Center for Economic Education offers UCONN Economics Classes on Line or traditionally (in person)!
The Center for Economic Education and the Economics Department offers University of Connecticut courses in high schools with/or without on line support! These courses are offered via the University’s Early College Experience Program
UConn Early College Experience (ECE) is a concurrent enrollment program that allows motivated high school students to take UConn courses at their high schools for both high school and college credit. Every course taken through UConn ECE is equivalent to the same course at the University of Connecticut. Students benefit by taking college courses in a warm setting that is both familiar and conducive to learning. For additional information please see http://web2.uconn.edu/ece/
ECE currently offers the University’s two principles of economics classes:
1201. Principles of Microeconomics
Three credits. How the invisible hand of the market functions or malfunctions through the economic decisions of firms and individuals. How prices, wages and profits are determined, resources are allocated and income is distributed. Topical subjects (e.g., energy policy and health care). Please see the University Catalogue for full description: http://www.catalog.uconn.edu/econ.htm
1202. Principles of Macroeconomics
The organization and function of the economic system as a total unit. Economic decisions, institutions, and policies that determine levels and rates of growth of production, employment, and prices. Topical subjects (e.g., government budget deficits and current interest-rate policy). Please see the University Catalogue for full description: http://www.catalog.uconn.edu/econ.htm
It is important to recognize that these classes are consistent with AP economics classes. They add value to AP in the following ways:
Additional writing and “real world” economics knowledge will be emphasized. Furthermore they are “real” college classes which should prepare students for “real” college classes not just standardized tests.
University of Connecticut CREDITS accepted at virtually all Universities world-wide. These days it is important to minimize the time learning and maximize the time earning. These classes encourage that objective.
High school instructors who have been certified through the University of Connecticut serve as adjunct faculty members or preceptors and teach UConn ECE courses. High School Teachers – become UCONN Faculty with all the rights a privileges thereof. They are Members of Economics Department either as Adjunct Professors or Preceptors in the Department of Economics and are invited to participate in Economics Department activities.
Established in 1955, UConn Early College Experience is the nation's longest running concurrent enrollment program and is nationally accredited by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP).