This course covers the foundations of the economic system covering both microeconomics and macroeconomics. Specifically, students explore what drives individual choices as well as studying the performance and management of the overall economy. The basic models of demand and supply in the market and international trade comprise most of the micro section, while economic growth, inflation, and unemployment make up the macro section. Policy and current issues are integrated throughout the course. This course is recommended as the prerequisite for those wishing to take upper-level Economics courses. General Education: Society and Human Behavior