November’s Essential Business MOOCs

Common Sense Economics for Life


School: Florida State University and Northern Michigan University

Platform: Canvas

Registration Link: Common Sense Economics for Life

Start Date: November 3, 2014 (6 Weeks / Self-Paced)

Workload: Not specified.

Instructor: Dr. Tawni Hunt Ferrarini

Credentials: Ferranni is the director of external affairs at Northern Michigan University, where she is also a professor. There, she also co-directs the Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship. She earned her doctorate from Washington University and co-authored Common Sense Economics: What Everyone Should Know About Wealth and Prosperity. 

Graded: Not specified.

Description: A 16-module course, Common Sense Economics for Life enables students to understand how economic principles inform their personal finance (and vice versa). Drawing on video clips and lectures, readings, podcasts, peer-assessed assignments, and group projects, the course brings economic theory to life, using daily examples to illustrate basic economic concepts and policies. It is taught through a “read, watch, listen, do” process.

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