Principles of Macroeconomics

WEEK ONE

1.

The first day of class served as an introduction to the course and to the social science of economics. Course materials included:

Syllabus for Sec04 at 8am and Sec06 at 9:30am

Copies of the same syllabi formatted to the university template are available here and here

In-class work rubric

Absence Notification Form (requires Fresno State login)

Google Classroom (requires Fresno State login)

Guidelines for policy debate assignment for Sec04 at 8am and Sec06 at 9:30am

Slides, which are always a complement to and never a substitute for attending class

Guided notes, which are always yours to keep and meant to facilitate your note-taking

In-class activity, where you always need to be in class to do in-class activities and you should always turn them in by the end of class

First homework (requires Fresno State login), where homeworks are always due at least 15 minutes before the beginning of the next class after they're assigned


WEEK TWO

2.

On the second day, we continued our introduction to economics and learned our first model: the Production Possibilities Frontier (PPF).

Slides

Guided notes and handout on shape of PPF

In-class activity

Second homework with a mix of review and new stuff (Fresno State login required)


3.

On the third day, we discussed economists' favorite model: the supply-and-demand model of the market for a particular good or service.

Slides

Guided notes and handout on supply-and-demand model

In-class activity for Sec 04 at 8am and Sec 06 at 9:30am

Third homework (Fresno State login required)


WEEK THREE

4.

On the fourth day, we discussed our first key macroeconomic variable: unemployment.

Slides

Guided notes

In-class activity

Handout on 100 dogs and 94 bones

Fourth homework (Fresno State login required)


5.

On the fifth day, we discussed our next key macro variable: the price level.

Slides

Guided notes

In-class activity

Handout on supply-and-demand model of labor market

Fifth homework (Fresno State login required)


WEEK FOUR

6.

On the sixth day, we discussed Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

Slides

Guided notes

In-class activity is Google Classroom question

Sixth homework (Fresno State login required)


7.

On the seventh day, we discussed money, interest rates, and foreign exchange rates.

Slides

Guided notes

In-class activity is a Quizziz

Handout on nominal vs. real interest rates

Study guide for first exam

Seventh homework, which is a practice exam and a self-assessment (Fresno State login required)


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WEEK FIVE

8.

On the eighth day, we reviewed for our first exam.

No homework, except to study for our exam


9.

On the ninth day, we took our first exam.

No homework, except to read a handout for after the exam


WEEK SIX

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