Econ 102 (Spring 2010)

Econ 102: Principles of Macroeconomics
Section 333, 336, 337

General Course Information
The lecture meets on Monday and Wednesday 12:05-12:55 PM in Social Science 6210.
Discussion section 333 meets on Monday 2:25-3:15 PM in Social Science 6310.
Discussion section 336 meets on Friday 9:55-10:45 AM in Bascom 52.
Discussion section 337 meets on Monday 3:30-4:20 PM in Social Science 6310.

TA’s Contact Information
E-mail: slee294@wisc.edu
Office: Social Science #7481
Office Hours: Wednesday 11 AM-12 PM, or by appointment.
To set up an appointment to meet me outside of my scheduled office hours, you can see me before/after class or send me an email.

Grading
There will be two midterms, five homeworks and a comprehensive final. The midterms will be on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 and Monday, April 12, 2010. The midterms will be held in class: students should plan to arrive fifteen minutes early on these dates to their assigned classroom in order that the full class hour is available to them for the exam. Students arriving late will not receive compensating time: all exams must be turned in to the proctor at the end of the class hour.
Midterms are mandatory: students missing midterms will receive a grade of zero for that exam unless they provide documentation of illness. The midterm exam format will be announced in class prior to the exam.

There will be a mandatory comprehensive final exam on Thursday, May 13, 2010 at 7:45 a.m. The final exam format will be announced in class prior to the exam.

The weight of the exams will be:

First Midterm: 30%
Second Midterm: 30%
Final: 30%
Homeworks: 10%
All exams are required.

Students can anticipate that grades will fall roughly along the following distribution:

A: 15% of the class
AB: 18% of the class
B: 20% of the class
BC: 20% of the class
C: 18% of the class
D and F: 9% of the class

Note:
Low grades on midterms will not be dropped; once you take a test the grade you received stays on your record.
There is no extra credit in this course.
There will be no make-up exams to replace midterms that have been missed.

Important Dates
2/3/10 Homework #1 Due in Class
2/17/10 Homework #2 Due in Class
2/24/10 FIRST MIDTERM IN CLASS
3/17/10 Homework #3 Due in Class
4/7/10 Homework #4 Due in Class
4/12/10 SECOND MIDTERM IN CLASS
4/28/10 Homework #5 Due in Class
5/13/10 FINAL EXAM AT 7:45 a.m.

Official Syllabus
Download Professor Kelly’s official syllabus
You may refer to the official syllabus for more information about this course.

Discussion Section Handouts
Week 2
Week 3
Week 4
Week 5
Week 6
Week 7
Week 8
I recommend you to practice examples in other TA’s handouts. For example, Scott Swisher’s discussion section handouts are available at the Econ 102 TA Website.

Links
Professor Kelly’s Econ 102 Page
This is professor Kelly’s Econ 102 page. Here you can find the offical syllabus, homework questions and answers, practice questions, past exams and tons of extra information.
Econ 102 TA Website
This page is run by Scott Swisher who is the head TA for Econ 102/2. Here you can find all TA’s contact information, discussion section schedule and extra office hours for midterms and final.