Bruce Brown
 Santa Monica College

Dept. of Social Science - Economics

 

 

Last Update: 2/15/15


 

Spring 2015 – Eight Week Session 2/17/2015 – 4/10/2015

Economics 1 - Microeconomic Principles – Online Section 1770

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

 

This class is conducted entirely via the Internet

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

 

http://smconline.org/

 

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.

 

General EC 1 information:

 -  General Information for Econ 1 - outside of eCollege     

 -  Information for EC 201 at Cal Poly Pomona  - very similar to EC1 at SMC

 


 

Spring 2015 – Eight Week Session 4/20 – 6/12/2015

Economics 2 - Macroeconomic Principles – Online Sections 1785 & 1786

 

This class will require students:

i) Be able to take exams online between 7 PM and 10 PM on either Thursdays or Fridays 

ii) Have a computer on which they will install “ExamGuard” software (requires administrative rights)

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

iv) Purchase access to EconPortal Access with eText; and access and take an ExamGuard Assignment in SMCOnline = eCollege by Thursday April 23, 2015

 

Any student unable to do all of the four things above may not take EC 2, section 1785 or 1786

 

This course uses two required websites:

i) EconPortal for eText, Study Materials, problem sets 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. 3rd edition, 2013, Worth

ISBN10: 1-4641-2295-4 or ISBN13: 978-1-4641-2295-8

 

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 $101.50 (this is the preferred option –cost is lower than competition – students with the hardcopy can refer to it during online tests).

or

2) Buy EconPortal with eText only online directly from the publisher ($85 for 6 month access)

 

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

 


Past Courses:

 

Winter 2015

Economics 1 - Microeconomic Principles – Online Sections 1174 & 1175

Six Week Session 1/5/2015 – 2/13/2015 Syllabus

 

Fall 2014

Economics 2 – Macroeconomic Principles 10/27 – 12/19/2014  Syllabus

Economics 2 – Macroeconomic Principles 9/2 – 10/23/14 Syllabus

 

Spring 2014 – 8 Weeks, 2/18 - 4/10/2014   Syllabus

Economics 1 - Macroeconomic Principles - FULLY ONLINE SECTION: 1745

 

Winter 2014 – 6 Weeks, 1/6 -2/13/2014

Economics 1 - Microeconomic Principles - FULLY ONLINE SECTION: 1096

Syllabus

 

Fall 2013 -- Second 8-weeks:

Economics 2 - Macroeconomic Principles - FULLY ONLINE SECTION

Syllabus

 

Fall 2013 -- First 8-weeks: 8/26 - 10/18/13

Economics 1 - Microeconomic Principles - FULLY ONLINE SECTION: 1778

Syllabus

 

Summer 2013 – SIX weeks: 6/17 – 7/26/13

Economics 2 - Microeconomic Principles - FULLY ONLINE SECTION: 1218

Syllabus

 

Spring 2013 -- Second 8-weeks: 4/15 – 6/7/13

Economics 2 - Microeconomic Principles - FULLY ONLINE SECTIONS: 1718 & 1719

Syllabus

 

Spring 2013 -- First 8-weeks: 2/11 – 4/5/13

Economics 1 - Microeconomic Principles - FULLY ONLINE SECTION: 1708

Syllabus

 

 


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.csupomona.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.