Our online economics courses provide students with opportunities to develop an understanding of different economic systems and institutions and to assess the ability of those systems and institutions to satisfy people’s needs and wants. These courses examine how markets, societal values, and governments influence economic decision making, and they provide opportunities for students to assess the costs and benefits of market and government activities for different stakeholders. The online economics curriculum will also help students make better choices as consumers of goods and services, as contributors to the economy, and as economic citizens.
Our online economics courses introduce students to the economic inquiry process and the concepts of economic thinking. Students will develop ways of thinking about economics through the application of these concepts and will use the economic inquiry process as they gather, interpret, and analyze data and information relating to issues of economic importance. Students will make informed judgements and draw conclusions about local, national, and global economic issues.
CIE3M THE INDIVIDUAL & THE ECONOMY, GRADE 11, (UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE)
This course explores challenges facing the Canadian economy as well as the implications of various responses to these challenges. Students will explore the economic role of business, labour, and government, as well as their own role as individual consumers and contributors, and how all of these influence stability and variability in the Canadian economy. Students will apply the concepts of economic thinking and the economic inquiry process, including economic models, to investigate the impact of economic decisions.
CIA4U ANALYZING CURRENT ECONOMIC ISSUES, GRADE 12, (UNIVERSITY)
This course examines current national and global economic trends and policies from diverse perspectives. Students will explore the impact of choices that individuals and institutions, including governments, make in responding to local, national, and global economic issues such as globalization and global economic inequalities, trade agreements, national debt, taxation, social spending, and consumer debt. Students will apply the concepts of economic thinking and the economic inquiry process, including economic models, to investigate, and develop informed opinions about, current economic issues and to help them make reasoned economic decisions.