Principles of Economics
Course Syllabus: 2015
Instructors: Cox/ Taylor email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Room: 2316 PLC: Cox, Dean, Maselli, Parsons
Course Description and Objectives:
Principles of Economics is a 9-week course that describes and analyzes the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. In this course, you will be exposed to rigorous subject material designed in a manner consistent with the college courses you will be taking in the near future. Thus, upon completion of this course you will not only have a solid understanding of the course’s content; you will have enhanced the skills required for success at the next level.
Unit One Fundamentals of Economics
Unit Two Supply and Demand
Unit Three Market Structures and Business Types
Unit Four Fiscal and Monetary Policy
Unit Five International Economics
*subject to change at the instructor’s discretion
Grading Policy and Scale**:
Principles of Economics is required for graduation. The course will be graded on a point system and weighted based on category. This course culminates with the State of Georgia Milestones Assessment which serves as the Final Exam for the course. Categories are weighted as follows:
Summative Assessments 60% A: 90% - 100% Distinguished Performance
Formative Assessments 20% B: 80% - 89% Exceeds Expectations
GA Milestones Assessment 20% C: 74% - 79% Meets Expectations
Total Possible 100% D: 70% - 73% Below Expectations
F: 69% and below Failure to Meet Expectations
**Instructor has FULL DISCRETION regarding which assignments are graded and/or entered into the grade book.
Important Annotations: Class rules:
- Respect the learning environment.
- Do nothing that hinders teaching or learning.
- Respond to instruction, the first time, participate.
- No gum
Missed Summative Assignments:***
- Any student absent on the day of a scheduled Test or Quiz must take that missed Test or Quiz the day he/she returns to class.
- Any student absent on the day before a scheduled Test or Quiz may postpone taking that scheduled Test or Quiz only if new content was delivered during the absence. In such an instance, the student should use the class period on which they return to obtain any missed material and must then make up the Test or Quiz the following school day.
- For purposes of test security, all make up Tests and Quizzes will be in a different format than that of the original.
Missed Formative Assignments:***
- Any Class Work or Home Work that was due on the date of an absence must be submitted for grading at the beginning of class on the day the student returns.
- Any Class Work or Home Work assigned on the day of an absence must be obtained by the student the day he/she returns to class and must be submitted for grading at the beginning of class the following school day.
***Failure to adhere to these deadlines will result in a permanent zero for that assignment.