The purpose of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and decision-making tools necessary for understanding how society organizes its limited resources to satisfy its wants. Students will gain understanding of choices they must make as producers, consumers, investors, and taxpayers.
This course provides students with the opportunity to acquire a comprehensive understanding of the way in which society utilizes its limited resources to satisfy unlimited wants and the distinguishing characteristics of other types of economic systems. Particular attention is given to the American mixed market system.
The major emphasis is to provide the students with the tools to examine and analyze the implications of market solutions and public policy decisions related to economic problems.
Content in this course includes, but is not limited to the following:
*Principles of decision-making in the marketplace
*Scarcity and choices
*Opportunity costs and trade offs
*Contemporary and historical economic issues
*Personal economic skills
*Role of money
*Government and financial institutions
*Folder with pockets and clips
*Pencil or pen (Blue or black ink only)
*Textbook - There is a class set, but you will need to have a copy at home
The grade scale for this class is as follows:
100 - 90 = A
89 - 80 = B
79 - 70 = C
69 - 60 = D
59 - 0 = F
The county Common End-of-Course Exam is the final measure of mastery in the course. The 50-question, multiple-choice test will be given in January and late May at the end of the course.