AP Microeconomics: Curricular Requirements

  • The teacher has read the most recent AP Economics Course Description.
  • The course provides instruction in each of the following four topics outlined in the Course Description*:
    • Basic economic concepts
    • The nature and functions of product markets
    • Factor markets
    • Market failure and the role of government
  • The course promotes understanding of economic decision making and its factors, such as marginal analysis and opportunity costs.
  • The course teaches how to generate, interpret, label, and analyze graphs, charts, and data to describe and explain economic concepts.

Resource Requirements

The school ensures that each student has a college-level microeconomics textbook (supplemented when necessary to meet curricular requirements) for individual use inside and outside the classroom.
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