Economics (ECON)

ECON 100

CONTEMPORARY ECONOMIC PROBLEMS

3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Presents a nontechnical introduction to the basic concepts of economics. Investigates economic basis of such real-world problems as inflation, unemployment, economic power, and international trade deficits. (Does not fulfill the lower-division economics requirements for business or economics majors transferring to four-year institutions.) [D; CSU; UC]

ECON 101

PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS I

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Recommended Preparation: RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Prerequisite: MATH 60 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Mathematics Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduces students to the basic tools necessary to analyze a nation's economy from the macroeconomic perspective. Emphasizes understanding of core topics including: market systems, aggregate measures of economic activity, macroeconomic equilibrium, money and financial institutions, monetary and fiscal policy, international economics, and economic growth. [D; CSU; UC; C-ID ECON 202]

ECON 102

PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS II

3 UNITS

Grade Only

Recommended Preparation: ECON 101 or equivalent; RDG 158 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Reading Assessment or equivalent.

Prerequisite: MATH 60 or the equivalent skill level as determined by the Southwestern College Mathematics Assessment or equivalent.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Introduces the basic analytic tools necessary to understand an economy from the microeconomic perspective. Emphasizes core topics including: choices of individual economic decision-makers, scarcity and its effects, specialization and trade, market equilibrium, elasticity, production and cost theory, market structures, factor markets, and market failure. [D; CSU; UC; C-ID ECON 201]

ECON 299

INDEPENDENT STUDY

1-3 UNITS

Pass/No Pass or Grade is Allowed

Limitation on Enrollment: Eligibility for independent study.

Lecture 3 hours

Offered: ALL

Individual study of research in some area of economics of particular interest to the student and not included in regular courses of the college. [D; CSU; **UC] (**UC Limitation: credit for variable topics courses is given only after a review of the scope and content of the courses by the enrolling UC campus.)