Spring 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 FALL 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. I WILL PROVIDE MORE INFO ON MEL ON THESE PAGES SOMETIME NEXT YEAR! I MISWROTE BELOW: MEL CODE PURCHASES ARE GOOD FOR ONE YEAR, SO IF YOU PURCHASED A CODE LAST SPRING SEMEMSTER, YOU WILL HAVE TO PURCHASE ANOTHER ONE.
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, in both Econ 2105 and Econ 2105.)
In Spring 2014 I will be using Economics, 4th Edition, by Hubbard and O'Brien. 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 a majority of 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.
If you already have MEL from last
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.
See you in 2014!
[NO, IF YOU HAVEN'T YET MET ME, YOU PROBABLY WON'T RECOGNIZE ME FROM THE PHOTO ABOVE, TAKEN A LONG TIME AGO. I PROBABLY LOOK MORE LIKE GANDALF (MINUS THE BEARD) THAN FRODO. I MUST CHANGE THAT PHOTO .....]
Using Your GPC Student Email
GPC wants all email communication between you and the school (including professors) to be via your GPC email address. So, you are required to use your gpc email address when corresponding with me. 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.