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AP Macro and Microeconomics

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Subject Categories:
AP Course, Social Studies / Social Science

This two-credit combined course studies both Macroeconomics and Microeconomics and prepares students for both AP exams. Studying both in the same course is more effective and efficient because it integrates common content and reinforces related content. Macroeconomics is a broader study of the economy, specifically considering national productivity, the Federal Reserve, and general collective changes in the economy. Microeconomics focuses primarily on the experience of the individual in a market society, specifically the impact of individual choices, the role of government and competition. The course aligns with AP topics and standards and utilizes the study and practice test resources provided by the College Board. It also uses interactive online text resources to provide more instruction and practice. The teacher provides a video lecture each week to prepare students for the live class, and the live class is used for discussion and for teaching and practicing the challenging math problems that are required throughout the study of Economics. Students also do reading, problem sets, forum discussion, AP practice exercises, and AP practice exams.

Grade Levels*:
10, 11, 12
* Enrollment restricted based on Date of Birth and Grad Year (whichever is more limiting). Enrollment outside these levels requires written concurrence from TPS Support.
• Successful completion (80% or higher) of TPS Algebra 2 (or higher)
━ OR ━
• Concurrent enrollment in TPS Algebra 2 (or higher)
━ OR ━
• Successful completion of Readiness Test
Notes and Conditions

Transcript Planning: Taking both macro- and microeconomics together enhances and reinforces knowledge of both subjects and helps students earn higher AP exam scores on both exams. This course transcripts and credits as two AP courses. Students must complete the entire course to receive any credit and may not take either semester separately.

Flexible Scheduling: This course may be taken with live class attendance reduced or waived if the student has a schedule or time zone conflict. Please review the Flexible Scheduling information for details.

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California A-G: This course has CA A-G approval.

“This course is great for students who would be interested in learning Economics; the teacher explains the concepts well.”

Doreen Y

“Economics is a great field of study. Even if you, like me, are not intending on becoming an economist, it helps you understand the world around us.”

Noah M
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