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Macroeconomics

Macroeconomics

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

3 semester credits

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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

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43 Student Reviews
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by Alexandria N. on February 7, 2019
There is not an option for text-only tutorials, but the video tutorial by instructor Kate includes a transcript. Other than that the class is good; a lot of the material is closely related to the material in Microeconomics so if you did well in that one you will do well in this one.
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by Annette C. on January 20, 2019
Great course. I learned a lot, certainly had me thinking. Proctor U was great this time.
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by Gabriele C. on December 20, 2018
Great course - the pace was nice, and the examples used were relevant and still easy to understand. I made Colton my favorite presenter for this class - well done!
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by Karlie G. on December 15, 2018
I feel like the wording of some of the questions could be improved. At times it was difficult to understand what the question was asking us to find, or the answers were ambiguous. Overall, the learning material was extremely helpful, and the class was short and easy.
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by Tomasz M. on September 24, 2018
Lack of transcripts make it a bit difficult to quickly reference the materials. Few questions were not well described in the materials, but overall OK course and definitely doable.
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by Jason P. on September 22, 2018
Questions on this one were really tough compared to the other courses I have taken. Many of the questions were worded poorly.
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by Trent M. on September 6, 2018
This was an excellent course within my opinion. In regards to refining it I would suggest removing and replacing some of the questions that have been reported as equivocal. Thank you.
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by Jennifer N. on August 20, 2018
This was a difficult course, but it is definitely better than taking it in class. Some examples within the tutorials do not help with answering the test questions.

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