The elective course in Economics offers a broad examination of the principles of microeconomic theory, with an emphasis on hands-on activities, simulations, and demonstrations of the key principles involved.  This course may interest the student who is looking to pursue a business-related major in college, as the vast majority of the course revolves around the concepts of scarcity, opportunity costs, the law of comparative advantage, supply and demand, market structures, and cost principles, as well as policy issues in labor, taxation, public goods and common resources, and income inequalities.  International economics and current macroeconomic issues are also incorporated into the course, with an emphasis on the major national measures of GDP, employment and inflation, as well as discussions of money and banking, monetary and fiscal policy, and the role of government.   Though this is not the AP Economics course, some students may be prepared to take the AP Microeconomics test in May.