Economics

 

Student Transfer Achievement Reform (STAR) Act (SB1440)

Associate in Arts
Transfer Preparation * (Major Code: 01195)

The Associate in Arts in Economics for Transfer degree is designed to prepare students for seamless transfer into the California State University system to complete a baccalaureate degree in Economics or a similar major.  Economics is a social science that examines the functions of various markets, the determination of prices, the distribution of income, the rates of unemployment, income, and inflation.  The study of economics deals with social problems and issues such as racism, sexism, war, and poverty.  The focus of learning is on principles of economic analysis, fiscal and monetary policy, macro and micro theories, consumer protection, international trade, American economic history, monetary systems, and governmental regulations. 

Program Student Learning Outcome Statement

  • Use the supply and demand model to analyze microeconomic issues and use the aggregate supply and demand model to analyze macroeconomic issues.
  • Use the economic way of thinking to analyze real world economic problems.
  • Apply critical thinking skills to evaluate the credibility of economic theories, concepts, and research.

 The following is required for all AA-T or AS-T degrees:

  • Completion of minimum 60 semester or 90 quarter units of degree applicable courses.
  • Minimum overall grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU transferable coursework.
  • Minimum grade of “C” (or “Pass”) for each course in the major.
  • Completion of the California State University General Education (CSU GE) Breadth pattern or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) pattern.  For more information, refer to the catalog section, “Certificate of Achievement” under Graduation, Certificates, and Degree Requirements.
Required Core14-15
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS I
PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS II
ELEMENTARY STATISTICS
CALCULUS FOR BUSINESS ANALYSIS
ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS I
LIST A: Select one course of the following3-4
PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING I
PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING II--- MANAGERIAL
BUSINESS COMMUNICATION
INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS
ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS II
LIST B: Select one course of the following 3-4
ANALYTIC GEOMETRY AND CALCULUS III
INTRODUCTION TO LINEAR ALGEBRA
OR any course from LIST A not already used
Total Units20-23