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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.


4 Student Reviews
by Jose Maria d. on November 22, 2015
Good focus on key concepts on microeconomics.
by Laura C. on July 31, 2013
Sophia provided the best of both worlds ­- a classroom setting with online benefits. I’m a hands­-on learner so having an instructor guide me through the Course with visuals and diagrams was extremely helpful.
by Kelli L. on July 31, 2013
I liked using SOPHIA and will do so again in the future for sure!
by Johnathan M. on July 31, 2013
The ability to view each concept from multiple instructors is a powerful way to learn.


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