• COURSE TITLE:    Personal Finance 
     
    PREREQUISITE:   None 
     
    PERSONAL FINANCE DESCRIPTION:
    Students learn how to navigate the financial decisions they must face and to make informed decisions related to career exploration, budgeting, banking, credit, insurance, spending, taxes, saving, investing, buying/leasing a vehicle, living independently, and inheritance. Development of financial literacy skills and an understanding of economic principles will provide the basis for responsible citizenship and career success. 
     
    PERSONAL FINANCE MAIN TOPICS: 
    • Consumer Skills
    • Living and Leisure Expenses
    • Banking Transactions
    • Credit and Loan Functions 
    • Role of Insurance in Risk Management 
    • Income Earning and Reporting
    • Taxes
    • Personal Finance Planning
    • Investment and Saving Planning
    • Business Enterprise
    • Career Exploration and Employability Skills

    CREDIT INFORMATIONThis course provides a half-credit elective required for the Standard or Advanced Studies Diploma.

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    COURSE TITLE:    Economics
     
    PREREQUISITE:   None 
     
    ECONOMICS DESCRIPTION:
    Students learn how economies and markets operate and how the United States economy is interconnected with the global economy. Additionally they learn how to navigate the financial decisions they must face and to make informed decisions relating to career exploration, budgeting, banking, credit, insurance, spending, financing postsecondary education, taxes, saving and investing, buying/leasing a vehicle, and living independently. They also learn the importance of investing in themselves in order to gain the knowledge and skills valued in the marketplace. Development of financial literacy skills and an understanding of economic principles will provide the basis for responsible citizenship, more effective participation in the workforce, and career success.
     
    ECONOMICS MAIN TOPICS:
    • Basic Economics Concepts and Structure
    • Role of Producers and Consumers in a Market Economy
    • Exploring the Price System
    • Exploring the Many Factors That Affect Income
    • Demonstrating Knowledge of a Nation's Economic Goals
    • Developing Consumer Skills
    CREDIT INFORMATION: This course provides a half-credit elective required for the Standard or Advanced Studies Diploma.
     
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