PRIN OF ECONS II COURSE OUTLINE
CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF GHANA, FIAPRE FACULTY OF ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION SECOND SEMESTER JANUARY 2013 COURSE CODE: EBA 202 COURSE TITLE: PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS II COURSE COORDINATOR: B. J. NYARKOH EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org BLOGS: www.brightnyarkoh.blogspot.com www.brightnyarkoh.wordpress.com PHONE NUMBER: 0249307101 OFFICE HOURS: TUESDAY 12:00 – 14:00 (or by appointment) COURSE DESCRIPTION This course looks at selected issues in macroeconomics. Key substantive issues including the role of government, taxation, the circular flow of income, aggregate supply and demand, money, national income, balance of payments, and economic growth will be discussed thoroughly during lecture periods. EXAMINATIONS This course will be examined by means of a continuous assessment and an end of semester examination. The Continuous Assessment will constitute 40% of the total mark to be awarded for this course. This will comprise class attendance and participation, twenty percent (20%); and assessed class exercises/assignments, twenty percent (20%). The due date for the submission of any assessed assignment will be communicated in class. Except under extreme circumstances, no assignment will be accepted after the expiration of its due date. The final examination will be a two and half (2.5) hour written paper. This will also be graded 60%. ELIGIBILITY FOR FINAL EXAMINATION A student will only be allowed to take part in the final examination provided they have attended at least 80% of all the core lectures. Students are to note that it is in their own interest to be in class at all material times, as attendance will be checked in class. ACADEMIC INTEGRITY Academic integrity consists in adhering to the five fundamental values of honesty, trust, fairness, respect, and responsibility (Check the Academic Integrity Website http://www.academicintegrity.org). From these values flow the principles of behaviour that will enable the Catholic University College of Ghana to translate ideals into action. An academic community flourishes and advances the frontiers of knowledge when its members are committed to the five fundamental values. In this direction, therefore, both students and the course coordinator are expected to behave well and responsibly for the entire duration of the course. The use of cellular phones in class, for instance, will not be tolerated under any circumstance. COURSE CONTENT 1. The Role of Government in the economy. 2. Taxation and Public Spending. 3. Unemployment and Inflation. 4. The Circular Flow of Income, Output and Expenditure. 5. Aggregate Supply and Aggregate Demand. 6. Keynesianism and Monetarism. 7. Money. 8. The Meaning and Measurement of National Income. 9. Balance of Payments and Exchange Rates. 10. Economic Growth. REFERENCES Colander, D. C. (1998), Macroeconomics, Boston: McGraw-Hill Irwin. Frank, R. H. and Bernanke, B. S. (2009), Principles of Economics, New York: McGraw-Hill Irwin. Harvey, J. (1994), Mastering Economics, London: Macmillan. McConnell, C. R., Brue, S. L. and Flynn, S. M. (2009), Economics, New York: McGraw-Hill Irwin. Lipsey, R.G. (1989), An Introduction to Positive Economics, London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson. Parkin, M. (2012), Economics, Harlow: Pearson Education Unit. Salvatore, D. and Diulio, E.A. (1996), Principles of Economics, New York: McGraw-Hill. Stiglitz, J. (1993), Economics, New York: W. W. Norton Co. Ltd. Samuelson, P. A. and Nordhaus, W. D. (2010), Economics, New York: McGraw-Hill Irwin.