ECON112 Introduction to Macroeconomics

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Course Code Course Title Weekly Hours* ECTS Weekly Class Schedule
T P
Prerequisite None It is a prerequisite to
Lecturer Dženita Šiljak Office Hours / Room / Phone
Tuesday:
15:00-17:00
Wednesday:
15:00-17:00
Thursday:
15:00-16:00
B F1.7 - 033 957 426
E-mail dzsiljak@ius.edu.ba
Assistant Assistant E-mail
Course Objectives This course is designed to provide an overview of the economy by examining the flows of resources and outputs, and the factors that determine the levels of income and prices.
Textbook Mankiw, G. N. (2011). Principles of Macroeconomics. South-Western College Pub.
Additional Literature
  • Boyes, W.J. (1984). Macroeconomics: the Dynamics of Theory and Policy. South-Western Publishing Co.
  • Brue, S.L. and Grant R.R. (2007). The Evolution of Economic Thought. Thomson South-Western.
Learning Outcomes After successful  completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  1. Identify key macroeconomic variables.
  2. Explain the sources of economic growth and differences in standards of living across countries.
  3. Examine potential causes of short-run economic fluctuations.
  4. Analyze how policy affects the economy in a global setting.
Teaching Methods The methods include lectures (which may involve power point presentation, video and audio aids), student presentations, projects and class discussions.
Teaching Method Delivery Online Teaching Method Delivery Notes Lectures, discussion
WEEK TOPIC REFERENCE
Week 1 Registration
Week 2 Introductory Lecture
Week 3 The Science of Macroeconomics Chapter 1
Week 4 The Data of Macroeconomics Chapter 2
Week 5 Money and Inflation Chapter 4
Week 6 Open Economy Chapter 5
Week 7 Midterm Exam
Week 8 Unemployment Chapter 6
Week 9 Economic Growth Chapters 7 and 8
Week 10 Introduction to Economic Fluctuations Chapter 9
Week 11 Introduction to the History of Economic Thought Chapter 21 and 22 (Brue and Grant)
Week 12 Introduction to Monetary and Fiscal Policy Chapter 11 and 12 (Boyes)
Week 13 Globalization Additional reading
Week 14 Macroeconomics of Transition Economies Additional reading
Week 15 Review
Assessment Methods and Criteria Evaluation Tool Quantity Weight Alignment with LOs
Final Exam 1 40 1,2,3,4
Semester Evaluation Compenents
Midterm Exam 1 30 1,2,3,4
Participation 5 10 1,2,3,4
Quiz 2 20 1,2,3,4
***     ECTS Credit Calculation     ***
 Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours
Lecture Hours 3 14 42 Home Study 3 13 39
Quiz 7 2 14 Midterm Exam Study 20 1 20
Final Exam Study 30 1 30 Participation 1 5 5
        Total Workload Hours =
*T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit =
Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 16/04/2021
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