State College Area High School

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Advanced Economics

 
 
 
 
Students will use Scoodle, other links and  handouts for class activities and assignments.
 
The following chapters will be covered during the semester with additions made where applicable.  The emphasis of the course is on Macroeconomics with an introduction to Microeconomic principles.  Advanced Economics is a weighted course.  Activities include class discussions, research, and written and oral presentations that utilize technology skills
 

Title:  Economics  7th edition (hard copy)

Author:  David C. Colander

 

Careful reading of the text according to schedules provided in class is necessary for success in the course.

 
 

An Introduction:

Chapter 1 - Economics and Economic Reasoning

Chapter 2 - The Production Possibilities Model, Trade, and Globalization

 

Chapter 3 - Economic Institutions

Chapter 4 - Supply and Demand

Chapter 5 – Using Supply and Demand

Chapter 6 – Describing Supply and Demand: Elasticities

 

Introduction to Macroeconomics and Economic Growth

Chapter 22 – Economic Growth,Business Cycles, Unemployment, and Inflation

 

Chapter 23 - Measuring the Aggregate Economy

Chapter 24 - Growth, Productivity,and the Wealth of Nations

 

Money, Monetary Policy, and Stabilization

Chapter 27 - Money and the Banking System

Chapter 28 - Money Creation and Deposit Insurance

 

Fiscal Policy

Chapter 30 - Fiscal Policy and Public Finance

Chapter 31 - Politics, Deficits,and Debt

 

Microeconomics Introduction

Chapter 7 - Taxation and Government Intervention - Tax unit

Chapter 18 - Who Gets What?  The Distribution of Income

 


 

 

All student work is to be original.

 

The State College Area School High School Student Handbook defines plagiarism as ‘using someone else’s words or ideas without citing the source of the information’.  It is considered a Level II violation.

 


Grading:  Based on Total Points

A variety of assessments are used when compiling student grades including:  projects, debates, class participation, tests, quizzes, reports, simulations, and a final exam.

 

 

AP Macro study sheet

 

AP information:  While this course does not specifically teach to the AP exam, study groups during the school year are available for those interested in taking the exam.

 

Example:  PSU grants 3 credits for scoring a  3 on the exam.

 

AP Exam dates:

- Macroeconomics Thursday May 14 - afternoon
- Microeconomics  Friday May 15 -morning
 

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