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Course Description:
An introduction to economics and the economy; national income, employment and fiscal policy; money, banking, and monetary policy; problems and controversies in macroeconomics.

Course Details


Sarah Gambill

DeEdgra Williams



Required textbooks/ course materials:

McEachern, William A. Macro Econ6: Principles of Macroeconomics-W/Access. 6th ed. Boston:Cengage Unlimited version. 2019. ISBN: 9781337408738.


Assignment/course outline:

See your Instructor First Day Handout for individual instructor assignment schedule.


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

SS-1 Identify behaviors and social trends, using appropriate research methodologies.

SS-2 Identify global influences on social, behavioral, and historical issue.

SS-3 Examine significant historical events.

SS-4 Identify differences and commonalities within diverse cultures.






Course-level learning outcomes:

Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment method

Examine the macroeconomic issue and topics that pertain to the household, firm, and government, and the rest of the world.

Contrast the difference in economic vitality among developing and developed countries.

Discuss the significance of international trade from the global perspective.

Describe financial literacy and identity theft.

SS-2, SS-3




Tests, Report/Presentation, Skills Demonstration, Problem Solving, Projects


Means of accomplishing learning outcomes:

  •  Read all assigned materials.
  • Attend and participate in class discussions.
  • Complete study guides and notes from class discussion and lectures.
  • Courses taught under the auspices of the Social and Behavioral Sciences will include an oral component, oral presentations, and or classroom discussions. Note: Online and Distance Learning courses will not contain the oral component.

Chapters are as follows:

  • The Art of Science of Economic Analysis
  • Economic Tools and Economic Systems
  • Economic Decision Makers
  • Demand, Supply and Markets
  • Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • Tracking the U.S. Economy
  • Unemployment and Inflation
  • Productivity and Growth
  • Aggregate Demand
  • Aggregate Supply
  • Fiscal Policy
  • Federal Budgets and Public Policy
  • Money and the Financial System
  • Banking and Money Supply
  • Monetary Theory Ad Policy
  • Macro Policy Debate: Active or Passive?
  • International Trade
  • International Finance
  • Economic Development

In addition to the aforementioned chapter listings, students will receive instructions in the following areas: buying goods and services; earning income; saving and financial investing; taxes; the use of credit and credit cards; budgeting and debt management, including student loans and secured loans; banking and financial services; planning for one’s financial future; credit reports and scores; and fraud and identity theft prevention.




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