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Course Descriptions

Advanced Placement Economics (AP, Grade 12) 5 credits
This course is subdivided into two courses – AP Macroeconomics in the first semester and AP Microeconomics in the second semester. This coincides with preparing students for the two separate AP Economics exams in the spring. AP Macroeconomics gives students a thorough understanding of the principles of economics that apply to an economic system as a whole. This course places particular emphasis on the study of national income and price determination, and also develops students’ familiarity with economics performance measures, economics growth, and international economics. AP Microeconomics provides a thorough understanding of the principles of economics that apply to the functions of individual decision makers, both consumers and producers, within the larger 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.

Economics (CPA, Grades 11, 12) 5 credits
This class provides the student the opportunity to understand the mechanics of the financial world by examining choice-making within the individual, industrial and global marketplaces.  In the Fall Semester, students will devote their attention to the field of Macroeconomics, targeting the topics of unemployment, national income measures and governmental tax policies to remedy recession and inflation.  In the Spring, the course switches gears to concentrate on Microeconomics.  In this semester, students learn the about individual decision-making principles, varying business structures, governmental regulation of the market and market inefficiencies.

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