Preface to Economics

What is Capitalism? What does "Socialism" mean? Such words are heard frequently but are often vaguely defined and poorly understood. This brief course will begin to describe major systems of economics and equip students with some of the key definitions needed to discover more.

Preface to Economics meets for 4 one-hour classes. Prior to each meeting, students will be expected to read an article or descriptive essay of 5 pages or less. Documents will be posted in Canvas so that no books need be purchased. Students will be asked to write a brief paragraph (5-7 sentences) after each class to consolidate the completed lesson or prepare for the next.


No materials needed. Online articles provided.