The curriculum in the Economics Associate Degree program is designed to provide the transfer student the opportunity to achieve an Associate degree. While a baccalaureate or higher degree is recommended for those considering professional careers related to this major, earning the Associate degree would demonstrate achievement and may support attempts to gain entry-level employment and promotion.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Students who complete the Economics Program will be able to:
Define scarcity, and show how it relates to the concepts of choice and cost.
Outline the role of comparative advantage in exchange.
Describe and analyze the economy in quantitative terms using national income and employment data from the standpoint of current and constant dollars.
Utilize the demand and supply model and use the model to critically analyze real world examples.
Explain the role of prices in allocating goods, services and factors of production.
Complete units as described above and a minimum of 60 units including the general education requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0 qualifies the student for the Associate of Arts Degree. A minimum of 12 units must be completed at Saddleback College.
General Education Requirements for Associate Degrees
Refer to the Graduation Requirements or to the CSU-GE and IGETC patterns in this catalog for specific courses which meet general education requirements. Refer to ASSIST.org and to the transfer institution’s catalog for transfer requirements.
*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.