Fall 2023 Course Syllabus
Course: ECON-2301 (Section: 72E, CRN: 92419)
Principles of Macroeconomics
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Instructor Information
Instructor Jennifer Bryant
Email bryantjc@lamarpa.edu
Phone (409) 984-6381
Office Umphrey Industrial Technology Center - Room: 201B
Office Hours Office Hours:  Virtual and by request only via email">Office Hours:  Virtual and by request only via email
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Course Information
Description An analysis of the economy as a whole including measurement and determination of Aggregate Demand and Aggregate Supply, national income, inflation, and unemployment. Other topics include international trade, economic growth, business cycles, and fiscal policy and monetary policy.
Required Textbooks Textbook Purchasing Statement: A student attending Lamar State College Port Arthur is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from the college-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.

Greenlaw, S., & Shapiro, D. (2017). Principles of Macroeconomics 2e. OpenStax. https://openstax.org/books/principles-macroeconomics-2e/pages/1-introduction.  ISBN-13: 978-1-947172-39-5
Additional Materials/Resources None.
  • ENGL-0302 College Reading Skills
  • ENGL-0327 Integrated Reading and Writing
Learning Outcomes 1. Explain the role of scarcity, specialization, opportunity cost and cost/benefit analysis in economic decision-making. 2. Identify the determinants of supply and demand; demonstrate the impact of shifts in both market supply and demand curves on equilibrium price and output. 3. Define and measure national income and rates of unemployment and inflation. 4. Identify the phases of the business cycle and the problems caused by cyclical fluctuations in the market economy. 5. Define money and the money supply; describe the process of money creation by the banking system and the role of the central bank. 6. Construct the aggregate demand and aggregate supply model of the macro economy and use it to illustrate macroeconomic problems and potential monetary and fiscal policy solutions. 7. Explain the mechanics and institutions of international trade and their impact on the macro economy. 8. Define economic growth and identify sources of economic growth
Core Objectives
* Communication skills: Students will demonstrate effective written, oral and/or visual communication.
* Critical Thinking Skills: Students will engage in creative and/or innovative thinking, and/or inquiry, analysis, evaluation, synthesis of information, organizing concepts and constructing solutions.
* Empirical and Quantitative Skills: Students will demonstrate applications of scientific and mathematical concepts.
* Social Responsibility: Students will demonstrate intercultural competency and civic knowledge by engaging effectively in local, regional, national and/or global communities.

Lecture Topics Outline Choice in a World of Scarcity
Demand and Supply
TheMacroeconomicPerspectiveEconomicGrowth Unemployment
Aggregate Demand/Supply Model
The Neoclassical Perspective
Monetary Policy and Bank Regulations Government Budgets and Fiscal Policy
The Impacts of Government Borrowing
Macroeconomic Policy Around the World International Trade
Globalization and Protectionism
Major Assignments Schedule
Module Chapters Covered Due Dates Assignments Due
1 Chapters 2 and 3 09/10 Discussion, Quiz
2 Chapters 6,8, and 9 09/24 Discussion, Quiz
3 Chapters 11 and 13 10/08 Discussion, Quiz
4 Chapters 14 and 15 10/22 Discussion, Quiz
5 Chapters 18 and 19 11/05 Discussion, Quiz
6 Chapters 20 and 21 11/19 Discussion, Quiz
7 Chapter 7, Final Exam Review 12/03 Discussion, Quiz

Final Exam Date December 4, 2023 - 12:0 AM   Through  December 10, 2023 - 11:59 PM
Grading Scale  90 - 100=A 80 - 89=B  70 - 79=C   60 - 69=D  Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Breakdown of Grades: 
  • Discussions: 35%
  • Quizzes: 35%
  • Final Exam: 30%
Course Policies
Instructor Policies All requests must be made by email. 
Attendance Policy Research has shown a cause-and-effect relationship between attendance and college success. Students with more than three absences from the course will receive an academic penalty.  Absences are considered not submitting work at least once a week.
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Institutional Policies
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COVID 19 Information The Lamar State College Port Arthur (LSCPA) Student Code of Conduct COVID 19 Policy requires students who have been diagnosed with COVID 19 to report their condition directly to their local health department. Students should also contact their course faculty to report their quarantine status. In addition, this policy requires all students to wear face coverings when directly exposed to COVID 19 in compliance with the criteria included in the policy. For more information please refer to the COVID 19 link on the LSCPA website.
Facility Policies No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSCPA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.
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Grievance / Complaint / Concern If you have a grievance, complaint, or concern about this course that has not been resolved through discussion with the Instructor, please consult the Department Chair.
Department Information
Business and Industrial Technology
Chair:Sheila Guillot
Phone:(409) 984-6381