Karla Lynch

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Instructor Phone

(940) 668-7731, ext. 4389


Course Description

An introduction to macroeconomic principles, this course explores Classical, Keynesian and other economic models. Emphasis is given to national income, money and banking, monetary and fiscal policy, economic fluctuations and growth. Other topics include international trade and finance, employment, comparative economic systems, and economic decision making.


Course Requirements





Macroeconomics by McConnell and Brue; 17th edition and Study Guide for use with Macroeconomics by McConnell and Brue. The textbook can be purchased at the NCTC Bookstore or elsewhere online.


What can students expect from this course?

Weekly assignments, quizzes, and/or discussion boards typically due on Saturday by 11 PM. Assignments may be done up to 3 times with the highest grade recorded. Quizzes and exams are timed. There are two major exams. Each exam is worth 30% of the overall grade. Exams are online and administered on one of two different nights from 7 PM – 9 PM. There are 60 questions on each exam, including T/F and multiple choice. Students are expected to have their course resources prepared to use during quizzes and exams. Exam difficulty reflects that expectation. Expect at least one written assignment that counts as a quiz grade. Discussion Board posts count toward the participation component of the overall course grade.


Students are responsible for reading, outlining, and studying assigned chapters. The instructor does not post lecture or personal notes. It is the student's responsibility to follow the course content as directed. Since students may reference relevant resources during exams and quizzes, he or she must be thoroughly knowledgeable about those resources and the subject matter. The instructor is available for conference via phone and in-person. There is also an online meeting option if other methods are not possible. It is the student's responsibility to contact the instructor if he or she has questions or concerns.


Additional Resources

Sample Syllabus (PDF)