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Sophia's Microeconomics course helps you thoroughly understand the principles of economics related to the behavior of individuals and firms in making decisions on the allocation of resources. You will learn the role of government in promoting greater efficiency and equity in the economy and how to evaluate decisions with an economic lens. 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 Microeconomics course helps you explore and interpret the behavior of individual consumers and firms in the marketplace. Through this exploration, you will learn how to evaluate decisions, both public and private, with an eye towards production, consumption and transfer of wealth. In this course, you will also learn how to apply conceptual principles of microeconomics in practical ways to everyday life.

In Sophia's Microeconomics 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 economics
  • Examine the consumer
  • Analyze the firm
  • Interpret market interactions: consumer and firm

The Microeconomics course provides you access to Sophia’s Many Ways™ learning model. This model provides you with multiple teachers and various instructional styles for each learning objective. With this unique model, you can find a method that appeals to your individual learning preference.


44 Student Reviews
by Mario H. on August 4, 2017
I thought it was interesting, and I learned a lot of vocabulary. I struggle with not having human interaction, so my understanding could have been better. Ultimately though, my biggest issue with this class was that the questions seemed like they were designed to confuse me. I'm just barely learning this stuff, so tricky questions only succeed in making me doubt what I learned, which results in me no longer trusting my understanding of the subject. It was not terrible though.
by Jerry S. on June 29, 2017
Great course with great instruction.
by Robert W. on May 26, 2017
This was the toughest course of the four I've taken to date. half way through I wasn't sure I would pass but it turns out the 2nd and 3rd units have a lot of review and the last unit was not as tough as the title made it out to be. A lot of good knowledge learned, on to Macro!
by Chris B. on May 21, 2017
Well structured and intuitive.
by James M. on April 30, 2017
You'll need to thoroughly read and watch all tutorials in order to do well in this course. Questions may seem ambiguous at times, but I believe they're structured this way to challenge your understanding. You won't be able to "search/find" all the answers in the tutorials for the milestones. Having a full understanding of the concepts will enable you to pass this course easily and quickly. The math in this course isn't too difficult either. If you can remember a few formulas and apply basic arithmetic, you'll do fine.
by Collin B. on April 10, 2017
no complete glossaries, tutorials are missing terms and information regarding questions
Sophia replied on April 11, 2017

Hi Collin— Congratulations on your successful course completion! While the tutorials are designed to provide all the information necessary to answer the assessment questions, our Learning Coach team is here to help you whenever you need clarification about or assistance with the material. Congratulations again on earning these credits!

— Chloe S. | Sophia Learning Coach
by Cory L. on February 23, 2017
This was a great course. I loved the format, it put the information I was learning into perspective, and allowed me to learn it at my own pace.
by Tracy R. on February 18, 2017
The class was hard even with open book, but the sophia learning reps were the best!


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