Economics

Economics (ECON)

ECON 302 Principles of Macroeconomics

  • Units:3
  • Hours:54 hours LEC
  • 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.
  • Transferable:CSU; UC
  • General Education:AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D; IGETC Area 4
  • C-ID:C-ID ECON 202
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2019

This course is a graphical and functional analysis of the economy as a whole. It focuses on the economy's well-being, problems, and possible solutions. Major topics include: market demand and supply; macroeconomic sectors, goals, and problems (unemployment, inflation, business cycles, and deficits); the economy's output and price level; aggregate demand, aggregate supply, and equilibrium; and macroeconomic policies (fiscal and monetary) aimed at solving problems and stabilizing the economy. Related topics such as international trade, international finance, and economic growth are also discussed. Coursework includes solving algebraic equations and graphing straight and curvilinear lines as taught in Intermediate Algebra.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • analyze and apply the basic macroeconomic principles and concepts.
  • evaluate how prices and production levels (output) are determined in markets.
  • analyze how the economy works using supply and demand analysis.
  • interpret why macroeconomic problems occur.
  • evaluate government policies designed to deal with macroeconomic problems.

ECON 304 Principles of Microeconomics

  • Units:3
  • Hours:54 hours LEC
  • 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.
  • Transferable:CSU; UC
  • General Education:AA/AS Area V(b); CSU Area D; IGETC Area 4
  • C-ID:C-ID ECON 201
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2019

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.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • analyze and apply the basic microeconomic principles and concepts.
  • examine how prices and production levels (output) vary in different markets.
  • analyze how different sectors in the economy interact with one another.
  • interpret why microeconomic problems occur.
  • evaluate government policies designed to deal with microeconomic problems.

ECON 320 Concepts in Personal Finance

  • Same As:BUS 320
  • Units:3
  • Hours:54 hours LEC
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Transferable:CSU
  • General Education:AA/AS Area V(b); AA/AS Area III(b)
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2019

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 BUS 320.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • evaluate economic needs and goals and design financial models to achieve them.
  • analyze the changing economic environment.
  • apply economic principles and concepts of individual economic planning.
  • analyze the conceptual basis of various economic tools available to the individual as well as the terminology used in their development and implementation.

ECON 495 Independent Studies in Economics

  • Units:1 - 3
  • Hours:54 - 162 hours LAB
  • Prerequisite:None.
  • Catalog Date:June 1, 2019

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