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Sophia’s Macroeconomics course helps you thoroughly understand the principles of economics related to the economic behaviors on a national and international scale. You learn the role of fiscal and monetary policy, how broad market systems and the business cycle work, as well as analyze the reasons for and against government interventions in the economy. Full Description

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Using problem-based learning and real-world situations, this course teaches you how to apply knowledge in practical and relevant contexts. Our Many Ways™ learning model feature multiple teachers and various instructional styles for each concept so you can find a style that meshes with your individual learning preference. This rich, immersive experience helps you better understand and retain information, for an all-around smarter way to learn.

Sophia's Macroeconomics course helps you thoroughly understand the principles of economics related to the economic behaviors on a national and international scale. You learn the role of fiscal and monetary policy, how broad market systems and the business cycle work, as well as analyze the reasons for and against government interventions in the economy.

In Sophia's Macroeconomics course, you will complete a series of formative and summative assessments comprised of 12 Challenge assessments and 4 Milestone assessments and tied to the following learning outcomes:

  • Describe macroeconomics
  • Examine the principles of market efficiency
  • Analyze monetary, money, and financial systems
  • Interpret international trade, aggregate demand and supply, and prices and growth


24 Student Reviews
by Michael W. on March 18, 2017
I think everyone should take this class for themselves, required or not.
by Tracy R. on March 15, 2017
The staff is always great!!!!!
by Cyrus S. on February 26, 2017
This class was very good for being an online program where there is not a professor who you can talk to or ask questions. My only complaint is that occasionally there are misleading questions on tests and the practice milestones could vary greatly from the milestones.
by Mark S. on January 14, 2017
This was my first time taking a course like this. It took some time getting used to it, but I'm glad I did it!
by Andrew R. on January 13, 2017
Questions are very hard and sometimes hard to fine the answers.
Sophia replied on January 13, 2017

Hi Andrew - Congratulations on your successful course completion! Please remember that our team of Learning Coaches is here for times when you may need guidance to find the right information to answer a question. Learning Coaches are available via phone, email and Live Chat. We hope to get a chance to work with you in a future Sophia course.

— Mike F. | Sophia Learning Coach
by Elizabeth K. on January 5, 2017
I think the way this course was run was good. I like being able to choose the power points to how I learn best and then to be able to watch and use them as I needed to. I do think that the questions on the challenges and milestones were worded questionably at times and caused incorrect answers. Might want to look at the way questions are written and be sure that students are set up to get things wrong. All in all a positive experience.
by Michael R. on November 30, 2016
There were many questions that were too wordy, had double negatives, or did not take correct answers because the wording was slightly different. The videos by instructors were fine but the actuals milestone tests were poorly written. I also did not like that certain questions had 3 or 4 answers and if you got one of the 3 or 4 wrong the whole question was given no credit.
Sophia replied on November 30, 2016

Hi Michael -- we congratulate you on your recent course completion. Thank you for the feedback concerning the Milestone questions. We have recently a question-based feedback link in each Milestone question, so we can more rapidly response to any concerns. Thank you.

— Mike F. | Sophia Learning Coach
by David F. on June 29, 2016
Great course and tutorials


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