Invitation to Economics with Jim Roberts

'Ever wish to understand the market fundamentals behind political, financial, or trade issues? 'Want to express your opinions on economic matters, but feel unsure of where you really stand on them? After a semester or two in the classroom/online with Principles of Economics, you'll be prepared to intelligently hold up your end of any economic discussion. Learn economic terms, theory, and issues in a challenging, lively, and FUN way: journey through time & space to examine economic adaptation to a variety of situations. These internationalized courses bring economic theory to life.

Jim Roberts started his teaching career at Sichuan University in the People’s Republic of China, where he taught free market Economics in a “reforming” Socialist country. Since then, he's worked with Publishers, the Virginia Department of World Trade, Strayer University, Lakeland Community College (OH) and Tidewater Community College. Professor Roberts holds a Master's degree in Economics from Michigan State University and Bachelors degrees in Anthropology & Economics from Cleveland State University.

Professor Roberts helped to write and administer a federal grant to globalize the business curriculum at TCC. This work included visits to Univille University in Brazil and Guizhou Normal University in China. He is Director of Tidewater Community College's Global Learning Modules Program, introducing faculty to multimedia authoring techniques in order to produce sharable electronic learning modules on global themes.


Courses Offered Spring Semester, 2017

  • Principles of Macroeconomics (ECO 201) Hybrid (classroom/online mix)
  • Principles of Macroeconomics (ECO 201) Online
  • Principles of Microeconomics (ECO 202) Hybrid (classroom/online mix)
  • Principles of Microeconomics (ECO 202) Online

To find these courses, please visit
All are regular 16-week course offerings.

Meet me at TCC Virginia Beach Campus office: D-120 (Kempsville building)

Office: 757 822-7316



Educational Multimedia

I am a true believer that technology when properly used can make education

      • more relevant to the needs of the global citizen of modern times,
      • measurably more effective,
      • painless and even entertaining
      • adaptable to the needs of various types of learners

See if you agree by sampling my Multimedia for Learning:

Challenges to Sustainable Production (2010)

The Global Food Crisis (2009)

Aggregate Supply & Demand Shifts (2010)

The Multiplier at Work (2011)

Updated last March, 2017 by J. Roberts