York Community High School

AP Macroeconomics

#0185 AP Macroeconomics

Grades 11-12 / 1 Semester High Weighted Course – 1.0 credit
Prerequisite: A/B average in all previous high school work or Social Studies teacher recommendation.
A.P. Macroeconomics is designed for students to understand the principles of economics that apply to an economic system as a whole.  The countries of the world have become increasingly interdependent. Economic policy decisions made in the United States have implications for countries and its citizens thousands of miles away. In turn, we are affected by the policies of other countries. This interdependence forces us to become well-informed decision makers.  This one semester, college level course explores basic economic concepts, measurement of economic performance, national income and price determination, the financial sector, inflation unemployment and stabilization policies, economic growth and productivity, and international trade and finance.  Special focus will be placed on preparation for the Advanced Placement exam in May.  Completion of this course fulfills the Consumer Education requirement OR the Social Studies elective requirement for graduation, but NOT both.
Rationale:  This course will provide the student with economic literacy on a holistic and global level.  It will benefit students planning careers in business, international relations, politics, or economic theory.  Students must realize the importance of independent study.  The course will promote the skills of generating, interpreting, labeling and analyzing graphs, charts and data to describe and explain economic concepts.  Students who take Economics in college will find this course invaluable.

Teachers who teach AP Macroeconomics:

Social Studies Department Coordinator

Carl, Tamra (630) 617-2400 ex.7346 AP Micro, AP Macroeconomics, and American Government tcarl@elmhurst205.org