In this online course, students gain an understanding of economics and its impact on today’s world through research, collaborative discussions, hands-on applications, and real-world projects. Students begin by exploring the foundation of economics and then transition into learning specific economic principles. They discover the personal finance concepts that will help them become financially fit and successful throughout the different stages of their lives. Along the way, students learn terminology and concepts that are specific to economics. These concepts form the basis of much of the logic for the topics in this course, and how the economy works. This course is aligned to the Virginia Standards of Learning for Economics and Personal Finance.