This course provides students with a structured and analytically sound overview of how the U.S. economy functions. Measures of economic performance including productivity, price stability, economic growth, interest rates, government debt, and international trade deficits will be covered. The impact of international trade will also be discussed.
For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.
This course presents the powerful analytical tools that enable the student to understand the interaction of households, businesses, governments, and foreign countries in the whole economy, as well as the impact of changes in interest rates, exchange rates, monetary and fiscal policy on businesses and the economy.
Textbook readings and PowerPoint presentations
Course Requirements Checklist
After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.
The student will complete 8 Discussions in this course. The student will post one thread of at least 300 words by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Friday of the assigned Module: Week. The student must then post 1 reply of at least 150 words by 11:59 p.m. (ET) on Sunday of the assigned Module: Week. For each thread, students must support their assertions with at least 1 scholarly citation in APA format. Each reply must incorporate at least 1 scholarly citation in APA format. Any sources cited must have been published within the last five years. Acceptable sources include the textbook, the Bible, etc.
The student will be required to answer a set of end-of-chapter problems.
Each quiz will cover the Reading & Study material for the modules:weeks in which it is assigned. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain 40 multiple-choice questions, and have a 2-hour time limit. The student will have 1 opportunity to complete each quiz.