Fall Semester 2014
TO PURCHASE AND ENROLL YOU NEED THREE THINGS, AN EMAIL ADDRESS, A COURSE ID, AND A CREDIT CARD OR PAYPAL ACCOUNT. EACH SECTION OF MINE HAS A UNIQUE COURSE ID; WHEN PROMPTED TYPE OR PASTE THE COURSE ID FOR THE SECTION YOU ENROLLED IN:
NOW YOU ARE SET. EITHER GO TO WWW.PEARSONMYLAB.COM AND CLICK ON THE "STUDENT" BUTTON UNDER "REGISTER". YOU CAN ALSO ACCESS AN INSTRUCTION PAGE HERE. NOTE THAT YOU CAN OBTAIN FREE TEMPORARY ACCESS FOR A 14 DAY PERIOD.
NOTE: IF YOU ALREADY PURCHASED A MYECONLAB (MEL) ACCESS CODE SPRING SEMESTER DO NOT BUY ANOTHER ONE EVEN IF YOU TOOK AN ECON COURSE FROM SOMEONE ELSE. I WILL HELP YOU GET ENROLLED. IF YOU ALREADY HAVE YOUR BOOK, GREAT, IF NOT, READ BELOW.
First, thank you for signing up for one (or more) of my sections. The syllabus and class assignment calendars for those classes being worked on, and will be posted soon.
Below is some information on required class materials.
(This applies to all of my sections, Econ 2105, ECON 2105H and Econ 2106.)
In Fall 2014 I will be using Economics, 5th Edition, by Hubbard and O'Brien. CAN I BUY AN EARLIER EDITION OFF THE WEB? That's fine with me. There may be times we do things in class that refer to items that are not in your book, but I don't foresee any problems.
The required software is called MyEconLab (MEL), a Web-based, tutoring, quizzing, and testing environment. You can buy the book new, at the bookstore, bundled with a two-semester license for MEL. The alternatives to purchasing a book from the bookstore are to buy it from Pearson Publishing, used from a variety of sources on the Web, or not buying a book (not recommended) at all. The offerings from the publisher, Pearson, include a new text (probably cheaper than the bookstore), the book in looseleaf form with notebook holes (a good deal cheaper), and an e-text. There is really no alternative to purchasing a MEL license, because over 30% your grade is based upon the homework, quizzes, and tests you do in MEL. If you do not purchase it from the bookstore, you will have to buy it from Pearson Publishing on the Web, using a credit card or PayPal. Full Disclosure: Since I will be the only professor using this particular text, the bookstore probably won't be buying many books of my books from students.
I said earlier that I thought you should have a book. There will be several on reserve in the Dunwoody campus library. Even if you do not buy the e-text from Pearson, you can still access the text in a very limited way in MEL. While working on a homework exercise, you can click on a button that will take you to the part of the e-text that applies to your exercise. So, theoretically, you can access the e-text without buying it, but be aware that access is just in little chunks, as you go through the homework exercises. You cannot access the entire e-text, and choose where you want to go, unless you actually buy the e-text.
Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call/text (text preferred) me at 404-428-6630, or at the office, 770-274-5153.
See you soon!
Using Your GPC Student Email
GPC wants all email communication between you and the school (including professors) to be via your GPC email address. Obviously that does not apply, however, to text messages. You don't need to check it 15 to 20 times a day like you do hotmail, gmail, yahoo, sina.cn, etc., once a day should be sufficient. I hear it is pretty easy to automatically forward email from your student account to the one you regularly use. Just remember, that any official notification to you from the school will be via your student email. So if you miss something important, like having been purged from all your classes, it will be your problem.