Course Description: The class will focus on the students’ roles as a citizen, consumer, and participant in the economy. Students will gain an understanding of the following: investing (including participating in a mock investment competition on-line); taxes; the role of the Federal Reserve; using a checking account; credit and loans (home, consumer, and credit cards); insurance; budgeting; micro and macro economics; and consumer protection. Most assignments will be completed using MS Word, MS Excel, and the Internet.
1 Credit
Grade Level: 12
Prerequisite: None