Principles of Macroeconomics – ECON 214

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 04/07/2022

Course Description

The aggregate supply and demand model is used to analyze macroeconomic problems including business cycles, unemployment, and inflation. Government fiscal and monetary policies that may stabilize the economy are introduced and evaluated. The U.S. financial system and the value of U.S. dollar in the foreign exchange market are covered.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


ECON 214 teaches the student about the structure of the economy and the interactions among its different sectors so that he/she can make good economic decisions, whether for self or public benefit.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions (2)

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student must participate in 2 Discussions throughout this course. Each thread must be at least 300 words and contain at least 3 citations in current APA format. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to the threads of at least 2 classmates. Each reply must be at least 100 words and include at least 1 citation in current APA format. For at least 1 of the replies, the student must choose a topic other than the one he/she discussed in his/her thread. This assignment aligns with the following FSLOs: SSI1, SSI2, CC3, CC4.

InQuizitive Assignments (13)

The student must complete 13 InQuizitive assignments in an adaptive learning environment. Activities are based upon assigned chapter readings from the course textbook and will require students to answer a minimum number of questions correctly in order to receive full credit. The number of questions and amount of time spent on each activity will vary based on student comprehension of concepts. This assignment aligns with the following FSLOs: SSI1, SSI3.

Problem Set Assignments (13)

For each Problem Set, the student must answer all of the provided questions. Problem Sets may be accessed by links placed in each module: week. This assignment aligns with the following FSLOs: SSI1, SSI3.

Fiscal Policy Assignment

The student will investigate specific fiscal policy initiatives taken during the Coronavirus pandemic in the United States and answer questions related to recognize the effects of the labor market, output, and the federal debt. This assignment aligns with the following FSLOs SSI1, SSI3.

Quizzes (13)

The student must complete 13 quizzes based on the textbook readings. Each quiz will cover the  Learn material for the assigned module: week. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain 15 multiple-choice questions, and have a 1-hour time limit. This assignment aligns with the following FSLOs SSI1, SSI3.