Roman Roads Classroom: Economics for Everybody (Spring 2020)
From: $100.00 / month for 3 months
This semester-long course is a flipped-classroom approach to online learning with video lectures and live weekly recitations taught by George Harrell. Students will learn how the true science of economics is built on axioms derived from the classical study of human society, and how these axioms are then used as deductive stepping stones to form economic laws. At the center of our study lies the Word of God which rules over our interpretation of these laws. Scroll down for more information about this course!
Weekly Recitations: Friday, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PST. Course Duration: Spring Semester (January through May). Credits: 1/2 Economics or Elective Instructor: George Harrell Cost: $300 for one semester
Economics is generally approached as an inductive science; as a boring, mathematical dissection of past events. However, economics properly understood is a fascinating examination of human actions, and the cause and effects that these actions have on each other as we use them to form society. Students will learn how the true science of economics is built on axioms derived from the classical study of human society, and how these axioms are then used as deductive stepping stones to form economic laws. At the center of our study lies the Word of God which rules over our interpretation of these laws. It is impossible to discuss economics apart from its connections with politics, sociology, philosophy, and theology. We will study various competing forms of economic schools of thought, as well as the effect that their application has had on all these aspects of life. The goal of this course then is to understand the logic of economics, and how it applies in our daily lives on both the micro and macro scale, and how this fits within Scripture.
George Harrell is a graduate with a master’s degree in Theology and Letters from New Saint Andrews College in far off Idaho. He has taught an American history course for adults, and has published in the South African magazine “Die Boodskapper.” He continues to live in the foothills of Idaho with his wife and his son Patrick, where he pursues the study of hidden things. He blogs at Shot Glass of History, explaining the movements behind the events we take for granted, and helping to raise the veil from our popular narrative.
WHAT IS A “FLIPPED CLASSROOM”?
A “flipped classroom” is one in which the lecture typically given in class is watched at home, and the time normally spent doing homework occurs live in class. In other words, you watch the recorded lecture on your own, followed by answering questions. You then interact with the teacher and other students online going over the lesson, followed by previewing the next lesson.
How this looks will differ somewhat by subject. For Economics, this means an Oxford style “recitation,” or small group discussion once per week. Since this is an online school, these meetings happen live via video conference.
What is a Flipped Classroom? James Nance explains:
AGE OF STUDENT:
Minimum age: 11 years old.
Each student must have and be ready to use the first day of class:
– A computer
– Broadband internet access
– A computer microphone (headset recommended)
– A webcam. (If you need a webcam: GOOD | BEST)