Year Academic Seminar
(Friday // 10:00 am - 10:50 am // Atkinson Hall 108)
Georgia College and State University
Office Hours: By Appointment
Course Description: This is the freshman seminar for economics majors. The course is designed to help students make a smooth transition to college life at GCSU and to familiarize them with the economics program.
Attendance policy: Students are expected to attend all class meetings. Attendance will be taken during each class meeting. Students are allowed one (1) absence without penalty during the term. A student's attendance grade will be reduced by twenty-five (25) points for each absence after the first one. I do not accept excuses from class so please do not bring excuses explaining your absence.
Four-year Program of Study.......50%
90 - 100 A
*Failure to return
Mises book will result in an incomplete (I) for the course.
Class Format: We will cover a variety of topics of interest to new students in a very informal setting. Topics include advisement, registration, academic performance, learning center, international education, etc. Please feel free to bring topics to class on which you have questions or would like to discuss.
AT 10:00 am. PLEASE BE CONSIDERATE AND
TIME! CELL PHONES MUST BE TURNED OFF!! NO ELECTRONIC
Emergency Procedures: In case of fire please exit Atkinson Hall to the front campus. In case of a bomb threat please exit Atkinson Hall and assemble in front of Russell Auditorium (the side facing the street away from Atkinson Hall).
Assistance for Student Needs Related to Disability: If you have a disability as described by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 504, you may be eligible to receive accommodations to assist in programmatic and physical accessibility. Disability Services of the GCSU Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity can assist you in formulating a reasonable accommodation plan and in providing support in developing appropriate accommodations needed to ensure equal access to all GCSU programs and facilities. Course requirements will not be waived but accommodations may assist you in meeting the requirements. For documentation requirements and for additional information, we recommend that you contact Disability Services located in Maxwell Student Union at 478-445-5931 or 478-445-4233.
NO EATING IS ALLOWED DURING CLASS TIME, HOWEVER, YOU MAY ENJOY A (LEGAL) BEVERAGE OF YOUR CHOICE.
I will try to maintain the following schedule, however, I may need to make adjustments.
August 19, 2016 First Class/Introductions/Review Syllabus. Introduction to economics.
Why major in economics? Von Mises Book.
Career Center assignment. Focus 2 Career Assessment
Assignment: Complete the 5 self-assessments in Focus 2 and bring your
Work Interest Assessment results to class on August 26 in order to
participate in a class activity with the Career Center.
How to create an account and log into FOCUS 2:
New Users: Visit our webpage at http://www.gcsu.edu/career and click on
“Focus 2 Career Assessment.” Click “Register” and
create an account. Use your @bobcats.gcsu.edu email address as your
username. Login with the access code “Thunder”. Returning Users: Login
with your username and password. (more Career Connections Instructions)
August 26, 2016 Career Center Presentation/Academic Advisor
September 2, 2016 Hurricane Hermine (class cancelled)
September 9, 2016 Economics program of study. Degree Works—(Worksheet Tutorial). (Degree Works--Planner Tutorial).
September 16, 2016 Alcohol Education Presentation (Student Health Services).
September 23, 2016 Ludwig von Mises -- Lecture 1 "Capitalism."
Career Connection Assignment. Register in Career Connection at
www.gcsu.edu/career - click on the Career Connection link and use your
Bobcats email as your username. Once registered, you can access your
account through Unify. Once registered, complete the Career Connection
Career Connection Job & Internship Database Assignment.
September 30, 2016 Tranguide/GPA/Advisement/Registration/Withdrawal Policy.
(How to Register) (Schedule Planning Sheet) (Course Withdrawal Policy)
October 7, 2016 International education opportunities.
October 14, 2016 Ludwig von Mises -- Lecture 2 "Socialism" and Lecture 3 "Interventionism."
Initial "Program of Study" due today in Degree Works Planner.
(Update "Program of Study" in Degree Works Planner as needed until
October 21, 2016 Ludwig von Mises -- Lecture 4 "Inflation."
October 28, 2016 Mansion tour
November 4, 2016 No Class
November 11, 2016 Ludwig von Mises -- Lecture 5 "Foreign Investment." You can still
update your “Program of Study” in Degree Works Planner as needed.
November 18, 2016 Ludwig von Mises -- Lecture 6 "Politics and Ideas." You can still update
your “Program of Study” in Degree Works Planner as needed.
Return von Mises book today.
November 25, 2016 No Class Today (Thanksgiving week)
December 2, 2016 Meet the department faculty. Final "Program of Study" due in Degree
Works Planner today! No Further Changes Can Be Made to Program
Return von Mises book today if not already returned.
MY EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY
An educated person is one that is capable of taking information learned throughout one's life and using it to deal with issues which are encountered on a daily basis. An education, most importantly, enables the mind to think critically about issues so that one can become a problem solver.
Updated on August 17, 2016