Common Sense Economics for Life

This is the essential course for individuals who may only take one economics and personal finance course in their life. It prepares individuals to be strategic consumers, wise savers, diversified investors, and responsible citizens. The course includes 17 modules, paced at roughly one week per module. Students begin with a basic introduction to 12 Key Elements of Economics, followed by modules on the Sources of Economic Progress, the Role of Government, and Practical Personal Finance. Each module includes readings, fun and engaging popular media video clips, audios, discussion questions, homework assignments, quizzes, and exams.

No prior knowledge is required. The course is not math-heavy. Instead, students are encouraged to develop their economic reasoning skills and apply them to the development of a more fulfilling life!

  • Designed for students who may only take one economics and personal finance course in their life
  • A semester long introduction into economics applying economic reasoning
    • 17 modules = 13 Core Economics Modules + 4 Personal Finance Modules
  • Covers 59 Key Economic Concepts Aligned with National Standards
  • Equivalent to a 3 credit hour high school or college course

Common Sense Economics for Life: Micro/Macroeconomics

The study of the major topics in microeconomics gives students a thorough understanding of the principles that apply to the functions of both consumers and producers in any economy. Limited resources and unlimited wants illustrate the importance of market factors and the role of government. The student of macroeconomics leads students to an understanding of how principles of economics apply to an economic system as a whole. This course includes material on fiscal and monetary policy, inflation, employment, the Great Depression and the Great Recession, the environment, and poverty. Designed for students who want to cover the major topics of both micro and macroeconomics and understand how both markets and the political system allocate resources.

  • Designed for students who want to cover the major topics of both micro and macroeconomics and understand how both markets and the political system allocate resources
  • A semester long introduction into Micro- and Macroeconomics using economics reasoning (Semester #2)
    • 17 Modules = 13 Major Topics in Economics + 4 Modules on the Environment and Poverty
  • 67 Key Economic Concepts Aligned with National Standards
  • Equivalent to a 3 credit hour high school or college course

Common Sense Economics for Life: Personal Finance

This course studies personal and family financial management principles. It is designed to employ the economic way of thinking relative to the student’s life and his or her professional development. The tools of economics are applied to key life choices: education, earning, saving, investing, the use of debt, purchasing a vehicle or home, and planning for retirement. The course includes five modules on smart choices for work and life satisfaction, earning more income, managing credit, saving and investing, and insurance.

No prior knowledge is require to take this course. The course is not math-heavy. Instead, students are encouraged to develop their economic reasoning skills and apply them to the development of more fulfilling lives!

  • A semester long course for students who want to make strategic financial decisions using economic reasoning
    • 13 Modules = 5 Core Economic Modules + 4 Personal Finance Modules + 5 Smart Choice Modules
  • 53 Key Economic Concepts Aligned with National Standards
  • Equivalent to a semester long high school course or a 2 credit hour college course