Economics & Personal Finance (6120)
Ms. C. Sereno
Students will learn how economies and markets operate and how the United States economy is interconnected with the global economy. Additionally, they will learn how to navigate the financial decisions they must face and to make informed decisions relating to career exploration, budgeting, banking, credit, insurance, spending, financing postsecondary education, taxes, saving and investing, buying/leasing a vehicle, and living independently. They will also learn the importance of investing in themselves in order to gain the knowledge and skills valued in the marketplace. Development of financial literacy skills and an understanding of economic principles will provide students a foundation for responsible citizenship, more effective participation in the workforce, and career success.
Course Objectives: Upon completion of this course the student will be able to:
- Explain the role of consumers and producers in a market economy.
- Describe how costs and revenue affect profit and supply.
- Plan for living and leisure expenses.
- Utilize banking transactions for professional and personal advancement.
- Demonstrate appropriate use of credit and loan functions.
- Compare and contrast business management functions.
- Prepare and calculate personal income tax information.
- Calculate the difference between income earning, reporting and withholding.
- Utilize the role of insurance in risk management.
- Explain his/her career options and employability skills.
- Demonstrate knowledge of investment options and savings planning.
- Notebook and folder or a 3-ring binder
- Pen or pencil
- Regular class attendance is necessary for learning and successful completion of this course.
- Class attendance will be evaluated based on participation in Zoom class meetings and submission of assignments weekly.
Communication: Please contact me through email, Google Classroom, Zoom, or Remind if you have any questions.
Google Classroom Code: vtfjikm
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 1:30-2:00
A+ = 98-100
C = 73-76
A = 93-97
C- = 70-72
A- = 90-92
D+ = 67-69
B+ = 87-89
D = 63-66
B = 83-86
D- = 60-62
B- = 80-82
F =59 and Below
C+ = 77-79
Make-Up Work: The STUDENT is responsible make-up work if class is missed. All assignments and directions will be in Google Classroom. I will also be available during office hours to answer questions. Failure to make up missed assignments will result in a grade of “F/0” for those assignments.
Be On Time - Join class a couple minutes early to ensure connection.
Be Prepared - Have your computer charged or plugged in with camera on.
Mute - Mute yourself when not speaking to eliminate background noise.
Check Surroundings – Make sure you are in a quiet and appropriate environment.
Be Respectful – Treat virtual meetings like a regular class.
Presentation – Dress appropriately and sit up straight.
Chat Responsible – Raise your hand to speak or type questions in the chat box.
Participation – Focus on topic & actively participate in discussions.
Communication – Speak clearly & look up when talking.
Resources: Next Gen Personal Finance
Family Economics & Financial Literacy
Stock Market Game
Technology Assistance: If you need assistance with technology, please complete the following form by clicking on the link.
Industry Certification: Each student will be required to take the “W!SE” Financial Literacy Certification Exam in this course.