COURSE SYLLABUSUniversity City High SchoolMr. Irwin - School Year 2009 – 2010
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Economics Principles in Action (Prentice Hall, 2003).
This one semester course explores the choices anddecisions that people make about how to use the world’s limited resources. Thegoal of this course is to equip the student with knowledge that is strongly rootedin economic principles so that he or she will be able to differentiate betweeneconomic models, understand issues pertaining to global and nationaleconomics, gain insight into choices that businesses must make, and learn theimportance of managing personal finances and planning for ones future financialsecurity.
Reading from textbook, newspapers and other material
Lectures and note taking
Class discussions relating to assigned readings
Films and slide shows
Homework including assigned readings and written responses
Small group activities
GRADING POLICY AND SCHOLARSHIP:
A weighted points system will be used to determine student grades as detailedbelow:1.Tests will comprise 50% of a student’s grade.2.Quizzes will comprise 20% of a student’s grade.
Written class work, homework and notes in student’s notebook will comprise15% of the grade.4.Term projects will comprise 15% of the student’s grade.
CLASSROOM RULES AND POLICIES:
1.The student is to be on time, in assigned seat and beginning work by the timethe bell rings.2.The student will come to class prepared to work by bringing all neededmaterials such as notebook, paper, pencil, pen, textbook and any other material that may be required.3.Respect the authority of the teacher and the rights of all students to learn.
Obtain teacher recognition before speaking. Do not talk when the teacher or an acknowledged student is speaking.