Prof. Hogendorn's Homepage | Course Syllabus |
Time and Place: | WYL 112, MW 2:40-4:00 |
Office Hours: | M, T, Th 1-2 If door is open, I may be available, please knock. I also encourage appointments: talk to me before or after class or e-mail. |
E-mail: | chogendorn |
Course Assistants: |
Leib Sutcher
Clinic Monday 8pm, ALLB 103 |
Book: |
Varian, Intermediate Microeconomics, 8th, 7th, 6th, and 5th editions are all official textbooks for this course. Save money, buy an earlier edition! Note that many chapters in this textbook have a calculus appendix. Always read these appendices. You may find Walter Nicholson, Microeconomic Theory (any edition) helpful for answering calculus questions. This book is often used in other sections of this course. |
Problem Sets: | There will be 9 problem sets. Problem sets are due in
class. You may work with other students on problem sets, and you may
turn in one set with multiple names on it. The questions on the exams will be similar to the problem sets. There are also review problems in the book -- the applicable ones are marked next to each reading. |
Exams: | There will be two midterms and a final exam. |
Grading: | 25% First midterm 25% Second midterm 30% Final exam 10% Adjustment for problem sets 10% Adjustment for class participation I always use the Hogie scale for grading: 0, 1, 2 (the "hurdle" level), 3, 4 (minor problems), or 5. To find your letter grade equivalent, divide by the number of questions to get your average score on the 0-5 scale. Then convert according to: 4.5=A, 4.0=A-, 3.7=B+, 3.3=B, 3.0=B-, 2.7=C+. 2.3=C, 2.0=C-, 1.7=D+, 1.3=D, 1.0=D-. Problem sets will receive a check minus, check, or check plus. The 0-5 scale equivalents are: check plus, 4.5, check 3.4, and check minus 2.3. Your lowest problem set will be dropped. Late problem sets will not be graded. If your grade on the final exam is higher than the lower of your two midterm grades, then your lower midterm will be dropped and your final will count for 55% of your grade. Because of this, you may not reschedule the midterms. To make the grading fair to all, it is also important to avoid rescheduling the final exam, so this will be possible only in serious emergencies. |
Attendance: | Please attend classes regularly (your attendance is an important component of "class participation"). If you know in advance that you will be late or have to leave early, please let me know. Please avoid coming in late so as not to disturb the rest of the class. |