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ECON 1: Principles of Macroeconomics (3 units)

Co-requisite: ECON 2A

Acceptable for credit: University of California, California State University

C-ID ECON 202

An introduction to macroeconomic analysis and principles. Analysis of the economy as a whole: determinants of the level of income, employment, and price; money and banking; economic fluctuations; economic development. Study and analysis of the institutions and processes of the economy as a whole. This course may also be taught on the Internet. Pass/No Pass Option

ECON 1AH: Honors Principles of Macroeconomics (3 units)

Co-requisite: ECON 2A

Acceptable for credit: California State University, University of California

Honors Principles of Macroeconomics uses the pedagogical methods common to all Honors courses: interdisciplinary, writing- intensive, collaborative, and experiential instruction. Course content makes connection through a common theme with other courses offered within the specified transdisciplinary unit. This course is an introduction to macroeconomic analysis and principles. It provides an analysis of the economy as a whole including: determinants of the level of income, employment, and price; money and banking; economic fluctuations; economic development. It also covers the study and analysis of the institutions and processes of the economy as a whole. This class must be taken concurrently with online laboratory Econ 2A.

ECON 1B: Principles of Microeconomics(3 units)

Co-requisite: ECON 2B

Acceptable for credit: California State University, University of California

C-ID ECON 201

An introduction to microeconomic analysis. Analysis of the allocation of resources and the distribution of income through a price system, economic theory related to demand, production, competitive and non-competitive product markets; the role of public policy. This course may also be taught on Inter net. Pass/No Pass Option

ECON 1BH: Honors Principles of Microeconomics (3 units)

Co-requisite: ECON 2B

Acceptable for credit: California State University, University of California

Honors Principles of Microeconomics uses the pedagogical methods common to all Honors courses: interdisciplinary, writing - intensive, collaborative, and experiential instruction. Course content makes connection through a common theme with other courses offered within the specified transdisciplinary unit. This course provides an introduction to microeconomics. The class analyzes the allocation of resources and the distribution of income through a price system, economic theory related to demand, production, competitive and non-competitive product markets. The course analyzes the role of public policy in the economy.

ECON 2A: Principles of Macroeconomics Lab (1 unit)

Acceptable for credit: California State University, University of California

This online laboratory introduces macroeconomic analysis and principles. This lab must be taken concurrently with ECON 1A, regardless if 1A is taken lecture-based or online. Pass/No Pass Option

ECON 2AH: Honors Principles of Macroeconomics Lab (1 unit)

Co-requisite: ECON 1AH

Acceptable for credit: California State University, University of California

Honors Principles of Macroeconomics Lab uses the pedagogical methods common to all Honors courses: interdisciplinary, writing- intensive, collaborative, and experiential instruction. Course content makes connection through a common theme with other courses offered within the specified transdisciplinary unit. This online laboratory introduces macroeconomic analysis and principle including analysis of: market systems; aggregate measures of the economy; macroeconomic equilibrium; money, the banking system and role of central banks; monetary and fiscal policy; international trade and exchange rates; and macroeconomic growth. This lab must be taken concurrently with Econ 1AH.

ECON 2B: Principles of Microeconomics Lab (1 unit)

Acceptable for credit: California State University, University of California

This online laboratory introduces microeconomic analysis, analysis of the allocation of resources and the distribution of income through a price system, economic theory related to demand, production, competitive and non-competitive product markets. This lab must be taken concurrently with ECON 1B, regardless if 1B is taken lecture-based or online. Pass/No Pass Option

ECON 2BH: Honors Principles of Microeconomics Lab (1 unit)

Co-requisite: ECON 1BH

Acceptable for credit: California State University, University of California

Honors Principles of Microeconomics Lab uses the pedagogical methods common to all Honors courses: interdisciplinary, writing- intensive, collaborative, and experiential instruction. Course content makes connection through a common theme with other courses offered within the specified transdisciplinary unit. This laboratory introduces microeconomic analysis, analysis of the allocation of resources and the distribution of income through a price system, economic theory related to demand, production, competitive and non-competitive product markets. This lab must be taken concurrently with Econ 1BH.

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