AP Macroeconomics

Enrollment Message:

Required textbook: Krugman's Economics for AP *Students must have access to YouTube. This course includes REQUIRED due dates. All due dates in AP courses offered in Semester 2 occur prior to the national AP exam date published by the College Board.
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This single semester course introduces students to the economic principles that apply to an entire economic system and focuses on the study of national income and price-level determination as well introducing students to economic performance measures, the financial sector, stabilization policies, economic growth and international economics. Content in each lesson is presented in a variety of formats including a Textbook, videos and other internet resources. Students are given the ability to select from some, or all of these resources, based on their own learning preferences and needs. Regular practice opportunities allow students to gauge their understanding and preparedness before attempting graded quizzes and tests. In order to maintain the integrity of AP standards, all AP course midterm and final exams must be proctored. Prerequisites: Algebra I

Course Objectives: Upon completion of this one-semester course, students will be able to identify basic economics concepts including:

• supply and demand;

• explain the measurement of economics performance, national income and price determination;

• describe the concepts and elements of inflation, unemployment, and stabilization policies;

• explain the concepts of open economy including international trade and finance;

• and describe how economic growth can occur.

Course Outline:

Unit 1: Basic Economics Concepts

Unit 2: Basic Economics: Supply and Demand

Unit 3: Measurement of Economics Performance

Unit 4: National Income and Price Determination

Unit 5: Inflation, Unemployment, and Stabilization Policies

Unit 6: The Financial Sector & Stabilization Policies, Part 2

Unit 7: Open Economy: International Trade and Finance

Unit 8: Economic Growth & Combining Concepts

Resources Included: N/A

Additional Costs: Purchase of the course textbook: Krugman's Economics for AP*, Paul Krugman, Robin Wells, David Anderson and Margaret Ray. Worth Publishers, copyright 2011. Print: ISBN-13:9781429218276 eText: ISBN-13: 9781429271813

Scoring System: Michigan Virtual does not assign letter grades, grant credit for courses, nor issue transcripts or diplomas. A final score reported as a percentage of total points earned will be sent to students upon completion of a course. Your school mentor is also able to access this score within the Student Learning Portal. Schools may use this score for conversion to their own letter grading system.

Time Commitment: Semester sessions are 18-weeks long: Students must be able to spend 1 or more hours per day in the course to be successful. Summer sessions are 10 weeks long: Students must be able to spend a minimum of 2 or more hours per day, or about 90 hours during the summer, for the student to be successful in any course. Trimester sessions are 12-weeks long: Students must be able to spend 1.5 or more hours per day in the course to be successful.

Technology Requirements: Students will require a computer device with headphones, a microphone, webcam, up-to-date Chrome Web Browser, and access to YouTube.

Please review the Michigan Virtual Technology Requirements: https://michiganvirtual.org/about/support/knowledge-base/technical-requirements/ 

Instructor Support System: For technical issues within your course, contact the Customer Care Center by email at CustomerCare@mivu.org or by phone at (888) 889-2840.

Instructor Contact Expectations: Students can use email or the private message system within the Student Learning Portal to access highly qualified teachers when they need instructor assistance. Students will also receive feedback on their work inside the learning management system. The Instructor Info area of their course may describe additional communication options.

Academic Support Available: In addition to access to a highly qualified, Michigan certified teacher, students have access to academic videos and outside resources verified by Michigan Virtual. For technical issues within the course, students can contact the Michigan Virtual Customer Care by email at customercare@michiganvirtual.org or by phone at (888) 889-2840.

Required Assessment: Online assessments consist of formative and summative assessments represented by computer-graded multiple choice, instructor-graded writing assignments including hands-on projects, model building and other forms of authentic assessments.

Technical Skills Needed: No special skills are required beyond being able to operate a computer and use word processing software.

Additional Information: The official course descriptions for Advanced Placement courses and information about their exams are located on the College Board site at a http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/public/courses/descriptions/index.html

Michigan Virtual prepares students in AP courses for the AP exam, but does not offer the exam test itself.  It is the responsibility of the school or parent to register for a local administration of the AP exam.  

There are required due dates in AP courses. The pacing of due dates in AP courses aligns to the completion of all lessons and required assignments and assessments prior to the national AP exam date related to this course title. The calendar of AP exam dates is published by the College Board (Exam Calendar).

Details


School Level: High School
Standards: College Board: AP Course Topics and Objectives
NCAA Approved: Yes
Alignment Document: Document
Course Location:
NCES Code: 04204
MDE Endorsement Code: CA - Economics
MMC Minimum Requirements: Soc Stud - Economics

When Offered: _Internal Use Only

Content Provider: Michigan Virtual
Instructor Provider: Michigan Virtual

Course Type: Advanced Placement