This course focuses on the study of economic problems and the methods by which societies solve them. It examines the characteristics of the market economy of the United States and its function in the world. It helps students develop opinions based on economic principles and provides opportunities to share those opinions with their peers as they discuss current events.
Prerequisite: 
Completion of World Geography (GEOG 041) or its equivalent is recommended but not required.
Course Outline: 
Unit 1: Economics – The Science of Scarcity
Unit 2: Economic Systems & Philosophies
Unit 3: Supply & Demand
Unit 4: Economic Behavior of the U.S. Economy
Unit 5: The Role of Government in a Market Economy
Unit 6: Our Economic History – Lessons from the Past Century
Unit 7: Operating within a Global Marketplace