Economics (ECON)

ECON-201  Principles of Macroeconomics  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course covers the basic theories, concepts, terminologies, and uses of macroeconomics. Emphasis is placed on Classical and Keynesian theories, Federal Reserve System, and how institutions achieve domestic and international economic goals using monetary and fiscal policies. Concentrates on aggregate supply and demand, economic fluctuations, money and banking, national income and expenditure, employment, inflation, output, economic stability and growth. Other topics covered include international trade and finance, globalization and international impacts on economies.

Prerequisite: MATH-090 or MATH-090B (with a grade of C or better). A recent change in California law (AB 705) allows placement of students in college-level math and clears the prerequisite for this course.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: ECON 202

IGETC Area(s): 4B

CSU Area(s): D2

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS B2

ECON-201H  Honors Principles of Macroeconomics  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course covers the basic theories, concepts, terminologies, and uses of macroeconomics. Emphasis is placed on Classical and Keynesian theories, Federal Reserve System, and how institutions achieve domestic and international economic goals using monetary and fiscal policies. Concentrates on aggregate supply and demand, economic fluctuations, money and banking, national income and expenditure, employment, inflation, output, economic stability and growth. Other topics covered include international trade and finance, globalization and international impacts on economies.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Enrichment Program., MATH-090 or MATH-090B (with a grade of C or better). A recent change in California law (AB 705) allows placement of students in college-level math and clears the prerequisite for this course.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: ECON 202

IGETC Area(s): 4B

CSU Area(s): D2

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS B2

ECON-202  Principles of Microeconomics  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course covers the basic theories concepts terminology and uses of microeconomics. Emphasis is on the interaction of consumers business and industry choices in a market economy. Topics covered include optimizing behavior of individual firms and consumers supply and demand elasticity consumer choice production and costs market structures antitrust and regulation factor markets income and poverty market failures and public choice. Issues such as environmental problems are also studied.

Prerequisite: MATH-090 or MATH-090B (with a grade of C or better). A recent change in California law (AB 705) allows placement of students in college-level math and clears the prerequisite for this course.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: ECON 201

IGETC Area(s): 4B

CSU Area(s): D2

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS B2

ECON-202H  Honors Principles of Microeconomics  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course covers the basic theories concepts terminology and uses of microeconomics. Emphasis is on the interaction of consumers business and industry choices in a market economy. Topics covered include optimizing behavior of individual firms and consumers supply and demand elasticity consumer choice production and costs market structures antitrust and regulation factor markets income and poverty market failures and public choice. Issues such as environmental problems are also studied.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Honors Enrichment Program., MATH-090 or MATH-090B (with a grade of C or better). A recent change in California law (AB 705) allows placement of students in college-level math and clears the prerequisite for this course.

Transfers to both UC/CSU

C-ID: ECON 201

IGETC Area(s): 4B

CSU Area(s): D2

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS B2

ECON-203  Introduction to Environmental Economics  

3 Units (LEC 48-54)

This course covers the economic analysis of environmental issues with an emphasis on the implications for designing appropriate policy measures. Emphasis is placed on contemporary environmental problems and economic analysis of environmental issues and economic implications of the emerging green economy. Other topics covered include environmental problems, policies on wealth distribution, economic growth, international environmental issues, urban and corporate environmentalism, economics of environmental regulation, nonrenewable resources, and sustainability.

Prerequisite: ECON-202 (with a grade of C or better).

Transfers to both UC/CSU

AA/AS General Education: AA/AS B2

ECON-299  Special Projects: Economics  

1-3 Unit (IS 16-54)

Students with previous college-level course work in the program may do special projects that involve research and special study. The actual nature of the project must be determined in consultation with the supervising instructor.

Prerequisite: Two Economics classes must be completed prior to enrollment; a contract must be completed with the instructor prior to enrollment.

Transfers to CSU only