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Economics covers all aspects of life. As such a proper understanding of this subject will enable the student to comprehend much of how the world works. This is a survey course and as such will cover both Micro and Macroeconomic practices. Saving and investing as part of personal finance will be stressed. Critical thinking and decision making skills will be encouraged as students will be expected by the conclusion of the course to be able to demonstrate an understanding of monetary and fiscal policy as well as how supply and demand interact in various markets.

Unit 4: American Political Ideologies and Beliefs

Chapter 6 in Edwards textbook

Political Polarization in the American Public-Pew Research Center

"America's Missing Moderates: Hiding in Plain Sight"-Fiorina, Morris P.

"Your Surgeon Is Probably a Republican, Your Psychiatrist Probably a Democrat"-Sanger-Katz, Margot

The Monkey Cage Series on Political Polarization-The Washington Post

"Polarized or Sorted? Just Whats Wrong With Our Politics, Anyway?"-Alan Abramowitz and Morris Fiorina,

"A Deep Dive Into Party Affiliation"-Pew Research Center

Unit 5: Political Participation

Chapters 7-10 in Edwards textbook

"US Trails Most Developed Countries in Voter Turnout"-Pew Research Center

"How to Spot a Misleading Graph"-Lea Gaslowitz

"How to Spot Fake News"-Factcheck.org

Citezen's United v. FEC, 2010

"Americans' Attitudes About the News Media Deeply Divided Among Partisan Lines"-Pew Research Center

"The Electoral College: How it Works in Contemporary Presidential Elections"-Neale, Thomas H.