I was a business major in college and took the basic economics survey courses (macro and micro). One thing those courses did not do is cover the history of economics in any detail.
Since much of contemporary political debate has become a discussion of competing economic theories (Marxism, Socialism and Capitalism), I felt the need to brush up a bit on these issues. There are theological implications here as well. Remember Gordon Gecko's "greed is good" mantra? How does one justify that, biblically speaking?
Over the years, I've become a big fan of the Teaching Company, because I have been able to fill in the gaps in the crummy education provided me by the State of California. I've taken a number of courses in music, art, literature and history. These are university-level courses, and not distinctly Christian in perspective, much less Reformed. The survey course on the Reformation is pretty good, the course on Luther is so-so, the course on C. S. Lewis is very good. I do wish they'd dump Bart Ehrman, however, who teaches most of the New Testament and early church courses. I won't spend a nickel on these.
One class which has been especially helpful to me is "Thinking About Capitalism," taught by Dr. Jerry Z. Muller from the Catholic University of America. Click here. All Teaching Company courses go on sale regularly, so I'd wait until this one goes on sale again (hopefully soon).
This course offers a thorough introduction to many of the economic issues that people in my circle discuss and debate on a regular basis. There is no math, nor charts. The lectures are not about the nuts and bolts of economic theory per se. Rather, the lectures (quite capably delivered, by the way) deal with the history/ideology behind the various economic schools and famous economists (i.e., Smith, Marx, Keynes, Hayek, and Shumpeter).
The lecturer is friendly towards Capitalism, but not uncritically so. I have found this material very helpful, especially in weighing the Keynes/Hayek debate. I'm with Hayek for the most part, have come to especially appreciate the work of Schumpeter, and discovered that Keynes didn't advocate everything which is attributed to him by politicians seeking to pack pork into spending bills to "stimulate" the economy. Like any economist worth the name, Keynes too wanted a balanced budget.