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Common Sense Economics Boot Camp is a Course

Common Sense Economics Boot Camp

Ended Apr 30, 2018

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Full course description

Course Date:

Dec 11, 2017 - Mar 26, 2018


15 weeks


5 hrs/week



Course Type:





This course focuses on what everyone would benefit from knowing about: the operation of markets, importance of entrepreneurship, the institutional elements of a prosperous economy, the economics of political decision-making, and important principles of personal finance. Multi-media technologies are employed to make learning what everyone should know about wealth and prosperity be fun, engaging, and exciting.


On course completion, learners will:

  • describe why the condition of scarcity requires decision-making;
  • link strategic decision-making to living satisfying and financially secure lives in markets;
  • identify the importance of entrepreneurship;
  • associate key institutional elements with a prosperous economy;
  • associate economics and political decision-making; and
  • pinpoint the important principles of personal finance.

Target Audience: High school students and instructors; K-12 educators; and life-long learners.

Course is offered by Florida State University and Northern Michigan University.

Course Instructors

Tawni Hunt Ferrarini

Tawni Hunt Ferrarini, PhD


TAWNI HUNT FERRARINI is the Robert W. Plaster Professor of Economic Education at the Lindenwood University's Hammond Institute. Read More.

She also serves as the Sam M. Cohodas Professor at at Northern Michigan University (NMU). Tawni co-authored Common Sense Economics: What Everyone Should Know About Wealth and Prosperity (2016, St. Martin’s Press). It being translated into Spanish, Portuguese (Brazil), Korean, Myanmar, and Nepali.