Macroeconomics

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Course Number: ECON101
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Macroeconomics looks at the big-picture performance of the national economy and its links to the global economy. Designed to examine many of the basic tools economists use, this course covers economic perspective, fundamental concepts, graphing skills, and an overview of the interrelated components of the United States economy.

Course resources explain the importance of supply and demand, economic measures, growth, employment and inflation, and how these relate to the business cycle and the health of the economy. Students will develop knowledge of aggregate expenditures and aggregate supply and demand, with a specific macroeconomic point of reference.

In addition to issues affecting United States markets, the course examines various international issues important in today's global economy.

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  • 10/29/14 by cheema.deepinder
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  • 10/26/14 by bat7981
    Macroeconomics is a fairly difficult subject material. The course is very intensive and contains a quiz after each chapter along with a midterm and proctored final.
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  • 10/26/14 by bat7981
    Macroeconomics is a fairly difficult subject material. The course is very intensive and contains a quiz after each chapter along with a midterm and proctored final.
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  • 10/25/14 by ashishjohari88
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  • 10/10/14 by odonnellshaw
    Quiz and test questions require that you truly understand the content. Frequently the wording is different from the the text to make sure you understand.
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  • 10/10/14 by odonnellshaw
    Quiz and test questions require that you truly understand the content. Frequently the wording is different from the the text to make sure you understand.
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  • 9/14/14 by ebertora
    During this course I found that the information provided was very different than the information on the tests. The review exams did not help with the tests at all.
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  • 9/14/14 by ebertora
    During this course I found that the information provided was very different than the information on the tests. The review exams did not help with the tests at all.
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  • 9/12/14 by Connor.M37
    I learned a lot about economics. Unfortunately I didn't do so well on the final as I wanted an "A" in this course. I get really anxious during test especially scheduling them around my busy work schedule.
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  • 9/12/14 by Connor.M37
    I learned a lot about economics. Unfortunately I didn't do so well on the final as I wanted an "A" in this course. I get really anxious during test especially scheduling them around my busy work schedule.
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  • 9/9/14 by aubskp
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  • 9/8/14 by mdarrenj
    Lots of tests
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    Lots of tests
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  • 9/2/14 by leftydeb1991
    It was very interesting.
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  • 9/2/14 by leftydeb1991
    It was very interesting.
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  • 8/29/14 by parul.p27
    A very well designed course, and gives a very good picture of the subject matter by bringing in real world examples that students can relate too.
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  • 8/29/14 by parul.p27
    A very well designed course, and gives a very good picture of the subject matter by bringing in real world examples that students can relate too.
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  • 8/28/14 by will.w
    It is a good overview of macroeconomics, but it is a tough course. The book I believe needs to be updated but other than that I enjoyed the course.
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  • 8/28/14 by will.w
    It is a good overview of macroeconomics, but it is a tough course. The book I believe needs to be updated but other than that I enjoyed the course.
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  • 8/20/14 by vonda1975
    Great Course!
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  • 8/20/14 by vonda1975
    Great Course!
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  • 8/19/14 by anuragchandra
    It was great.Thanks.
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  • 8/19/14 by anuragchandra
    It was great.Thanks.
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  • 8/14/14 by thoover
    The economics of the country.
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  • 8/14/14 by kenderrickm
    this is a verygood site
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  • 8/14/14 by ariannagiddings
    It was very straight forward, and lets you work at your own pace of understanding.
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  • 8/14/14 by thoover
    The economics of the country.
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  • 8/14/14 by kenderrickm
    this is a verygood site
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  • 8/14/14 by ariannagiddings
    It was very straight forward, and lets you work at your own pace of understanding.
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  • 8/12/14 by karlovicj
    Fair and level treatment of Macroeconomics. Very similar to the AP course in terms of topic depth, a bit more than high school and a bit less than a full semester length lecture in person.
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  • 8/12/14 by karlovicj
    Fair and level treatment of Macroeconomics. Very similar to the AP course in terms of topic depth, a bit more than high school and a bit less than a full semester length lecture in person.
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  • 8/11/14 by madibrooke
    There were too many quizzes and a lot of reading.
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    There were too many quizzes and a lot of reading.
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  • 8/9/14 by thoover
    Econ
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    Econ
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  • 8/7/14 by swetha.s
    Content was ok. Felt the questions could have been worded more clearly.
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    Content was ok. Felt the questions could have been worded more clearly.
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  • 7/30/14 by allemoreno22
    I did not think the book was very helpful, but it is an interesting course.
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  • 7/30/14 by allemoreno22
    I did not think the book was very helpful, but it is an interesting course.
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  • 7/28/14 by jgilmore11
    I thought it was a very good course. Being able to work at your own pace made this a flexible painless process.
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  • 7/28/14 by wong.cst
    Introduction to macroecon
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  • 7/28/14 by jgilmore11
    I thought it was a very good course. Being able to work at your own pace made this a flexible painless process.
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    Introduction to macroecon
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  • 7/26/14 by akilgore10
    It was very challenging.
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    It was very challenging.
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  • 7/24/14 by dsykes
    Warning! This is
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    Warning! This is
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  • 7/21/14 by arielwil
    powerpoint presentations are not as helpful with the final exam as the book is. Book is required for course, and extremely helpful.
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  • 7/21/14 by arielwil
    powerpoint presentations are not as helpful with the final exam as the book is. Book is required for course, and extremely helpful.
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  • 7/19/14 by paulav
    great
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    great
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  • 7/18/14 by abdullah.a
    Excellent in helping remember key terms.
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    Excellent in helping remember key terms.
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  • 7/14/14 by j.addisonpe
    It can be very dry, but it's a relatively easy and informative class on the economy as a whole. Good for an elective.
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  • 7/14/14 by j.addisonpe
    It can be very dry, but it's a relatively easy and informative class on the economy as a whole. Good for an elective.
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  • 7/13/14 by christine92365
    Course was well presented. Average level of difficulty.
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  • 7/13/14 by christine92365
    Course was well presented. Average level of difficulty.
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  • 7/3/14 by rnajlinder
    This is a hard course to do well in 30 days. I was stressed and cried like everyday and I am normally a superb students. If you think you have what it takes, think again and then go for it. Really it was to learn the material, I just wish there were video lessons or something instead of the slide show. It's challenging material and not easy to do alone.
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  • 7/3/14 by rnajlinder
    This is a hard course to do well in 30 days. I was stressed and cried like everyday and I am normally a superb students. If you think you have what it takes, think again and then go for it. Really it was to learn the material, I just wish there were video lessons or something instead of the slide show. It's challenging material and not easy to do alone.
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  • 7/1/14 by thenoah7
    It was good, I might take another in the future but I haven't decided yet.
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  • 7/1/14 by thenoah7
    It was good, I might take another in the future but I haven't decided yet.
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  • 6/28/14 by jon-jonas507
    I thought it was OK.
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    I thought it was OK.
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  • 6/24/14 by bdyson
    Easy to follow along with book.
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    Easy to follow along with book.
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  • 6/23/14 by hungpham_223
    Great content
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    Great content
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  • 6/22/14 by ashleyjr
    It was very straight forward and to the point.
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  • 6/22/14 by ashleyjr
    It was very straight forward and to the point.
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  • 6/11/14 by wwgu44
    It covers all basic topics.
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  • 6/11/14 by wwgu44
    It covers all basic topics.
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  • 6/9/14 by stephanie.d
    I think this course was more difficult than I expected. It was challenging for me because I learn better when someone actually explains things to me. It is difficult to learn by just reading a chapter then taking the test.
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  • 6/9/14 by stephanie.d
    I think this course was more difficult than I expected. It was challenging for me because I learn better when someone actually explains things to me. It is difficult to learn by just reading a chapter then taking the test.
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  • 6/1/14 by jjenna0419
    I didn't like how long the course was and how most of the information from the videos didn't really help me in the exams.
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  • 6/1/14 by jjenna0419
    I didn't like how long the course was and how most of the information from the videos didn't really help me in the exams.
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  • 9/5/13 by scqb3
    Extremely long and a lot of material.
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  • 9/4/13 by chandriekam
    The book recommended was outdated compared to the coursework and quiz.
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  • 8/27/13 by carlsons
    First course I have taken. A good hint is to take notes as you go along and review everyday to keep pace.
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  • 8/20/13 by ecapponi
    Interesting course. Very informative.
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  • 8/17/13 by carlsons
    excellent course! it was fun and easy
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  • 8/15/13 by kelsey.merwick
    I thought the class was pretty dry. You just has to read the book and then take a quiz.
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  • 8/14/13 by misterlearn
    A good generic economics course. Easy, not intellectually challenging. The best help I can give other students is this: Chapters 1-5 and 18-19 of the Macroeconomics textbook are identical to chapters 1-5 and 23-24 in the Microeconomics book. A big time saver if you know that.
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  • 8/14/13 by haleydchastain96
    Very helpful when you have a busy schedule and have to fit in course work whenever is convenient. There are no due dates, therefore you get it done at whatever pace is comfortable for you, and no points are taken off.
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  • 8/8/13 by charlotte.hermanto
    The slides were not always in line with the chapters. It makes it difficult to fully understand the topic. I would have preferred that the slides reaffirmed the chapter. At times the topic that was covered on the slides were not covered until 2-3 chapters after.
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  • 8/8/13 by erikdbennett
    Study guide is very helpful. Also, would consider using tutoring if I did it again.
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  • 8/3/13 by gregashton90
    This course was great! The course modules were easy to navigate. The chapter reviews were very comprehensive and the practice exercises were very helpful with studying for the exams.
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  • 8/2/13 by thirty8ginger
    It was what I needed
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  • 7/31/13 by saman_hotboy2000
    some questions have problem to show some symbol like (-) and students should guess by themselves. Also I found some similar answer choices.
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  • 7/27/13 by snyder.90
    I took this course as a senior with it being a sophomore level class i found it extremely easy and didnt have to waste a ton of money at my university to take it.
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  • 7/23/13 by t_pragya
    Presentations are consice and clear. Practise tests helped and so did Graded Exams.
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  • 7/18/13 by mcatic
    very hard classes without a book
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  • 7/11/13 by kadam.pournima
    Course contents are substantial and so it covers macroeconomics very well.
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  • 7/9/13 by Mad_Hatter601
    It has a good setup that makes it easy to follow and understand the assignments, However, some of the testing material isn't even covered in the powerpoints so I had to do more reading with the book. Definitely suggest people to get the book.
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  • 7/8/13 by moses.mj
    It was fine.
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  • 7/7/13 by dionneobannon
    I just wish there were more study materials included on the website with the chapter. Also, quizzes weren't similar to the exam for each chapter.
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  • 7/1/13 by Gil.Lee
    I thought the course was very good. I did not see the online lectures. Instead, I just used the text book. I was an economics major in college, so I had some background on the material.
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  • 7/1/13 by patrick.t.dwyer
    great class and allowed me to go at my own pace
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    I really like it.
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    Can provide more lesson and info on the slide, so that there are less dependent on the textbook, this is what we called online study.
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    Great easy to follow
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    Each section had video which when combined with the reading made learning a great experience.
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    easy to understand what i needed to get done and how.
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    Each section had video which when combined with the reading made learning a great experience.
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    easy to understand what i needed to get done and how.
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    I enjoyed being able to go at my own pace.
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    I enjoyed being able to read the textbook and take the exam. The exam was taken from text in the book and not random things not covered.
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    I enjoyed being able to take the classes at my own pace, as that usually helps me.
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    I like that I could study at my own pace.
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    I enjoyed being able to go at my own pace.
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  • 10/6/12 by nduarte
    I enjoyed being able to read the textbook and take the exam. The exam was taken from text in the book and not random things not covered.
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  • 10/5/12 by edog18483
    I enjoyed being able to take the classes at my own pace, as that usually helps me.
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  • 9/27/12 by schulmansm
    I liked everything!!
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  • 9/20/12 by Ericlevine13
    I liked how accessible the whole course was
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  • 9/8/12 by jeffrey.bergman
    I liked that I could access the course 24/7 and work at my own pace.
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  • 8/31/12 by secuoya14
    I liked that I could move through the course at my own pace.
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  • 8/29/12 by pccook6
    I liked that I could work at my own pace. Life can get pretty hectic at times.
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  • 8/25/12 by shalini1
    I liked that it was a short duration course
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    I like that I could study at my own pace.
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  • 8/17/12 by Burtsc
    I liked that it was self paced
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    I liked that it was self paced
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    I liked that it was self paced
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  • 8/9/12 by morningstar
    I liked that the course allowed me to go at my own pace and advance with the time that I had available.
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  • 8/2/12 by jeffrey.bergman
    I liked that you can complete the course on your own time and convenience.
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  • 7/30/12 by david
    I liked that you could learn at your own pace.
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  • 7/23/12 by jeffrey.barber
    I liked the ability to skim the practice exams to see if I knew or recognized the material.
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  • 7/15/12 by leevender
    I liked the Chapter by chapter exams
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    I liked the exams
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  • 6/27/12 by schulmansm
    I liked everything!!
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  • 6/20/12 by AdamDitillo
    I liked the freedom to go at my own pace. No schedules, teachers, or other students to slow me down.
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  • 6/17/12 by senthilnathana
    I liked the graded exam because it is instantaneous and don't have to wait
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  • 6/12/12 by k1w169
    I liked the in-depth examples and explanations.
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  • 6/11/12 by Ericlevine13
    I liked how accessible the whole course was
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  • 6/6/12 by mrjuggles12345
    I liked the lectures (lesson presentation)
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  • 5/18/12 by nicollettemaunganidze
    I liked the Practice exercises and Review activities, they helped me retain information
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  • 5/14/12 by jeffrey.bergman
    I liked that I could access the course 24/7 and work at my own pace.
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  • 5/7/12 by nicollettemaunganidze
    I liked the review exercises and practice exercises because they helped me retain information. The in-lesson review sections were helpful as well.
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  • 5/3/12 by sharjeelmkhan
    I liked the short chapters in the book because it helped in covering a large amount of information by breaking it up into pieces.
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  • 4/27/12 by anneh190
    I liked the two practice quizzes, the summary.
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  • 4/26/12 by secuoya14
    I liked that I could move through the course at my own pace.
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  • 4/19/12 by pccook6
    I liked that I could work at my own pace. Life can get pretty hectic at times.
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  • 4/15/12 by desireeandtravis
    I liked working at your own pace.
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  • 4/10/12 by shalini1
    I liked that it was a short duration course
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  • 4/9/12 by melissa.adolph
    I love working at my own pace, when I want and as short or as long as I can.
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  • 4/9/12 by TYESCRAZYGIRL
    I loved that the course had real-life questions. With the textbook it made it easy to study and apply the methods to real-life problems. With alot of the questions since they could get a bit boring I would replace them with things I really liked ie fashion etc. This helped me to learn and apply the methods.
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  • 3/28/12 by prodriguez0427
    I really like that I could work at my own pace. I did not have to oblige to a certain schedule that would place stress on the other things going on in my life.
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  • 3/25/12 by danielisinkorea
    I really liked the book.
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  • 3/23/12 by Kshutt1985
    I think straighter line is great. It thoroughly covered each topic with a reasonable amount of questions. I like the course by course format. It's very doable. It's very nice that you can have access to a tutor. Overall very time and cost efficient. I will be back for more courses in the future. Thank you for a very good experience.
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  • 3/22/12 by Burtsc
    I liked that it was self paced
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    I liked that it was self paced
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    I'm interested in economics principally for the practical applications--so the chapters on international trade, public and private debt, cost-push and demand-pull inflation, unemployment, etc. were particularly interesting. The (often funny) musings of economists in the Last Word sections also served to make the course more applicable to real-world situations.
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    sooooooo glad I never have to take another Economics class...this stuff is very tough.
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    Joseph was an invaluable help.
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    To my surprise, I actually enjoyed a subject I had previously had little interest in. The course material was challenging, but with few exceptions, doable. Those few exception were for the most part simply due to my mathematical shortcomings, more than the material itself. Even those, however, with more review of the study material and refiguring my missed answers after the test, I was able to understand. The material built on itself, and I was able to both grasp more and score higher on the exams as the course went along. Overall, a much more enjoyable experience than I had expected and everyone has been very helpful.
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Course Objectives

After completing this course, students will be able to:

  • Identify and apply relevant terminology and concepts to economic issues and problems.
  • Compare and contrast the market system of economics with other systems.
  • Analyze and synthesize the public and private sectors of the U.S. economy.
  • Explain and synthesize the components of the National Income and Product Accounts.
  • Describe the macroeconomic goals and problems.
  • Analyze and synthesize short-run and long-run models of macroeconomic activity.
  • Analyze government macroeconomic policy tools, and explain how they are used to stabilize the macroeconomy.
  • Compare and contrast various macroeconomic theories.
  • Analyze and synthesize international economic activity, and use the results to predict the impact on U.S. macroeconomic activity.
Topic Lesson Topic Subtopics Objectives
1 Limits, Alternatives, and Choices
  • Economic Reasoning and Theory
  • Concepts
  • Graphs
  • Identify and describe three interrelated features of how economists think about the world.
  • Differentiate between a model and a theory.
  • Define consumption, production, and scarcity, and describe their relationship.
  • Describe how markets and trade impact society in macroeconomic terms.
  • Define and give an example of opportunity cost.
  • Represent a relationship between two variables with a graph.
2 The Market System and Circular Flow
  • Decision Makers in the United States' economy
  • How Households, Businesses, and the Government Interact
  • The United States in the Global Economy
  • Circular Flow
  • Describe how household income spending affects the macro economy.
  • Summarize different types of businesses, and describe potential strengths and weaknesses in each.
  • Describe three ways in which the government guides and influences in the macroeconomy.
  • Describe how households and businesses interact in a market economy.
  • Analyze how the government interacts with other sectors of the economy.
  • Explain how globalization impacts competition.
  • Illustrate the principle of comparative advantage.
  • Draw a representation of the Circular Flow Model with its various components.
3 Demand, Supply, and Market Equilibrium
  • Supply
  • Demand
  • Equilibrium
  • Describe the inverse relationship between price and demand.
  • Describe the relationship between prices and supply, and offer three determinants of demand.
  • Illustrate, with a real-life example, how to determine market equilibrium.
  • Graphically demonstrate the effects of price ceilings and price floors.
4 The U.S. Economy: Private and Public Sectors
  • U.S. Households
  • U.S. Businesses and Business Organization
  • Economic Role of Government
  • Government Budget Outlays and Receipts
  • Analyze public and private sectors of the United States' economy.
  • Synthesize public and private sectors of the United States' economy.
  • Explain the economic role of government.
5 The United States in the Global Economy
  • International Trade
  • Comparative Advantage
  • Exchange Rates
  • Trade Organizations and Agreements
  • Analyze international economic activity.
  • Use the results of the aforementioned analysis to predict the impact on U.S. macroeconomic activity.
  • Describe comparative advantage using a real-life example.
  • Explain the impact that trade organizations and agreements have on the global economy.
6 Measuring Economic Outcomes
  • Gross Domestic Product (GDP)
  • Gross National Product (GNP)
  • The Expenditure Approach
  • National Income Accounting and Other Measures
  • Explain and synthesize the components of the National Income and Product Accounts.
  • Define the Gross Domestic Product and describe its relationship to the Gross National Product.
  • Define the Gross National Product.
  • Describe the Expenditure Approach.
7 Introduction to Economic Growth and Instability
  • Employment
  • Unemployment
  • Inflation
  • Growth
  • Describe the macroeconomic goals and problems.
  • Define three types of unemployment.
  • Explain how economists measure unemployment.
  • Describe full employment and its impact on productivity and growth.
  • Differentiate between the social, economic, and personal cost of unemployment.
  • Define inflation.
  • Give examples of attempts to measure how inflation and unemployment relate.
8 Basic Macroeconomic Relationships
  • Basic Macroeconomic Relationships
  • Analyze and synthesize short-run and long-run models of macroeconomic activity.
9 The Aggregate Expenditures Model
  • The Aggregate Expenditures Model
  • Equilibrium GDP
  • The Multiplier Model
  • Factors Influencing Equilibrium Gross Domestic Product
  • Define equilibrium Gross Domestic Product.
  • Describe how net exports and government purchases impact equilibrium.
  • Identify two ways the multiplier model can be misleading.
  • Describe what causes the level of Gross Domestic Product to change.
10 Aggregate Demand and Aggregate Supply
  • Aggregate Demand and Supply Framework
  • Components of Aggregate Demand
  • Components of Aggregate Supply
  • Define the three parts of the aggregate-demand/aggregate supply framework.
  • Describe the streams of spending that relate to aggregate demand with a focus on investment and consumption.
  • Compare and contrast long-run and short-run aggregate supply.
  • Describe examples of supply-side policy.
11 Fiscal Policy, Deficits, and Debt
  • Fiscal Policy
  • Major Federal Government Spending Programs and Tax Sources
  • Government Spending, Taxation, and Fiscal Policy
  • Supply-Side and Demand-Side Fiscal Policy
  • Define fiscal policy and its role to fight inflation and ensure full employment.
  • Differentiate between major federal government spending programs and tax sources.
  • Describe how government spending can help fight inflation and relate the risks of government intervention.
  • Compare and contrast demand-side versus supply-side fiscal policies.
12 Money and Banking
  • How the Banking System Functions
  • Financial Institutions
  • Describe the essential functions of the demand for money.
  • Describe the essential functions of banks pertaining to the macroeconomic perspective.
  • Differentiate between various types of financial institutions.
13 Money Creation
  • Money: Its Creation and Supply
  • Summarize what money is.
  • Explain how money was developed, creating a diagram or table to show how banks create money.
  • Compare and contrast M1, M2, and M3, and discuss how money is supplied.
  • Describe the determiners of the demand for money.
14 Interest Rates and Monetary Policy
  • Interest Rates
  • Monetary Policy
  • Analyze the interest rate, and explain how it is used to stabilize the macroeconomy.
  • Analyze the monetary policy, and explain how it is used to stabilize the macroeconomy.
15 Extending the Analysis of Aggregate Supply
  • Short-run Aggregate Supply
  • Long-run Aggregate Supply
  • The Phillips Curve
  • Define short-run aggregate supply.
  • Define long-run aggregate supply.
  • Explain the Phillips Curve.
16 Economic Growth
  • Economic Growth
  • Analyze and synthesize various models of economic growth.
17 Disputes Over Macro Theory and Policy
  • Classical Theory
  • Keynesian Theory
  • Monetarism
  • New Classical Theory
  • Rules vs. Discretion
  • Distinguish between the Classical and Keynesian Theories.
  • Explain monetarism.
  • Compare and contrast the Classical and the New Classical Theories.
  • Explain what is meant by "Rules vs. Discretion."
18 International Trade
  • International Trade
  • Analyze and synthesize international economic activity, and use the results to predict the impact on U.S. macroeconomic activity.
19 Exchange Rates, the Balance of Payments, and Trade Deficits
  • Exchange Rates
  • Types of Deficits
  • Surpluses and Debt
  • Distinguish between passive and structural deficits.
  • Differentiate between real and nominal deficits.
  • Give an example of how economic and political conditions inform how one should judge surpluses and debt.
  • Analyze the problem, and compare and contrast two plans for solving the projected Social Security shortage.
20 Review
  • Macroeconomics Concepts
  • Economic Decision Makers
  • Supply and Demand
  • Economic Outcomes
  • Measuring Economic Outcomes
  • The Business Cycle
  • Growth and Unemployment
  • Inflation
  • Inflation and Unemployment
  • Aggregate Expenditures
  • Aggregate Supply and Demand
  • Fiscal Policy
  • Monetary and Financial Institutions
  • Monetary Policy and the Federal Reserve
  • Deficits and Surpluses
  • National Debt
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McConnell and Brue's Macroeconomics: Principles, Problems, and Policies is the leading Principles of Macroeconomics textbook because it is innovative and teaches students in a clear, unbiased way. The 17th Edition builds upon the tradition of leadership by sticking to 3 main goals: help the beginning student master the principles essential for understanding the economizing problem, specific economic issues, and the policy alternatives; help the student understand and apply the economic perspective and reason accurately and objectively about economic matters; and promote a lasting student interest in economics and the economy.

McConnell, Campbell R. and Stanley L. Brue. Macroeconomics: Principles, Problems, and Policies, 17th edition. McGraw-Hill, 2008. ISBN 9780073273082

One of the world's leading experts on economic education, William Walstad of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, has prepared the seventeenth edition of the Study Guide. Many students find the Study Guide indispensable. Each chapter contains an introductory statement, a checklist of behavioral objectives, an outline, a list of important terms, fill-in questions, problems and projects, objective questions, and discussion questions. The answers to Economics' end-of-chapter Key Questions appear at the end of the Study Guide, along with the text's glossary. The Guide comprises a superb "portable tutor" for the principles student. Separate Study Guides are available for the macro and micro paperback editions of the text.

Study Guide: McConnell-Brue: Study Guide for use with Macroeconomics, 17th Edition. McGraw-Hill, 2008. ISBN 9780073273204

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Macroeconomics looks at the big-picture performance of the national economy and its links to the global economy. Designed to examine many of the basic tools economists use, this course covers economic perspective, fundamental concepts, graphing skills, and an overview of the interrelated components of the United States economy.

Course resources explain the importance of supply and demand, economic measures, growth, employment and inflation, and how these relate to the business cycle and the health of the economy. Students will develop knowledge of aggregate expenditures and aggregate supply and demand, with a specific macroeconomic point of reference.

In addition to issues affecting United States markets, the course examines various international issues important in today's global economy.

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