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.
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:
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WHAT HAPPENS IN THE SECOND SEMESTER?
Students wishing to pursue a business or economics project may enroll in the course for the full year. 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 activism, design or research project on the topic of their choosing. Guided by a One Schoolhouse teacher, students pursue individual study/self-assessment or collaborative seminar/peer-review. Pathway options from which students choose include:
Upon completion of their inquiry-driven project, students will have gained academic maturity and expanded their ability to engage in a diverse and changing world. They will be able to draw and defend conclusions from theoretical underpinnings, contextual background, and mathematical analysis or source evaluation. Finally, they will have created and tested something useful of their own design or will be able to defend a position based on their own research. Check out the video below to hear from the facilitators and learn more about your seminar project!
Social Sciences Teacher
MBA St. John’s University
BA California State University, Northridge