Business and Economics students gain fluency in foundational economic principles and explore business planning, development, and management. Students study the fundamentals of microeconomics, including supply and demand, incentives, pricing, and production, followed by macroeconomic concepts such as economic indexes, The Federal Reserve, and financial markets; as well as trade agreements and globalization. This is an ideal survey course for students considering a college degree in economics, business, or management. By the end of Semester I, students will have a working foundation to analyze current events in the corporate world and the international economy. Students wishing to pursue a research or design project in business or economics during Semester II may enroll in the Research/Design Seminar.
For students continuing into Semester II, the course shifts into personalized, project-based work, where students engage in deep, sustained inquiry, authentic and iterative research, critical analysis, and rigorous reflection, revision, and assessment as they journey through a self-designed, long-term research or design project on the topic of their choosing. Guided by their One Schoolhouse teacher, students pursue individual study/self-assessment or collaborative seminar/peer-review. Pathway options from which students might choose include:
WHAT STUDENTS SAY
"I am enjoying this course. I especially love the essays that we write after watching videos on different types of entrepreneurship. I find them exciting and engaging. I am looking forward to the rest of the year."
WHAT STUDENTS DO
Learning is an active process at One Schoolhouse. Students design, create and apply. And, they engage with classmates and connect with their teachers through discussions, video conferences, and projects. Specifically, in this class students will:
MEET A TEACHER FOR THIS COURSE
Tony Ospezin Harris
Social Sciences Teacher
BS London School of Economics
MBA Babson College
MEd Brown University