BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Business and Entrepreneurship students gain fluency in foundational economic principles and explore business planning, development, and management. In Semester I, students study the fundamentals of microeconomics, including supply and demand, incentives, pricing, and production, followed by macroeconomic concepts such as economic indexes, The Fed, and financial markets; as well as trade agreements and globalization.
Students may choose to enroll in this course for Semester I only (0.5 credit) or for Semesters I and II (1.0 credit). For students continuing into Semester II, the course shifts into personalized, project-based work where they engage in individual research projects. Using the knowledge and skills gained in Business and Entrepreneurship as the foundation, students are guided through a self-designed, long-term research project on the topic of their choosing. In Semester II, students are expected to engage in deep, sustained inquiry, authentic and iterative research, critical analysis, and rigorous reflection, revision, and assessment. Pathway options from which students might 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.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra II and one year of high school social studies
Course Year: September 2018 - May 2019
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