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Economics

From presidential debates to conversations across the proverbial dinner table, everyone is talking about the economy.

Economics is the social science that studies the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services.

In this exciting and ever-evolving field, you will learn about the impact of government policies and financial decisions on businesses and the industry. As you study interest rates, exchange rates, economic indicators and equity markets, you will also become better prepared to make better personal financial decisions about investments, retirements, mortgages, etc.

Earn an Associate Degree, Certificate or take a Course or two

Degree Programs

The requirements for a degree in liberal arts and science allow you to transfer seamlessly to most four-year colleges and to successfully complete your bachelor's degree in economics without loss of credit or time.

Associate of Arts Degree in Liberal Arts and Sciences

Course Descriptions

ECN*H101
Principles of Macroeconomics
3 Credits

An introduction to the basic structure of the United States economic system is presented. Topics include: types of economic systems, characteristics of capitalism, supply and demand, inflation and unemployment, the federal reserve system, and economic policy.

ECN*H102
Principles of Microeconomics
3 Credits

Prerequisite: ECN*H101. An introduction to the problems of scarcity and resource allocation as it pertains to households and firms. The course centers on production and cost analysis in the four major types of industry models. Topics include supply and demand, elasticity, consumer choice, government in the microeconomy and price determination under various market conditions.

ECN*H130
Consumer Economics
3 Credits

Study concerns the proper management of personal income and expenditures. Topics include: a study of inflation and business cycles, commercial and savings accounts, budgets, charge accounts, installment buying use of credit, home ownership, insurance and taxes.

ECN*H250
Money and Banking
3 Credits

This course examines monetary theory and policy with special attention to the monetary system, commercial banking, the thrift industry, central banking, and capital markets.