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Macroeconomics

Macroeconomics

Sophia’s Macroeconomics course helps you thoroughly understand the principles of economics related to the economic behaviors on a national and international scale. You learn the role of fiscal and monetary policy, how broad market systems and the business cycle work, as well as analyze the reasons for and against government interventions in the economy. Full Description

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  • 3 semester credits at University of Phoenix
  • University of Phoenix Equivalency: 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 Macroeconomics course helps you thoroughly understand the principles of economics related to the economic behaviors on a national and international scale. You learn the role of fiscal and monetary policy, how broad market systems and the business cycle work, as well as analyze the reasons for and against government interventions in the economy.

In Sophia's Macroeconomics course, you will complete a series of formative and summative assessments comprised of 9 Challenge assessments and 4 Milestone assessments and tied to the following learning outcomes:

  • Describe macroeconomics
  • Examine the principles of market efficiency
  • Analyze monetary, money, and financial systems
  • Interpret international trade, aggregate demand and supply, and prices and growth

Reviews

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65 Student Reviews
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by Mohammad . on October 7, 2019
Somewhat difficult and confusing at times but good videos and explanations. Overall good course.
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by Ezekiel M. on September 27, 2019
Great course!
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by Tannika L. on September 3, 2019
On the practice milestones there weren't tips on where to find the information.
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by Steven S. on September 1, 2019
Test questions are not very clear.
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by Lester R. on August 31, 2019
great course, I learned a lot.
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by Mason S. on August 30, 2019
Videos are poor, and not helpful. Reach out to an academic coach if you have 2 tries left.
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by Licheng Y. on August 11, 2019
As an international students, I have gained a general understanding about American economic system and financial system by attending this course. I believe the contents will be helpful for me to make good decisions in both personal and professional settings. However I think the language used in some of the questions should be polished a little bit because some questions are difficult to be understood and cause the confusion. Anyway, it is still a GREAT course.
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by Tara C. on August 11, 2019
I’m giving it 5 stars even though it was VERY difficult. Kate’s tutorials are fantastic, combined with the Sophia PDFs and colored pens. This is the 9th and final course I’ve taken with Sophia...what a great way to learn, get credits for it, AND save a tremendous amount of Money!! Thank you!! PS- you know your questions can be unnecessarily tricky, please review that. Took me a total of 20 hours, spread out over 2 weeks.

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    A: The Free Trial allows you to access the course of your choice, or multiple courses. It gives you access to the first unit ("Challenge 1") in the course. This will let you meet the course instructors, sample the instructional content, and answer a set of assessment questions in the Challenge. You can also read the Student Guide and watch an Orientation Video to learn more about the course format, requirements, and resources.

    Any work you complete in the Free Trial is saved, so if you decide to register, you do not need to repeat it. Of course, we also let you reset it and start over if you wish.

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    A: Sophia courses are not eligible for most third party payment methods. Course tuition is paid by the student, using a credit or debit card. Tuition is due at the time of course registration. Sophia offers a payment plan option for course tuition.

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    A: You choose your own course start date and have 60 days from your chosen start date to complete each course. Sophia courses are self-paced, so many students complete a course in less than 60 days.

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  • Q: How am I graded in the course?

    A: Sophia courses are graded on a pass/fail basis, with 70% overall required to pass the course. Your score is based upon points earned in the formative assessments ("Challenges"), summative assessments ("Milestones"), and if applicable, the authentic assessments ("Touchstones"). Currently, our Foundations of English Composition, English Composition I, and Public Speaking courses contain Touchstones.

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  • Q: I'm taking a course where I have to submit Touchstones. How long does it take for my Touchstone to be graded once it's submitted?

    A: We provide our faculty graders with up to 7 business days to grade a Touchstone. The actual time may vary based on volume and grader capacity.

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