live: $ 213
rec.: $ 188
TUESDAY 11:30 am - 12:45 pm EST (2nd Semester only)
In this semester class, students begin with investigating the relationship between government and economy, including comparing different political-economic systems. The course will cover the principles of a free enterprise system including the law of supply and demand, markets, pricing, competition, choice, and entrepreneurship. As well, students will learn about money and how it gets its value, how banks work, investing and inflation. Students will discover how to evaluate the health of the economy, the role of the Federal Reserve and benefits and consequence of international trade. Students will complete a semester long project where they invest an imaginary amount of money in stock market and track their results. A second project will be the development of a business plan.
Weekly homework reinforces the concepts and ideas taught in class, and the teacher is available during live office hours and by email to assist students. Assignments are graded and students receive a course completion report at the end of the semester. Students may take this class for Honors credit.