Economics Honors

Course Number: 207

Open To:
Grade 12

Course Length:
Semester; 5 Units

UC/CSU Approved: College Preparatory Elective “G” Requirement. Satisfies one semester of Social Studies graduation requirement.

Course Description:
This course will provide an overview of theories and principles of economics. Microeconomics, macroeconomics and international economics will be covered. Aspects of consumer economics, including personal finance, will be covered. Consumer-related economics are included via teacher presentation and student discussions. Students are introduced to various realia, simulations, and technologies that allow for real-time studies of economics related issues. Students are responsible for preparation of position papers pertaining to economics.

Textbook/Class Resources:

  • Principles of Economics, Sixth Edition. Mankiw, N. Gregory. South-Western Cengage Learning, 2012. ISBN: 9780538453066

Level of Difficulty:
Moderate
Difficult
  Very Difficult

Estimated Homework Per Class:
30 minutes
30-60 minutes
60-90 minutes

Prerequisites:
Completion of US History with a “B” or AP US History with a “C”.