Contemporary Economics

Mr. Mahoney
2014-Fall
Ofce: Room 118 (usually there on prep periods-! "! #$
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Course Overview
%conomics is de-oted to studyin. the production! distri)ution! and consumption o/
'ealth. 0t consists o/ the t'o disciplines- microeconomics (the study o/ indi-idual
producers! consumers! or mar1ets$! and macroeconomics! (the study o/ 'hole systems in
lar.e scale$. Economics is a required class to graduate.
Materials
 2e3t)oo1
 *ens4pencils
 5alculator
 6ote)oo1
 Folder
Classroom Expectations
 7ll (289 rules apply in the classroom (/ound in your hand)oo1$
 Respect
 7dhere to cell phone policy
 :e in your assi.ned seat 'hen the )ell rin.s
 :rin. all materials to class e-ery day- 6ote)oo1! pen! paper! etc.
 *la.iarism and4or cheatin. 'ill NOT )e tolerated! and 'ill result in an automatic ;ero
Absences/Tardiness
(hen you are a)sent /rom class! it is your responsibility to <nd out 'hat you missed.
*lease come tal1 to me )e/ore or a/ter class a)out missin. 'or1. =ou 'ill )e allo'ed the
same num)er o/ days you missed to turn in any missin. assi.nments. 0/ you miss more
than ei.ht days in the semester! home'or1 'ill recei-e no credit and tests 'ill lose a
.rade (10>$! as it is stated in your hand)oo1.
7ll tardy students 'ill )e su)?ect to the school tardy policy! )e a'are that a/ter the
rd

tardy you 'ill ha-e a teacher detention and a/ter the "
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you 'ill )e re/erred to the dean.
Assignments
7ll 'or1 should )e turned in on time. =ou may turn your 'or1 in /or "0> credit up to one
day late. 7ny 'or1 turned in later than one day 'ill recei-e ;ero credit.
Evaluation
@rades 'ill )e )ased on the /ollo'in. scaleA
 7BC0-100>
 :B80-8C>
 5B,0-,C>
 DB#0-#C>
 FB)elo' #0>
2he semester .rades 'ill )e calculated in the /ollo'in. mannerA
 5lass 'or148ome'or1 0>
 2ests4Eui;;es "0>
 *ro?ects4*apers 20>
 9emester *ro?ects- 10> 7rticles *ro?ect and 10> :ud.etin. *ro?ect
2he main reason that people /ail this course is FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF.
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Topics of tudy
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Micro
 0ntro to %conomics
 9carcity! Opportunity 5ost! Mar1et
systems
 9upply and Demand
 2he Firm! (a.es! Ga)or Jnions
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8al/
Macro
 Money! :an1in.! 2he Fed! 0n-estin.! @D*
 =OJ! 2he 5onsumer
 :ud.etin.! 5onsumer %ducation
#f you need $elp%
9ome o/ the concepts that 'e 'ill )e learnin. a)out can )e con/usin. or difcult. 0/ you
need help! come and tal1 'ith meK &on't let yourself get be(ind)
 0 .et to school )y #:0 and rarely lea-e )e/ore -you can catch me )e/ore or a/ter
school
 0 am .enerally in my classroom (118$ durin.
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 REMEMBER: THIS CLASS IS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION!