Economics & Government
Days: Monday - Thursday
Class Times (Pacific Time):
7:00am - 7:50am - Kevin Smith
12:00pm - 12:50pm - Lisa Mutart
Fall Semester: Economics
Students will be introduced to economic terms and issues that have an impact on the United States and its citizens. This course introduces both microeconomics and macroeconomics, providing one half-year of credit. Written from a perspective of faith in God and trust in His Word, Exploring Economics surveys Biblical teachings on money and finance, provides an overview of the economic history of the United States, gives a clear explanation of terms and concepts used in economics, discusses economic issues confronting us today, and puts our participation in the national and world economies on a personal level. In a time when economic activity is challenging classic definitions, Exploring Economics reasserts the importance of the free market system and enables students to take part in the economy with knowledge and faith.
Spring Semester: Government
Students will thoroughly examine the U.S. federal, state, and local governments as well as contemporary issues. Special emphasis is placed on the Biblical basis for government and on the U.S. Constitution. As we understand the background, basis, and operation of the American government on all levels, we are better equipped to remain prayerful, thoughtful, and involved Christian citizens.
Credits: 1 (elective)
Prerequisite: open to 11th & 12th grade students (others with administrative approval)