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Mr. Brent Kilpatrick » Economics

Economics

Course Syllabus/Description
 
Students will examine the allocation of scarce resources and the economic reasoning used by government agencies and by people as consumers, producers, savers, investors, workers, and voters. Key elements of the course include the study of scarcity, supply and demand, market structures, the role of government, national income determination, money and the role of financial institutions, economic stabilization, and trade. Students will examine the key economic philosophies and economists who have influenced the economies around the world in the past and present. Informational text and primary sources will play an instrumental part of the study of economics where it is appropriate. 
 
Main Topics
   1. Supply
    2. Demand
    3. Forms of Business Organization
    4. Macroeconomics
    5. Money, Banking, and the Fed
    6. Economic Systems
    7. Role of Government
    8. Prices and Decision Making
   9. Market Structures
   10.  Wages and Labor
 
Standards
 

Expectations

  1.     I expect each one of you to act responsibly.
  2.     Do not speak when I am speaking.
  3.     Be respectful to your classmates as well as to me.
  4.     You should be prepared to learn each day.

Goals

  1.     Everyone should strive to make an A in this class.
  2.     Be on time
  3.     Have Textbook, Pen/Pencil, Writing Paper, Planner every day.

 

 

Evaluation/Grades

  1.  1. Chapter/Unit Exams
  2.     Daily Work
  3.     Group Projects/Presentations
  4.     Based on a point system
  5.     9-Week Grading Period