2019-2020 Catalog 
    Oct 26, 2021  
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Economics Associate in Arts for Transfer

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The Associate in Arts in Economics for Transfer degree provides a foundation in economics and the mathematics necessary for upper-division economics for students planning to transfer into a baccalaureate program in economics.  This background should provide students with the tools to complete a bachelor’s degree successfully.  Students who complete the Associate in Arts in Economics for Transfer degree receive priority admission to the California State University system, though admission to a specific campus is not guaranteed.  While an associate degree may support attempts to gain entry-level employment or promotion, a baccalaureate or higher degree is recommended for those considering professional careers that can be achieved through transfer.

The following is required for all AA-T or AS-T degrees:

  1. Completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units that are eligible for transfer to the California State University, including the following:
    1.  The Intersegmental General Education TransferCurriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education- Breadth requirements.
    2.  A minimum of 18 semester or 27 quarter units in a major area of emphasis as determined by the community college district.
  2. Obtainment of a minimum grade point average of 2.0. Students must earn a ”C” or better in all courses required in the major.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the degree, students will be able to do the following:

  • 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 to critically analyze real-world examples.
  • Explain the role of prices in allocating goods, services, and factors of production.

GROUP B: Select one of the following courses or any course from GROUP A not already used (3-5 units)

Total Units for the Major 20-24

*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation, see course description.

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