Each spring, Dr. Cynthia Harter alternates offering the following two online graduate courses for teachers:
♦ ECO 810: Economics for Teachers
This course is not a traditional “economics principles” course, but it does cover basic economic principles. The primary objective is to use the economic way of thinking to analyze some economic problems that exist in our society. Economics doesn’t have answers for all problems, and we will cover only a few of the many economic issues facing the US and other nations, but you will see that economic forces are powerful and pervasive. This course will introduce you to the power of economics in ways that will allow to show your students that economics is helpful and relevant in many areas of study and life, in general. The course will provide a foundation for use of economics as a problem-solving approach to understanding economic and political issues. There will also be links to resources that you can use to teach the issues and concepts to your students. The course is taught fully online with no on-site meetings.
♦ ECO 807: Consumer Economics and Personal Finance for Teachers
ECO 807 is a graduate course for teachers where concepts covered include decision making, budgets, taxes, banks, credit cards and loans, major purchases and risk, insurance, investing, and retirement. The course is taught fully online with no on-site meetings. The course will focus on learning content and also evaluating lessons and materials for teachers to use in their classrooms.
For more information about either of these courses, contact:
Dr. Cynthia Harter
Department of Economics
521 Lancaster Ave.
106 Beckham Hall
Richmond, KY 40475