AP Microeconomics is a fast-paced, college-level course that focuses on the decision making of individuals, households, firms, and the government. Students will study a variety of economic theories and analyze their practical applications in the real world. Course topics include the product market (including forces of supply and demand), factor/resource markets (including labor and capital), and competition/market structures.
Please note that this is a 0.5 credit course. Students generally combine this course with AP Macroeconomics to earn a full credit toward graduation. This course does not satisfy the Virginia graduation requirement that all students take an Economics and Personal Finance course.
This course aligns with the College Board’s learning goals for AP Microeconomics.
- Strong math reasoning and graphing skills (recommended)
Course Texts and Materials
- Principles of Microeconomics 2e for AP Courses (free ebook)
- Advanced Placement Economics: Microeconomics: Student Edition (Fourth Edition)
Publisher: National Council on Economic Education
- 5 Steps to a 5: AP Microeconomics 2017
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
- 04203 AP Microeconomics (0.5 cr)
- Fall Semester (18 weeks)