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This introductory economics course is designed to be flexible. We'll send you the textbook and you can start at any time. Work through the material at whatever pace fits with your school schedule.

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You can see all of the online content for this course right now on this website. I've also provided an excerpt from the textbook here. If you have any additional questions on the material, don't hesitate to send a message.

Welcome to an Introduction to Economics! I'm Prof. Kruckenberg and I earned my Master of Arts in Economics degree from Western Illinois University in 2008. My thesis explored the relationship between oil and corn markets after the introduction of ethanol. I've been teaching college level economics courses since 2015. I hope you enjoy this class as much as I enjoy teaching it! I was homeschooled through high school so I know the specific benefits and difficulties with this style of learning. With that in mind, I've worked to make this class as straightforward as possible while remaining flexible. The class can fit with many different learning styles and schedules. There's much more info below but if you have any further questions please don't hesitate to contact me here.

I love the way economics allows us to analyze the world through changing incentives. The application of economics often drifts into other subjects, too. History, politics, finance, mathematics, and sociology all have elements of economic thinking. It's important to remember that every subject has its own way of viewing the world. An essential element of academic development is the ability to view ideas from new and unbiased perspectives. When making your own choices and decisions, economic analysis adds a unique perspective.

Frequently Asked Questions

What's the course schedule?

There is no fixed schedule. This course has been designed with flexibility in mind so you can set your own due dates and work through the material at your own pace. I recommend a timeframe between eight and sixteen weeks. I will be grading your exams and providing feedback. You can ask as many or as few questions as you like during the class.

What material is covered?

This introductory course looks at a range of big topics in economics. These include the function of supply and demand, market structures, resource allocation, unemployment, inflation, economic policy, and much more. Feel free to send a message if you have any questions on course content.

How are grades calculated?

Half of the final grade in this class is your averaged quiz score. The other half is your averaged exam score. Grades follow standard scoring with sixty percent earning a 'D' grade, seventy percent a 'C' grade, eighty percent a 'B' grade, and ninety percent an 'A'.

What if I have questions on material?

I am more than happy to help. Please feel free to message me with any questions or we can set up a time for a video call.

What if I have more questions?

Happy to hear from you! Please contact me with any other questions.

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Class registration is $124 per student, which includes access to the course, grading of all material, and unlimited questions via email or video call. The textbook is an additional $28. Click below for a registration form and to get the class textbook.