Economics (ECON)



120 Principles of Macroeconomics - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Grade Only)

Prerequisite: Mathematics 92 or Mathematics 96, each with a grade of “C” or better or equivalent or Assessment Skill Level M45, M50 or higher, or math assessment that verifies Intermediate Algebra competency, or any college level Intermediate Algebra course or higher completed with a grade of “C” or better.
Advisory: English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.
This course is an introduction to aggregate economic analysis. Topics include market systems, aggregate measures of economic activity, macroeconomic equilibrium, money and financial institutions, monetary and fiscal policy, international economics and economic growth. This course is intended for business majors and all students interested in macroeconomics. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

121 Principles of Microeconomics - 3 hours lecture, 3 units (Grade Only)

Prerequisite: Mathematics 92 or Mathematics 96, each with a grade of “C” or better or equivalent or Assessment Skill Level M45, M50 or higher or math assessment that verifies Intermediate Algebra competency, or any college level Intermediate Algebra course or higher completed with a grade of “C” or better.
Advisory: English 48 and English 49, each with a grade of “C” or better, or equivalent or Assessment Skill Levels R5 and W5.
This course is an introduction to economic analysis of specific decision-making sectors in the economy (micro analysis). Sectors include households, firms and government. Topics covered include productivity and costs for individual firms, industry types, the labor market, anti-trust issues, income distribution, and environmental externalities. This course is intended for business majors and all students interested in microeconomics. (FT) AA/AS; CSU; UC.

This discipline may offer specialized instruction in one or more of the following areas: Supervised Tutoring (044), Experimental Topics (265), Independent Study (290), Individualized Instruction (296), Service Learning (277), or Work Experience (270). Detailed course descriptions are listed on page page 120. Please refer to the class schedule and/or see the dean or department chair for availability.