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Social Studies Courses
Microeconomics / Macroeconomics

• Students may apply for both AP Macroeconomics and AP Microeconomics. Students who take both of these courses will, of necessity, be doubling up in Social Studies during the semester when they will also be studying American Government.

•"Doubling up" requires that your requested program be able to fit within the confines of a school day. Required courses may not be postponed to make space for an elective course.

• Applications for AP Economics and AP Government for the next academic year are processed during the spring term of the preceding year.

Who should take this course?

AP Economics is a one term college level course for 12th grade students. It fulfills the Social Studies curriculum requirement for economics. Although every college has its own policy, credit will often be granted if the student receives a 4 or a 5 on the AP Exam.

What will we be studying? How is the course taught?

This course is the equivalent of an introductory college level course in economics taken in the first year of college. Macroeconomics is the study of the economy as a whole and focuses on monetary and fiscal policy.  Microeconomics looks at the smaller units which make up the economy--companies and industries.  Those with an interest in business will especially enjoy this course, and it is hoped that all will begin to use economic models to analyze the world around them.

What will be expected of me? What are the completion requirements?

Economics is a meeting ground for all the social sciences--with mathematical tools, particularly graphs—used to model human behavior.  There is also a term project requirement.

Details and pre/co-requisites:

Macroeconomics is offered in the Fall and is a prerequisite for Microeconomics, offered in the Spring. Students who take both of these courses will be doubling up in Social Studies during the semester when they take American Government. Students should have at least a 94% average in social studies.