Class Introduction:

Course Description

This course is designed to teach students economics concepts and principles and to introduce them to important economic institutions. Students will learn to apply economic reasoning to their lives as citizens, consumers, workers, and producers.

Course Goals

Through this course students will:

1. Understand the fundamental economic principles and concepts of microeconomics, macroeconomics, and international economics.
2. Understand the roles and interaction of the individual, government, and economic institutions in a market economy.
3. Develop critical thinking skills and how to apply fundamental economic concepts to their lives and important economic issues.
4. Learn and apply measurement concepts and methods such as ratios, percentage, index numbers, averages, charts, graphs, and tables.
5. Become economically literate participants in the local, national, and global economies.