This is the first course in the two-year HL Economics sequence. In this class, students will study basic economic concepts with a specific focus on micro and macroeconomics. In addition to regular essay-style tests, students are expected to write two in-depth commentaries on current events drawn from today’s news. The interconnectedness of the global economic community is a central theme throughout the year, and students are therefore exposed to a variety of economic systems and policies. Daily readings, notetaking, and frequent written assignments are the norm for the course. Strong analytical skills and a proven understanding of mathematics are needed.
A summer reading assignment is required for this course.
Open to: Juniors with preference given to IB Diploma candidates.