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AP Macroeconomics Syllabus - AP Macroeconomics Syllabus AP...

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AP Macroeconomics Syllabus AP Macroeconomics AP Macroeconomics is a challenging course that is meant to be the equivalent of a freshman college course. This course is a foundation for possible future study in economics or business. It is a year long course in macroeconomics designed to give students a through 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 level determination, and also familiarizes students with economic performance measures, the financial sector, stabilization policies, economic growth and international economics. The second goal of the course is to prepare for the AP Exam. The examination will take place in May. Passing the exam will result in college credit at almost all colleges and universities. Throughout the course, students will have ample opportunity to improve their writing, speaking, critical thinking, and consensus building skills. Reading Main Text: Krugman, P. & Wells, R. (2006). Economics (AP ed.). New York: Worth Publishers Summer reading text: Freakonomics , by Steven Levitt and Stephen Dubner Homework will be assigned for virtually every day we meet. Assignments include frequent use of charts and graphs. I expect you to have your homework prepared for each lesson. Normally, the homework will be the springboard to the lesson. As such, we will most often begin class meeting with student presentations of the homework assignment. These presentations will be graded, and students will be selected randomly. Course Objectives: Students will master a broad body of knowledge related to facts, concepts, and theories pertaining to aggregate economics activity; understand and explain the critical evaluation of determinants of economic progress and economic decisions made by policymakers; explain the utilization of resources within and across countries; effectively use analytical skills of evaluation, cause and effect, and compare and contrast; work effectively to produce graphic products and solve problems; prepare for and successfully pass the Advanced Placement Exam. Additional Resources Econ Xchange (Krugman & Wells On-line) o Practice quizzes o Graphing center 1
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AP Macroeconomics Syllabus o Video center o Homework Advantage center o Glossary flashcards o Powerpoints College Board, http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/ap/sub_maceco.html?macro Newspaper Articles from local and national newspapers National Statistics Websites Semester 1 Module 1: Basic Economic Concepts (5 Weeks) Chapters Included in Module 1 Krugman and Wells, Chapters 1, 2, 3, and 4 Content The functions of any economic system: what, how, for whom to produce o
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