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.
Academic and Career Pathway: Social and Behavioral Sciences
Chair: Lynne Miller
Dean: Michael Fino
Department: Social Science
Office: Building OC3600, 760.757.2121 x6924
For more detailed information about a course, such as its content, objectives, and fulfillment of a degree, certificate, or general education requirement, please see the official course outline of record, available on the Courses and Programs webpage at https://www.miracosta.edu/governance/courses-and-programs-committee/curriculum-management-system.html.
ECON 100: Survey of Economics
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 3 hours.
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, and Summer
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
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. C-ID ECON-202.
ECON 102: Principles of Economics: MICRO
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. C-ID ECON 201.
ECON 292: Internship Studies
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
Course Typically Offered: To be arranged
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.