Academics

Course Descriptions

Economics (ECON)


ECON 100  Economic Principles and Applications  (5)
General survey course stressing basic principles of economic analysis and their applications to current problems and social issues. Intended primarily for students not majoring in business or economics and not intending to take ECON 200. PREREQUISITE: Eligible for ENGL 100 or instructor's permission. Satisfies a social science requirement for AA degree.
ECON 101  Economics of Competition  (5)
Study of scarcity, competition, costs, prices, and profits with specific attention to resources, unions, business and government. PREREQUISITE: Eligible for ENGL 100 or instructor's permission. Satisfies a social science requirement for AA degree.

ECON 194  Special Topics-Economics  (1-5)
Focuses on a special topic such as inflation, unemployment, population growth, environmental pollution, energy, taxation, discrimination, poverty, crime, health care, or energy. Occasionally, a single course may cover several of these topics. Consists of lectures, class and small group discussions, and student presentations. Students use economic concepts in course presentations. PREREQUISITE: Eligible for ENGL 100 or instructor's permission.
ECON 298  Independent Study-Economics 1  (5)
Enables students individually to pursue special interests or opportunities in economics under guidance of an instructor. PREREQUISITE: At least one 200-level course in ECON and instructor's permission.

ECON 299  Independent Study-Economics 2  (5)
Enables students individually to pursue special interests or opportunities in economics under guidance of an instructor. PREREQUISITE: At least one 200-level course in ECON and instructor's permission.
ECON& 201  Micro Economics  (5)
Continues the analysis of problems involving scarcity, choice, competition, and cost. Examines the basic principles and models of microeconomics and their application to contemporary issues and problems. Primarily for students who are taking additional courses requiring a working knowledge of microeconomic theory. PREREQUISITE: ECON& 202 and eligible for ENGL& 101; or instructor's permission. Satisfies a social science requirement for AA degree.

ECON& 202  Macro Economics  (5)
Introduces economic reasoning. Covers basic economic questions concerning economizing, competition and exchange. Also covers macro economics and questions relating to the determination of national income, output, employment and the price level. PREREQUISITE: Eligible for ENGL& 101 and MATH 147; or instructor's permission. Satisfies a social science requirement for AA degree.