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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.


66 Student Reviews
by Katelyn H. on March 18, 2019
There are no Sophia Learning tutorials for this course, which is disappointing for those who prefer reading to videos. Only one instructor has been transribed and it includes all the "fluff" she adds, making it difficult to sort through the important vs. non-important information. The instructor they transcribed for this course is very slow, chatty, and not consice. The reason I use Sophia courses is because I love THEIR tutorials, which are clear and to the point. There was a lot of repeated information throughout the tutorials. Many of the them went over what was previously taught, even several tutorials prior, which made it feel unorganized. This course was just so different for Sophia, it felt like it was put together by a different team. I've already purchased Macroeconomics and I'm hoping it will be back to the norm. I'm thankful for this course and the credits, but the Sophia element of it was truly missed. I hope it'll make a return in Macroeconomics... fingers crossed.
by Julie F. on January 10, 2019
This was a difficult course. It would be nice to have more practice on the calculations and formulas to reinforce those skills. Also it feels like some of the questions are extra wordy to confuse you.
by Jeremy K. on January 1, 2019
Good course. Interesting topic.
by Dewey J. on December 13, 2018
Great to Understand
by John E. on November 19, 2018
Thank you!
by Jeff P. on November 4, 2018
Not all learners benefit from the format of the unit tutorial available for this class. It was difficult to understand without the text book style tutorials available in other classes. If the videos were in addition to the textbook style format, that would be the best option.
by Karen B. on September 24, 2018
challenging but very good course
by Tyler K. on July 27, 2018
I liked the course well enough, and I feel as though I took a lot away from it. I think that people may think that it is going to be easy but it is pretty challenging. I will say that this was my first time dealing with ProctorU and that was an absolute joke. That experience almost ruined the course for me.
Sophia replied on July 27, 2018

Tyler - Congratulations on you successful course completion. We appreciate your feedback about the proctored final exam. Rest assured that we will follow up with ProctorU's leadership team on your experience. Thank you.

— Mike F. | Sophia Learning Coach


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