The purpose of economics is to aid students in understanding the basic principles of our economic system and that of other countries. Further aim is to enable students to gain knowledge of economic principles for use in everyday lives. Specific units are production, supply and demand, stock market money, credit, banking, personal income, the government and its economy, and major economic problems in the United States. This class is required by the State of Michigan for graduation. The fast pace can be a challenge for some students, so seeking help when needed is essential.