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Economics 

 

The purpose of the economics program is to provide as many students as possible with an opportunity to:
  • Acquire a basic knowledge of economics.
  • Become aware of the role and place of economics in their personal and public life.
  • Get exposure to the critical thinking approach especially in the context of addressing economic issues.
  • Achieve their academic and career objectives as well as their personal development goals
Presently we offer two principle courses in economics on a regular basis - Principles of Macroeconomics and Principles of Microeconomics. These courses are offered in a variety of instructional forms – conventional, online, and hybrid – to reach out to and serve as wide a range of students as possible.  We offer our economic courses at different times with different instructors to provide students with plenty of choices.
 
The two principle economic courses are transferable to California State Universities and University of California sytems as general education courses as well as core courses for economics and business degree programs. Students may acquire an AA degree in economics or use the courses for transfer credit to universities. The economics program and courses prepare students for more advanced degrees in a variety of disciplines including economics, social sciences, business, and law. The program also provides a basic understanding of the economic and business environment for those interested in owning and operating a business or those who seek a career in private or government establishments. 
 
Advisor: H. Shahidi  

hshahidi@collegeofthedesert.edu; 760-776-7304

 

ECONOMICS A.A. DEGREE
and Transfer Preparation
Dept. No. Title Units
Required Courses:
BUAC 20A Financial Accounting 4
BUAC 20B Managerial Accounting 4
BUMA 20A Business Law 3
CIS 10 Computer Literacy 4
ECON 1 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 2 Principles of Microeconomics 3
SOC 3 Fund. of Statistics 3
or MATH 14 Statistical Methods (4)
  Required Subtotal 24-25
  CSU General Education or IGETC Pattern 38-41
  Kinesiology (PE) Activities 2
  DEGREE TOTAL 64-68