Academic Catalogs

Economics

The primary mission of the economics department is to provide a transfer education curriculum in economics for students majoring in business, social sciences, and other fields. Additionally, classes provide students a chance to explore the basic principles, thought, problems, and history of the American and international economies. The economics curriculum increases consumer skills and the awareness of individuals regarding consumer problems in the economy.

Students who study and major in economics often go on to pursue careers in finance, banking, consulting, and business. In addition, economics students often find careers in the public sector in various government agencies.

Department Contact Information 

Daniel Kuo
dkuo@occ.cccd.edu

Jennifer Savage
jmsavage@occ.cccd.edu

Economics Department Website

Credit Courses

ECON A1003 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Economics: General Concepts  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC: Credit Limitation: No credit for ECON A100 if taken after ECON A170, ECON A170H, ECON A175 or ECON A175H.

Provides the student with a general understanding of the concepts, principles, and methods of microeconomics and macroeconomics at the introductory level. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

Catalog Program Pages Referencing ECON A100

ECON A1103 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Consumer Economics  

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU.

An applied approach to the problems and possibilities confronting the consumer in today's economy. Emphasis is placed on the development of skills in personal financial planning: decision making, use of credit and principles of saving and investment. Attention is given to the problems in housing, transportation, health services, and insurance. Issues of personal taxation, government regulation, and environmental protection are considered in relation to consumer interest. May be taken for grades or on a pass-no pass basis.

Catalog Program Pages Referencing ECON A110

ECON A1703 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Microeconomics  
Prerequisite(s): MATH A010 or higher.
Advisory: MATH A030.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

An introduction to the principles and problems of microeconomics. Covers economic concepts and principles as applied to markets, analysis of costs, consumer behavior, determining consumer optimum conditions, behavior of producers, determining the producers optimum in the goods and services market and in the factors markets, the structure of markets and how they influence and limit competition, labor, capital, information and entrepreneurship, public goods, and international economics. This course may also be offered online. C-ID: ECON 201.

Catalog Program Pages Referencing ECON A170

ECON A170H3 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Microeconomics Honors  
Prerequisite(s): MATH A010 or higher.
Advisory: MATH A030.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter, Pass/No Pass

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

An introduction to the principles and problems of microeconomics. Covers economic concepts and principles as applied to markets, analysis of costs, consumer behavior, determining consumer optimum conditions, behavior of producers, determining the producers optimum in the goods and services market and in the factors markets, the structure of markets and how they influence and limit competition, labor, capital, information and entrepreneurship, public goods, and international economics.

Catalog Program Pages Referencing ECON A170H

ECON A1753 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Macroeconomics  
Prerequisite(s): MATH A010 or higher.
Advisory: ECON A170 or ECON A170H; and MATH A030.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

An introduction to the principles and problems of macroeconomics. Covers economic concepts and principles as applied to markets, national income, unemployment, inflation, economic growth, fiscal and monetary policy, banking, the Federal Reserve System, and international economics. This course may also be offered online. C-ID: ECON 202.

Catalog Program Pages Referencing ECON A175

ECON A175H3 Units (54 lecture hours)  
Macroeconomics Honors  
Prerequisite(s): MATH A010 or higher.

Grading Mode: Standard Letter

Transfer Credit: CSU; UC.

An introduction to the principles and problems of macroeconomics. Covers economic concepts and principles as applied to markets, national income, unemployment, inflation, economic growth, fiscal and monetary policy, banking, the Federal Reserve System, and international economics.

Catalog Program Pages Referencing ECON A175H