AP® Macroeconomics *

Advanced Placement®

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.

*Advanced Placement® and AP® are registered trademarks and/or owned by the College Board, which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse this product.

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
Prerequisites
Algebra II (or Math Analysis)
Length
One semester