Course Syllabus - Economics

Course Syllabus – Economics

Instructor: Mr. Potts

Room: 371

Hours: 7:30am – 3:30pm (or by appointment)

Phone: 623-435-6200 Ext. 2371



Course Description: This course is a survey of the U.S. economic system that includes the foundations of economics (scarcity, production, and the mixed market economy), micro and macro economics, and the role of the U.S. in a global economy. Students will be instructed to apply economic theory to real world situations.


Grading: Students will be graded based upon their performance on unit tests and quizzes as well as the end-of-the-course GUHSD assessment. It is important to note that students will also be graded based upon their efforts to complete in-class work and to participate in class discussions/activities. The following is the grading scale and assignment weighting for this course:


90-100             = A                                          Tests/Quizzes               = 40%

80-89               = B                                          Projects/Assignments  = 25%            

70-79               = C                                          Class Participation      = 20%

60-69               = D                                         CRT                             = 15%

Below 60         = F


Students will receive grade updates periodically. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that assignments are completed and submitted in a timely manner.


Make-Up Policy: Any assignment missed as a result of an absence from class will receive an “M” in the gradebook. If the assignment is not completed, the “M” will automatically convert to a zero (0) at the end of the grading period.


Any failing students will receive a referral for Academic Intervention and will be required to stay after school until 3:25 every day until the work is completed and the student is passing with a 65% or higher.


If a student chooses not to attend Academic Intervention, he or she will receive a 3-hour Detention. If the student continues not to attend Academic Intervention or does not complete the 3-hour Detention, he or she will receive a Disciplinary Referral and will be sent to the Dean’s Office for further action.