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Economics Catalog

ECON 1
Principles of Microeconomics
3 units
Prerequisite: None.
This study emphasizes the behavior of households and firms inan open market economy. The functions of private property, entrepreneurship, and government regulation are discussed. Production and pricing under various market structures, labor markets, and international trade as well as market failure are covered. Transfer: UC, CSU
IGETC Area 4 (Social & Behavioral Sciences)
ECON 2
Principles of Macroeconomics
3 units
Prerequisite: None.
This study emphasizes the results of economic decisions by groups and by governments that determine economic performance including economic growth, price levels, employment, tax burdens, government spending, and the management of government debt. The role of money and banking in an open market economy, circular flow and the cyclical nature of economies are treated in detail Transfer: UC, CSU
IGETC Area 4 (Social & Behavioral Sciences)
ECON 6
Contemporary Economic Problems
3 units
Prerequisite: None.
This course stresses the application of economic theory to important current problems with special emphasis on the role of the United States in their resolution. Problems emphasized include rowth and development, resource management, the "population explosion," economic systems, and international economic relations. This problem-oriented course allows for a more detailed examination of significant world economic problems such as international monetary reform, balance between food supply and population pressure, capital formation in the underdevelo9ped economies, and economic planning. Transfer: UC, CSU
IGETC Area 4 (Social & Behavioral Sciences)
ECON 15
Economic History of the United States
3 units
Prerequisite: None.
A chronological study of American economic history by major areas including agriculture, industrial development, money, banking and transportation. The roles of business, labor and government are given a particular emphasis. This course is also offered as History 15. Students may earn credit for either Economics 15 or History 15, but not both. Transfer: UC, CSU
IGETC Area 4 (Social & Behavioral Sciences)
+ satisfies CSU U.S. History graduation requirement.