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AP Microeconomics

AP Microeconomics

Recommended Grade Level: 9 - 12

Course Credits: 1.0

Course Price: $300.00


Course Details:

You traveled to the Macro Islands to assist the leader in winning re-election. You came for a job, but you realized as you were working that you loved the islands and wanted to make your home there. Because you are adept at giving economic advice to the leader, you have been appointed as the new President of the Sunny Seas Shell Company. As part of your role in assuming the leadership duties of the company, you will need to brush up on microeconomics. The Board of Directors has appointed Ms. Equilibrium to act as your personal assistant and advisor as you transition into your new role. You will be learning all you can about microeconomics and will be required to exhibit your knowledge in May at the annual Board of Directors’ meeting (the AP Exam)

Required Materials:

Often students and parents ask for extra practice or examples to supplement the AP Microeconomics on-line material. This course covers, at an intense level, all of the concepts tested on the College Board AP Microeconomics Exam and provides all the lessons that you will need to gain a comprehensive understanding of Microeconomics. However, there are times when extra practice can be both necessary and beneficial. We recommend that you purchase one of the following review books. You can purchase these books on-line at www.amazon.com and most book stores. These texts can also be found at your local library.

  • 5 Steps to a 5: AP Microeconomics/Macroeconomics
  • The Princeton Review for AP Economics
  • Barron's AP Micro/Macro Economics

These books are NOT a requirement of the course. Your instructor will not collect or grade any of the work that you choose to do in the books. The books will act as an extra resource. By purchasing and using the books, you will gain a more solid foundation in Microeconomics.

Syllabus:

1 segment :

  • Economic Basics
  • Production Possibilities Frontier
  • Types of Economic Systems
  • Economic Reasoning Activity
  • Absolute vs. Comparative Advantage
  • Understanding Economic Basics
  • Equilibrium
  • Shifts in Supply and Demand
  • Models of Consumer Demand
  • Excise Tax
  • Production Costs
  • Production Curve Graph
  • Perfect Competition
  • Short and Long Run
  • Consumer and Producer Surplus
  • Monopolies
  • Monopolistic Competition
  • Oligopoly
  • Market Structure
  • Circular Flow
  • Marginal Productivity Theory
  • Determinants of Demand and Resources
  • Wages
  • Outsourcing
  • Private vs. Public Goods
  • Externalities
  • Economic Situations: Environment and Government
  • Introduction to Taxes
  • Income Distribution
  • Guided Review

Accreditation & Approvals

Cognia Advanced
International Association for K-12 Online Learning
National Collegiate Athletic Association
Northwest Accreditation Commission Board
Washington OSPI
University of California
Department of Education - Idaho
Arkansas Department of Education
 
NMSDC
MWBE