Bruce Brown
 Santa Monica College

Dept. of Social Science - Economics

 

 

Last Update: 11/1/2016

Fall 2016:

 

Economics 2 - Macroeconomic Principles

Online Section 1876: Second Eight Weeks, October 24 – December 16, 2016 – Syllabus:

 

http://homepage.smc.edu/brown_bruce/E2/SylEC21876upd.pdf

 

This course uses two required websites:

i)  http://www.macmillanhighered.com/launchpad/krugmanwellsmacro4/4747158  LaunchPad for eText, study materials, and homework:   

ii) https://online.smc.edu/login/ldap  SMC Canvas Learning Management System (NOT old eCollege System)

 

 

Required Text:

Macroeconomics, by P. Krugman and R. Wells. 4rd edition, Macmillan/Worth Publisher (eText comes with required LaunchPad)

 

The SMC bookstore has a very reasonable price.  Students have two options:

i) Access card for eText and LaunchPad Access ISBN 9781319011024 ($92) or

ii) Loose-leaf hardcopy which provides eText and LaunchPad Access ISBN 9781319039882 ($105.50 at SMC bookstore)

 

Instructions to sign up for LaunchPad – Acrobat pdf file

 

General EC 2 information:      

 -  General Information For Econ 2  

 -  Economics 2 – VERY OLD Course Material – when I used a different text 

 

Economics 1 - Microeconomic Principles – Online Sections 1862 & 1863: First Eight Weeks, August 29 – Oct. 21, 2016

Syllabus

 

We will use the following TWO websites -- mandatory graded material is on both:

 i) http://www2.saplinglearning.com/ = Sapling for online problem sets (See Syllabus for information about purchasing)

 

Directions To Sign Up for Sapling – PDF file

 

ii)  https://online.smc.edu/login/ldap SMC Canvas Learning Management System (NOT old eCollege System)

 

The required text is: Principles of Microeconomics by N.G. Mankiw.

The current edition is the 7th but older editions may be used since the material of EC1 does not change quickly (unlike EC 2. Macroeconomics).  The 5th  6th and 7th editions are nearly identical, I asked the bookstore to carry the 6th edition; ISBN 9780538453042

 

For some reason the price at the SMC bookstore is abnormally high ($222.50 !?!).  I recommend purchasing a hardcopy of the text from Amazon, half.com, Chegg or a similar online seller.  Be careful, different versions sell/rent for vastly different prices.  Be sure to get the standard version with all 22 Chapters.  We use the first 17 chapters, but some partial versions online do not have all 17. 

 

Prices for used copies of the standard version 6th edition with ISBN 978-0-538-45304-2 start below $15 on Amazon.com.  Students are required to purchase Sapling access separately for $30.

 

General EC 1 information:

 -  General Information for Econ 1       

 

 

 

 


Past Classes:

 

Economics 1 - Microeconomic Principles – Online Sections 1266 & 1269

Summer 2016: June 20 – July 29, 2016

Syllabus

 

We will use the following TWO websites -- mandatory graded material is on both:

    http://www2.saplinglearning.com/ = Sapling for online problem sets (See Syllabus for information about purchasing)

    eCollege = SMCOnline – course testing, grades, discussion board, and administration

 

General EC 1 information:

 -  General Information for Econ 1 - outside of eCollege     

 

Spring 2016

 

Economics 2 - Macroeconomic Principles – Online Section 1825

First Eight Weeks: 2/16-4/8/2016 

Syllabus

 

Economics 2 - Macroeconomic Principles – Online Sections 1822 & 1823

Second Eight Weeks: 4/18 – 6/10/2016 

Syllabus

 

These classes will require students:

i) Be able to take exams online between 5 PM Thursdays and 11:30 PM Fridays

ii) Have a reliable internet connection and can meet deadlines - none are ever individually extended or changed.

iii) Purchase access to LaunchPad with discount loose-leaf version of the text available at the SMC bookstore

 

This course uses two required websites:

i) LaunchPad for eText, study materials, and homeworks.  

ii) eCollege = SMCOnline for Tests (using ExamGuard) which must be completed on Thursday or Friday evenings.  

 

 Required Text:

Macroeconomics, by P. Krugman and R. Wells. 4rd edition, Macmillan/Worth Publisher

I have secured a reduced price for students who purchase this from the SMC bookstore.  Students have two options:

i) Access card for eText and LaunchPad Access ISBN 9781319011024 ($92) or

ii) Loose-leaf hardcopy which provides eText and LaunchPad Access ISBN 9781319039882 ($105.50)

 

Students may 

  1. Go to http://www.macmillanhighered.com/launchpad/krugmanwellsmacro4/3322458      

            (This is for section 1825, first 8 week session only) Bookmark the page to make it easy to return to.

  1. Enroll in our course using one of the following options:
  1. If you have an access code, select “I have a student access code,” enter the code exactly as it appears on the card, and click Submit. (THIS IS THE OPTION WHO PURCHASE THE CODE FROM THE SMC BOOKSTORE)
  2. If you don’t have an access code, you may either purchase a text package that includes one OR click “I want to purchase access” and follow the instructions. (I BELIEVE THIS IS MORE EXPENSIVE, SO NOT RECOMMENDED)
  3. If you need to start working but can’t purchase right away, select “I want temporary access” and follow the instructions.

 

This class is conducted entirely via the Internet

Information regarding this class is available on the SMC online schedule of classes:

 

http://smconline.org/

 

General EC 2 information:      

 -  General Information For Econ 2 – outside of eCollege

 -  Economics 2 – OLD Course Material – when I used a different text - Spring 06


Links: 

 

(Link to download Acrobat Reader, if your computer doesn't already have it - it's free) 

My page at Cal Poly Pomona: http://www.cpp.edu/~bbrown/

      News & Information Links:

The Washington Post

The LA Times

The PBS News Hour (formerly McNeil Lehrer News Hour) - web site for the best TV program in the U.S. (well, maybe second best, after "The Simpson's")

The Economist Magazine - many articles are available without subscribing

Japan Times - popular Japanese newspaper published in English

     Economics links:

Resources for Economists on the Internet, by Bill Goffe
 

 

 

Contact Information:

email:  <<brown_bruce "at-sign" smc.edu>> 
Phone: 909.869.5074.  Please leave any messages at this number.