An introduction to the methods and tools used by economists. Economic theory, policy, and history are examined with major emphasis placed on the basics of both macro- and micro-economics. Using games to familiarize students with the mechanics of investing, personal finance, and entrepreneurship this course will help hone students’ understanding of the modern-day marketplace. This course will also include the essential components of a Consumer Ed course. Instructor: Grady Parker
Intended for students in grades 11-12, but open to motivated students in grades 9-10, Economics will meet once a week for 28 weeks for 75-minute classes. Students should expect to spend 2-4 hours on homework each week. This high school course is worth 1 credit.