Program Description

 Economics is a social science discipline concerned chiefly with description, theory and analysis of production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services.  Economics is concerned with rational consumers making choices under conditions of scarcity.  Students will be introduced to concepts and tools of economic analysis including theory of demand and supply, national income accounting, economic growth and business cycle. Students will have the ability to analyze fiscal, monetary and trade policies. In addition, students will be introduced to the theory of consumer behavior, the theory of firms under various market structures and the theory of resource markets. The Associate in Arts in Economics for the Transfer Degree is designed to prepare the student for seamlessly transferring to the CSU to earn a baccalaureate degree in economics and is designed to provide students a clear transfer pathway to the CSU and the completion of a baccalaureate degree, with guaranteed admission to a CSU to a similar major with junior standing, and the ability to complete their remaining requirements within 60 semester or 90 quarter units.

Associate Degree for Transfer Requirements

  • 60 semester or 90 quarter CSU-transferable units.
  • the California State University-General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE-Breadth); OR the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC for CSU) pattern.
  • a minimum of 20 semester or 30 quarter units in the major or area of emphasis as determined by the community college district.
  • obtainment of a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0.
  • earn a grade of C or better in all courses required for the major or area of emphasis.

Associate in Arts in Economics for Transfer Degree

Course Requirements

Total Units for the Major: 20-25 Units

REQUIRED COURSES (12-13 UNITS)

  • ECON 001A - Principles of Economics (3)
  • ECON 001B - Principles of Economics (3)
  • STAT 050 - Elementary Statistics (4)
    or STAT 015 - Statistics for Business and Economics (4)
    or STAT 018 - Statistics for Behavioral and Social Sciences (4)
  • BUS 014B - Mathematical Analysis for Business - Calculus (4)
    or MATH 005A - Single Variable Calculus I (5)

LIST A: SELECT ONE COURSE (3-4 UNITS)

  • BUS 014A - Mathematical Analysis for Business - Finite (4)
  • MATH 005B - Single Variable Calculus II (5)
  • ACCT 001A - Financial Accounting (5)
  • ACCT 001B - Managerial Accounting (4)
  • BIT 025 - Survey of Computer Technology (3)
  • BUS 011A - Business Communication (3)

LIST B: SELECT ONE COURSE FROM BELOW OR FROM ANY LIST A COURSE NOT USED (3-4 UNITS)

  • MATH 005C - Multivariable Calculus (5)
  • MATH 010 - Linear Algebra and Applications (5)

REQUIRED SUBTOTAL..........................................................................................20-25
CSU General Education or IGETC Pattern................................................................ 37-39
DEGREE TOTAL ...................................................................................................... 60

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Use the theory of demand and supply to explain market equilibrium and the effects of government interventions.

  2. Demonstrate the theory of consumer behavior to derive the demand curve.

  3. Identify, analyze and evaluate fiscal and monetary theory and policy.

  4. Identify the various market structures; demonstrate the firm's decisions under different market structures; evaluate the effects of government intervention.

  5. Apply the theory of comparative advantage to evaluate gains from international trade and effects of government intervention.