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SSN611: AP Macroeconomics (2012-2013)

CURRICULUM PROGRAM: Advanced Placement
COURSE TITLE: AP Macroeconomics
CALENDAR YEAR: 2012-2013

Major Concepts/Content: An AP course in Macroeconomics is designed to give a thorough understanding of the principles of economics that apply to an economic system as a whole. Such a course places particular emphasis on the study of national income and price determination, and also develops A familiarity with economic performance measures, economic growth, and international economics.

Major Instructional Activities: Instructional activities will be provided relative to the content standards of the AP Macroeconomics, 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 Macroeconomics course of study, students should be able to:

  • Identify and describe basic Economic Concepts
  • Describe Measurement of Economic Performance
  • Explain National Income and Price Determination
  • Analyze the Financial Sector
  • Evaluate the role of Inflation, Unemployment, and Stabilization Policies
  • Analyze Economic Growth and Productivity
  • Evaluate the Open Economy: International Trade and Finance
  • 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.