SSN612: AP Microeconomics (2012-2013)
CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Advanced Placement
COURSE TITLE: AP Microeconomics
CALENDAR YEAR: 2012-2013
GRADE LEVEL: 12
COURSE LENGTH: 36 weeks
Major Concepts/Content: The purpose of an AP course in Microeconomics is to provide a thorough understanding of the principles of economics that apply to the functions of individual decision makers, both consumers and producers, within the larger economic system. It places primary emphasis on the nature and functions of product markets, and includes the study of factor markets and of the role of government in promoting greater efficiency and equity in the economy.
Major Instructional Activities: Instructional activities will be provided relative to the content standards of the AP Microeconomics, and use chronological and spatial thinking, historical research, and interpretation to demonstrate intellectual reasoning, reflection and research skills. Major Evaluative Techniques: Evaluation will be comprised of assessments for/of learning in content standards knowledge, historical analysis, making historical connections and social studies research skills utilizing primary source documents.
Course Objectives: Upon completion of the AP Microeconomics course of study, students should be able to:
- Identify and describe basic Economic Concepts
- Analyze the nature and functions of product markets
- Explain factor markets and evaluate their role
- Analyze the efficiency, equity, and role of the government in economics
- Take notes from both printed materials and lectures and discussion.
- Write essay examinations, analytical and research papers
- Express themselves with clarity and precision in oral presentations and written formats, citing sources and crediting phrases and ideas of others.