Length of Course: One Semester
Credit: .5 Credit (Fulfills requirement for Consumer Management)
Grade Placement: 10, 11, 12
State Code: 04201A000
Course Description: This course is a study of the theory and operation of the American economy. Emphasis will be placed on the development of world economic systems with particular focus on the interaction of consumers, government, business and labor unions in the mixed free enterprise system of the United States. A further study will include the principles of the American economic system including the concepts of inflation, economic growth, stability, full employment, and consumer choices. This course fulfills the consumer education requirement for graduation and includes topics such as financial literacy, consumer debt and spending, banking, budgeting, saving and investing, simple contracts, taxes, insurance and homeownership. This course may be taken in the sophomore, junior, or senior year.