Economics is a one semester class that takes students on a fascinating and relevant guided tour through the world of economics, so that students become valuable, informed contributors to the economy on the personal, household, local, national, and international level.
Students will understand what the Bible says about economics, business, and wealth, a survey of economic ideas in church history, and economic issues that Christians face today.There will also be a brief survey of US economic history before plunging into economic ideas, terms, and realities in greater details. The course ends with an analysis of some of the contemporary economic issues facing our country.
Students will be expected to read approximately 30 pages of material each week (part textbook, part notable essays on economics), complete 15 weekly open-book, take-home quizzes, write one short paper, and complete three closed-book, parent-proctored unit exams.
Students should expect to spend 2-3 hours per week outside of class time preparing for this course.
Parents are encouraged to engage their students in conversation on these extremely relevant and practical issues and to explore the relevance of God’s Word to our economic system. Parents should ensure that students complete the weekly reading assignments and take-home quizzes and proctor the unit exams.
There are no prerequisites for this course, but students must be capable of high school level work and be prepared for robust class discussions.
This course is worth 1/2 credit of high school Social Science.
Spring 2021, 8:30-10:00 Thursday mornings
Texts Supplied by the Student:
Exploring Economics by Ray Notgrass ISBN# 978-1-60999-094-7
Making Choices by Ray Notgrass ISBN#978-1-60999-095-4
Exploring Economics Quiz and Exam Book ISBN# 978-1-60999-096-1
Economics & Personal Finance:
$125.00 - payable at Spring registration
Each Bristol Academy student must also pay for insurance and for use of the church.
These fees are per-student, not per-course.
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