ECON 201 - Macroeconomics - Prof. J. Roberto Rodriguez
|Professor:||Prof. J. Roberto Rodriguez|
Macroeconomics is very much related to politics. In this class, all viewpoints are welcome. When I was in college, I despised teachers who would force their ideology onto the students. I always tell my students, watch Fox News, and then watch CNN. When you do this, do not believe in their politics, but instead, hear both sides, so you can then FORM YOUR OWN OPINIONS. This is how you will develop the skill of CRITICAL THINKING.
ECON 201 introduces the concepts and tools of Macroeconomic analysis, especially as they apply to the US economy. Emphasis is placed on the broad overall performance of our economic system with a concentration in areas such as national income determination, employment, and inflation. ECON 201 develops a logical analysis of short-term-business fluctuations in the economy and the long-term goal of “Full Employment”; it then introduces governmental fiscal and monetary policies as possible solutions.
What to Expect in this Course
At the end of every chapter, there will be a proctored online exam (the course will cover a total of 16 chapters). Buy or rent the textbook ASAP, since it will be a tremendous resource when you review for the exam. Lastly, make sure you have a webcam and you are using Google Chrome as your web browser.
Types of Assessments
Proctored online exams (one for every chapter; the course will cover a total of 16 chapters).
Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook
“Economics” Roger A. Arnold – 13th Edition (ISBN: 9781337617383); just the book, no need for the access code
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Last updated: 02/11/2022 Sub#: 724