I'm teaching a one semester course in Principles of Economics this Spring (14 weeks,2 days a week). I'm expecting about 150 in the class. I've taught Principles of Micro at least 30 times over the past 20 years. In that class, I rarely introduce Macro topics. But since the class I am teaching this Spring is a General Education class I feel a bit of an obligation to at least make sure students know a few basic Macro terms (inflation, unemployment, fiscal policy, monetary policy). So I have found myself asking: What are the principles of economics that every college student should know and can get in a one semester course? Here's my first attempt at an outline for the course. Based on your experience taking or teaching economics classes, let me know what you think. What am I missing? What am I including that shouldn't be there? Can I pull this all off in one semester?