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Catalog 2014-2015

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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.

Curricular Outcomes
At the completion of this curriculum, the student 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

The following plan of classes is a general guide to prepare students to pursue an economics degree at a college or university.* To prepare for such a degree and at the same time meet MHCC degree requirements, follow one of the transfer degree options on pages 10-15 of the printed catalog.

Students receiving financial aid must be seeking a certificate or degree and following official MHCC certificate or degree requirements.

Admission and degree requirements vary among colleges and universities. Students are advised to:

  • Contact the transfer university to confirm specific admission/major/degree requirements.
  • Consult with a faculty adviser or the MHCC Academic Advising and Transfer Center early to develop an educational plan.

Note: Community colleges do not award transfer degrees in a subject area, but do award an Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer degree, an Associate of Science Oregon Transfer – Business degree or an Associate of Science degree.

First Quarter Credits
CIS120 Computer Concepts I 3
CIS120L Computer Concepts I Lab 1
WR121 English Composition 4
  Oral Communication requirement1
  General Electives1,2 4-6
Second Quarter
MTH111 Pre-Calculus I: Elementary Functions 5
WR122 English Composition: Critical Thinking 4
  Humanities requirement1 3-4
  General Electives1,2 3-4
Third Quarter
MTH112 Pre-Calculus II: Trigonometry/Geometry 5
  Health and Physical Education requirement1 3
  General Electives1,2 8-9
Fourth Quarter
EC201 Principles of Economics I: Microeconomics 4
MTH243 Probability and Statistics I 4
  Humanities requirement1,2,3 3-4
  General Electives 1,2 3-4
Fifth Quarter
EC202 Principles of Economics II: Macroeconomics 4
MTH244 Statistics II 4
  General Elective1,2 6-8
Sixth Quarter
MTH251 Calculus I: Differential Calculus 4
  General Elective1,2

1 This plan aligns with the Associate of Science degree; refer to requirements for options, page 14. General electives should be selected with the assistance of an academic adviser.
2 A minimum of 90 credits is required for an MHCC degree.
3 Oregon transfer students seeking a Bachelor of Arts degree must complete the second year of a language other than English (201-203 or equivalent).

Transfer Schools' Web Links
Eastern Oregon University -
Oregon State University -
Portland State University -
Southern Oregon University -

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