Course Details

Social Studies

Paul Clodfelter

Recommended Grade Level:
12th Grade

Senior Status

Offered Online:
Summer, School Year


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Economics examines the allocation of resources and their uses for satisfying human needs and wants. The course analyzes economic reasoning used by consumers, producers, savers, investors, workers, voters, and government in making decisions. Key elements of the course include study of scarcity and economic reasoning, supply and demand, market structures, role of government, national income determination, the role of financial institutions, economic stabilization, and trade. Students will explain that because resources are limited, people must make choices and understand the role that supply, demand, prices, and profits play in a market economy. The functions of government in a market economy and market structures will be examined. Students will understand economic performance, money, stabilization policies, and trade of the United States. The behavior of people, societies and institutions and economic thinking is integral to this course.

Students who take Economics through Global Campus will complete coursework through a series of real-world, project-based tasks.

Fulfills the Economics requirement for the Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors, Core 40 with Technical Honors, and International Baccalaureate diploma. This course meets the Social Studies requirement for the General Diploma, and as an election option for any diploma. Qualifies as a Quantitative Reasoning course for the General diploma only.

Students must have access to a computer with high-speed internet access and Microsoft Office (Excel and Word). Students will need a headset microphone and audio capabilities. There is no textbook requirement for this course. All readings will be provided by the instructor.

Final Exam
No final exam requirement for this course.

Skyward Request
CGHS students who are interested in taking this course during the school year should make a request in Skyward using the CGHS course number: SS431G.

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