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This course will introduce students to basic economic principles, important economists, personal financial responsibility, today's economic struggles and what the Church has to say on the subject.
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Class dates: Thursdays, September 8 to December 1, 2011. No class Nov. 24 (Thanksgiving).
Total classes: 12
Starting time: 10 am Eastern (9 am Central)
Duration: 1 hour
High school credit: 1 semester
Suggested grade level: 11th to 12th
Fee: $160 if you register on or before August 1, 2011. $185 after Aug. 1 for all 12 classes.
Instructor: Phillip Campbell
Course description: This class is geared toward providing young people with a holistic approach towards economic principles based on six objectives: (1) introducing students to basic economic principles such as supply and demand, competition, etc. (2) studying the lives and thoughts of eminent economists (3) introducing principles of personal financial management (budgeting, frugality, etc.) (4) looking at economic problems through a Catholic perspective (5) critically examining current economic problems.
Course materials: The Worldly Philosophers by Robert Heilbroner (older editions will also work) as well as selected readings and research from free online sources.
Homework: Will consist of moderate reading (30-50 pages per week) and short answer questions, with an option of a research paper/project on a topic of their choosing for a final. All homework graded by instructor.