AP Economics is a college level, yearlong course designed to provide Junior and Senior year students with a thorough understanding of the principles of Macro (first semester) and Micro (second semester) Economics. This course was created to encourage students to think like economists – to question and evaluate choices, costs and benefits, and to explore the many ways that one economic action will cause secondary actions.
AP Economics will also examine the fundamental principles which govern economic activities of the individual, the business and at the market, national and international economic levels. This course addresses the central topics of AP Economics including: supply and demand, the theory of the firm, perfect and imperfect competition, and the role of the factors of production in free and mixed economies, the role of government, measuring the national economy, fiscal and monetary policy and international trade.
In addition to preparing a student for the A.P. exams in both Micro and Macroeconomics, a major emphasis of this course will be on the development of critical thinking skills and the application of economic principles and problem solving within our democratic society. This course aims to prepare you not only for further economic study, but also as citizen-actors and leaders in our local, and beyond, community. Advanced level reading and ACTIVE class participation will be required for this course.