VHS Catalog 12-13

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Course Title:
Economics Honors Section DA: An Introduction
Course Code:
Social Studies
Grade Level:
07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12
Honors, Pre-AP
Repeated Semester (Fall: 25 Seats; Spring: 25 Seats; )
15 weeks
Solid reading and writing skills, history and American government would be helpful, basic math skills such as working with decimals and fractions
Additional Requirements:
Accredited by:
Certified by NCAA for initial-eligibility (VHS School Code: 221356); Middle States Commission on Secondary Schools; Northwest Accreditation Commission
Course Requires a Media Kit to be Shipped to Students:
Course Requires a Media Kit to be Purchased by Course Sponsor
(see additional details below):

Note: This course is intended to teach and reinforce crucial academic skills to help students strengthen their background in the subject area prior to taking an advanced level course.

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Economics is the study of how individuals, groups, and countries deal with the problem of limited resources and unlimited wants and needs. This course helps students gain a deeper understanding of important concepts such as tradeoffs, opportunity cost, supply and demand, saving and investing, production and consumption, fiscal and monetary policy, inflation and unemployment, and trade policy. Upon successful completion of the course students should be better able to assess the economic policy decisions that affect them, their community and their country. Previous mastery of basic math skills is essential.

*This course may be appropriate for Gifted and Talented middle school students that meet all course prerequisites.*

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This catalog description was last modified on 06/14/2012

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