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Course Outline
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Schedule:Topic:Tasks:
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Week 11. Introduction: What is economics?Study the course websiteAssignments 1 - 328
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Aug 24 - Aug 28What is the economic way of thinking?Read Module 0-2: Succeeding w/Waymaker; Economic Thinking; & Choice in a World of Scarcity
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Week 22. Demand & SupplyRead Module: Supply & Demand Read Module: Applications of Supply & Demand
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Aug 31 - Sept 4
Read Module: Applications of Supply & Demand
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Week 3First Online Discussion
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Sep 7 - Sep 11Assignment 4
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Week 43. Alternative Ways of SolvingRead Heilbroner, Chapter 1
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Sep 14 - Sep 18 the Economic Problem
Read Radford, "The Economics of a POW Camp"
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First Midterm Exam
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Monday, September 21
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Week 54. The Role of Money Read Module: Money & BankingAssignments 5 & 6
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Sep 21 - Sep 25& the Financial System
Read Specter, "Capitalizing on Yankee Ingenuity"
Second Online Discussion
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Week 65. A First Look at MacroeconomicsStudy Plan for Topic 5 (in Canvas)
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Sep 28 - Oct 2
The Nobel Committee Honors the Economics of Market Failure
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Week 76. How Does One Tell the Read the two modules on Macroeconomic Measures of Performance
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Oct 5 - Oct 9 State of the Economy?
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Read Module on Fiscal Policy, Section 1 (Budget and Taxes)
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Week 87. The Role of GovernmentThe Federal BudgetState & Local Budgets
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Oct 12 -16 in the Market Economy    Dionne, Government is the SolutionWill, America is Borrowing from the Future
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Online Discussion: What is government?
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Assignment 7
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Week 98. What Determines the Level of EconomicRead Module: The Income-Expenditure Model
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Oct 19- Oct 23Activity? What causes economic activity to
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speed up or slow down?
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Week 10Second Midterm Exam
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Oct 26 - Oct 30 Wednesday, October 28
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Week 119. Fiscal PolicyRead Module: Keynesian & Neoclassical Economics
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Nov 2 - Nov 6 Read Module: Fiscal Policy
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Week 1210. Monetary Policy Review Module: Money & Banking
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Nov 9 - Nov 13Read Module: Monetary Policy
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Week 1311. Real World Complications Read Module: Policy Applications
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Nov 16 - Nov 20
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Thanksgiving Break
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Wed, Nov 25- Fri, Nov 27
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Week 14Review
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Nov 30 - Dec 4
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Final Exam
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Wednesday, December 9
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