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SBA COURSE SYLLABUS

A FacultyName SamerKherfi
B Term/Year Fall2016
C Sections CRN Course Days Time Location
10926 ECO33301 MW 08:0009:15 SBA008

D Instructor
Information Office# OfficeHours Telephone Email
Monday,Tuesday, Wednesday:
SBA2124 +97165152540 skherfi@aus.edu
10:4512:45pm

E Instructional Thereisnotextbook.Therequiredreadingswillbeassignedthroughouttheterm.Thereadinglist
Materialand includesbookchapters,journalarticles,andworkingpapers.
Resources
H Teachingand Ingeneral,oneofthetwoweeklymeetingswillbealecture,withtheothermeetingdevotedto
Learning topicdiscussionsandpresentations.Studentsareexpectedtothoroughlycoverthereadingsprior
Methodologies to class meetings, and to frequently present course material. I use Blackboard (Ilearn) to
communicateelectronicallywithstudentsandtopostinstructionaldocuments.

I GradingScale, GradingScale
Grading 95100 4.0 A 7679.99 2.3 C+
Distribution,and 9094.99 3.7 A 7375.99 2.0 C
DueDates
8689.99 3.3 B+ 7072.99 1.7 C
8385.99 3.0 B 6069.99 1.0 D
8082.99 2.7 B LessThan60 0 F

GradingDistribution

Assessment Weight
Participation 10%
Presentations 15%
Quizzes 15%
MidtermExam(Oct19) 30%
FinalExam (TBAbyRegistrar) 30%
Total 100%


Therewillbetwoexaminations.Thepreannouncedquizzesaredesignedtoensurethatstudents
J Explanationof
keep up with the assigned readings. Students will present published papers approved by the
Assessments
instructor.

K Student Students are advised that violations of the Student Academic Integrity Code will be treated
Academic seriouslyandcanleadtosuspensionordismissalfromtheuniversity.Anotationoftheacademic
IntegrityCode integritycodeviolationcanbecomepartofthestudentspermanentrecord.
Statement
Academicviolationsincludebutarenotlimitedto:

Plagiarism
InappropriateCollaboration

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SBA COURSE SYLLABUS

InappropriateProxy
DishonestyinExaminationsandSubmittedWork
WorkCompletedforOneCourseandSubmittedtoAnother
DeliberateFalsificationofData
InterferencewithOtherStudentsWork
CopyrightViolations
ComplicityinAcademicDishonesty

Students MUST read the Student Academic Integrity Code outlined in the AUS Catalog and
agreetoabidebythestandardsforacademicconduct,studentsrightsandresponsibilitiesand
proceduresforhandlingallegationsofacademicdishonesty.

L Student AUSregulationthatrequiresthatstudentsattend85%oftheclasseswillbeenforced.Attendance
Responsibilities/ isinthestudentsbestinterest;coursegradeandattendancerecordarehighlycorrelated.
Behavioral
Expectations Ifyoumissanexamwithoutareasonacceptabletome,youwillreceiveazeroonthework.Ifyou
haveavalidexcuseformissingthemidtermexam,youwillwriteacomprehensivefinalexamthat
includesthechaptersofthemissedexam.Therewillbenomakeupmidtermexamorquizzes.A
makeup final exam can be arranged, provided that you are going through very special
circumstancesatthetimeofthescheduledexam(serioussickness,ordeathofacloserelative,
forexample).Inallcases,ifyouskipatest,Iwouldliketoknowwhywithinfourdays.Requests
forexamreweightingormakeupmustbewelldocumentedandinwriting.

NOUNAUTHORISEDELECTRONICDEVICESINTHISCLASSROOM.Activephonesaredisruptiveto
theinstructorandfellowstudents,soswitchyourphoneoffandstoreitaway.Youmayuseyour
laptop for taking lecture notes. If you use the laptop for nonclass related activity (such as
watchingYouTube,updatingFacebook,orplayingSolitaire),yourclassroomlaptopprivilegewill
be revoked. Also, eating crunchy (noisy) or smelly food is not allowed. Students who do not
respect these guidelines might be asked to leave the lecture hall and might have their devices
confiscatedfortwohours.

Cheating and other forms of academic dishonesty are unacceptable and will not be tolerated.
PleasereadtheAcademicIntegrityCodeintheAUSCatalog.Youwilllearnaboutvariousaspects
ofacademicdishonesty,andtheconsequencesofsuchviolations.Ididnotknowtherules"isnot
avalidexcuse.Atminimum,Iwillassignazeroontheworktoanyonecaughtcheating.
M Student
Instructor Donothesitatetoseemeduringofficehours.Iwouldbepleasedtotalkwithyouatothertimes,
Interaction/ aslongasIamnotbusy.Thefastestwaytoreachmeusuallyisviaemail.
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SBA COURSE SYLLABUS

SCHEDULE (subject to minor changes)

WEEK DATE CHAPTER NOTES


1 Aug29,31 PositiveandNormativeEconomics


2
Sept5,7 EconomicWellbeinginIslam EidAlAdha:Sept1115

3
Sept19,21 Islam,Capitalism,andSocialism


4 Sept26,28 FundamentalPrinciplesandObjectives


5 Oct3,5 SocialJustice


6 Oct10,12 PropertyRightsinIslam

7 Oct17,19 TheQuestionofInterest MidtermExam:Oct19

8 Oct24,26 Taxation


9 Oct31,Nov2 TheProvisionofPublicGoods


10 Nov7,9 TheRoleoftheState Lastdaytowithdraw:Nov10


11 Nov14,16 MuslimContributionstoPoliticalEconomicThought


12 Nov21,23 BankingandFinance



13 Nov28,30 IslamandEconomicDevelopment:Theory



14 Dec5,7 IslamandEconomicDevelopment:Evidence


FinalExaminationperiod:
15 Dec12 Scheduleadjustment/review
Dec1522

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