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ECON 100 Principles of Macro Economics

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Course Description

Introduction to the American macroeconomic system and its effects on social, cultural and political environments by focusing on aggregate economic analysis. Allocation mechanisms for scarce resources, analytical tools of supply and demand are utilized. Additionally, the course examines and critiques aggregate measures of economic activity such as GDP, unemployment, labor participation rates and price indices. Additionally, the course examines macroeconomic equilibrium, money and financial institutions, The Federal Reserve, the role of saving, monetary and fiscal policy short run (Keynesian) stabilization policy, international economics, as well the Classical model’s study of long run economic growth.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: MATH 110 or MATH 112 (offered at CSM or Skyline) or MATH 190 or appropriate score on District math placement test and other measures as appropriate that indicate proficiency in Elementary Algebra.
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements:DSI
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE DSI), UC (IGETC Area 4)
C-ID: ECON 202