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Economics (ECON)


The following Economics courses are offered:

ECON 304
Principles of Microeconomics    3 Units
Prerequisite: MATH 120 with a grade of "C" or better, or placement through the assessment process.; or one full year of High School Algebra II with grades of "C" or better in each semester.
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D; IGETC Area 4
Course Transferable to UC/CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course is a graphical and functional analysis of the units (sectors) making up the economy. The focus is on the sectors' choices and interactions, microeconomic goals (efficiency and equity), problems, and solutions. Major topics include basic principles of economics; basic economic analyses; demand, supply, and equilibrium in a market; markets and applications; costs and production; product and resources markets; and microeconomic problems (externalities, public goods, and income inequality). Time permitting, related topics such as international trade and health economics may also be discussed. Coursework includes doing arithmetic problems, solving algebraic equations, and graphing straight and curvilinear lines. (C-ID ECON 201)

ECON 320

Concepts in Personal Finance    3 Units
Same As: BUS 320
Prerequisite: None
General Education: AA/AS Area V(b)
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
This course is designed to assist individuals in analyzing their financial affairs. Elements and conceptual basis of financial planning, analysis, and decision making in areas of budgeting, taxes, borrowing, money management, insurance, investments, and retirement will be examined with an emphasis on principles to develop students' economic decision making. Students will be using mathematical concepts as well as reading and interpreting written and oral instructions. This course is not open to students who have received credit for ECON 320.

ECON 495

Independent Studies in Economics    1-3 Units
Prerequisite: None
Hours: 54-162 hours LAB

ECON 499

Experimental Offering in Economics    .5-4 Units
Prerequisite: None
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 18 hours LEC; 54 hours LAB

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