xCourse Texts

Teachers always say you should read the texts, but it more critical in an online course like this one where there are no class sessions.  If you don’t read the texts, how will you get the course content?

This course will use two principal texts:

  • Robert L. Sexton, Exploring Macroeconomics, 6th Edition, 2012. Sexton’s book can be obtained from the campus bookstore or from Amazon.com .  If you are on a budget, the 5th Edition is not much different than the 6th and is likely available at a lower price.
  • The Wall Street Journal.  Macroeconomics is real lifeMacroeconomic events happen every day.  To stay in touch with this (as well as to link our course to the real world), you need to regularly read a current national newspaper, like the Journal.  For less than $30, you can get the daily subscription which you can access online (or in print).  Click on the link above and then click on the “Ordering Information” tab.  Please fill out both the School and Delivery Information.  The school’s zipcode is 22401.  My name is Greenlaw. 😉

I strongly recommend that you purchase these texts, since we will be using them on a regular basis.  In addition, we will use a variety of other materials, which are noted under each topic.  I suggest you look for an older copy of:

  • Robert Heilbroner, The Making of Economic Society.  You can find very inexpensive copies at abebooks.com

If you are not satisfied with the previous texts, you might want to check out the following on-line one:


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