AP Government/Economics

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Teacher: Steve Heimler
Date/Time: Monday - 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Recommended Grades: 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
Departments: Advanced Placement, History & Social Studies
Grade Level: High School (9th-12th)
Maximum Enrollment: 15

Advanced Placement (AP) Macroeconomics (Fall semester)

Course Description

An AP course in Macroeconomics is designed to give you a thorough understanding of the principles of economics that apply to an economic system as a whole. Such a course places particular emphasis on the study of national income and price determination, and also develops your familiarity with economic performance measures, economic growth, and international economics.

But students will not simply learn economic theory, they will learn to become responsible and generative participants in our economic system. Furthermore, students will learn where the economics of the Kingdom of God both affirms and challenges the economic system in the United States. In light of this, students will learn what it means to participate in economics as those who believe God exists, who believe God created the world and the fullness thereof, and who believe that God became a man in the person of Jesus Christ and suffered, died, and was resurrected in order to reconcile his people to himself.

AP Macroeconomics is designed as an introductory college level survey course for those students seeking a rigorous program of study. As such, the reading and writing demands are significant and require a highly engaged and motivated student. During our time together, students will learn the art and craft of expressing their informed opinions and ideas in a winsome and persuasive manner, both written and spoken.

Students successfully mastering the course material may earn college credit by passing the annually administered AP Macroeconomics exam; the individual college or university determines how many if any credits will be granted for the AP exam score. While students cannot be required to take the AP Exam it is strongly recommended that they plan to do so.


Required TEXTS


Advanced Placement (AP) U.S. Government and Politics (Spring semester)

Course Description

In AP U.S. Government and Politics students will study the foundations of the constitution, civil liberties and civil rights, political culture and socialization, citizen participation and influence, political institutions and policy making that are the foundation of modern U.S. government and politics. Additionally, students will learn the skills of historiography through vital contact with primary sources .

Furthermore, students will learn to participate in government and politics in a distinctly Christian posture of mind and heart. Government and politics is not mainly a constellation of ideas, but rather something every American citizen is invited to do. Therefore, we will consider what it means to participate in government and politics as people who believe God exists, who believe God created the world and the fullness thereof, and who believe that God became a man in the person of Jesus Christ and suffered, died, and was resurrected in order to reconcile his people to himself.

AP U.S. Government and Politics is designed as an introductory college level survey course for those students seeking a rigorous program of study. As such, the reading and writing demands are significant and require a highly engaged and motivated student. During our time together, students will learn the art and craft of expressing their informed opinions and ideas in a winsome and persuasive manner, both written and spoken.

Students successfully mastering the course material may earn college credit by passing the annually administered AP U.S. Government and Politics exam; the individual college or university determines how many if any credits will be granted for the AP exam score. While students cannot be required to take the AP Exam it is strongly recommended that they plan to do so.


REQUIRED TEXTS:

  • AMSCO Advanced Placement United States Government (ISBN: 978-1531112837)


TUITION:

  • $85/mo
  • One time $15 copy fee