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Economics Syllabus 

Economics – 2012/13

Instructor: Cheryl Peters

Phone: 706-935-2254



Text: Economics: Principles and Practices (ISBN: 0-07-860694-2)

         Gary E. Clayton, McGraw Hill/Glencoe.


Student Workbook: Reading Essentials and Study Guide – Economics Principles & Practices (ISBN: 0-07-865040-2) Glencoe

 Additional Resource: Passing the Georgia Economics End of Course (ISBN: 1-59807-000-2) American Book Company

 Course Description and Objectives:

The purpose of this course is to provide a summary of the state standards for Introductory Economics, including: fundamental economic concepts, microeconomic concepts, macroeconomic concepts, personal finance, and international economic concepts.

 Course Mechanics and Policies:

 Tests – 50% of your grade. There will be required exams over material in the book, as well as lecture, and discussion material. If a test is missed for any reason, the student must notify me and make arrangements to make up the test the next day returned in order for me to return tests back to the students in a timely manner. If arrangements are not made to make up the test within one week of the absence, the average of the previous tests will count for the test missed.

 Quizzes & Daily Assignments – 15% of your grade. There will be several quizzes and daily assignments given over the course of the 18 weeks. The purpose of the quizzes is to make sure the material is read and understood. The purpose of the daily assignments is also to help understand the material. These will be easy points to accomplish. Each student will be required to make up any missed quizzes and daily assignments in order to receive your grades.

 Projects – 25% of your grade. Each student is required to do projects during the semester. These may be individual as well as group projects. The topics will be given as needed during the semester. The projects will include presenting to the class.

 Participation and Work Ethic – 10% of your grade. Discussion and a portfolio (below) will be an important part of this class. Participation during class and homework will affect the participation grade. Students are strongly encouraged to regularly read in various business-related publications (e.g., Forbes, Business Week, Fortune, etc.) We will spend time in class discussing current events. Students are expected to come to class prepared to participate in an informed manner. Good questions are valued as highly as good answers. Quality of participation is more important than quantity. Questions and discussions are encouraged.

 Portfolio (part of participation and work ethic grade).   Each student is required to keep a portfolio/binder containing each completed assignment given along with key terms, etc. Any assignment(s) not in the binder will not be graded. This binder will count within the participation and work ethic grade. The portfolio will be graded 4 times each semester.

 Assessments: Portfolios, Presentations, Written, Projects, and Journals.

 Discipline: All school and county rules will be enforced in the classroom.

 Make-up work policy: Each student is responsible for getting all make-up work. The portfolio will help keep the student organized and up to date with assignments.