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DUY TAN UNIVERSITY

International School
IS-ECO 152 – Introduction to Macroeconomics
Semester 1 - Academic Year: 2018 – 2019

No. of Credit Hours Instructor Information Class Information


LEC: 3 credits HSU, YUN-CHIN Wed - 14:00-17:15
Office: Rm. 601, 254 Nguyen Van Sat – 08:00-11:15
Linh, Danang, Vietnam Rm. 901A, 254 Nguyen Van Linh,
Office Hours: Danang, Vietnam
Tel.: +84-511-3650403 (Ext 601)
Cell:
Email: ychsu2016@gmail.com

Textbook(s)

1. Mankiw, N. G. (2018). Principles of macroeconomics (8th ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.
(ISBN: 978-1-305-97150-9)
Reference Materials

Course Description:
Introduce the principles of macroeconomics. The course provides students with an understanding
of economic activities the level of industry, country, and internationally.

Academic Program: Introduction to Macroeconomics


Prerequisite(s) Co-requisite(s) Course Status for Program

COURSE TOPICS & SCHEDULES


Content Course Topic Readings Note
No.
Content 1 Introductions (Units 1-3)
Course Overview
Class focus:
Introduction to economics
Content 2 Class focus: (Units 1-3)
Introduction to economics
Content 3 Class focus: (Units 4-6)
How markets work
Content 4 Class focus: (Units 4-6)
How markets work
Content 5 Class focus: (Unit 7)
Markets and welfare
Content 6 Class focus: (Units 10-11)
Data of macroeconomics
Content 7 Class focus: (Units 12, 13,
Real economy in the long run 15)
Content 8 Mid-term test (Units 12, 13,
Class focus: 15)
Real economy in the long run
Content 9 Class focus: (Units 16-17) Group task: Find a
Money and prices in the long run bartering product in
history, elaborate
pros and cons
Content Class focus: (Units 16-17)
10 Money and prices in the long run
Content Class focus: (Units 18-19)
11 Macroeconomics of open economies
Content Class focus: (Units 20-22)
12 Short-run economic fluctuations
Content Class focus: (Units 20-22)
13 Short-run economic fluctuations
Content Class focus:
14 Review
Content Class focus: (Unit 23)
15 Final thoughts: Debates over macroeconomics
policy

COURSE ASSESSMENT PLAN

Assessment Type Grade Percentile


Attendance 10%
Discussion in class 10%
Practical application 10%
Mid term test 15%
Final Exam 55%
Total: 100%

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES


At the completion of this course, students will be able to:
CLO1. Define the basic contents and terminologies of economics in general and macroeconomics
in particular.
CLO2. Analyze the concept of economic growth, the institutional structure and the factors that
determine a country's economic growth.
CLO3. Coordinate teamwork.

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND STUDENT OUTCOMES

Course Course Teaching Assessment Type Level of Student


Learning Topic Methodology Coverage Outcome
Outcome
CLO1 - CONT.2 - Lecture - Quizzes L (e)
CONT.15 - Case study - Teamwork
- Problem-based - Midterm Exam
learning - Final Exam
CLO2 - CONT.4  - Lecture - Quizzes M (c)
- CONT.15 - Problem-based - Teamwork
learning - Midterm Exam
- Case study - Final Exam
CLO3 - CONT.1; 4 - Lecture - Quizzes M (e)
 15 - Problem-based - Teamwork
learning - Midterm Exam
- Final Exam