• Economics


  • Catalog Year 2018-2019

    Economics at MHCC focuses on improving economic literacy— the ability to apply economic principles to personal, business and political issues. Transfer students who follow the Principles of Economics sequence at MHCC report superb preparation for upper division courses in economics. Students also report that economics was one of the most significant classes they took as undergraduates—it taught them how to think critically.

    Economic majors find jobs in private industry and government. They continue to graduate school in law, political science, economics, business administration and engineering. Economics can provide a student a broad background that can be applied to numerous other areas besides economics.

    Electives should be selected with the assistance of an academic adviser. Courses in Political Science, History and Social Science are strongly recommended.

    Curricular Outcomes

    At the completion of this curriculum, students should be able to:

    • Explain the basic concepts and principles of economics
    • Draw correct conclusions from published graphs and statistics of the economy and economic behavior
    • Verbalize the economic arguments behind current economic policies
    • Distinguish between domestic and international economic issues

    This plan aligns with the Associates of Science degree.

    This curriculum may be started in any quarter.

    First Quarter (Fall)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    WR121 English Composition 4
      Oral Communication requirement 3-4
      Elective / university requirements 6
    Term Credits:   13-14
    Second Quarter (Winter)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    MTH111 Pre-Calculus I: Elementary Functions 5
    WR122 English Composition: Critical Thinking or WR227 Technical Report Writing 4
      Arts & Letters requirement 3-4
      Elective / university requirements 4
    Term Credits:   16-17
    Third Quarter (Spring)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    MTH112 Pre-Calculus II: Trigonometry/Geometry 5
      Health and Physical Education requirement 3
      Elective / university requirements 8
    Term Credits:   16
    Fourth Quarter (Fall)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    EC201 Principles of Economics I: Microeconomics 4
    MTH243 Statistics I 4
    Arts & Letters requirement 3-4
    Elective / university requirements 4
    Term Credits: 15-16
    Fifth Quarter (Winter)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    EC202 Principles of Economics II: Macroeconomics 4
    MTH244 Statistics II 4
    Elective / university requirements 6
    Term Credits: 14
    Sixth Quarter (Spring)
    Course Number Course Title Credits
    MTH251 Calculus I: Differential Calculus 5
    Elective / university requirements 11
    Term Credits: 16

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