Courses

Economics Courses

ECON 1, Principles of Macroeconomics
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

PREREQ.: MATH 40 or equivalent

General principles, terminology, and methodology of economics with emphasis on macroeconomics. Economic organization and institutions, markets, national income analysis, business cycles, models of aggregate economic analysis, macroeconomic equilibrium, money and banking, fiscal and monetary policy, economic growth, fundamentals of international economics.

UC/CSU
Units: 3

Students who met the prerequisite with a course taken other than at CCSF may verify this on the first day of class

ECON 3, Principles of Microeconomics
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

PREREQ.: MATH 40 or equivalent

General principles and terminology of economics, with emphasis on microeconomics. Supply and demand theory, utility, elasticity, production, costs, revenues, market structures, income distribution, market failures and government policy, and international trade.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
ECON 5, Introductory Statistics for Economics, Business and Social Sciences
Lec-87.5 P/NP Available

PREREQ.: MATH 60 or MATH 92 or (placement into MATH 80+80S or higher or other demonstration of MATH 60 or 92 skills)

Application of statistical methods and interpretation of statistical findings to facilitate decision-making in Economics, Business, Political Science and other Social Sciences. Data sources, types and interpretation; descriptive statistics; probability theory; discrete and continuous probability distributions; sampling distributions; confidence intervals; hypothesis tests; nonparametric statistics; simple linear regression analysis; computer-based statistical analysis.

UC/CSU
Units: 5

Students transferring to UC can only transfer one of Econ 5, Math 80, Psych 5, and LALS 5 for credit.

ECON 6, International Economics
Lec-52.5

ADVISE: ECON 1; ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

Introduction to the general principles, terminology, and methods of international economics, with emphasis on international trade. Examine several alternative models of international trade as well as foreign exchange markets, currency/financial crisis, globalization, unfair trade practices, regional integration, and the impact of trade on economic growth.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
ECON 15, Political Economy
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

Integrates economic analysis with the institutional and political structure of society. Basic principles, terminology and methods of political economy; alternative theories of economic growth and instability, income determination, discrimination, consumerism, and the interrelationship of class, race and gender; political economy of current issues; alternatives to �free market� capitalism.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
ECON 20, LGBT Economics
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

LGBT economic roles in the U.S. and world economies, including varying experiences of sexual minorities by class, race, gender and ethnicity. This course is designed to introduce the principles of economic analysis in the study of the roles of LGBT people in American and world cultures. Examines markets and government policies for heteronormative biases; role of homophobia and sexism in economic inequality and discrimination for LGBT people and those out of the gender binary; public policy regarding LGBT people’s work and incomes.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
ECON 22, Introduction to Environmental Economics
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

An introduction to environmental studies emphasizing the interplay of ecology, economics, ethics, and public policy. Topics include market failure as causes of environmental degradation; ecological sustainability; and incentive-based economics policies for resolving problems of resource scarcity and environmental pollution.

CSU
Units: 3
ECON 25, Women in the Economy
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

Women's roles in the U.S. economy, including varying experiences related to race,
ethnicity, sexuality, and class. Women's occupations and earnings; unpaid household
activities; experiences of women from three American cultures; related public policy.
Applies and contrasts mainstream economic and political economy theories of gender
inequality.

UC/CSU
Units: 3
ECON 30, Economics of the African American Community
Lec-52.5 P/NP Available

ADVISE: ENGL 88 or ESL 188 or readiness for college-level English

An introduction to the principles of Black political economy. Topics will include: Black employment, employment discrimination, Black capitalism, the Black underclass, homelessness, and community economic development. The empirical link between race, class and income distribution will also be examined.

UC/CSU
Units: 3