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ECON 230 Economic History of the United States

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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 ENGL 847 or ESL 400 OR eligibility for ENGL 100 on approved college English Placement Test and other measures as necessary AND READ 836 or ESL 400 with Credit or a grade of "C" or better OR eligibility for 400-level Reading courses on approved college Reading Placement Test and other measures as necessary.
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)