Economics: Principles, problems, and policies

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Content: LAREDO COMMUNITY COLLEGE GENERAL COURSE SYLLABUS Fall, 2013
INSTRUCTOR: DEPARTMENT: PHONE NUMBER/EXTENSION: E-MAIL ADDRESS: CAMPUS/OFFICE LOCATION: OFFICE HOURS: COURSE TITLE: COURSE NUMBER: COURSE LEVEL: CONTACT HOURS (RANGE FOR STATE INFORMATION): LAB: TEXTBOOKS/MATERIALS: CORE or NON-CORE Course: COURSE DESCRIPTION: END-OF-COURSE OUTCOMES: Revised 5/2013
Rios, Manuel C. Social and Behavioral Sciences 956.721.5159 [email protected]ents.laredo.edu Ft. McIntosh Campus/Arechiga Hall Building, Room 111 Monday & Wednesday------11am ­ 2:30pm Tuesday & Thursday---------5pm ­ 6pm (IPASS ­ LEAC 103) Friday --------------------------11am ­ 12pm Other times by appointment only. Principles of Microeconomics ECON 2302 Transfer Level - Sophomore 48 N/A Author: Campbell R. McConnell, Stanley L. Brue, and Sean M. Flynn Title: Economics: Principles, Problems, and Policies Edition: 19th Publisher: McGraw-Hill ISBN #: 978-0-07-351144-3 Author: Manuel C. Rios Title: A College Guide for Macroeconomics Edition: 1st ISBN #: 0 ­ 536 ­ 58270X Ten Digit Calculator (Required) core analysis of the behavior of individual economic agents, including consumer behavior and demand, producer behavior and supply, price and output decisions by firms under various market structures, factor markets, market failures, and international trade. Upon successful completion of this course, students will: 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. Summarize the law of Diminishing Marginal Utility; describe the process of utility maximization. 4. Calculate supply and demand elasticities, identify the determinants of price elasticity of demand and supply, and demonstrate the relationship between elasticity and total revenue. 5. Describe the production function and the Law of Diminishing Marginal Productivity; calculate and graph short-run and long-run costs of production. 6. Identify the four market structures by characteristics; calculate and graph the profit maximizing price and quantity in the output markets by use of marginal analysis. 7. Determine the profit maximizing price and quantity of resources in factor markets under perfect and imperfect competition by use of Page 1 of 12
COURSE OBJECTIVES OR EXEMPLARY OBJECTIVES: GENERAL EDUCATION COMPETENCIES: Revised 5/2013
marginal analysis. 8. Describe governmental efforts to address market failure such as monopoly power, externalities, and public goods. 9. Identify the benefits of free trade using the concept of comparative advantage. 1. The student will learn to employ the appropriate methods, technologies, and data that social and behavioral scientists use to investigate the human experience. 2. The student will learn to examine social institutions and processes across a range of historical periods, social structures, and cultures. 3. The student will learn to use and critique alternative explanatory systems or theories. 4. The student will learn to develop and communicate alternative explanations or solutions for contemporary social issues 5. The student will learn to analyze the effects of historical, social, political, economic, cultural, and global forces on the area under study. 6. The student will learn to understand the evolution and current role of the U. S. in the world. 7. The student will learn to differentiate and analyze historical evidence (documentary and statistical) and differing points of view. 8. The student will learn to recognize and apply reasonable criteria for the acceptability of historical evidence and social research. 9. The student will learn to analyze, critically assess, and develop creative solutions to public policy problems. 10. The student will learn to recognize and assume one's responsibility as a citizen in a democratic society by learning to think for oneself, by engaging in public discourse, and by obtaining information through the news media and other appropriate information sources about politics and public policy. 11. The student will learn to identify and understand differences and commonalities in diverse cultures. Laredo Community College has identified four college-level general education competencies. They are: 1. Communication: LCC students develop and express ideas through effective written, oral, and visual communication for various academic and professional contexts. Expected Outcomes: A. The student uses relevant content that conveys understanding. B. The student uses disciplinary conventions for organizing content and presenting content. C. The student uses communication tools appropriately and skillfully for academic and professional contexts. 2. critical thinking: LCC students use inquiry and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information, and innovation and creative thinking. Expected Outcomes: Page 2 of 12
QUALITY ENHANCEMENT PLAN (QEP) Reading: Gateway to Learning SCANS COMPETENCIES: SCANS ASSESSMENT: TEACHING STRATEGIES/METHODS OF INSTRUCTION: OUTCOMES ASSESSMENT: EXTERNAL ASSESSMENTS: METHODS AND CRITERIA FOR EVALUATION: Revised 5/2013
A. Students pose vital questions and identify problems, formulating them clearly and precisely. B. Students consider alternative viewpoints, recognize and assess assumptions, and identify possible consequences. C. Students develop well-reasoned conclusions and solutions. D. Students apply creative ideas or approaches to achieve solutions or complete projects. 3. Empirical and Quantitative Skills: LCC students apply scientific and mathematical concepts to analyze and solve problems to investigate hypotheses. Expected Outcomes: A. Students identify problems or hypotheses and related quantitative components. B. Students select appropriate quantitative approaches to analyze and solve problems and investigate hypotheses. C. Students correctly apply quantitative approaches to analyze and solve problems and investigate hypotheses. D. Students summarize and reflect on their learning experiences. 4. Teamwork: LCC students consider different points of view and work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal. Expected Outcomes: A. The student makes a quality contribution to the Team Activity. B. The student treats fellow team members courteously with respect. C. The student models personal attributes that contribute teamwork. The QEP is a long-term institutional commitment designed to improve student learning. The improvement of reading and reading comprehension was selected by the students, faculty, staff, and administration of LCC as the focus of our QEP. The diverse reading materials assigned in this course should help you to improve your basic reading and reading comprehension skills necessary to succeed in college. Refer to attachment. Results of personal classroom interaction, tests, quizzes, assignments. Demonstrations, independent assignments, interactive lectures, audiovisual media, student presentations and group discussions. Quizzes, exams and a final comprehensive exam will measure the student's achievement of the Learning Outcomes stated for the course. Students enrolled in this course may be randomly selected to participate in external assessments to determine educational gains. You may be asked to provide assignments which may be included in course portfolios and used for evaluation of General Education Competencies. In addition, you may be selected to participate in the completion of surveys and/or be selected to take tests which will gauge your overall improvement in reading, writing, critical thinking, and mathematics. These activities are designed to collectively monitor your overall progress as a higher education student. Exam 1............................25% Exam 2............................25% Exam 3............................25% Quizzes...........................25% Final Exam.......................25% Page 3 of 12
GRADING SCALE: ATTENDANCE REGULATIONS: Office of the Registrar · Fort McIntosh Campus - Memorial Hall Room 103 or call (956) 721-5887 · South Campus ­ Billy Hall Student Center Room 113 or call (956) 794-4109 Enrollment and Registration Services Center Revised 5/2013
Sub Total---------------------------125% Less -------------------------------25%* Total---------------------------100% *The instructor will drop the lowest exam grade, that is, EXAM 1, EXAM 2, or EXAM 3. Final Exam grade & Quiz Average grade cannot be dropped. NOTES: A. Make Up Exams: NONE B. Make Up Quizzes: NONE C. Final Exam: The Final Exam is required and cannot be dropped. NO EXCEPTIONS! A. Academic Dishonesty ­ Cheating on any exam or quiz WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. If such were to occur, the student will receive a grade of F for the entire course and therefore be dropped from the course with a final grade of F. B. Pagers & Cellular Phones are NOT allowed in class and must be turned off, or set in the vibrate mode during class time. C. Attendance Credit of 5 points to be added to the student's final semester grade for NO absences or no more than two tardies. The student will be considered absent if he/she is more than ten minutes late to class. D. Book report Credit is to be added to the student's final semester grade average. A = 8 B = 6 C= 4 D = 2 A ......... Excellent, 100-90% B ......... Good, 89-80% C ......... Average, 79-70% D ......... Poor, 69-60% F ......... Fail, 59% or below F_ ........ Failure, Non-Participatory I ........... Incomplete W ......... Withdrawal NC ........ No Credit NC_ ....... No Credit, Non-Participatory NC_DV .. No Credit, Developmental NCDV ... No Credit, Developmental, Non-Participatory P .......... Pass NP ........ No Pass AU ....... Audit Students must access the Semester Progress Report and Final Grades through PASPort (http://pasport.laredo.edu). Instructors will notify students of the window of availability for grades. Attendance will be taken up until the official census date, which is the first 11 class days during the fall and spring semester, and for the first three days during the summer sessions. Students who attend at least one day of class leading up to the census date will be officially enrolled in the course, and Faculty Members will drop any students who have not attended at least one class day. Once the official census date for the semester or session has passed, no formal attendance will be required except for programs where the respective accreditation agency requires attendance records. Page 4 of 12
· Fort McIntosh Campus - Memorial Hall Room 125 or call (956) 721-5109 or 5421 · South Campus ­ Billy Hall Student Center Room 113 or call (956) 794-4109 financial aid Center · Fort McIntosh Campus ­ Building P-24 or call (956) 721-5361. · South Campus ­ Billy Hall Student Center Room 123 or call (956) 794-4361. health services Center · Fort McIntosh Campus ­ Building P-4 or call (956) 721-5189. · South Campus ­ Billy Hall Student Center Room 208 or call (956) 794-4189. SPECIAL SERVICES CENTER: · Fort McIntosh Campus - Building P-41 · South Campus ­ Billy Hall Student Center, Room 21 Fort McIntosh and South Campus Phone Number: (956) 721-5137 Revised 5/2013
Students who do not intend to remain enrolled after attending at least one class day must initiate a drop request from any or all classes by submitting a drop slip to the Enrollment and Registration Services Center or through PASPort. Responsibility for class attendance rests with the student. Regular and punctual attendance is expected. It is advised that a student contact Financial Aid Center at either campus prior to dropping a course. Absence From final examinations: A student who is absent from a final examination receives a grade of "0" for the examination and a grade of "F" for the course. Any students authorized to be absent from a final examination receive a grade of "I" on their transcript until they take the final examination. Such students must take the final exam within four months. Final exams cannot be re-taken. The instructor will submit a Grade Change Form to change the previously submitted incomplete grade to an "F" if the student does not meet the 4 month deadline. Other Policies (LCC and State-Wide): A. 3-peat--If a student signs up for a class for a third time, even if he/she dropped or failed it before, the State will not provide funding for that student and the student will be required to pay an additional fee. B. 6 W's--Beginning Fall 2007, students cannot drop more than 6 classes throughout their college career. Any subsequent drops will become F's. The rule includes credits earned at all Texas colleges/universities, and W's will carry over when transferring to other institutions. C. Finishing on time--The State expects students to graduate on time. Students who obtain 90 or more credit hours at a Community College are no longer eligible for financial aid. D. Bacterial Meningitis Vaccination Requirement effective Spring 2012. · Per Texas State Law (SB 1107), students who meet the criteria below, must provide proper documentation that they have received the bacterial meningitis vaccination within the last five years and at least 10 calendar days before the beginning of the semester. · All new or transfer students under age 30. · All returning students under the age of 30, who have experienced a break in enrollment of at least one fall or spring term. · Students enrolled in online courses that physically attend classes or come to campus within the semester. Vaccination records must be submitted to LCC's Campus Nurse at the Health Services Center. A student with disabilities, including Learning Disabilities, who wishes to request special accommodations in this class, should notify the Special Services Center. The request should be made early in the semester so that appropriate arrangements may be made. In accordance with Federal Law, a student requesting accommodations must provide documentation of his/her disability to the Special Services Counselor. For additional information, call or visit the Special Services Center. Page 5 of 12
GRADE APPEAL: CLASSROOM ETIQUETTE: Office of Dean of Student Affairs · Fort McIntosh Campus ­ Memorial Hall Room 212 · Phone Number: (956) 721-5417 Revised 5/2013
The student who needs note-taking and/or test-taking accommodations must notify the faculty member prior to the first exam. A pregnant student is required to meet all course/ program outcomes, including attendance. There may be contaminants present in clinical area(s) that could adversely affect a fetus. It is advisable for the student to contact her obstetrician, once pregnancy has been confirmed, to ensure that there are no medical concerns/limitations to continuing her courses. A student who wishes to question the final grade earned in a course or Class activity should first discuss the situation with the instructor who issued the grade. If the issue is not resolved, the student should contact the appropriate Department Chairperson to request a review of the grade. If the student is not satisfied with the Department Chairperson's decision, the student may contact the appropriate Dean of Instruction for assistance related to the grade appeal. Established departmental procedures will be utilized to resolve student grade appeals. After all other avenues have been exhausted; the student may request a review of the grade by the Vice-President for Instruction. Student grades are an academic matter; therefore, there is no further appeal beyond the Office of the Vice-President for Instruction. Students have two weeks (10 working days) after a final course grade is issued to appeal it. Students have one week (five working days) after an activity grade is issued to appeal it. Exceptions require the approval of the Vice-President for Instruction. Code of Student Conduct & Discipline Each student is expected to be fully acquainted with all published policies, rules, and regulations of the College, copies of which shall be available to each student for review at LCC's website at www.laredo.edu (Student Life/Student Handbook/Student Rights and Responsibilities) and the Office of the Dean of Student Affairs. Laredo Community College will hold each student responsible for compliance with these policies, rules, and regulations. The student is responsible for obtaining published materials to update the items in this Code. Students are also expected to comply with all federal, state, and local laws. This principle extends to conduct off campus which is likely to have an adverse effect on Laredo Community College or on the educational process. Student Misconduct Each student is expected to conduct him/herself in a manner consistent with the college's functions as an educational institution. Specific examples of misconduct and the disciplinary process are located at LCC's website at www.laredo.edu (Student Life/Student Handbook/Student Rights and Responsibilities). Use of Personal Electronic Devices The use of an electronic device shall not interfere with the instructional, administrative, student activities, public service, and other authorized activities on College District premises. Unless prior authorization is obtained from the instructor or respective College District official, the use of an electronic device is expressly prohibited in classrooms, laboratories, clinical settings, and designated quiet areas on College District premises. Certain Page 6 of 12
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violations of this policy may be excused in the case of emergencies or other extenuating circumstances provided that prior approval is obtained from the instructor or respective College District official. The use of electronic equipment capable of capturing still or moving images in any location where individuals may reasonably expect a right to privacy is not authorized on College District premises. Noncompliance with these provisions shall be considered a violation of Board adopted policy and shall warrant appropriate disciplinary action. Academic Dishonesty The College expects all students to engage in all academic pursuits in a manner that is beyond reproach. Students will be expected to maintain complete honesty and integrity in their experiences in the classroom. Any student found guilty of dishonesty in their academic work is subject to disciplinary action. (1) The College and its official representatives may initiate disciplinary proceedings against a student accused of any form of academic dishonesty including, but not limited to, the following: A. Scholastic dishonesty includes, but is not limited to, cheating on academic work, plagiarism, and collusion. B. Cheating on academic work includes: a. Copying from another student's test paper or other academic work. b. Using, during a test, materials not authorized by the person giving the test. c. Collaborating, without authority, with another student during an examination or in preparing academic work. d. Knowingly using, buying, selling, stealing, transporting, or soliciting, in whole or part, the contents of an unadministered test. e. Substitution for another student, or permitting another student to substitute for oneself, to take a test or prepare other academic work. f. Bribing another person to obtain an unadministered test or information about an unadministered test. C. Plagiarism means the appropriation of another's work and the unacknowledged incorporation of that work in one's own written work offered for credit. D. Collusion means the unauthorized collaboration with another person in preparing written work offered for credit. (2) Procedures for discipline due to academic dishonesty shall be the same as in student disciplinary actions, except that all academic dishonesty actions shall be first considered and reviewed by the faculty member. If the student does not accept the decision of the faculty member, he/she may appeal the decision to the appropriate Department Chairperson, Dean of Instruction, or the Vice President for Instruction. If the student does not accept the decision of the appropriate Department Chairperson, Dean of Instruction, or the Vice President for Instruction, the student may then follow the normal disciplinary appeal procedures for a review of the decision. Page 7 of 12
For additional information please refer to the: Student Policies - LCC Policy Manual
The LCC Policy Manual is available online and includes all Federal, State, and Local Policies applicable to the College. Students may access the LCC Policy Manual through LCC's website at www.laredo.edu (About LCC/Manual of Policy).
EMERGENCY PROCEDURES: IN CASE OF EMERGENCY, From an LCC phone, dial 111. From a Cell phone, dial 911.
LCC Alert System: Safety and Security for LCC is paramount. When an emergency arises, LCC will provide students with information as rapidly and as efficiently as possible. Students must register for the LCC Alert system at www.laredo.edu/lccalert. Emergencies: In case of an emergency, contact Campus Police. Campus Police will then dispatch a police officer to the site and alert emergency personnel. If it is determined that a notification needs to be sent out after an emergency is reported, the notification will provide information on what to do.
LCC Campus Police Offices · Fort McIntosh Campus ­ Building P-64 Room 102 · South Campus ­ Henry Cuellar Protective Services Center Room 130
When a person calls 111 or 911, Campus Police strongly encourages the caller to provide the following information: name, the location from where they are calling, the location of the emergency, and the type of emergency. The caller is to remain on the phone with the dispatcher until emergency responders arrive.
DISCLAIMER:
Every attempt has been made to make the contents of this syllabus informative and accurate. Content of the syllabus is subject to revision and change in the event of extenuating circumstances. Changes will be made available to you electronically.
The updated official version of the LCC Catalog is the on-line catalog and can be found at www.laredo.edu (Admission/College Catalog).
ADDITIONAL COURSE INFORMATION
1. All assignments are due at the beginning of the class assigned. 2. There are no make ups on any quiz or exam, regardless of the student's excuse. The instructor will drop the lowest exam grade and the lowest two quiz grades. Note that Quiz Grade Average and Final Exam Grade can't be dropped.
4. Students must provide their own calculator, pencils and black or blue ink pens. Students will not be allowed to use a cellular phone (or any other device) in place of a calculator. Students may not borrow from another student (or from the instructor) a calculator. They need to bring and use their own. 5. Students may not leave the classroom for any reason before finishing the exam.
3. Late work will not be accepted.
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Laredo Community College Course Calendar ECON 2302 - Principles of Microeconomics Fall, 2013 ­ Rios, Manuel C.
Date Week Week 1 Week 2 Week 3 Week 4 Week 5 Week 6 Week 7 Week 8 Week 9 Week 10 Week 11 Week 12 Week 13 Week 14 Week 15 Week 16 Week 17
Brief Description of Topic Demand & Supply Theory - Intro Demand & Supply Theory & Graphs Demand, Supply & Elasticity Microeconomic Theory - Intro Microeconomic Theory Microeconomic Theory Microeconomic Theory Microeconomic Theory Marx & Dark Side Economics - Intro The Rise of Communism & Socialism Communism's current world challenge Communism & Its Future International Trade Theory ­ Intro Thanksgiving Holidays International Trade: Concept & Theory International Trade: Principles & Policies & Mathematics FINAL EXAM
Assignments/Examinations/ Activities
with Brief Description
Price vs. non-price determinants
Discussion & Review
Quiz 1
Graphs, Math Problems & Application
Quiz 2
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Theory of the Firm: Concepts,
application & market models Quiz 3
Math applications: Revenue vs. costs
under pure competition
Quiz 4
Graph applications: Profit, loss or
break-even under pure competition
Quiz 5 & 6
Graph & math applications:
Monopolistic competition, monopoly &
oligopoly
Quiz 7
Application to national & local markets
-------------------------------------EXAM 2
Discussion of theory & concepts
Discussion & analysis
Quiz 8
Discussion & analysis
Quiz 9
Discussion & analysis
Quiz 10
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Concept & need for international trade
Quiz 11
November 25 ­ 30, 2013
Analysis & discussion of foreign trade
policies and their effect
Quiz 12
Math problems dealing with foreign
exchange and devaluation Quiz 13
DATE & TIME: tba
Chapters/Reading Materials
Rios ­ Ch 1 Rios ­ Ch 1 Rios ­ Ch 2
McConnell ­ Ch 3 McConnell ­ Ch 3 McConnell ­ Ch 4,6
Rios ­ Ch 1,2
McConnell ­ Ch 3,4,6
Rios ­ Ch 3 Rios ­ Ch 3
McConnell ­ Ch 7-12 McConnell ­ Ch 7-12
Rios ­ Ch 3
McConnell ­ Ch 7-12
Rios ­ Ch 3
McConnell ­ Ch 7-12
Rios ­ Ch 3
McConnell ­ Ch 7-12
Rios ­ Ch 3
McConnell ­ Ch 7-12
Rios ­ Ch 4
Rios ­ Ch 4
Rios ­ Ch 4
Rios ­ Ch 4
Rios ­ Ch 4
Rios ­ Ch 5
McConnell ­ Ch
37,38
No Classes Scheduled
Rios ­ Ch 5
McConnell ­ Ch
37,38
Rios ­ Ch 5
McConnell ­ Ch
37,38
* Schedule is subject to change. Revised 5/2013
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SCANS COMPETENCIES
ENCLOSURE
The Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) has identified foundation skills and workplace
competencies for students. Foundation Skills are defined in three areas: basic skills, thinking skills, and personal qualities.
Basic Skills includes Reading, Writing, Arithmetic and Mathematical Operations, Listening, and Speaking effectively.
Thinking Skills include a worker must think creatively, make decisions, solve problems, visualize, know how to learn, and
reason effectively. Personal Qualities include a worker must display responsibility, self-esteem, sociability, self-
management, integrity, and honest. Work Place Competencies include resources, interpersonal skills, information, systems,
and technology.
Foundation Skills
Basic Skills: Reads, writes, performs arithmetic and mathematical operations, listens and speaks.
F1. Reading: Locates, understands, and interprets written information in prose and in documents such as manuals, graphs, and schedules. F2. Writing: Communicates thoughts, ideas, information, and messages in writing; and creates documents such as letters, directions, manuals, reports, graphs, and flowcharts. F3. Arithmetic: Performs basic computations and approaches practical problems by choosing appropriately from a variety of mathematiCal Techniques. F4. Listening: Receives, attends to, interprets, and responds to verbal messages and other cues. F5. Speaking: Organizes ideas and communicates orally.
Thinking Skills: Thinks creatively, makes decisions, solves problems, visualizes, knows how to learn, and reasons.
F6. Creative Thinking: Generates new ideas. F7. Decision Making: Specific goals and constraints, generates alternatives, considers risks, and evaluates and chooses best alternative. F8. problem solving: Recognizes problems and devises and implements plan of action. F9. Seeing Things in the Mind's Eye: Organizes and processes symbols, pictures, graphs, objects, and other information. F10. Knowing How To Learn: Uses efficient learning techniques to acquire and apply new knowledge and skills. F11. Reasoning: Discovers a rule or principle underlying the relationship between two or more objects and applies it when solving a problem.
Personal Qualities: Displays responsibility, self-esteem, sociability, self-management, integrity, and honesty.
F12. Responsibility: Exerts a high level of effort and perseveres toward goal attainment. F13. Self-Esteem: Believes in own self-worth and maintains a positive view of self. F14. Sociability: Demonstrates understanding, friendliness, adaptability, empathy, and politeness in group settings. F15. Self-Management: Assesses self accurately; sets personal goals, monitors progress, and exhibits self-control. F16. Integrity/Honesty: Chooses ethical course of action.
Workplace Competencies Resources C1. Allocates Time: Selects relevant, goal-related activities, ranks them in order of importance, allocates time to activities, and understands, prepares, and follows schedules. C2. Allocates Money: Uses or prepares budgets, including making cost and revenue forecasts, keeps detailed records to track budget performance, and makes appropriate adjustments. C3. Allocates Material and Facility Resources: Acquires, stores, and distributes materials, supplies, parts, equipment, space, or final products in order to make the best use of them. C4. Allocates Human Resources: Assesses knowledge and skills and distributes work accordingly, evaluates performance, and provides feedback.
Interpersonal C5. Participates as a member of a team: Works cooperatively with others and contributes to group with ideas, suggestions, and effort. C6. Teach Others New Skills: Helps others to learn. C7. Serves Clients/Customers: Works and communicates with clients and customers to satisfy their expectations.
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C8. Exercises Leadership: Communicates thoughts, feelings, and ideas to justify a position, encourages, persuades, convinces, or otherwise motivates an individual or groups: including responsibly challenging existing procedures, policies, or authority. C9. Negotiates to Arrive at a Decision: Works toward an agreement that may involve exchanging specific resources or resolving divergent interests. C10. Works with Cultural Diversity: Works well with men and women and with a variety of ethnic, social, or educational backgrounds. Information C11. Acquires and Evaluates Information: Identifies need for data, obtains it from existing sources or creates it, and evaluates its relevance and accuracy. C12. Organizes and Maintains Information: Organizes, processes, and maintains written or computerized reports and other forms of information in a systematic fashion. C13. Interprets and Communicates Information: Selects and analyzes information and communicates the results to others using oral, written, graphic, pictorial, or multi-media methods. C14. Uses Computers to Process Information: Employs computers to acquire, organize, analyze, and communicate information. Systems C15. Understands Systems: Knows how social, organizational, and technological systems work and operates effectively within them. C16. Monitors and Corrects Performance: Distinguishes trends, predicts impact of actions on system operations, diagnoses deviations in the function of a system/organization, and takes necessary action to correct performance. C17. Improves and Designs Systems: Makes suggestions to modify existing systems to improve products or services, and develops new or alternative systems. Technology C18. Selects Technology: Judges which set of procedures, tools, or machines, including computers and their programs will produce the desired results. C19. Applies Technology to Task: Understands the overall intent and the proper procedures for setting up and operating machines, including computers and their programming systems. C20. Maintains and Troubleshoots Technology: Prevents, identifies, or solves problems in machines, computers, and other technologies.
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LAREDO COMMUNITY COLLEGE COURSE SYLLABUS STUDENT ACKNOWLEDGEMENT FORM
I have read and understood the information and requirements of the course syllabus for
ECON2302
,
Course & Number
Fall 2013. Semester
________________________________ Student Name (Please Print)
______________________ Palomino ID
_________________ Date
Admission into and/or graduation from a program does not guarantee employment, a particular salary level, and/or passage on any licensure examinations.
Student Signature _______________________________ Faculty Name Rios, Manuel C. (Please Print)
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