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Economics is a social science concerned with the factors that determine the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services.


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ECON 1A-Elementary Economics -Macro (3 units) CSU/UC
Prerequisites: MATH 101
An introduction to macroeconomic concepts and principles of economic analysis. Topics include: foundations of economic life, national income and employment, financial systems, business cycles, money and banking, monetary and fiscal policy, economic growth and stability, public finance, international trade and the position of the U.S. within the context of the global economy, World Trade Organization policies, International Monetary Fund, World Bank structure, and global agricultural subsidies. (L)

ECON 1B-Elementary Economics-Micro ( 3 units) CSU/UC
Prerequisites: MATH 101
An introduction to Microeconomic concepts, principles, scarcity problems and policies. Theories include: equilibrium price, supply and demand, elasticity, marginal utility, cost and revenue concepts, market structure, labor economics, comparative economic systems and pricing the factors of production. Students learn to use economic principles to analyze the economic challenges facing the individual and business organization. (L)



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