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Microeconomics

Microeconomics

Sophia's Microeconomics course helps you thoroughly understand the principles of economics related to the behavior of individuals and firms in making decisions on the allocation of resources. You will learn the role of government in promoting greater efficiency and equity in the economy and how to evaluate decisions with an economic lens. Full Description

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  • 3 semester credits at Thomas Edison State University
  • Thomas Edison State University Equivalency: Microeconomics (ECO-112)
  • Category: Social Science

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Using problem-based learning and real-world situations, this course teaches you how to apply knowledge in practical and relevant contexts. Our Many Ways™ learning model feature multiple teachers and various instructional styles for each concept so you can find a style that meshes with your individual learning preference. This rich, immersive experience helps you better understand and retain information, for an all-around smarter way to learn.

Sophia's Microeconomics course helps you explore and interpret the behavior of individual consumers and firms in the marketplace. Through this exploration, you will learn how to evaluate decisions, both public and private, with an eye towards production, consumption and transfer of wealth. In this course, you will also learn how to apply conceptual principles of microeconomics in practical ways to everyday life.

In Sophia's Microeconomics course, you will complete a series of formative and summative assessments comprised of 12 Challenge assessments and 4 Milestone assessments and tied to the following learning outcomes:

  • Describe economics
  • Examine the consumer
  • Analyze the firm
  • Interpret market interactions: consumer and firm

The Microeconomics course provides you access to Sophia’s Many Ways™ learning model. This model provides you with multiple teachers and various instructional styles for each learning objective. With this unique model, you can find a method that appeals to your individual learning preference.

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by Cori M. on August 15, 2019
This was probably one of the hardest Sophia course I've taken. I didn't feel that the challenges adequately prepared me for the questions on the milestones.
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by Jasmine C. on August 15, 2019
Took 6 days, it was good!
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by Mark G. on August 8, 2019
Vague questions with unclear expectations. When I challenged questions on a Milestone, I got no answers in a reasonable amount of time. When i did get answers, all they were were definitions I had already read in the tutorials spat back at me. No EXPLANATION. Course made sense and I did learn a lot, so it wasn't a complete wash.
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by Stefan E. on August 6, 2019
you get what you pay for - not worth full price. questions in the challenges are easy and the milestones are something like: if you throw a hockey puck on mars who is the next president of mazedonia.
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by Melissa S. on August 5, 2019
Worst class I've taken on Sophia. Very hard to search tutorials because they weren't able to be downloaded as PDF's. Questions were worded strangely in relation to the actual course information.
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by Quintin c. on July 27, 2019
This was fun and informative
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by Jacob B. on July 22, 2019
Having the videos all being short seemed inefficient for me, the time it takes for me to click back then choose the next video then maximize my screen then listen to the introduction again was wasteful. I would have benefited more from a single one hour lecture.
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by Jairo G. on July 15, 2019
Difficult but satisfying course. I love Sophia Pathway courses. I wish I could take every course I need through them.

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