• AP

Course Length

Full Year

Course Credit


Grade Level

Juniors & Seniors; AP


Juniors & Seniors: A grade of B- or better in AP Macroeconomics OR A grade of B or better in Economics Honors OR a grade of A or better in Economics + Teacher Recommendation. Juniors:(For students who have not taken Economics/Economics Honors): A grade of A or better in Western Anthropology/Western Anthropology Honors + 90% on AP Micro/Macro entrance test + Teacher Recommendation

Course Syllabus(For Reference Only)

This course introduces students to the principles of economics that apply to the functions of individualeconomic decision-makers. The course also develops students’ familiarity with the operation of product and factor markets, distributions of income, marketfailure, and the role of government in promoting greater efficiency and equity in the economy. Students learn to use graphs, charts, and data to analyze, describe, and explain economic concepts. As a result of the increased rigor of this AP course, students are required to demonstrate advanced skills in thinking logically and intuitively while exhibiting evidence of divergent and creative thinking. Topics are covered more in depth in comparison to the regular course and instruction is delivered at the fastest pace. Students should be able to read a college-level textbook and possess basic mathematics and graphing skills.