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ECON 230 Economic History of the United States

Course Description

An advanced discussion and analysis of the development of the American economy from 1860 to the present time. Economics concepts include, opportunity cost, moral hazard, monetary theory and policy, fiscal theory and policy. Topics studied are industrial growth, land and resource use, role of immigration and migration in the context of various ethnic and cultural groups, the transportation revolution, the Great Depression and Great Moderation, the development of money and banking, trade patterns, organized labor, changes in agricultural production, and America in the world economy.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: Completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, ECON 100; and, ENGL 836 or READ 836 or ENGL 847 or ESL 400 or Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ENGL 105 on the College Placement Test or other multiple measures assessment.
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements:D US-1; DSI; Ethnic Studies
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE DSI, D US-1), UC (IGETC Area 4)