DHS Economics/A.P. Macroeconomics

Economics, one half credit, required, grade 12 
This course covers the assumptions of various economic philosophies and their effects, including the principles and laws of economics. The philosophies of writers such as Marx and Engels, Adam Smith, John Maynard Keynes, Ludwig Von Mises, and Milton Friedman will be reviewed. 

Text: Economics, Principles, Problems and Policies, 13th ed., McGraw Hill, 1996 (ISBN 0-07-046814-1)

Advanced Placement Macroeconomics, one half credit, grade 12 This course replaces required Economics credit.
AP Macroeconomics serves as a replacement option for second semester Economics. The purpose of the AP course in macroeconomics is to give students a thorough understanding of the principles of economics that apply to an economic system as a whole. The course places particular emphasis on the study of national income and price-level determination, and also develops students’ familiarity with economic performance measures, the financial sector, stabilization policies, economic growth, and international economics. Students are responsible for their own test fees (approximately $95.00). Students are required to purchase their own texts to allow for underlining and to facilitate note taking (approximate cost $140). 

Text: Krugman's Macroeconomics for AP, Ray, Margaret, and David Anderson. New York: Worth Publishers/BFW, 2011, ISBN-13: 978-1-4292-5730-5, ISBN-10: 1-4292-5730-X. College credit may be obtained for this course.