Economics

http://www.miracosta.edu/ECON

Economics is the science that examines the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services as well as the theory and management of economies and economic systems. Students take economics courses to prepare for a major or to fulfill general education requirements. With a bachelor's degree, students have career options in banking, business, management, finance, insurance, real estate, marketing, law, politics, government, journalism, health care, and education.

Contact Information

Chairs: Lynne Miller (Fall 2014), Herschel Stern (Spring 2015)

Dean: Carlos Lopez

www.miracosta.edu/ECON

Department: Social Science

Office: Building OC3600, 760.757.2121 x6924

Full-Time Faculty

Shafin Ali

Courses

ECON 100: Survey of Economics

Units: 3
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC Credit limitation
Lecture 3 hours. (2204.00)

This course provides a non-technical introduction to economics. Designed for the non-major, it shows the application of basic economic principles to contemporary social issues and public policy. UC CREDIT LIMITATION: No credit if taken after ECON 101 or ECON 102.

ECON 101: Principles of Economics: MACRO

Units: 3
Prerequisites: MATH 64 or eligibility determined by the math placement process.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 3 hours. (2204.00)

This course introduces the science of economics as applied to the aggregate economy. It emphasizes national income determination, money and banking, monetary and fiscal policies, international economic relationships, and issues associated with economic growth.

ECON 102: Principles of Economics: MICRO

Units: 3
Prerequisites: MATH 64 or eligibility determined by the math placement process.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 3 hours. (2204.00)

This introductory course focuses on choices of individual economic units. Topics include scarcity, opportunity costs, comparative advantage, supply, demand, elasticity, cost theory, and price and output determination under various market structures and factor markets.

ECON 292: Internship Studies

Units: 0.5-3
Prerequisites: None
Corequisite: Complete 75 hrs paid or 60 hrs non-paid work per unit.
Enrollment Limitation: Instructor, dept chair, and Career Center approval. May not enroll in any combination of cooperative work experience and/or internship studies concurrently.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU

This course provides students the opportunity to apply the theories and techniques of their discipline in an internship position in a professional setting under the instruction of a faculty-mentor and site supervisor. It introduces students to aspects of the roles and responsibilities of professionals employed in the field of study. Topics include goal-setting, employability skills development, and examination of the world of work as it relates to the student's career plans. Students must develop new learning objectives and/or intern at a new site upon each repetition. Students may not earn more than 16 units in any combination of cooperative work experience (general or occupational) and/or internship studies during community college attendance.

ECON 298: Directed Study in Economics

Units: 1-3
Prerequisites: None
Enrollment Limitation: Instructor and department chair approval and successful completion of 12 units of college work with at least a 3.0 grade-point average.
Acceptable for Credit: CSU
Laboratory 3 hours
Laboratory 6 hours
Laboratory 9 hours. (2204.00)

This course allows students to pursue a special area of interest in order to achieve specific goals beyond the scope of existing courses within the discipline. Students work independently and interact directly with an instructor on an individual basis and as prescribed by the Directed Study Agreement.