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AP® Macroeconomics

  • Name:

    AP® Macroeconomics (ECON520)

  • Department:

    Social Studies

  • Credits:

    0.5 (semester course)

  • Suggested Prerequisites:

    Algebra 1 (MATH100) & Economics (ECON300); a grade of an 85% or higher in the subject area course taken the previous year

AP® Macroeconomics


AP® Macroeconomics is a college level course with a focus on the aggregate (whole) economy. Students will learn economic theory concepts such as supply and demand, stabilization policies, and exchange rate theory. Students will demonstrate their understanding of these concepts through graphing, analysis, and problem solving. Students enrolled in this course will be eligible to take the AP® Macroeconomics test sponsored by the College Board in the spring. Basic mathematical calculations and functions are required for success in this course.

Special Notes:

If you are planning to take the AP® exam associated with this course, then be aware that the College Board requires that all students register in October of each school year to take the exam which is held in early May. You must make your decision early. There are penalties associated with late registration and with registering and then deciding not to take the exam at a later date. Please plan accordingly. For more information or if you have more questions, please visit https://apcentral.collegeboard.org. Once on the site, search Home-Schooled Students to find information on locating testing locations near you.

As an online school, NorthStar Academy is not a testing center. We are a certified AP course provider. Students must locate a face-to-face school in their local area that will allow them to sit the exam with their students.

This version of the course is not Dual Credit eligible. To receive Dual Credit, you must register for the DC version of this course, if available.


Economics is all around you and as you become more aware of the world, the more economic situations you will see. Many of these issues are factors people consider when voting for candidates. Taxes, spending, and interest rates are tools used to stabilize the overall economy. Macroeconomics is the study of how all of these factors- and others work together in order to minimize the effects of inflation and recessions among other things. In this course you will learn the principles of Macroeconomics through the study of economic theory, real life examples, graphing and interpreting graphs. You will also learn what the Bible says about economics and how Believers should use their money, resources, and skills to impact the world. Throughout this course, you have opportunities to demonstrate your mastery of these concepts through quizzes, tests, discussion boards, drawing graphs and completing research projects. By taking this course, you will be preparing for the AP® Macroeconomics test in the spring.

If there are books and materials for this course, they can be purchased from our Online Bookstore.

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