Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra II
Offered: Online School for Girls, School Year (September 2016 – May 2017)
AP® Macroeconomics will introduce students to major economic issues such as basic market analysis, the causes of the cycle of economic growth and recession, the problems of inflation and unemployment, the causes and consequences of federal budget deficits, and the causes and effects of international trade imbalances and currency fluctuations. The impact of fiscal and monetary policies are analyzed as are the debates surrounding the proper implementation of each. This course will involve extensive reading, problem-solving exercises, online discussions, quizzes and tests, and research and writing about contemporary macroeconomic issues. Strong reading, algebra, and analytical skills are necessary for success, as is strong motivation. AP® Macroeconomics will prepare students to become informed and thoughtful and will thoroughly prepare students to take the Advanced Placement exam in the spring. AP® Macroeconomics is recommended for juniors and seniors.
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