This is a one-semester elective course where students learn to make personal and societal economic decisions by studying what an economy is, what the fundamental principles of the U.S. economy are, the basic characteristics of other world economies, and the United States' role in an expanding global economy. students learn the factors that drive markets and, in turn, learn how markets drive our economy. They study the role that consumers, producers, and governments play in our economic system and they learn personal economics skills for daily life.