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AP Macroeconomics is an introduction course designed to assist students in developing critical-thinking skills through the understanding, application, and analysis of fundamental concepts that apply to the economic system as a whole. Students will be expected to apply quantitative and mathematical skills to economics. Primary emphasis is placed on the study of national income, price-level determination, economic performance measures, stabilization policies, and international economics. Graphical analysis is a vital part of this course. At the end of this semester, the student will be prepared to take the AP Macroeconomics Exam.
The course will be conducted in a lecture/seminar manner. All students will be expected to keep up with their reading and to demonstrate their preparedness by active participation in class discussions. The course will emphasize problem solving, writing skills—roughly every two to three weeks students will answer a free-response question (FRQ) in class.