Course Syllabus

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Course Description and Prerequisites | Course Objectives | Course Requisite Technical Skills | Time Expectation | Textbooks and Materials | Course Grading | Course PoliciesPlagiarism and Student Rights & Responsibilities | Overview of Assignments | Taking Proctored Assessments | Your Email Account | Student Resources | Technical SupportAccommodation Policy and Statements | NOVA Online Policies and Procedures | Course Summary (Assignment Schedule and Critical Dates)

Course Title:  ECO 201 - Principles of Macroeconomics I (3 credits)


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Course Prerequisites and Description


Course Objectives


Time Expectation


Course Requisite Technical Skills

In order to succeed in this online course, you must be comfortable working with technology. At a minimum, you must possess the following technical skills:

  • Ability to use the Internet in an effective and efficient manner, including installation and management of browser plug-ins and add-ons
  • Basic knowledge about the operation of a computer, file management, and software installation
  • Working knowledge of the Canvas learning management system
  • Capable of using Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Proficient searching the web for information
  • Able to download and print information from websites
  • Able to download, view, and/or print PDF files


Textbooks and Materials

Acquiring Textbooks and Course Materials

Acquiring Textbooks and Course Materials


Course Grading


Course Policies

Attendance Policy



Plagiarism Policy


Late Work Policy


Assignment Submission


Grading Turnaround Time

All completed assignments will be graded no later than seven days after the due date, and sooner when possible.


The incomplete grade is used for verifiable unavoidable reasons. If you have made significant progress in your course, your end date is near, and you have reasons that can be documented as unavoidable, you may request a grade of Incomplete. To request a grade of Incomplete for this course, you must:

  • Have satisfactorily completed 60 percent or more of the assignments (per VCCS policy)
  • Explain your extenuating circumstances in writing
  • Provide a plan for completing the remaining assignments in writing (all work must be completed by the end of the subsequent semester)
  • The time you have to complete the course must be agreed upon with your instructor, but will be no more than one additional semester

Withdraw from the Course


Plagiarism and Student Rights & Responsibilities


Overview of Assignments

In order to successfully complete this course, you must demonstrate your understanding of the course materials by:

  • participating actively in the discussion activities,
  • completing the assignments 
  • completing the quizzes
  • earning a combined average of at least 60% on the proctored exams.


Taking Proctored Assessments


Your Email Account


Student Resources


Technical Support

For technical assistance, please visit the NOVA Online IT Support website for contact information and support resources.


Accommodation Policy and Statements


NOVA Online Policies and Procedures


Course Summary:

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