slide 2

Campus Map
Find Your Way Around Campus

Class Schedule
A Complete List of Classes

Course Descriptions

ECON 100 Principles of Macro Economics

Introduction to the American macroeconomic system and its effects on social, cultural and political environments by focusing on aggregate economic analysis. Allocation mechanisms for scarce resources, analytical tools of supply and demand are utilized. Additionally, the course examines and critiques aggregate measures of economic activity such as GDP, unemployment, labor participation rates and price indices. Additionally, the course examines macroeconomic equilibrium, money and financial institutions, The Federal Reserve, the role of saving, monetary and fiscal policy short run (Keynesian) stabilization policy, international economics, as well the Classical model?s study of long run economic growth.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: MATH 110 or MATH 112 (offered at CSM or Skyline) or MATH 190 or appropriate score on District math placement test and other measures as appropriate that indicate proficiency in Elementary Algebra.
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: DSI
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE DSI), UC (IGETC Area 4)
C-ID: ECON 202
ECON 102 Principles of Micro Economics

This course focuses on choices of individual economic decision makers within the framework of supply and demand. Topics include: scarcity, marginality, specialization and trade, equilibrium, elasticity, factor markets, and externalities. Price and output decisions under competitive, imperfectly competitive, and monopolistic markets. Profit maximization and loss minimization strategies for the individual firm are analyzed. Comparative economic systems are also examined.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: MATH 110 or MATH 112 (offered at CSM or Skyline) or MATH 190, or appropriate score on District math placement test and other measures as appropriate that indicate proficiency in Elementary Algebra
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: DSI
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE DSI), UC (IGETC Area 4)
C-ID: ECON 201
ECON 230 Economic History of the United States

An advanced discussion and analysis of the development of the American economy from 1860 to the present time. Economics concepts include, opportunity cost, moral hazard, monetary theory and policy, fiscal theory and policy. Topics studied are industrial growth, land and resource use, role of immigration and migration in the context of various ethnic and cultural groups, the transportation revolution, the Great Depression and Great Moderation, the development of money and banking, trade patterns, organized labor, changes in agricultural production, and America in the world economy.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in, ECON 100; and, ENGL 836 or ENGL 847 or ESL 400 OR eligibility for ENGL 100 on approved college English Placement Test and other measures as necessary AND READ 836 or ESL 400 with Credit or a grade of "C" or better OR eligibility for 400-level Reading courses on approved college Reading Placement Test and other measures as necessary.
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: D US-1; DSI; Ethnic Studies
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE DSI, D US-1), UC (IGETC Area 4)