101 – INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS
(this is a sample, specific years are on file with the school)
INSTRUCTOR: Jean Rodgers
Office Hours: Posted at Room 503 and by appointment
Office Phone: 422-7846
provides a study of the organization and operation of the U.S. economic system
including the roles of consumers, businesses, and government. The course includes investigation of the
problems and policies associated with economic growth, environmental pollution,
inflation, unemployment, poverty, and international trade.
Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. In
addition, students are expected to spend at least twice that time outside of
class to be successful.
of Economics, 8th
edition, Schiller, McGraw Hill-Irwin, 2011.
(Earlier editions are acceptable.)
The text web site can be accessed at http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0073511390/information_center_view0/. Students may find graph paper, colored pencils
and a calculator helpful in class. Access to the Internet is required, as
is the use of campus e-mail and CANVAS.
Students may use the computer lab at Room 204 or 205.
completion of this course, successful students will
• Understand the basic concepts of
• Develop the critical analytical and
philosophical framework necessary to reach more rational and responsible
decisions regarding economic matters.
• Gain an awareness of the changing
international economic environment and ramifications for the United States.
• Practice group problem solving and
interact appropriately and responsibly with classmates in group assignments.
• Communicate effectively in writing and
orally about key ideas and concepts related to introductory economics.
KEYS TO SUCCESS
Late or missed assignments and exams
earn zero points. The fine print: In the case of an unavoidable emergency, it may be possible for a student - who
takes the initiative to contact the instructor immediately (within hours, not
days) - to earn partial credit.
attend class and participate respectfully.
Missing class means missing any associated participation and homework
points. No make-up work is
provided. Plan a consistent time to do
your work and have a backup plan for doing online assignments.
and cheating result in failing the assignment and class, respectively.
is available at the Student Learning Center.
talking on the phone, using a computer for purposes other than class
notes/assignments, sleeping, arriving late, leaving early and/or other
disrespectful classroom behaviors will affect your grade.
AMERICANS WITH DISABILIITES ACT
College has support services for students with diagnosed disabilities. If you require academic accommodations,
please provide your “Instructor Correspondence Form” as soon as possible so we
can discuss meeting your needs. You will
have this form after meeting with Vicki Turner, Student Learning Center,
telephone 422-7812. These services are
voluntary and confidential. If you do
not have a documented disability, but believe you may need testing for one,
please see Vicki. Following through on
these services can help you be more successful at WVC. If you have any other special needs, please
HOMEWORK/IN-CLASS activities, participation, respect,
points for each letter grade are shown below: