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ECON 101: Microeconomics
(3) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: MATH 100 and Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Presents modern theories of price formation, industrial organization, factor pricing and income determination. Emphasis on U.S. markets and their relationships with the rest of the world. (CAN ECON 4)

ECON 101N: Microeconomics Discussion
(0.5-1) F, S - CSU
Skills Advisories: MATH 100 and Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Optional course intended to augment student understanding of ECON 101. A theory of market value is developed. Models of industrial organization are presented and discussed. Factor pricing and the distribution of income are analyzed.

ECON 102: Macroeconomics
(3) F, S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: MATH 100 and Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB
Course Advisories: ECON 101

Systematic analysis of the factors which determine national income, business cycles, unemployment and inflation. Overview of U.S. banking structure. (CAN ECON 2)

ECON 102N: Macroeconomics Discussion
(0.5-1) F, S - CSU
Skills Advisories: MATH 100 and Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Optional course intended to augment student understanding of ECON 102. Logical and critical thinking skills are developed. Topics include national income and product accounts, business cycles, unemployment and inflation. Counter-cyclical monetary and fiscal policies are explained.

ECON 106: International Economics
(3) S - CSU, UC
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB. Proficiency in MATH 104 or MATH 107 or MATH 111

Principles of economics applied to issues of international commerce: 1) gains from trade; 2) resources; 3) tariffs, quotas, export taxes, and other barriers to trade; 4) the balance of payments; and 5) national policies under a variety of exchange rates management systems. International economic institutions also reviewed.

ECON 108: Fundamentals Of Economics
(3) F, S -CSU, UC*
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Survey of basic economic concepts and institutions, with emphasis on the American economy. Designed for non-majors who desire to get economic perspective without intensive or technical investigation. Students majoring in Business Administration or Economics majors should not enroll in this course. (*UC transfer limit: no credit for 108 if taken after 101 or 102)

ECON 295: Internship In Economics
(2-4) F, S - CSU
Skills Advisory: Eligibility for ENG110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Limitation on Enrollment: Completion of two courses in the Economics Department at SBCC prior to enrolling in an internship course. Five to 10 hours weekly on-the-job experience Structured internship program in which students gain experience in community organizations related to the discipline.

ECON 299: Independent Study In Economics
(1-4) F, S - CSU, UC*
Skills Advisories: Eligibility for ENG 110 or ENG 110H or ENG 110GB

Limitation on Enrollment: Completion of a minimum of 12 units at SBCC with a 2.5 G.P.A. and a minimum of 6 units with a 3.0 G.P.A within the department May be taken for one to three units of credit; each unit of credit requires student to devote approximately three hours per week to his/her project. Student works under guidance and direction of sponsoring faculty member on project consistent with interests and abilities. Minimal monthly meetings with faculty sponsor required. (*UC Transfer Limit: 299 computed as Independent Studies; please see counselor.)

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