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AP Microeconomics


Course Description:  If you are interested in pursuing a career in business, finance, economics, accounting, marketing, banking and/or you enjoy applied mathematics, this is the course for you.  The purpose of an AP course in microeconomics is to give students a thorough understanding of the principles of economics that apply to the functions of individual decision makers, both consumers and producers, within the economic system. It places primary emphasis on the nature and functions of product markets, and includes the study of factor markets and of the role of government in promoting greater efficiency and equity in the economy.

Prerequisite:  Average math class grade of [≥ 80 in the Geometry or ≥ 75 in Algebra II/Trig] and ≥ 75 in Global History. Students must be comfortable interpreting graphs, have good reading comprehension skills and strong written communication skills. Current Math teacher and Global History teacher recommendation.  Students must provide a Letter of Intent and complete an interview process. Good social and academic standing; 95% attendance.   Only serious scholars should apply.  This will be taught as a one period course; therefore students will need to do significant self study to prepare properly for the AP exam.

Expected Coursework: This course will require students to complete nightly reading in a college-level textbook, nightly homework, frequent online quizzes and blog postings, and several projects each marking period.  This class involves mandatory after school supplementary sessions on Wednesdays beginning in October as well as supplemental Saturday test prep sessions from February through the AP exam date. Additional mandatory test prep sessions may be scheduled during school breaks at the teacher’s discretion.


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