This is a college-level course designed to provide students with a thorough understanding of the principles of economics in examining aggregate economic behavior. Students taking the course can expect to learn how the measures of economic performance are constructed and how to apply them to evaluate the macroeconomic conditions of an economy. Students will also learn the basic macroeconomics analytical tools, as well as evaluating the effectiveness of fiscal policy and monetary policy in promoting economic growth and stability. Students will also examine the impact of international trade and international finance.
The purpose of an AP course in microeconomics is to give students a thorough understanding of the principles of economics that apply to the functions of individual decision makers, both consumers and producers, within the economic system. It places primary emphasis on the nature and function of product markets, and includes the study of factor markets and of the role of government in promoting greater efficiency and equity in the economy.
AP Human Geography is a course that focuses on the distribution, processes, and effects of human populations on the planet. The course provides a systematic study of human geography. In-depth concepts to be covered include: population, cultural patterns and processes, political organization, agriculture and rural land use, industrialization and economic development, and cities and urban land use. Emphasis is placed on geographic models and their applications. This is a college-level course.
This course is designed for the advanced student who desires to continue studying at the college level. It provides students an opportunity to gain a critical perspective on government and politics in the United States. It involves the study of general concepts used to interpret American politics and the analysis of specific case studies. The Advanced Placement examination will be offered in May. A successful performance on the Advanced Placement exam will enable students to obtain college credit in Political Science at selected colleges and universities.