The student's grade will be earned based on three examinations,
homework assignments and article write-ups. The final is cumulative. All
students are required to take the three exams when scheduled. Any changes in the
schedule will be announced in class. If the student is unable to take the exam
at the scheduled time, permission must be secured BEFORE the scheduled exam
time. If this condition is not met, a zero will be given for the missed exam.
Attendance and class participation are strongly encouraged. The student
not understanding a topic presented in class should make every attempt to grasp
the material immediately since the material presented in class is cumulative in
nature. The student is expected to read the appropriate section of the book
covering the material to be presented in class before the lecture day. The
student is responsible for all material covered in lectures, the text and other
assignments. There will be approximately three short homework assignments and
five article write-ups per week. The due date for the homework will be announced
in class. No late homework will be accepted. All assigned problems and questions
should be attempted.
In order to facilitate class discussion the articles must come from a recent
U.S. News & World Report. The typed article write-ups should be one page in
length, and are graded on how well you relate the article to the topics covered
in this class. Staple the article (or copy of the article) to the back of your
write-up. Spend the majority of the write-up discussing how it fits in to this
class not summarizing the article. At the top of each write-up provide a list of
the key topics covered in EC201 that you have related to this article and
provide citation of the article (the date and pages). The due dates for
these write-ups are indicated on the course schedule.
A sample test as well as sample article write-ups are on reserve at the
library and on-line on Libnet.
The password is EC202.