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19262 Economics & Personal Finance

Economics and Personal Finance is a challenging, engaging course designed to help students interpret daily news, understand how interdependent the world’s economies are, and anticipate how events will impact their lives. Students will study a variety of concepts in both economics and personal finance with a focus on their practical applications. Course topics include the fundamentals of economic theory (like the price system and supply and demand), micro- and macroeconomics, the role of government and global economics, human capital and career decision making, banking/money management, and financial planning.

This course aligns with the Virginia Standards of Learning for Economics & Personal Finance.

Prerequisites

  • None

Course Texts and Materials

  • All resources are included within the course.

Terms Offered

Starting 2021–2022: Offered in two half-credit semesters.

  • 19262 Economics & Personal Finance Sem 1 (0.5 cr)
    • Full Year, Semester 1 (fall, 18 weeks)
    • Fall Block, Semester 1 (early fall, 9 weeks)
    • Spring Block, Semester 1 (early spring, 9 weeks)
  • 19262 Economics & Personal Finance Sem 2 (0.5 cr)
    • Full Year, Semester 2 (spring, 18 weeks)
    • Fall Block, Semester 2 (late fall, 9 weeks)
    • Spring Block, Semester 2 (late spring, 9 weeks)

Note: For Summer Session 2021, this course is offered as a single, 1.0 credit, 6-week course.

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