Welcome to ECO-120 Principles of Microeconomics at St. Charles Community College. My name is Lauren Dickens and I will facilitate this course. My role is to guide you through course material, provide supplemental resources, answer your questions and assess your comprehension of the models and theories presented.
Course Content & Evaluation
This is an online course, with the exception of a mid-term and a final exam that will take place on campus. The dates, times and locations of these assessments will be posted on the course calendar. It is important to check your SCC email after you enroll and frequently through out the term for important announcements and information. The course will utilize the assigned texts and Aplia course access, and a Web component through Moodle. Assignments will be completed using Aplia course access and Moodle will serve as a hub for learning resources, articles, videos and additional supplemental material. For more information and directions to access our course Aplia site, see the Syllabus on the course Moodle page.
This course will allow an independent learner to excel; however, it will require effort, time and self-motivation to successfully master skills. Students who have this learning style will generally be successful in this course.
After accessing the course home page, you should read the Syllabus and follow the directions to access the course Aplia content. It is also recommended that you review the course outline. Actively working on Moodle, Aplia, reading the text and utilizing the provided supplemental materials are critical for your success in this course. While this course is designed to fit into a busy student’s schedule, deadlines will be firm and the structure of the course is designed to aid your comprehension of the material. An online course does offer some flexibility; however, students should not confuse flexibility with ease. Dedicating 5-10 hours a week is essential to your success in this course; failure to do so may result in poor performance.
As a student at SCC, you have a single login and password to access SCC Connection and Moodle. Your login and password should have been assigned through the SCC Connection and you will be able to access the course through Moodle. To access the course go to https://moodle.stchas.edu. When you login, you should be able to view all the courses you are registered for. If Principles of Microeconomics does not appear, you need to contact the Registration Office to confirm your registration for the course. The course will not appear if you have not paid, or do not have your financial aid/payment plan complete. If you are registered for the course, contact the Moodle helpdesk for assistance. If you have any questions or concerns about navigating Moodle, there are links to the Student Help and a Help Desk on the login page. If you have any questions about the course expectations or content specific to this course, please contact me using your SCC email.
Textbook: Check the syllabus, or check the SCC Bookstore at www.bookstore.stchas.edu
You can order your textbooks via telephone, mail or Internet and have them delivered to your home, or place on reserve for pick-up at the Bookstore.
Web materials: Aplia by CengageBrain; check the Moodle site for access information. Aplia access comes with an electronic copy of the textbook. If you prefer to have a physical copy of the text, you will need to purchase access to Aplia in addition to the textbook.
Technology: You will need access to a computer with Internet connection. Additionally, you will need Windows 98 or higher operating system and a Flash player 6 software or higher; audio speakers or headphones; video display.
I look forward to facilitating this course.
Lauren E. Dickens
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