Macroeconomics

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Course Number: ECON101
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Macroeconomics provides students with an in-depth overview of the economy as a whole. The course covers market structure, essential models, theories, and policies that affect international and domestic economic systems. Students will learn how the economy operates, how society manages its costs, benefits, and tradeoffs when allocating scarce resources through market demand and supply. Other topics include how output and growth in the economy are measured with GDP, and how the government and Federal Reserve influence growth, unemployment, and inflation through fiscal and monetary policy.

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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 Topic Title Module
1
Learning Strategies
  • Introduction
  • Learning Strategies
2 Introduction to Economics
  • Introduction to Economics
  • Module 1: Economics, Economic Methods, and Economic Policy
  • Module 2: The Organization of Economic Activity
  • Module 3: Supply and Demand
  • Introduction to Economics Summary
3 Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • Module 4: Unemployment, Inflation, and Economic Fluctuations
  • Module 5: The Measure of Output
  • Module 6: Aggregate Supply and Aggregate Demand
  • Introduction to Macroeconomics Summary
4 Economic Theory and Fiscal Policy
  • Economic Theory and Fiscal Policy Introduction
  • Module 7: The Keynesian and Classical Models
  • Module 8: Taxes, Government Spending, and Fiscal Policy
  • Module 9: Budget Deficits and the National Debt
  • Economic Theory and Fiscal Policy Summary
5 Money, Financial Markets, and Monetary Policy
  • Money, Financial Markets, and Monetary Policy Introduction
  • Module 10: The Role of Money in a Market Economy
  • Module 11: Banking and the Federal Reserve System
  • Module 12: Financial Markets and Interest Rates
  • Module 13: Monetary Policy in Theory and Practice
  • Money, Financial Markets, and Monetary Policy Summary
6 Economic Challenges
  • Economic Challenges Introduction
  • Module 14: Current Issues in Stabilization Policy
  • Module 15: Aggregate Supply, Economic Growth, and Macroeconomic Policy
  • Module 16: The Challenge of Economic Development
  • Economic Challenges Summary
7 The World Economy
  • The World Economy Introduction
  • Module 17: Trade Among Nations
  • Module 18: International Finance and Exchange Rates
  • The World Economy Summary
Final Exam
  • Study Guide Final Examination

There are no prerequisites to take Macroeconomics.

This course does not require a text.

StraighterLine provides a percentage score and letter grade for each course. A passing percentage is 70% or higher. If you have chosen a Partner College to award credit for this course, your final grade will be based upon that college's grading scale. Only passing scores will be considered by Partner Colleges for an award of credit.

There is a total of 100% in the course:

Unit Assessment Points Available
  • Topic Test: Introduction to Economics
  • Topic Test: Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • Topic Test: Economic Theory and Fiscal Policy
  • Topic Test: Money, Financial Markets, and Monetary Policy
  • Topic Test: Economic Challenges
  • Topic Test: The World Economy
70% of your course grade
Final Graded Exam 30% of your course grade
Total 100%

Final Proctored Exam

The final exam is developed to assess the knowledge you learned taking this course. All students are required to take an online proctored final exam in order complete the course and be eligible for transfer credit.

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Macroeconomics provides students with an in-depth overview of the economy as a whole. The course covers market structure, essential models, theories, and policies that affect international and domestic economic systems. Students will learn how the economy operates, how society manages its costs, benefits, and tradeoffs when allocating scarce resources through market demand and supply. Other topics include how output and growth in the economy are measured with GDP, and how the government and Federal Reserve influence growth, unemployment, and inflation through fiscal and monetary policy.

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