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ECON 101: Microeconomics

Prerequisites: MATH 95 or Qualifying score on SBCC placement exam.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or 110H and proficiency in MATH 104 or MATH 107 or MATH 111.

Presents modern theories of price formation, industrial organization, factor pricing and income determination. Emphasis on U.S. markets and their relationships with the rest of the world.

ECON 101N: Microeconomics Discussion

Skills Advisories: MATH 095 and Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Optional course intended to augment student understanding of ECON 101. A theory of market value is developed. Models of industrial organization are presented and discussed. Factor pricing and the distribution of income are analyzed.

ECON 102: Macroeconomics

Prerequisites: MATH 95 or qualifying score on SBCC placement exam.
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or 110H and proficiency in MATH 104 or 107 or 111.

Systematic analysis of the factors which determine national income, business cycles, unemployment and inflation. Overview of U.S. banking structure.

ECON 102N: Macroeconomics Discussion

Skills Advisories: MATH 95 and Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Optional course intended to augment student understanding of ECON 102. Logical and critical thinking skills are developed. Topics include national income and product accounts, business cycles, unemployment and inflation. Counter-cyclical monetary and fiscal policies are explained.

ECON 106: International Economics

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG and proficiency in MATH 104 or MATH 107 or MATH 111.

Principles of economics applied to issues of international commerce: 1) gains from trade; 2) resources; 3) tariffs, quotas, export taxes, and other barriers to trade; 4) the balance of payments; and 5) national policies under a variety of exchange rates management systems. International economic institutions also reviewed.

ECON 108: Fundamentals Of Economics

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Survey of basic economic concepts and institutions, with emphasis on the American economy. Designed for non-majors who desire to get economic perspective without intensive or technical investigation.

ECON 295: Internship In Economics

Skills Advisory: Eligibility for ENG110 or ENG 110H.

Limitation on Enrollment: Completion of two courses in the Economics Department at SBCC prior to enrolling in an internship course. Structured internship program in which students gain experience in community organizations related to the discipline.

ECON 299: Independent Study In Economics

Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H.

Limitation on Enrollment: Completion of a minimum of 12 units at SBCC with a 2.5 G.P.A. and a minimum of 6 units with a 3.0 G.P.A within the department. May be taken for one to three units of credit; each unit of credit requires student to devote approximately three hours per week to his/her project. Student works under guidance and direction of sponsoring faculty member on project consistent with interests and abilities. Minimal monthly meetings with faculty sponsor required. (*UC Transfer Limit: 299 computed as Independent Studies; please see counselor.)

ECON NC026: Economic Issues That Affect Us All: For Older Adults

Older adult students learn evaluation tools to protect themselves, compare options, and improve decision making by following economic and financial principles. Students exercise critical thinking and analytical skills through the examination of information in the news, advertisements, and targeted mailings that directly impacts their lives. Topics include national economic issues and policies, health care, life insurance, consumer purchases, investments, banking, and credit card offers.

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