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Economics (AA) Social Science Total Units: 19
This program is currently inactive. Catalog rights may apply, see a counselor for more information.

Term Effective: Fall 2012


The Economics major prepares students for transfer to a four-year program in Economics, or provides the foundation for lifelong learning. (Because lower-division expectations are so variable from one university to another, students intending to transfer should receive advising about their elective choices. Please see a counselor for assistance.)

Program Student Learning Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this major, the student will be able to:

  1. Apply economic theories and economic reasoning to real life situations using the concepts of scarcity, marginal analysis, opportunity cost for individual and collective decision-making;
  2. use analytical techniques to measure economic conditions related to the individual, business firms, industries, and economic systems;
  3. explain the structure and role that households, business organizations, governments, and the international sector, play in free markets, command economies, and mixed economies; global human impacts; and
  4. evaluate the objectives, limitations, and mechanics of regulation, taxation, tariffs, quotas, and monetary and fiscal policies.

Recommended Sequence of Courses

Students interested in a suggested order for taking classes in this program, please view the recommended course sequence.

Program Requirements:

The requirements for the Economics (AA) program are:

  • Complete 19 units from
    • Economics Major Requirements

Economics Major Requirements - complete 19.00 units
ECON 1Principles of Macroeconomics3.00
ECON 2Principles of Microeconomics3.00
MATH 15Elementary Statistics4.00
Complete a combination totaling at least 6.00 units from the following:
Calculus, First Course5.00
MATH 1B ORCalculus, Second Course5.00
Brief Calculus 13.00
MATH 8BBrief Calculus 23.00
Complete any combination totaling at least 3.00 units from the following:
BAD 1Financial Accounting4.00
BIO 12Basic Concepts of Ecology3.00
ECON 12Introduction to Economics and the Environment3.00
ENGL 5Advanced Composition and Critical Thinking3.00
ENVS 12Introduction to Environmental Science3.00
HIST 1.2World History Since 1500 C.E.3.00
HIST 4.2History of Western Civilization from 1648 C.E.3.00
HIST 17.1History of the United States to 18773.00
HIST 17.2U.S. History from 18773.00
HIST 20History of the US Since 19453.00
MATH 2Calculus, Fourth Course-Differential Equations3.00
MATH 5Introduction to Linear Algebra3.00
MATH 9Finite Mathematics3.00
PHIL 5Critical Thinking/Writing3.00
PHIL 12Environmental Philosophy3.00
POLS 1Introduction to United States Government3.00
POLS 25Introduction to International Relations3.00
SOC 1Introduction to Sociology3.00
SOC 2Modern Social Problems3.00
SOCS 12Environmental Policy and Politics3.00
SPCH 9Critical Thinking and Argumentation3.00

Term Effective: Fall 2012

The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.

Term Inactive: Fall 2015

Previous Versions:

Economics - effective Fall 2011
Economics - effective Fall 2010
Economics - effective Fall 2009
Economics - effective Fall 2003

Associate Degree Requirements:

The major is one of several requirements students need to fulfill in order to be awarded the Associate Degree, the highest level of academic achievement recognized by Santa Rosa Junior College. Please note that all of the following requirements must be met in order for the degree to be conferred:

For all students admitted for the Fall 2009 term or any term thereafter, a grade of "C" or better, or "P" if the course is taken on a pass/no pass basis, is required for each course applied toward the major.

Course Prerequisites and Advisories:

Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories; that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course. Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers in the Program Requirements section.

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