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FALL 2012 ECO 200 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 units)

Section 0614      Class Begins Online, Monday, August 20th, 2012

Course Description:

This course covers economic analysis of the theory of income determination; national income accounting, business cycles, monetary and fiscal policy, the national debt, the banking system of the United States, and economic growth and development. Students will learn to use macroeconomic principles to analyze the problems of poverty, and income distribution.
(CSU/UC) AA/AS area B2; CSU area D; IGETC area D

Required Prerequisite: MTH 56 or one year of high school Algebra II
Recommended Prep: CCS 124 ‘Becoming a Successful Online Student’

  • Instructor: A R Tom Thomas
  • Instructor Email:
  • Textbook Information:
    Principles of Macroeconomics N. Gregory Mankiw et al, 6th edition; ISBN-10:0-538-45306-0, ISBN-13:978-0-538-45306-6
    Purchasing the E-Text and a APLIA Access Card is the minimum requirement for this course.  The minimum total combined cost is estimated at $90.00 plus/minus and the materials can be purchased either through the Mendocino Bookstore or through direct.
  • Estimated Time per Week: Students can expect to spend approximately 8 to 10 hours per week on this seventeen week class with reading (Please see the posted course syllabus for additional required readings), APLIA exercises, online class discussions and quizzes/examinations.
  • Special Requirements: Access to high speed internet is required Log into both ETUDES & APLIA (see below) by the first day of class (Monday, 8/20) and begin working on the posted Week 1 assignments.
  • Course Syllabus: posted both on ETUDES and on the Mendocino College Portal: Faculty Sites: Alexander Tom Thomas
  • Additional Comments: All of this course will be conducted online through the ETUDES course management system. Students are required to have high speed Internet access (a dial up connection is not recommended), an active email account, the ability to use word processing, conduct Internet searches, attach files, send emails and private messages, and work independently.
  • New to Etudes: Here is an Online Orientation (Flash presentation opens in a new window) that will show you the basics of how to use Etudes. Here is a flash tutorial (Flash presentation opens in a new window) that demonstrates the log in protocol. Be sure to check System Requirements before getting started with Etudes. You need to do this on each computer you use while taking a class through Etudes.
  • Etudes Course: You will log into the Etudes classroom with the log-in information provided below.

Login ID


First 2 letters of first name +
First 2 letters of last name +
Last 5 digits of Student COLLEAGUE ID
(Type using all lower case letters)
Jose A. Garcia
Student ID: 1021945
Username = joga21945

Month Day of birth in school records
(Type using all lower case letters)
Birthday is April 11th, 1982 (04/11/82)
Password = 0411

Etudes link