INTRODUCTION TO MACROECONOMICS Mark Valino ▪ 06.19.2010
WELCOME TO CLASS, STUDENTS! “Meet and Greet” session Yell your best “shout outs!” Meeting expectations, setting limitations. House Rules A Peek in your subject, Macroeconomics
MEET & GREET SESSION Hi’s and Hello’s “I am your Mentor, you are my Apprentice.” “Apprenticeship is a system of training a new generation of practitioners of a skill. Apprentices (or in early modern usage "prentices") or protégés build their careers from apprenticeships. “ – Wikipedia Apart from trailing your career, I’ll guide you trail your life.
YELL YOUR BEST “SHOUT OUTs” What’s on your mind? Share something about yourself.
MEETING EXPECTATIONS, SETTING LIMITATIONS What do you expect from the CLASS, in general? What do you expect from the MACROECOMICS? What do you expect from your PROFESSOR? What do you expect from YOURSELF?
A PEEK IN YOUR COURSE Economics as a course/subject. Economics as a way of life. Economics as life in graphs.
A PEEK IN YOUR COURSE Economics as a course/subject. - requires analytical skills and common sense - mastering principles and theories - words translated to graphs and charts - exposure trips to PSE, BSP, and other financial institutions - Film reviews and report writing
A PEEK IN YOUR COURSE Economics as a way of life. - theories combined with realities - words translated to graphs and charts - to understand the subject, apply the concept to your daily activities and decision making
A PEEK IN YOUR COURSE Economics as a way of life. - Again, “Economics is life in graphs.” - Visuals make learning easier - words translated to graphs and charts
A PEEK IN YOUR COURSE Required book: Principles of Economics by Case and Fair, 9th ed. Course syllabus and presentations are sourced from your class blog site. Grading system Requirements to pass the subject