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What's the deal with economics classes in high school?

Can anybody explain what you actually learn in high school economics classes? I'm trying to decide if I should take it as an elective next year. Is it worth it for college apps, or should I consider another subject?

7 months ago

High school economics classes typically cover fundamental economic concepts such as supply and demand, the role of government in the economy, and various economic systems. You'll probably also discuss current events from an economic perspective.

As for college apps, taking economics can demonstrate interest in the subject if you're considering a related major. Whether or not it’s 'worth it' depends on your interests and college plans. If you feel drawn to social sciences, business, or policy, economics might be a great fit. However, if it doesn't align with your potential major or interests, another subject might serve you better.

For some students, taking a variety of courses like economics shows an eagerness to explore different fields. At the end of the day, your passion and dedication to your selected courses and extracurriculars often shine through more than the specific subjects you choose. Best of luck in making your decision!

7 months ago

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