Economics 103
Introduction

Go over over Syllabus (Online at http://www.facstaff.bucknell.edu/jshackel or BUdepartments)

Papers New York Times--Wall Street Journal--Business Week

Grading:
Writing assignments
Purpose of a writing course is to introduce writing as a process
1. Argument of Economics
2. Language and rhetoric of economics
3. Understanding economics
4. Writing to learn - economics (read Galbreath on fuzzy writing and thinking

Three writing assignments - plenty of time - process--follow assignments
Prewriting
writing
revision
editing

JOURNAL - special entries and all films - aim is to have informed ideas about current economic ideas and policies -- to learn and apply concepts
folder
Discovery of ideas -formulate - express clearly
Self reflection write to learn --write to think

NOTE CARDS - hand in each period with name and section number and comment or question or reflection on the material covered in class--or answer to specific question.

Wednesday Night Specials - other ways of looking at economic ideas.
sometimes peer review---sometimes computer or special
Another story - different from text from print - sights and sounds of economic issues
ask your self questions- what's happening - why - why these viewpoints?

Some of the Wednesday night specials will be pre-empted by exams or peer review sessions

EXAMINATIONS - are essay

ATTENDANCE -- counts in final grade. See syllabus or online handout


GOALS OF COURSE:

1. To introduce ideas, facts and theories - concepts (literacy and dymistification)

2. Apply those ideas, facts and theories to economic topics.

3. Challenge you to think about economic ideas - rather than accepting what you hear or read - to question and formulate our own analysis and your own views.

4. To introduce controversy - biases?

Economic Method
Economic History and History of Thought
Microeconomics
Macroeconomics
International Trade
Public Finance
Health
Law
Development

Won't cover the whole book

Group Activity
Economic Problems - list 10 major economic facing the U.S. today