Offered ONLINE – SUMMER 2020!
In this one-credit, seven-week intensive summer high school course, students learn about:
- the moral and philosophical principles underlying politics and economics
- the types of government
- the value of the U.S. Constitution
- the structure of American national government as originally established and as currently operating
- basic principles of economics
- the structures of economic systems
- the results of various economic actions
- and the relationship between government, economics, morality, and human beings.
Assessment. Each student completes four brief reports covering topics such as geography, journalism, business, and current events.
*Note: This is not a personal finance course, although the information presented will help the student in understanding personal finance.
REQUIRED TEXTS – Any edition/translation may be used, but hard copies are required.
- Aristotle – Politics (Recommended: Reeve translation/Hackett, ISBN: 9780872203884)
- Cicero – Republic and Laws (Recommended: Oxford World’s Classics, ISBN: 9780199540112)
- Locke – Second Treatise of Civil Government (Recommended: Macpherson editor/Hackett, ISBN: 9780915144860)
- Marx and Engels – Communist Manifesto (Recommended: Barnes and Noble, ISBN: 9781593081003)
- Bastiat – The Law (Recommended: Liberty Fund, ISBN: 9780865978300)
- The Federalist Papers (Recommended: Rossiter editor, ISBN: 9780451528810) <= This edition includes the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, the Constitution, and all Amendments
- Common Sense Economics: What Everyone Should Know about Wealth and Prosperity (ISBN: 9781250106940)
Image: (c) 2012 Sue Hughbanks – The U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C.