Source: David Klein, New York Times

Peter M. Shaw, MBA
Professor of Business & Economics
Office #1409, 4th Floor, Andrews Building
Thomas W. Moss, Jr. Campus
Tidewater Community College
315 Granby Street, Norfolk, Virginia 23510

(o)  757.822.1151  (e)pshaw@tcc.edu

HOMEPAGE FOR ECONOMICS (201) STUDENTS

Origin of the term "Economics"

The term "economy," from which we get "economics," comes most directly from the Old French word "economie," meaning "management of a household." The French adopted the term from the Latin word "oeconomia," which was in turn derived from the Greek word "oikonomia." Oikonomia came from the word "oikonomos," which separates into "oikos," meaning house, and "-nomos" meaning managing.

The oldest recognized written work in the field of economics is Oeconomicus, a book on farming and household management, written by the Greek philosopher Xenophon (430?-355? B.C.).

Despite the Greek origins of the term, economics was not an important field of study for the ancient Greeks, who, despite occasional references to economic matters, were more interested in philosophy and ethics.

U.S. GDP Data

Your Quizzes Are Located At This Course Blackboard Web Site! 

Economics 201 Course Outline/Syllabus

Economics 201 PowerPoint Slides With My Chapter Audio Lecture! (Being Updated)

Economics U$A Online Video (Free log in to watch online videos)

new rotating imageEconomics 201 EXTRA CREDIT PROJECT

TEST REVIEW:

Test #1 Chapters 1- 4 use the Chapter FAQs located in the Discussions section of the course Blackboard website!

Test #2 Chapters 24-27 use the Chapter FAQs located in the Discussions section of the course Blackboard website!

Test #3 Chapters 28-31 use the Chapter FAQs located in the Discussions section of the course Blackboard website!

Test #4 Chapters 32-34 use the Chapter FAQs located in the Discussions section of the course Blackboard website!

Test #5 Chapters 36-37 Select Readings and Chapter 38 use the Chapter FAQs located in the Discussions section of the course Blackboard website!

FOR ONLINE STUDENTS:

Schedule For Test #4 & #5

"TCC faculty use a variety of testing methods to assess student progress and achievement. In some online courses, faculty may require proctored examinations. A proctored exam is administered and supervised by a person (the proctor) in a controlled environment such as a testing center. TCC maintains a testing center on each of its four campuses where an online student may be required to go to complete specific exams or assignments. If you are unable to visit one of TCC's testing centers and your instructor requires proctored tests or assignments, contact your instructor to discuss alternative proctoring arrangements. Any costs associated with proctoring outside of TCC facilities are the responsibility of the student." http://www.tcc.edu/elearning/students/testing.html

To be flexible as possible, I will require that you take your tests #4 (Chapters 31-33) and test #5 (chapter 35-36 select readings) at any TCC Campus Test Center Computer Lab to fulfill this TCC requirement.

SPECIAL NOTE: If you plan to use another college/university testing center, that college/university testing center proctor MUST e-mail me one week prior to the Test #4 and #5 testing period, and I'll e-mail my proctoring instructions to them PRIOR to you taking these tests.

I will set it up so you can take your tests online at the Testing Center Computer Lab (you log into the BB course web site just like you take a test at home). You may take Test #4 & #5 anytime during the Testing Center Computer Lab hours .

YOU MAY "WALK IN" TAKE A SEAT ON THE DAY YOU WISH TO TAKE THE TEST AS THE SEATS ARE AVAILABLE.

YOU WILL NEED TO SHOW AN PICTURE ID OF YOURSELF TO THE LAB PERSON AND YOU CANNOT TAKE ANY BOOKS INTO THE LAB WHILE TESTING!

PETER SHAW'S HOMEPAGE