This is our catalog of courses. We will occasionally adjust the course listing to reflect the addition of new courses and the retirement of others.
Sign up today for Economics as if People Matter to get a holistic view of economics and how your future depends upon making sound, reasoned economic decisions. Your knowledge of economics will play a role in your life as a donor, consumer, investor, borrower, employee or business owner, and voter.
This course is geared toward providing young people with a holistic approach toward economic principles based on five objectives: (1) introducing students to basic economic principles such as supply and demand, competition, etc.; (2) studying and the life and thought of eminent economists; (3) introducing principles of personal financial management (budgeting, frugality, etc.); (4) looking at economic problems through a Catholic perspective; (5) critically examining current economic problems
Class 1: Fundamental Questions
Class 2: The Economy
Class 3: Supply and Demand
Class 4: Employment
Class 5: Property
Class 6: Taxation and U.S. Tax System
Class 7: The Stock Market
Class 8: Currency and Banking
Class 9: The Federal Reserve
Class 10: Keynesian Economics
Class 11: Alternative Economic Systems
Class 12: International Trade
Course materials: The Worldly Philosophers by Robert Heilbroner (please acquire the 7th edition, ISBN 978-0684862149).
Homework: Homework consists of moderate reading (30-50 pages per week), essay questions, and four quizzes. Quizzes are automated for immediate feedback.
Class dates: Thursdays, January 11 to April 11, 2024. (No class Feb. 15 or March 28)
Starting time: 10:00 AM Eastern (9:00 Central; 8:00 Mountain; 7:00 Pacific)
Duration per class: 55 minutes