AP MICROECONOMICS                                                                                                                                              
Course ID# 657453

Open to grades:  12

Prerequisite:  None
Placement recommendation:  Strong organizational skills and determination

UC/CSU – History/Social Science (“a”)

This is one of four courses in a yearlong block.  Students who sign up for AP Microeconomics MUST also sign up for AP Macroeconomics, AP US Governments, and AP Comparative Government and Politics.  Each course is a nine (9) week five (5) credit course.  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.