Short Description: This comprehensive course in Macroeconomics offers students the chance to understand economics from the broadest view possible. Students will learn how local, regional and even global economies work as an entire system and affect each other in countless ways. Particularly in this increasingly global world, a fundamental understanding of macroeconomics provides an imperative foundation from which business professionals, government officials and countless others make important decisions every day. Various types of governments and markets can lead to sound or unsound monetary policy that affect different economies in different ways. Understanding various economic indicators including prevailing indexes and interest rates will provide students with an invaluable foundation that will inform their approach to business and individual financial matters for years to come. Macroeconomics introduces students to such core concepts as supply and demand, monetary policy and inflation, employment measures and growth concerns. Students will understand the role of the Federal Reserve here in the United States and gain a comprehensive understanding of how individual countries’ monetary policy can affect everyone else.
This course introduces foundational concepts of economic principles, such as opportunity costs, supply, and demand. However, the course focus is to explore primary macroeconomic principles, including measurement, real economy in the long run, money economy in the long run, macroeconomic fluctuations, and policy issues. Students will be presented with real-world contemporary examples that apply theory to practice, demonstrating the relevance of macroeconomic thought.
Instructor Description: This class supported by an Educational Mentor. Educational mentors have worked or are working in the subject they mentor. Educational Mentors review student work, student progress, and interact with students as needed. They respond to any questions or concerns you might have, as well as encouraging and motivating you to succeed.