Last Update: 4/11/2013
Economics is a Social Science and also related to business - 10 Minute presentation by Bruce Brown posted at Cal Poly Pomona's College of Letters Arts and Social Sciences Page:
Spring 2013 -- Second 8-weeks: 4/15 – 6/7/13
Economics 2 - Microeconomic Principles - FULLY ONLINE SECTIONS: 1718 & 1719
Syllabus (updated 4/11/2013)
This course will use EconPortal from the publisher Worth - and the Third Edition of Macroeconomics by Krugman and Wells.
EconPortal site access and etext of Macroeconomics, by P. Krugman and R. Wells. 3rd edition, published by Worth
ONE website - EconPortal - will provide e-Text, study material, homeworks and quizzes.
Students must choose one of two options:
1) Buy the special reduced-price loose-leaf hard copy version of this text at the SMC bookstore which comes with EconPortal Software, for $90.75 ISBN 10: 1-4641-2295-4 or ISBN13: 978-1-4641-2295-8
or 2) Buy EconPortal with eText only online directly from the publisher.
To sign up for the required materials, students must:
(Mac users need to use Firefox, Firefox recommended for Windows users as well).
2. Click on the link "REGISTER AN ACTIVATION CODE."
3. You will be prompted to follow the on-screen instructions to find your course. Start by selecting California as the state, SMC as the school and Bruce Brown and EC 2 section .
4. You will enter the activation code that came with the textbook - then enter your email address, and choose a password.
5. You may choose to purchase etext and EconPortal directly from the publisher by clicking on the “PURCHASE” link.
NOTE: eCollege = SMCOnline will NOT be used for this course
Students will not be able to return text or obtain a refund for EconPortal Access. Read this syllabus very carefully and consider any schedule commitments you may have over the next eight weeks when deciding to remain in this course and purchase the text/website access.
General EC 2 information:
Spring 2013 -- First 8-weeks: 2/11 – 4/5/13
Economics 1 - Microeconomic Principles - FULLY ONLINE SECTION: 1708
We will use the following TWO websites -- mandatory graded material is on BOTH:
Aplia – online text and problem sets COURSE KEY: RWMQ-LNWW-XP4U
This class is conducted entirely via the Internet - including assignments, quizzes, final exam, and reading.
Information regarding this class is available on the SMC online schedule of classes:
Note: all deadlines are completely inflexible. No deadlines will be individually adjusted. In the event of a technical problem with one of the two websites above, deadlines may be adjusted in a uniform way for all students. There will be no adjustment for problems with any individual student’s computer or internet connection.
Aplia site access and etext of Principles of Microeconomics, 5th edition, by N.G. Mankiw, published by Cengage/South-Western
Students will purchase access to Aplia and an eText version for $95.00 directly from Aplia. A hardcopy is optional, but as a 6th edition has been published, the 5th should be very inexpensive online. NOTE - Aplia is REQUIRED, so simply using a hardcopy without the Aplia/eText combination is not possible.
Aplia economics instructional software serves two connected functions in this class: i) a means to obtain an electronic version of the text, accessible online, and ii) for completion of required problem set assignments.
Additional EC 1 information:
News & Information Links:
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