The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the basic concepts and principles that drive the free market system and to develop consumer skills that will help them function in a global society.

Students will identify different types, factors that affect, and functions of different economic systems.  They will also explain how government, private businesses, and the public affected and are affected by economic systems, decisions, etc. 

Topics Covered

What is economics?

Economic Systems

American Capitalism

Consumer Roles and Responsibilities

Going Into Debt

Purchasing Housing & Transportation

Saving & Investing

Supply & Demand

Business Organizations

Competition & Monopolies

National Economic Performance

Controlling Unemployment & Inflation



New York Stock Exchange

American Stock Exchange

Federal Reserve Board

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation


College & University Economics Programs

University of Missouri

Missouri State University

Lyon College

St. Louis University

University of Missouri - St. Louis