The purpose of the Advanced Placement course in Economics is to give students a thorough and advanced understanding of the principles of economics that apply to the functions of individual decision makers, both consumers and producers, within the larger mixed market economic system. It places primary emphasis on the nature and functions of decision making by households and firms.
After completion of the course, students will be able to:
- Master a broad body of knowledge related to facts, concepts, and theories pertaining to aggregate economics activity;
- Understand and explain the critical evaluation of determinants of economic progress and economic decisions made by policymakers;
- Explain the utilization of resources within and across countries;
- Effectively use analytical skills of evaluation, cause and effect, and compare and contrast;
- Work effectively to produce graphic products and solve problems;
- Prepare for and successfully pass the Advanced Placement Exam.