Semester Course (meets twice per week for half a year)

Everyone is an ECONOMIST. In fact, throughout one’s entire life he or she will be dealing with economics. The basic topics of scarcity of resources, specialization, production and flow or goods and services, wages, credit and banking are part of everyday life.

This course will introduce basic economic terms. Case studies are used to explore a variety of economic situations. Students will learn about choices that affect our environment, about our banking system and how to be a careful and safe consumer. Another approach is the use of The Boston Globe’s Stock Market Simulation to demonstrate how our economy functions. Technology is used to enhance the course, using various economic websites and programs.