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COURSE OUTLINE FOR BCEcon 121 (Introductory Economics)

Instructor: KRISFELLE DYAN A. ALJIBE

Week Topics Resources


1-4 Introduction to Economics Required Readings:
 Basic Nature of Economics
 National Economy and Books
Market
 Economic Ways of Mankiw, N. Gregory (2011) . The Principles of
Thinking Economics, 6th Edition.
 Brief History of Economic
Thought McEachern, William (2006). Economics: A
Contemporary Introduction, 7th Edition

Nebres, Abriel (2008), Economics Concepts,


Theories, and Application

Websites

A Brief History of Economic Thought


https://www.worldscientific.com/worldscibooks/1
0.1142/7661

History of Economic Thought


https://www.investopedia.com/articles/economic
s/08/economic-thought.asp

5-8 Introduction to Microeconomics Required Readings:


 Demand, Supply, and
Equilibrium Books
 Market Structures
 Factors of Production Mankiw, N. Gregory (2011) . The Principles of
Economics, 6th Edition.

McEachern, William (2006). Economics: A


Contemporary Introduction, 7th Edition

Nebres, Abriel (2008), Economics Concepts,


Theories, and Application
9 MIDTERM EXAMINATION
10-13 Markets and Government Required Readings:
 Roles Markets Play
 Roles Government Books
Plays
 Market Failures Mankiw, N. Gregory (2011) . The Principles of
 Game theory Economics, 6th Edition.

McEachern, William (2006). Economics: A


Contemporary Introduction, 7th Edition

Nebres, Abriel (2008), Economics Concepts,


Theories, and Application

Journal Article

Governance and Market Failures in Mining:


Lessons from the Marcopper Mine Disaster in
Marinduque, Philippines
https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_i
d=2345228

14-16 Introduction to Required Readings:


Macroeconomics
 Basic Concepts of Books
Macroeconomics
 Gross Domestic Product Mankiw, N. Gregory (2011) . The Principles of
 Price Index Economics, 6th Edition.

McEachern, William (2006). Economics: A


Contemporary Introduction, 7th Edition

Nebres, Abriel (2008), Economics Concepts,


Theories, and Application

Websites
A Guide to Philippines history economy and
politics
https://www.economist.com/graphic-
detail/2016/05/06/a-guide-to-the-philippines-
history-economy-and-politics

Philippine Economic History since the 1930s in


perspective
http://www.fef.org.ph/gerardo-sicat/philippine-
economic-history-since-the-1930s-in-
perspective/
17 FINAL EXAMINATION
RUBRICS

Written Output

Poor Fair Good Excellent

1-25 points 26-50 points 51-75 points 76-100 points

Content (1) Does not (1) Attempts to (1) Has somewhat (1) Provides clear
(60%) clearly define define purpose clear purpose and purpose and
subject; some
subject and and subject; subject; pertinent
purpose; provides weak examples, facts, examples,
examples, facts, and/or
provides weak or and/ or statistics, facts, and/or
no support of which do not statistics that statistics;
subject; gives support the
adequately supports
insufficient support the subject; includes conclusions/ideas
support for ideas some data
subject; includes with evidence
or conclusions very thin or evidence that
supports
data or evidence
conclusions

Organization Few relationships Relationships Relationships Writer expresses


between ideas are among ideas are among ideas are relationships
(20%) presented. sometimes clear, assisted by among ideas;
but conveyed transitions and careful and subtle
inconsistently. logical organization
progression of enhances
ideas. effectiveness of
communication

Mechanics Errors in grammar, Errors in grammar, A small number Mastery of


spelling, mechanics spelling, mechanics of errors in grammar, spelling,
(20%) cause reader to distract or grammar, spelling mechanics
frequently stop interfere with and mechanics do enhances the
reading. understanding. not distract from effectiveness of
the overall communication.
effectiveness of the
paper.
Oral Presentations

PRESENCE 5 4 3 2 1 0
-body language & eye contact
-contact with the public
-poise
-physical organization

LANGUAGE SKILLS 5 4 3 2 1 0
-correct usage
-appropriate vocabulary and grammar
-understandable (rhythm, intonation, accent)
-spoken loud enough to hear easily

ORGANIZATION 5 4 3 2 1 0
-clear objectives
-logical structure
-signposting

MASTERY OF THE SUBJECT 5 4 3 2 1 0


-pertinence
-depth of commentary
-spoken, not read
-able to answer questions

VISUAL AIDS 5 4 3 2 1 0
-transparencies, slides
-handouts
-audio, video, etc.

OVERALL IMPRESSION 5 4 3 2 1 0
-very interesting / very boring
-pleasant / unpleasant to listen to
-very good / poor communication

TOTAL SCORE _______ / 30