College of Business and Economics, Koleke Pāʻoihana a Kālaihoʻokele Waiwai

Master Syllabus: ECON 340 - Money and Banking

College of Business and Economics, University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo
(revised February 17, 2015)

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I. Current Catalog Description

Determination of income, employment, the price level, fiscal and monetary policies.

II. Prerequisite

ECON 131 Intro To Macroeconomics (3)

III. Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, students should be able to: 1. Explain theory of financial economics, monetary models and policies at intermediate level. Phase 1, #1; phase 3, #6. 2. Be able to use publicly available data to analyze changes in financial variables over time. Phase 1, #2. 3. Apply the theoretical concepts into problem-solving skills, including college algebraic and geometrical skills with critical thinking. Phase 2, #4. 4. Effectively communicate (orally and in written prose) SLOs #1-3. Phase 2, #3.

IV. Course Materials

The materials may include one or more textbooks and/or reading package or readings prepared for the course, as well as computer diskettes and/or online materials. No other special or unique materials are required for this course.

V. Teaching Methods

Primary teaching methods include class lecture, assignments, may be the use of computer work and/or some group work and presentations. Utilization of online interactions and homework assignments are encouraged.

VI. Evaluation Tools

One or more rigorous written assignments (equivalent to a minimum of six typewritten pages or 1500 words) and quantitative assignments (equivalent to a minimum of six typewritten pages or 1500 words) that are substantially correlated with the final course grade will be given. Exams will include the use of essay and problem sets in addition to multiple choice tests. The test length depends on the class session’s time schedule. There may also be the use of quizzes that are in-class and homework assignments that may require computer /internet access. Students are encouraged to write a term paper using historical data to verify the theoretical issues they learn in the course. Presentations of these findings either during the semester or at the end of the class are also highly recommended.

The following information should also be included in the syllabus.

Students with Disabilities

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