Prerequisite: DC approval or teacher recommendation
Grade Level: 10-12
Semesters: 1
Credits: 0.5

Students will gain a thorough understanding of the principles of economics that apply to the functions of individual decision-makers, both consumers and producers, within the larger economic system. It places primary emphasis on the nature and functions of product markets and includes the study of factor markets and of the role of government in promoting greater efficiency and equity in the economy. This course follows the College Board’s Advanced Placement curriculum and as such is extremely rigorous and fast-paced. Students may receive college credit in Micro Economics by qualifying on an examination administered by the College Entrance Examination Board.  This course satisfies the Illinois State Graduation requirement for Consumer Education.