Economics (ECON)

ECON 100 C Principles of Economics-Macro 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): MATH 040 C or MATH 041 C, with a grade of C or better.

Term hours: 54 lecture. The course concentrates on macroeconomics analysis. Topics emphasized are aggregate supply/demand concepts, economic aggregates and the overall functioning of the American economy, with special emphasis on the role of the government. The course includes national income accounting, employment theory, business cycles, fiscal and monetary policy and economic growth. Duplicate credit not granted for ECON 100HC. (UC/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC/C-ID: ECON 202)

ECON 100HC Honors Principles of Economics 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): MATH 040 C with a grade of C or better.

Term hours: 54 lecture. This Honors-enhanced course is a study of macroeconomics, focusing on the structure and operation of the American economy. Special topics include simulated practice of fiscal and monetary policy, and web-site updates of statistical economics. Duplicate credit not granted for ECON 100 C. (UC/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC/C-ID: ECON 202)

ECON 105 C Principles of Economics-Micro 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): MATH 040 C or MATH 041 C, with a grade of C or better.

Term hours: 54 lecture. This course concentrates on microeconomic analysis. Topics emphasized are basic structure of the United States economic system, and interrelationships within this structure. The course includes a study of supply and demand, price determination, the market models, resource pricing and allocation, comparative economic systems, and foreign trade/exchange analysis. Duplicate credit not granted for ECON 105HC. (UC/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC/C-ID: ECON 201)

ECON 105HC Honors Principles of Economics 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): MATH 040 C with a grade of C or better.

Term hours: 54 lecture. This course is an enhanced study of microeconomics analysis with special attention given to web-based interactive material on topics such as: price determination; the market models; comparative economic analysis; and international trade and finance. Duplicate credit not granted for ECON 105 C. (UC/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC/C-ID: ECON 201)

ECON 110 C Survey of Economics 3 Units

Term hours: 54 lecture. This course is a survey of the American Economic System using basic economic concepts to explain a wide variety of economic applications. It includes production and cost, competition and market structure, market failure and externalities, and the labor market as the microeconomic topics. As macroeconomic topics, it includes national income, unemployment and inflation. It also discusses the economic growth and economic fluctuations issues, Monetary and fiscal policy, and international trade and finance. Economics 110 C does not meet the course requirement for majors in economics and business administration. (No UC credit if taken after ECON 100 C or ECON 100HC or ECON 105 C or ECON 105HC. UC Credit Limitation/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC)

ECON 120 C International Economics 3 Units

Prerequisite(s): ECON 100 C with a grade of C or better.

Term hours: 54 lecture. This course will discuss institutions in the global economy, international trade and labor and environmental standards, trade and balance of payments, exchange rate and exchange rate systems, international financial crisis, economic integration in North America, The European Union, Trade and policy reforms in Latin America, Export-Oriented growth in East Asia. (UC/CSU, AA GE, CSU GE, IGETC)

ECON 130 C Consumer Economics 3 Units

Term hours: 54 lecture. This course explains why and how students as consumers can help shape the market place. It includes personal finance topics such as credit, saving, investment, taxes, consumer responsibilities, influence of advertising, issues on health and wellness, issues of identity theft and fraud. Consumer issues, ethics and globalization will also be emphasized. Economics 130 C does not meet the course requirement for majors in economics and business administration. (CSU)

ECON 298 C Economics Seminar 0.5-12 Units

Prerequisite(s): May be required.

Corequisite(s): May be required.

Advisory: May be required.

Term hours: 0-216 lecture and/or 0-432 laboratory depending on units attempted. This is a lecture/discussion type course developed on a particular limited problem or topic of interest to students. It is designed for able students who wish to increase their knowledge of a particular topic concerning which no other regular class is offered. A paper or group activity may be requested. Credit may range from 1/2 unit to 12 units. Consult class schedule for the offerings in a particular semester. May be taken for credit 1-4 times. Pass/No Pass or Pass/No Pass/Letter Grade Option or Standard Letter Grade. Fees may be required-Payable at Registration. (UC Credit Limitation/CSU)

ECON 299 C Economics Independent Study 1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): Approved Independent Study Learning Contract

Term hours: Varying hours of scheduled conferences per week according to instructor. This independent study course is for able students who wish to extend their knowledge of a particular area through individual research and study. It is thought that topics might develop out of a curiosity stimulated in a regular class. The student would then contact the supervising instructor to develop a contract for his/her particular interest so that they could learn more regarding their special topic. May be taken for credit 3 times. (UC Credit Limitation/CSU)