Economics, Associate in Arts Degree for Transfer
Banner code: 2_AAT_ECON
Financial aid: Eligible
The Associate in Arts in Economics for Transfer degree focuses on developing a set of principles and models in microeconomics and macroeconomics that can be used to explain the decision making process of individuals, firms, and society. In microeconomics, the students will learn about the producer and consumer, the function and structure of markets, and efficiency. In macroeconomics, students will learn about measuring and evaluating collective economic activity for the economy as a whole in terms of national income and product accounting, inflation, unemployment, and the effects of government policy on the economy. The degree also emphasizes enhancement of quantitative skills to be applied to economic applications and decision making. The mathematical tools learned in calculus and statistics provide a foundation for upper division economic analysis. Upon completion of the Associate in Arts in Economics for Transfer, the students will be prepared for transfer to pursue a baccalaureate degree in Economics.
Program Level Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:
- Apply the economic problem of scarcity and how it relates to choice, opportunity cost, and marginal decision making for individuals and society.
- Quantitatively analyze economic activity of individuals, firms, the public sector, and the economy as a whole.
- Use economic concepts including scarcity, opportunity cost, supply and demand to analyze markets, evaluate fluctuations, and determine the impact on individual, economy-wide, and global economic decisions.
- Use supply and demand models to analyze markets, evaluate fluctuations, and determine changes in prices.
Associate Degree for Transfer Graduation Requirements
Associate Degrees for Transfer require students to meet the following requirements:
- Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units of degree-applicable courses,
- Minimum overall grade point average of 2.0,
- Minimum grade of “C” (or “P”) for each course in the major, and
- Completion of IGETC and/or CSU GE-Breadth.
Students should consult a GWC counselor in order to select the best pathway to meet their educational goals. For students who intend to transfer, the choice of general education will be specific to both their major and transfer institution.
|Required Courses – Core|
|ECON G170||Principles of Micro Economics||3|
|ECON G175||Principles of Macro Economics||3|
|MATH G160||Introduction To Statistics||4|
|MATH G140||Business Calculus||4-5|
|or MATH G180||Calculus I|
|Select one of the following:||4-5|
|MATH G185||Calculus 2||5|
|ACCT G101||Financial Accounting||4|
|ACCT G102||Managerial Accounting||4|
|Select one of the following:||3-5|
Any course from List A not already used
|ECON G110||Contemporary Economic Issues and Problems||3|
|HIST G110||Economic History Of The United States||3|
|MATH G280||Calculus 3||5|
|MATH G285||Introduction to Linear Algebra and Differential Equations||5|
|Total units that may be double-counted||9-12|
|GE Pattern (CSU GE-Breadth or IGETC)||37-39|
|Transferable Electives (as needed to reach 60 units) 1||8-11|