Plan Code: 5018B/C
The economics major provides systematic knowledge of the nature and scope of economics with a diverse academic regimen and practical application. The study of economic concepts and theories with concentrations that include: Macroeconomic Analysis, Microeconomic Analysis, Contemporary Economic Issues, and The Global Economy. In addition, an economics major is preparation for general education, good citizenship and literate participation in a market-oriented life. The Economics program (AA-T in Economics) offers students a comprehensive education in the theoretical as well as practical applications of the discipline. The degree offers a variety of economics and business courses that aid in familiarizing students with the diverse subfields in the area of Economics. The mission of this program is to provide a definitive course of study in economics to a diverse population of students, ultimately preparing those students for transfer to university. This program in economics is a diverse academic, theoretical and practical, major that is applicable to everyday life, which further fulfills the general requirements of the California State University transfer system.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
- Demonstrate the ability to attain the Institutional Student Learning Outcomes (ISLOs).
- Comprehend the primary elements and language of economics.
- Use creative and critical-thinking strategies in the solution of complex problems in the workplace through the application of economics using equations, graphs and technical skills.
This degree requires the completion of General Education coursework plus the following:
|Code Number||Course Title||Units|
|REQUIRED CORE COURSES|
|ECON 1/1H||Macro Economic Analysis||3|
|ECON 2/2H||Micro Economic Analysis||3|
|MATH 60||First Calculus Course||5|
|STAT 1/1H||Elementary Statistics||4|
|IN ADDITION, complete THREE to FIVE (3-5) units from LIST A:|
|Financial Accounting (5)|
|Managerial Accounting (5)|
|Business Writing (3)|
|Second Calculus Course (5)|
|IN ADDITION, complete THREE to FIVE (3-5) units from LIST B:|
Any LIST A course not already used
|Contemporary Economic Issues (3)|
|The Global Economy (3)|
|Complete one of the following: 1||37-39|
|Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 transferable units) 2|
Units for the major may be double-counted for CSU GE or IGETC; see counselor for limitations.
Elective units from course(s) numbered 1-99, if needed, to reach 60 transferable units.
To earn an associate degree for transfer, a student must complete 60 semester units that are eligible for transfer to a CSU that consist of either the IGETC pattern or CSU GE breadth and a major of at least 18 units. Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework to receive an associate degree for transfer and all courses in the major must be completed with a C or better. Students earning an associate degree for transfer will not be required to complete any other local graduation requirements.