This course provides an introduction to the world of economics. Through interactive lectures and immersive activities, we will explore the basic principles of microeconomic and macroeconomic analysis, and issues of economic policy. We will explore the basic principles of microeconomics and economic decision-making, including topics such as opportunity cost, demand and supply, market structures, and market failures. We will also look into macroeconomic principles to understand the problems an economy must face – ensuring economic growth, maintaining stable prices, and ensuring employment – and the economic institutions that make the U.S. economy work, such as the government and the Federal Reserve.
We will use real-world examples, case studies, and actual economic data to understand current economic debates and applications of economic policy. You will gain the economic literacy required to understand the world around you and develop critical thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills applicable to real-world economic issues.
Curiosity, willingness to learn, and preferably, some high school algebra (solving equations with one unknown, basic mathematical operations).
Online sections of Pre-College courses are offered in one of the following modalities: Asynchronous, Mostly asynchronous, or Blended. Please review full information regarding the experience here.