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04249 Economics

Field of Study

Economics is a challenging, engaging course that presents concepts that help students interpret daily news, understand how interdependent the world’s economies are, and anticipate how events will impact their lives.

This half-credit course covers the Economics portion of the Virginia Standards of Learning for Economics and Personal Finance (EPF.1–EPF.9).

Material Covered

Students will study a variety of concepts in economics 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, and the role of government and global economics.

Student Expectations

Students will complete activities and assignments that involve critical thinking and conceptual knowledge. Timely submission of student work and frequent communication with the instructor are essential for success in the course.

Related Requirements

Presently no SOL test is required upon completion of the course.

Note: If taking this course, please note that the half-credit Personal Finance course is also required to fully satisfy the graduation requirement for Economics and Personal Finance.


  • No other courses are required to be taken or completed before beginning study in this course.
  • Strong reading and communication skills, however, are essential prerequisites for success in the course.

Course Texts and Materials


  • No textbook is required for this course. All material is delivered in Virtual Virginia’s online environment.
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