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Principles of Microeconomics and Catholic Perspectives

Register today to broaden your understanding of economics, gain the necessary skills to understand how economic markets work, and learn how economic concepts affect your daily life.

Total classes: 12

Prerequisite: None

Suggested grade level: 9th to 12th grade

Suggested credit: One full semester Economics or Microeconomics


This course is intended to introduce students to fundamental concepts of microeconomics and Catholic Social Teaching. We aim to use economic reasoning to rationally address basic economic questions. The course is meant to assist students in using critical thinking skills to approach problems. Applications and examples will often accompany the content, and class participation will also be a part of the course.


Class 1: Introduction
Class 2: Marginal analysis
Class 3: Applications of marginal analysis
Class 4: Market demand analysis
Class 5: Market supply analysis
Class 6: Market equilibrium
Class 7: Elasticity analysis
Class 8: The market system and the role of government
Class 9: Utility and consumer behavior
Class 10: Production and costs
Class 11: Catholic Social Teaching
Class 12: Catholic Social Teaching

Materials and Homework

Course materials: All course materials provided FREE by Dr. Harris as PDF files and online resources.

Homework: Reading every week and a submitted assignment (analysis, short answers, etc.) about every other week. Expect to spend one to two hours on homework outside of the classroom each week.

Important Dates

Class dates: Wednesdays, January 17 to April 17, 2024. (No class February 14 or March 27)

Starting time: 4:00 PM Eastern (3:00 Central; 2:00 Mountain; 1:00 Pacific)

Duration: 55 minutes per class

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