Join me, Instructor Smith, in a 15 week long learning adventure! Contrary
to popular belief economics is not "the" dismal science! It is a
social science that can be fun, exciting,
and, yes, reflective of common sense.
Common Sense Economics promises to open students' eyes to how the economy
really works. On completion, students will be
able to use economic reasoning to make strategic choices as consumers,
investors, learners, and
citizens of the world.
Common Sense Economics (CSE)
Instructors using Common Sense Economics (CSE) and
CommonSenseEconomics.com are invited to
modify this website
template to guide their teaching efforts. To get a zip file of
the site for your use and modification, please email
Tawni Hunt Ferrarini, Northern Michigan University. Highlights
- This template helps instructors build a website around an
existing or new course in economics. It can be used at no
money cost by any
textbook adopter of Common Sense Economics (CSE).
- The website readily identifies appropriate readings in CSE for
various economic topics. It also provides references to supplementary
works appropriate for beginning students of economics.
- Instructor resources include: password protected
multiple-choice and essay questions are provided for testing
purposes; suggested syllabus, readings reflective of common sense
and classic readings; PowerPoint slides; graphics; and a course web
- Experience based and hands-on learning
opportunities, going deeper exercises, small group
activities and other exciting instructional ideas are offered.
Student resources include: Links to practice tests; student reading guides
for each of the four parts of CSE.
- This course promises to be a fun one!