AP® Microeconomics

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Course Overview

AP® Microeconomics studies the behavior of individuals and businesses as they exchange goods and services in the marketplace. Students will learn why the same product costs different amounts at different stores, in different cities, at different times. They'll also learn to spot patterns in economic behavior and how to use those patterns to explain buyer and seller behavior under various conditions. Microeconomics studies the economic way of thinking, understanding the nature and function of markets, the role of scarcity and competition, the influence of factors such as interest rates on business decisions, and the role of government in promoting a healthy economy. The equivalent of a 100-level college course, AP® Microeconomics prepares students for the AP® exam and for further study in business, history, and political science.

This course has been authorized by the College Board® to use the AP® designation.

Course Details

Grade Levels
High School

Algebra I

Pre–Requisite Courses
Algebra I
Course Length

Single Semester: Courses have a maximum duration of 18 weeks per semester.

Required Materials


  • Microeconomics for Today, 10th ed. Irvin B. Tucker (Cengage Learning, 2018).
    ISBN-10: 1337613061 / ISBN-13: 9781337613064
    Acceptable alternate: 9th ed. (2016). ISBN-10: 1-305-50711-8 / ISBN-13: 9781305507111
    Acceptable alternate: 8th ed. (2014). ISBN-10: 1133435068 / ISBN-13: 9781133435068
    Acceptable alternate: 7th ed. (2010). ISBN-10: 0538469412 / ISBN-13: 9780538469418
    Acceptable alternate: 6th ed. (2008). ISBN-10: 0324591381

Course Units & Syllabus

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