|Professor & Class Info.||
Dr. Robert A. Lawson
238 Renner Hall
Section 11750, 3:00-4:15, MW,
|Bulletin Description: Application of micro- and macroeconomic theory to labor markets. Topics include the demand for labor, the employment decisions of workers, and rationale and effects of legislation, nonwage compensation, investments in education and training, productivity considerations, racial and gender discrimination, unions and public sector labor markets. Prerequisite: ECON 200.||Course Objectives: A successful
student will learn the following topics:
|Textbook and Materials: Campell R. McConnell, Stanley L. Brue, and David Macpherson, Contemporary Labor Economics, 5th ed., (Boston: Irwin/McGraw-Hill), 1999.||Class Policies:
There is no attendance requirement. So skip at your own risk!
There will be an extra credit bonus available for regular attendance.
See below for details. In the event of an absence, you are responsible
for all material missed. As a courtesy to your classmates, make every effort
to arrive at class on time.
Any "Academic Integrity" violation (see Undergraduate Student Handbook for details) will result in an "F" in the course and may result in disciplinary action by the university.
Exams: There will be three exams in this course; each is worth 25% of your final grade. You are responsible for all material covered in the books, the classroom lectures, handouts, etc.
Term paper: You will write a term paper, worth 25%. A 5% bonus if offered if the term paper is done as a "web paper."
|Grading Scale: All essay questions are graded on a four-point scale with a 4 indicating an ‘A' answer, a 3 a ‘B' answer, and so on. Overall grades on exams are determined by averaging your points on all the essays and assigning the appropriate letter grade. On all written work, you will be graded, in part, on grammar, spelling, style, etc.|
Outline: This is a tentative course outline and
is subject to change.