District Syllabus

Credit Hours: 3
Contact Hours: 3
Laboratory Fee: None.
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.
Catalog Description:
This course is a basic survey of economic principles, concepts and 
institutions. The course describes the basic mechanism of the 
American economoic system, examines how well the system operates, 
shows how to develop economic measuring devices, and outlines 
potential policies to keep the economy operating effectively. It 
offers some consideration to the development of economic concepts 
that treat mainly macro theory.
Required Materials: Books:
  • McConnell. Macroeconomics, 20 ed., McGraw-Hill, 2014. ISBN: 978007766002
Supplemental Materials: Additional materials may be assigned by the instructor to supplement the required materials. -->
Special Requirements: None
Program Learning Outcomes:
Global Learning Outcomes:
I.  Critical Thinking:  Students will develop the ability to 
evaluate the validity of their own and others' ideas through 
questioning and analyzing, and the skill to synthesize the results 
into the creative process.
A.   Approach problems with an awareness of and an emphasis upon   
     factual and objective information.
B.   Apply understanding and knowledge to discuss topics using a
     variety of analytical methods.

II. Communications:  Students will develop effective reading,
writing, speaking, and listening skills to communicate verbally and 
nonverbally on literal and figurative levels.
A.   Provide written, vocal, and/or nonverbal responses that are 
     accurate and insightful.
B.   Extract literal and figurative meaning from written works 
     and apply information appropriately as assigned.
C.   Listen actively, providing feedback to others' views with 
     respect and civility.

III. Information Management:  Students will use effective strategies 
to collect, verify, document, and manage information from a variety 
of sources.
A.   Use information-seeking strategies to access and collect
     information from a variety of sources.
B.   Verify information and sources for integrity and validity.
C.   Demonstrate proper social and ethical behavior by 
     documenting all sources.

Major Learning Outcome:
By the end of the course, the student will be able to plan, write, 
revise, and present an effective class project incorporating an 
economic theory or principle.       
Course Learning Outcomes:
See expanded syllabus developed by the instructor for each section 
being taught.
Methods of Evaluation:
Evaluation of student progress towards achieving the stated learning 
outcomes and performance objectives is the responsibility of the 
instructor, within the policies of the college and the department.  
Detailed explanations are included in the expanded Syllabus 
developed by the instructor for each section being taught.
Flexibility: It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.
Student Email Accounts Pensacola State College provides an institutional email account to all credit students. Pirate Mail is the official method of communication, and students must use Pirate Mail when communicating with the College. In cases where companion software is used for a particular class, emails may be exchanged between instructor and student using the companion software.
Note: For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.