A.P. Economics is a college level, semester long course designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of the principles of economics. A.P. Economics will emphasize the study of national income, economic performance measures, economic growth and international economics. The aim of A.P. Economics is to provide the student with a learning experience equivalent to that obtained in a typical college introduction level economics course. Students will learn to think like economists – to question, to evaluate marginal costs and marginal benefits, to explore the many ways that one action will cause secondary actions.
The course will focus on the concepts outlined by College Board to best prepare students for the AP Macro exams in May. The textbook provides students with a comprehensive breakdown of concepts and corresponding percentages of those concepts that they can expect to see on each individual AP exam.