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Economics

Course Description

This course covers

  • production, consumption, and distribution of goods and services in the United States and the world;
  • interactions among supply, demand, and price;
  • monetary and fiscal policy; and
  • personal financial literacy.

Required Course Materials

Any 1 of the 4 state-adopted textbooks:
Holt Economics, Texas Edition. Austin, TX: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 2003. (ISBN: 0030663369)

Economics: Principles and Practices, Texas Edition. Columbus, OH: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, 2003. (ISBN: 0078285623)

Economics: Today and Tomorrow, Texas Edition. Columbus, OH: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill, 2003. (ISBN: 0078285658)

Economics: Principles in Action, Texas Edition. Prentice Hall, Inc., 2003. (ISBN: 013063459X)

Course Lesson Organization

Objectives. The objectives for each lesson will help you focus your efforts. They indicate the concepts and skills you must understand or master when you complete the lesson.
Reading Assignments. Each lesson specifies the selections that must be read.
Introduction. The Introduction section of each lesson provides key terms and concepts that give you background for the lesson.
Self-Assessment Activities. These activities help to build your knowledge and skills and to identify your specific strengths and weaknesses. Some activities direct you to Internet sites with supplemental material for the lesson. All activities prepare you for the graded assignments and for mastering course materials.
Graded Assignments. Each assignment provides information about how your work will be assessed and how credit will be given for your responses. All assignments will be submitted online and graded by your instructor. Some assignments will be computer-graded. The average of your assignments counts as 75 percent of your course grade. The Final Examination counts as the other 25 percent. You can apply to take the Final Exam after 100 percent of your graded assignments are turned in and 70 percent of your graded assignments have been graded and returned to you.

Final Examination

The final examination is comprehensive; it covers the material from all of the lessons. To pass the course, you must receive a grade of 70 percent or better.
Format: Multiple-choice.
Time Allowed: 3 hours
Materials Allowed: #2 pencil, computer-graded answer sheet provided.

Course Outline

Total Number of Lessons: 8
Total Number of Graded Assignments: 15
Instructor Graded (Online submission): 7
Computer Graded: 8

Lesson 1: Introduction to Economics

Lesson 2: Demand, Supply, and Equilibrium - How Prices are Determined

Lesson 3: Business Organizations and Labor

Lesson 4: Money, Banking, and Financial Markets

Lesson 5: Personal Finance

Lesson 6: Measuring Economice Performance

Lesson 7: Government Taxation, Fiscal Policy, and Monetary Policy

Lesson 8: International Trade and Economic Development

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