Field of Study
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.
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.
This course covers the Virginia Standards of Learning for Economics and Personal Finance, and satisfies the Virginia graduation requirement for Economics and Personal Finance. Presently no SOL test is required upon completion of the course.
- 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.