IB Economics HL II - Mr. Tiffany Syllabus
THE NEWMAN SCHOOL
ECONOMICS, HL II
MR. TIFFANY FALL 2012
The course will build on the first year foundation of microeconomics with a focus on the macroeconomic topics of international trade, aggregate supply and aggregate demand, central banks' actions, income distribution, and economic growth and development.
Protectionism and exchange rates will also be covered and integrated into the topics above.
Course requirements and required materials
1. IB Economics Course Companion : International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
• Edition: 2007 • Dorton, Ian ISBN: 0199151245
2.IB Economics, HL IB Revision Guide, Stephen Holroyd, Oxford Study Courses
3. Access to internet for reading economics articles in Economist, Wall Street Journal, NT Times.
Goals and Objectives
In addition to covering the macroeconomic topics listed above, the students will spend a large amount of time in writing critical economic analyses of current topics found in the news media. These extracts and commentaries will constitute the Internal Assessments that will be sent to the IB in the spring. If the student has chosen to write an Extended Essay in economics, some of class consultation time will be directed to that end.
As the spring term advances there will be an intensive review of microeconomics and practice questions written in anticipation of sitting for the IB exams.
Grades will be calculated as follows:
50% on averages of quizzes and class participation
25 % on writing of the IA's
25% on a comprehensive final examination