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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.


39 Student Reviews
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!
by Cherie P. on February 17, 2017
Wasnt too bad, however scratch paper and a pencil should be allowed for the exam.
by Kaitlyn B. on February 14, 2017
Informative course. Challenges and Milestones had some questions that were confusing and not worded in a way that helped the student understand the material.
by Stephanie M. on January 9, 2017
This was a difficult course, but it was well presented and informative. I enjoyed it overall.
by Ashley M. on December 15, 2016
The quizzes need to be multiple choice not so many fill in the blanks. I hate how the quizzes are tricky with the fill in the blank on obvious key terms.
Sophia replied on December 20, 2016

Hi Ashley - As you know, this course features multiple question formats. Constructed response formatted questions ("fill in the blank") typically test you on key terms taught in the corresponding tutorials. In the Challenges, you get multiple attempts, and hints are provided if you miss the answer on your first attempt. As always, our team is here to help you along the way. Congratulations on your successful course completion!

— Mike F. | Sophia Learning Coach
by Robin K. on October 31, 2016
material was well taught, this is just not my subject or interest


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