SRJC Course Outlines

12/7/2023 3:43:25 PMECON 10 Course Outline as of Fall 1981

New Course (First Version)

Discipline and Nbr:  ECON 10Title:  MAKING OF ECONOMICS  
Full Title:  The Making of Economics
Last Reviewed:5/19/2003

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled013 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
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Catalog Description:
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Introduction to economic thought and analysis from Old Testament to present day; survey of lives, times and ideas of great economic thinkers; their impact on development of modern economic society.  Economic ideas and events placed in the context of the Western intellectual tradition. An introduction to economic thinking for general education.


Recommended Preparation:
Completion of ENGL 100B or ENGL 100.

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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A non-technical, non-analytical, descriptive & historical introduction to economic thinking & thought for general education. Lives, times & ideas of the great economic thinkers; their impact on the development of modern economic society.
(Grade or P/NP)

Recommended:Completion of ENGL 100B or ENGL 100.
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;UC.
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Fall 1981
Inactive:Summer 2010
Social and Behavioral Sciences
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 DSocial ScienceFall 1981Summer 2010
 D3Ethnic Studies  
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 4Social and Behavioral ScienceFall 1981Summer 2010
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:Summer 2010
UC Transfer:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:Summer 2010

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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The course is designed to enable students to:
- evaluate basic concepts, ideas and tools of analysis used by
 the economist to describe and interpret modern economic life;
- analyze the importance of economic forces influencing history
 and the events of the day;
- delineate the historic evolution of Western economic society and its
 underlying economic philosophy;
- describe the speed with which economic society is evolving, and   its
 implications for the future;
- explain the economic realities of today - the conditions, problems,
 ideas - in historical perspective and thereby better understand the
 present, and have insight into the future.

Topics and Scope
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I.      The Role of Ideas in History
II.     The Eighteenth Century:  the Worldview of Economics
III.    The Age of Classical Economics
IV.     Reactions to Classical Thought
V.      Neo-Classical Economics
VI.     Keynesian Economics
VII.    The Post-Keynesian World
VIII.   Into the Future

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Reading Assignments:  Two texts,approx, 50 pages per week
Written Assignments:  One 1,000 word critique paper, typewritten and
in proper term paper format.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
10 - 20%
Term papers
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
4 - 50%
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 80%
Multiple choice, True/false, Matching items, Completion
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 0%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Heilbroner, R., THE WORLDLY PHILOSOPHERS, 6th ed.  Simon & Shuster, 1986.
Galbraith, J.K., HISTORY OF ECONOMICS, Penguin Books, 1989.
Fussfeldt, AGE OF THE ECONOMIST, Harper-Collins, 1994.

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