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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - ECO7207
Tracking Number - 2663

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Current Status: Approved by SCNS - 2012-06-14
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: to gc 5/7/12 (for changes to Economics Program), Course appd 4/11/12, to USF Sys 4/11/12, to SCNS 4/18/12. Appd eff 6/1/12

Detail Information

  1. Date & Time Submitted: 2011-11-07
  2. Department: Economics
  3. College: AS
  4. Budget Account Number: 1403-000
  5. Contact Person: Michael Loewy
  6. Phone: 8139746532
  7. Email:
  8. Prefix: ECO
  9. Number: 7207
  10. Full Title: Macroeconomics II
  11. Credit Hours: 3
  12. Section Type: C - Class Lecture (Primarily)
  13. Is the course title variable?: N
  14. Is a permit required for registration?: N
  15. Are the credit hours variable?: N
  16. Is this course repeatable?:
  17. If repeatable, how many times?: 0
  18. Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum): Macroeconomics II
  19. Course Online?: C - Face-to-face (0% online)
  20. Percentage Online: 100
  21. Grading Option: R - Regular
  22. Prerequisites: ECO 6206
  23. Corequisites: ECO 6425
  24. Course Description: Empirical study of economic growth, business cycles, and the other macroeconomic phenomena.

  25. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course: Needed to compete with national trends
  26. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service? This will be a required course for doctoral students in economics and will be the second half of a two-semester sequence in macroeconomics. We anticipate that the demand for this course will be 6 - 8 students per year.
  27. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times? No
  28. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.) In addition to holding a PhD in economics, the instructor for this course must have research interests in macroeconomics.
  29. Objectives: 1. To gain familiarity with methodologies used to estimate macroeconomic models.

    2. To learn the theory behind the models being estimated.

    3. To review the recent academic literature that utilizes these empirical techniques.

  30. Learning Outcomes: At the conclusion of the course student will have learned

    1. The methodologies currently used in empirical macroeconomic research.

    2. The theory underlying the models being estimated.

    3. How these theories and estimation strategies are applied in the literature.

  31. Major Topics: 1. Economic Growth

    2. Consumption Theory

    3. Real Business Cycle Theory

    4. Asset Pricing Theory

    5. New Keynesian Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium Models

    6. Time Series Econometrics

    6. Time Series Econometrics

  32. Textbooks:
  33. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases: All readings for this course are available as downloads on Blackboard and/or as textbooks on reserve in the library. The main reading are the instructor's notes which will be made available through Blackboard.
  34. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy: Weekly homework assignments worth 20% of final grade.

    Two exam each worth 40% of final grade.

    Final grades will be determined by both the absolute numerical value of grades as well as students' relative position in the class.

  35. Assignments, Exams and Tests: Weekly homework assignments worth 20% of final grade.

    Two exam each worth 40% of final grade.

  36. Attendance Policy: Course Attendance at First Class Meeting – Policy for Graduate Students: For structured courses, 6000 and above, the College/Campus Dean will set the first-day class attendance requirement. Check with the College for specific information. This policy is not applicable to courses in the following categories: Educational Outreach, Open University (TV), FEEDS Program, Community Experiential Learning (CEL), Cooperative Education Training, and courses that do not have regularly scheduled meeting days/times (such as, directed reading/research or study, individual research, thesis, dissertation, internship, practica, etc.). Students are responsible for dropping undesired courses in these categories by the 5th day of classes to avoid fee liability and academic penalty. (See USF Regulation – Registration - 4.0101,

    Attendance Policy for the Observance of Religious Days by Students: In accordance with Sections 1006.53 and 1001.74(10)(g) Florida Statutes and Board of Governors Regulation 6C-6.0115, the University of South Florida (University/USF) has established the following policy regarding religious observances: (

    In the event of an emergency, it may be necessary for USF to suspend normal operations. During this time, USF may opt to continue delivery of instruction through methods that include but are not limited to: Blackboard, Elluminate, Skype, and email messaging and/or an alternate schedule. It’s the responsibility of the student to monitor Blackboard site for each class for course specific communication, and the main USF, College, and department websites, emails, and MoBull messages for important general information.

  37. Policy on Make-up Work: Students who fail to submit a problem set by the due date may request an extension should there be unforeseen circumstances that prevented a timely submission of work. The same policy applies to exams. Academic Dishonesty: See USF Policy on Academic Dishonesty and Disruption of Academic Process at Because of the University’s commitment to academic integrity, plagiarism or cheating on course work or on examinations will result in penalties that may include a grade of “F” for the specific exam or course work and a grade of “F” or “FF” for the course. Any incident of academic dishonesty will be reported to the Dean of the College. Definitions and punishment guidelines for Plagiarism, Cheating, and Student Disruption of the Academic Process may be found a the web address listed above.
  38. Program This Course Supports: Economics
  39. Course Concurrence Information: Doctoral students in Finance may take this course as part of their degree program as the Department of Finance does not offer a course in this area.

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