Economists study society's structure, with particular emphasis on its organizations designed to facilitate the performance of the ordinary tasks of life. They are interested, in other words, in the methods of motivations for the financing, production, distribution and consumption of material goods and services. They describe and analyze the organizations of industries, the makeup and organization of the labor force, the money, banking and credit structure, international trade, finance and investment, the size, structure and distribution of the national product or income, and the use and conservation of natural resources. They also study the effects of movements and growth of population, the conditions for economic growth and development, and ways to expand trade and raise living standards.
Calculus is highly recommended for economic students
1 - Principles of Economics I (3) (Microeconomics) UC:CSU
Lecture 3 hours and 20 minutes per week. *DL
This course is an introduction to the principles of economic analysis and economic policy. Emphasis is placed on the micro, or price and market approach, with special emphasis on the allocation of resources and the distribution of income through the price system.
2 - Principles of Economics II (3) (Macroeconomics) UC:CSU
Economics I is not a prerequisite for this course.
Lecture 3 hours and 20 minutes per week.*DL
This course is an introduction to the principles of economic analysis and economic policy. Emphasis is placed on the macro or national approach, with special attention given to aggregate economics, money, banking and national income. The course explores the problems of unemployment, inflation, and governmental policies related to these problems.