Economics

Associate Degree for Transfer

A.A.-T. in Economics

The Associate in Arts degree in Economics for Transfer provides students with a major that fulfills the general requirements of the California State University for transfer. Students with this degree will receive priority admission with junior status to the California State University system. The Associate in Arts degree in Economics for Transfer (AA-T) may be obtained by the completion of 60 transferable, semester units with a minimum 2.0 GPA, including (a) the major or area of emphasis described in the Required Program outlined below (earning a C or better in these courses) and (b) either the Inter-segmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education Breadth Requirements.

Catalog Date: June 1, 2019

Degree Requirements

Course Code Course Title Units
ECON 302 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 304 Principles of Microeconomics 3
ECON 310 Economic Statistics (3) 3 - 4
   or PSYC 330 Introductory Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (3)
   or STAT 300 Introduction to Probability and Statistics (4)
MATH 341 Calculus for Business and Economics (4) 4 - 5
   or MATH 400 Calculus I (5)
ACCT 301 Financial Accounting (4) 3 - 5
   or ACCT 311 Managerial Accounting (4)
   or MATH 401 Calculus II (5)
   or CISC 310 Introduction to Computer Information Science (3)
ECON 306 Environmental Economics (3) 31
   or AGB 321 Agriculture Economics (3)
Total Units: 19 - 23

1or any course not used in List A

The Associate in Arts in Economics for Transfer (AA-T) degree may be obtained by completion of 60 transferable, semester units with a minimum 2.0 GPA, including (a) the major or area of emphasis described in the Required Program, and (b) either the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education-Breadth Requirements.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student will be able to:

  • PSLO 1: Describe and apply basic economic principles and concepts to economic issues. This includes the ability to: • Analyze graphical and numerical representations of resource allocation in the presence of scarcity. • Analyze graphical and numerical representations of a microeconomic and macroeconomic equilibrium using the tools of supply and demand and aggregate supply and aggregate demand analysis.
  • PSLO 2: Demonstrate the use of numerical methods to quantify common terms used in economics. This includes an ability to: • Calculate GDP and economic growth rates. • Calculate unemployment rates. • Calculate inflation rates using a price index. • Calculate profits, total cost, variable cost, and fixed cost.
  • PSLO 3: Demonstrate the ability to think critically and analyze solutions to major economic questions. This includes an ability to: • Analyze the strengths and weaknesses of major macroeconomic policy tools including fiscal and monetary policy. Evaluation of Monetary and Fiscal Policy will focus on the impact on unemployment, GDP, and inflation. • Comparing perfectly competitive markets and imperfectly competitive markets and their effect on profits, prices and quantities produced. •
  • PSLO 4: Discuss the global nature of economic issues. This includes an ability to: • Describe the common features of international trade as it is related to GDP. • Analyze different international trade theories and their implications for specialization.