EEP1-Econ 3Essentials F 2011
Who • You-the class • Instructor: Professor Peter Berck • 224 Giannini Hall • 10A Fridays • email@example.com • GSI’s : Fahd-M W and Lilia- F and F
What • Econ 3/ Env Econ 1 • Intro to environmental econ and to econ in general • No macro; Yes environment • Don’t take this and econ 1 • Need good high school math. Calculus a plus but not necessary • Text is Environmental Economics by Berck and Helfand
When • Now on T and Th, here. • Students who attend lecture/recitation really do get higher grades. • Sections are currently balanced in numbers, so GSI’s can permit only a limited amount of movement from section to section. (You can’t all run away from Friday afternoon.) Talk to GSI for section change. • FINAL EXAM: DECEMBER 14, 2010 8-11A • Quiz: September 29* and October 27 2011 • You must talk to me this week if you cannot make one of these times. How many can’t make sept 29?
Where • Course: Tues & Thurs 2-330 in 3 LECONTE • Sections: M 9-10A, 2030 VALLEY LSB; W 3-4, 22062 VALLEY LSB; F 2-3 P, 2030 VALLEY LSB; F 4-5P, 321 HAVILAND • Bspace. and • http://afs.berkeley.edu/~pberck/EnvEcon/EnvEconIndex.htm
Slides • Often available before class. Last years are up now, but I always am working them over. • Last year: Screen shots and webcast • http://webcast.berkeley.edu/courses.php • Should be every slide and every word • This year—don’t know yet
Grades • 20% homework. Doing your own work and handing it in on time are the big things. • 20% for each of two midterms • 40% for final • Problems with grading? See your GSI immediately and definitely within the week. Still problem? See me. • Cheating. Don’t. It’s not remotely necessary to pass and is a real problem for all of us when you are caught.
Waiting list • I am really powerless in this matter. • What I can do is encourage those who are not interested to drop quickly and make room for those who are. • Hence I take attendance for the first two weeks and drop anyone who is not here. • So there is no point in our discussing this after class. I just don’t have anything to add. • In my day, one waited on line for punch cards to enroll (in the hot sun, of course.) • No taxes = No budget = Too Few classes = You get closed out of majors/classes/careers etc. • If you don’t like it, talk to people your parents age who voted to keep all their money and not have schools or roads.
Email • Works very badly to answer questions about economics • Works very well to tell us that you are/were hospitalized and couldn’t make the exam/hand in problem set on time
Letter of Introduction • For the first section meeting with your GSI, • letter (no more than one page!) introducing yourself. • Include your name and anything about yourself that you would like to share. • If you would like to include a picture of yourself, that would help us to learn your names (but isn't necessary).
Directory • Be sure to get your email right in the university directory. • Do put your picture in their too. It is a great tool for me to figure out who is who. (And it’s a lot less revealing than facebook.)