   Lab Tutorial (Room 701, 7-10 pm)      
9/28 PGCR Public Goods, Common Resources 11 225-237 / 217-229 4 / 5
9/28   Problem Session (Room BA 750,  7:00 - 8:30 pm)      
9/30 Chapter 10 Graded Quiz Due 11 am. Go to Blackboard.
Chapter 11 Graded Quiz Due 11 am. Go to Blackboard.
    Week 8      
Day Module Module Title and Other Items Chapter Reading
(5th/6th)
Problems
(5th/6th)
10/3 RCP Revenue, Costs, and Profit 12 243-246 / 235-238
10/3 PAC Production and Costs 12 247-249 / 239-241 3 / 3
10/3   Lab Tutorial (Room 701, 7-10 pm)      
10/5 IHCC Module: I Hate Cost Curves
Handout: Cost Function Formulas
12 250-257 / 241-248 4 / 4
10/5 CCLR Cost Curves in the Long Run 12 257-259 / 248-250
10/4 - 10/6 Test 2 Covering PC to PGCR
BA701: 10/4 10/6, 7pm -12 midnight.
See assigned starting times.
Read the Testing Procedures Handout.
10/5   Problem Session (Room BA 750, 7:00 - 8:30 pm)      
10/7 Chapter 12 Graded Quiz Due 11 am. Go to Blackboard.
    Week 9      
10/10 WCM What is a Competitive Market? 13 265-268 / 255-258 7 / 7
10/10 PMAX Profit Maximization: Competitive Firm 13 268-269 / 258-259 4 / 4
10/10   Lab Tutorial (Room 701, 7-10 pm)      
10/12 SCCF Supply Curve: Competitive Firm 13 269-278 / 259-268 11 / 12
10/12 EEE Entry, Exit, and Equilibrium 13 278-282 / 268-271 13 / 13
10/12   Problem Session (Room BA 750, 7:00 - 8:30 pm)      
10/14 Chapter 13 Graded Quiz Due 11 am
    Week 10      
10/17 MM Monopoly Markets 14 287-294 / 275-282
10/17 MEQ Monopoly Equilibrium 14 295-299 / 282-286 1a,1b,1c /
1a,1b,1c
10/17   Lab Tutorial (Room 701, 7-10 pm)      
10/19 MW

Monopoly & Welfare

14 299-302 / 286-289 1d,1e,1f,6 / 
1d,1e,1f,4
10/19 MPD

Monopoly and Price Discrimination

14 302-308 / 290-294 11 / 10
10/19   Problem Session (Room BA 750, 7:00 - 8:30 pm)      
10/20 - 10/21 Fall Break
    Week 11      
10/24
Monday
Chapter 14 Graded Quiz Due 11 am
Note Unusual Due Date! 
10/24   Lab Tutorial (Room 701, 7-10 pm)      
10/26 AIE Aggregate Income and Expenditure 15 323-331 / 307-315 1 / 1
10/26 RNM Real and Nominal Magnitudes 15 331-340 / 315-324 5 / 4
10/26 IIRR Inflation, Indexation, and the Real Rate of Interest 16 345-358 / 329-342 7,9,10 / 7,9,10
10/25 -10/27 Test 3 Covering RCP through MPD
BA701: 10/25 -10/27, 7pm -12 midnight
See assigned starting times.
Read the Testing Procedures Handout.
10/26   Problem Session (Room BA 750, 7:00 - 8:30 pm)
NO live session this week; See pre-recorded video.
     
10/28 Chapter 15 Graded Quiz Due 11 am
Chapter 16 Graded Quiz Due 11 am
    Week 12      
Day Module Module Title and Other Items Chapter Reading
(5th/6th)
Problems
(5th/6th)
10/24   Lab Tutorial (Room 701, 7-10 pm)      
10/31 UN Unemployment 20 429-433 / 409-413 1 / 1
10/31 PG Production and Growth 17 371-374 / 352-355 10 / 10
11/2 SI Saving and Investment 18 391--409 / 371-389 7 / 5
11/2 PV Present Value 19 413-416 / 393-396 2 / 2
11/2   Problem Session (Room BA 750, 7:00 - 8:30 pm)      
11/4 Chapters 20 & 17 Graded Quiz Due 11 am
Chapter 18 & 19 Graded Quiz Due 11 am
    Week 13      
11/7 WIM What is Money? 21 457-463 / 435-441 2 / 
11/7   Lab Tutorial (Room 701, 7-10 pm)      
11/9 FRBM The Federal Reserve, Banks, and the Money Supply 21 464-474 / 441-453 10 / 9
11/9   Problem Session (Room BA 750, 7:00 - 8:30 pm)      
11/11 Chapter 21 Graded Quiz Due 11 am
    Week 14      
11/14 MI Money and Inflation 22 479-488 / 459-468 1 / 1
11/14   Lab Tutorial (Room 701, 7-10 pm)      
11/16 WIB Why is Inflation Bad? 22 488-498 / 468-478 12 / 12
11/15 -11/17 Test 4 Covering AIE through FRBM
BA701: 11/15 - 11/17, 7pm -12 midnight
See assigned starting times.
Read the Testing Procedures Handout.
11/16   Problem Session (Room BA 750, 7:00 - 8:30 pm)      
11/18 Chapter 22 Graded Quiz Due 11 am
    Week 15      
11/21 AD Aggregate Demand 23 507-519, 487-499
11/21 AS Aggregate Supply and Cycles 23 519-539 / 499-520 10,11 / 9,10
11/21   Lab Tutorial (Room 701, 7-10 pm)      
11/23 - 11-27 Thanksgiving Holiday
    Week 15      
Day Module Module Title and Other Items Chapter Reading
(5th/6th)
Problems
(5th/6th)
11/28   Lab Tutorial (Room 701, 7-10 pm)      
11/28 Read this paper! (Link corrected, 11/27, 10:15 pm)
11/30 REC The Recession
11/30   Problem Session (Room BA 750, 7:00 - 8:30 pm)      
12/2   Chapter 23 Graded Quiz Due 11 am      
    Week 16      
12/6 -12/8, and 12/10 Final Exam (Comprehensive)
BA701: 12/6 12/7, 6-12 pm; 12/8, 8-12 pm; and 12/10 9 am 5 pm
See Assigned Starting Times.
Exam Procedures