Grade 12 - Social Studies

AP: Macroeconomics (Credit: 0.50)

AP Macroeconomics students learn why and how the world economy can change from month to month, how to identify trends in our economy, and how to use those trends to develop performance measures and predictors of economic growth or decline. They'll also examine how individuals, institutions, and influences affect people, and how those factors can impact everyone's life through employment rates, government spending, inflation, taxes, and production. The equivalent of a 100-level college-level class, this course prepares students for the AP exam and for further study in business, political science and history. This course has been authorized by the College Board® to use the AP designation. Course Materials Optional Macroeconomics for Today, 7th ed. Irvin B. Tucker (South-Western/Thomson Learning, 2010). ISBN-10: 0538469447 / ISBN-13: 9780538469449 Acceptable alternate: 6th ed. (2008). ISBN-10: 0324591373 Acceptable alternate: 5th ed. (2007). ISBN-10: 0324407998 Acceptable alternate: 4th ed. (2005). ISBN-10: 0324301979