Economics

ECON 10 – ECONOMIC GEOGRAPHY
Interrelated study of economic potential and history of various areas of the world, including United States. The course also considers the reciprocal relationship between the economic activities of man and earth surface features, population, human production, consumption, distribution. Analysis of the natural and economic functions and correlation of the relationship recognized. (3 units)

ECON 20A – PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS I (MACROECONOMICS)
Survey is made of American economic institutions; introduction to the methods of economic analysis, fundamental concepts, and discussion of current economic problems. The course considers institutions, national income analysis, money and banking, fiscal policy, markets, income distribution, international trade.
(3 units)

ECON 20B – PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS II (MICROECONOMICS)
Attention is given to microeconomic theory. A study of market structures, resource allocation, cost analysis, and socio-economic problems. Also assessed is the impact of each market arrangement upon price and output levels, resource allocation, and the rate of technological advance. Socio-economic problems as poverty, antitrust regulation, and urban problems are discussed. (3 units)  Prerequisite: MATH 10

ECON 123 – CONTEMPORARY ECONOMIC PROBLEMS
This is an analysis of selected problems and policies concerning natural resources, monopoly, monetary and fiscal problems. Also included is the analysis of domestic and international economic problems. (3 units) Prerequisites: ECON 20A, ECON 20B

ECON 140 – MONEY AND BANKING
Focus upon the use of money in an industrial economy, financial institutions, the central banking system, international financial system, as well as monetary theory and practice is emphasized. (3 units)
Prerequisites: ECON 20A, ECON 20B

ECON 220 – INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS
The basic forces and problems underlying the foreign trade of nations. Trade theory, foreign exchange, balance of payments analysis, governmental policies, and world economic organizations. (3 units) Prerequisites: ECON 20A, ECON 20B, BA 130

ECON 235 – CALIFORNIA AND THE WEST
Social, economic, and political development of the Pacific Coast states of the continental United States is considered, also on examination of common problems (water, public lands, etc.) and the ethnic, demographic, agricultural, industrial, commercial and banking bases of the three states, with emphasis on California.
(3 units) Prerequisites: ECON 20A, ECON 20B

ECON 299 – SPECIAL TOPICS IN ECONOMICS
A special topic course with special preference to the American economic system. (1-4 units)
Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission