HS Economics, v2

HS COURSE SYLLABUS

0.5 Carnegie Unit 

Instructor Information:

Instructor Name: Ellen Douglas

Welcome! My name is Ellen Douglas. I've been teaching World and U.S. History in Oxford for 12 years. I'm looking forward to working with you.
Please feel free to email me with any questions you may have.

Contact Information:

If you have questions concerning the content of the course, you may contact the instructor directly using the email link in the "Communications & Tools" tab. NOTE: Whenever sending an email, please be sure to indicate your Course title and number in the subject line (ie, AP Art History).

For lesson or test administration issues, please contact the HS department:

The University of Mississippi High School
P. O. Box 1848
University, MS 38677-1848

Phone: 662-915-1296
Fax: (662) 915-5138
E-mail: UMHS@olemiss.edu

Course Description

Economics focuses on an awareness of the relationship of world economic systems. The course will analyze the American economic system and the impact of that system in the global setting. It will include an understanding of microeconomics and macroeconomics from individual finances to world economic organizations. The use of Social Studies tools are emphasized.

Textbook Information:

Required Textbook:

O'Sullivan, Arthur, Steven M. Sheffrin, and Grant Wiggins. Economics.

New Jersey: Pearson Education, Inc. 2010. ISBN-13: 978-0133680195

It is the student's responsibility to order his or her textbook. Online textbook retailers such as Amazon.com, ABEbooks.com, or Half.com usually provide used textbooks at economical prices.

You must make sure you are ordering the exact book required in this syllabus.

Course Objectives:

Click this Course Standards link for a full list of the standards covered in this course.

Course Outline:

This course consists of 18 instructional modules (or lessons).

Units
LESSON Reading Assignments
Due for Grades
1

Chapter 1

Textbook pages 3-18, lecture notes, videos
Self Check, Discussion Board, Evaluation
1

Chapter 2

Textbook pages 23-44, lecture notes, videos
Self Check, Discussion Board, Evaluation
1

Chapter 3

Textbook pages 49-72, lecture notes, videos
Self Check, Discussion Board, Evaluation
2

Chapter 4

Textbook pages 85-90, lecture notes
Self Check, Assignment, Evaluation
2
Chapter 5 Textbook pages 109-128, lecture notes
Self Check, Assignment, Evaluation
2

Chapter 6

Textbook pages 133-154, lecture notes
Self Check, Assignment, Evaluation
2

Chapter 7

Textbook pages 159-184, lecture notes
Self Check, Discussion Board, Evaluation
Exam 1 Chapters 1 though 7
Proctored test
3

Chapter 8

Textbook pages 191-212, lecture notes, videos
Self Check, Evaluation
3
Chapter 9 Textbook pages 217-242, lecture notes
Self Check, Assignment, Evaluation
4

Chapter 10

Textbook pages 249-272, lecture notes, videos
Self Check, Evaluation
4

Chapter 11

Textbook pages 277-300, lecture notes, videos
Self Check, Assignment, Evaluation
5
Chapter 12 Textbook pages 307-330, lecture notes, videos
Self Check, Discussion Board, Evaluation
5

Chapter 13

Textbook pages 335-356, lecture notes, videos
Self Check, Discussion Board, Evaluation

Exam 2

Chapters 8 though 12
Proctored test
6

Chapter 14

Textbook pages 363-386, lecture notes
Self Check, Assignment, Evaluation
6
Chapter 15 Textbook pages 391-414, lecture notes, videos
Self Check, Assignment, Evaluation
6
Chapter 16 Textbook pages 419-440, lecture notes, videos
Self Check, Assignment, Evaluation
7
Chapter 17 Textbook pages 446-470, lecture notes, videos
Self Check, Evaluation
7
Chapter 18 Textbook pages 481-508, lecture notes
Self Check, Evaluation
Final Exam Chapters 14 though 18
Proctored test
     

Grading:

GRADING SCALE

93 - 100% = A
85 - 92% = B
75 - 84% = C
70 - 74% = D
Below 69% = F

GRADING INFORMATION:

The grading format is as follows:

Self Checks 10%
Assignments 25%
Chapter Evaluations 30%
Exams 35%

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