Associate in Arts, Economics Economics Emphasis to ASU

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This is an archived pathway map for a previous catalog year, 2018-2019 (5/29/2018 – 5/27/2019). If you wish to see the current version that is meant for current and future students, a link is available below:

Economics Emphasis to ASU

Should you buy a more useful but expensive SUV or a compact car with great mileage? How much additional revenue could Amazon.com earn from a new distribution center? Will the IRS need to collect more taxes to finance a new prescription drug bill? These are questions of economics, a field that studies how individuals, businesses, and governments produce, distribute, and consume goods and services.

In MCC’s economics program you will learn how human behavior, beliefs, structures, constraints, and needs impact economic decision making. You will study supply and demand, competition and monopoly, market equilibrium, and more.

Details

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Academic Career
Credit
Degree/Certificate Type
Associate Degree / University Transfer
Academic Plan
Associate in Arts, Economics (AA)
Academic Plan Code
8111
Total Credits Required
60-64
Catalog Year
2018-2019
Effective Dates
5/29/2018 – 5/27/2019
Transfer Partner
Arizona State University
Transfer Program
Economics (Bachelor of Science)

What You’ll Learn

This pathway map will help you gain the expertise needed to:

  1. Use economic models in domestic and global contexts to analyze individual decision making, how prices and quantities are determined in product and factor markets, and macroeconomic outcomes.
  2. Evaluate the assumptions and implications of economic models.
  3. Analyze the performance and functioning of government, markets, and institutions in the context of social and economic problems.
  4. Use data to identify the relationships among variables and build mathematical models to analyze economic issues.
  5. Communicate an economic argument in written and oral contexts to varied audiences.

Career Opportunities

In studying economics, you will learn to analyze and understand current market trends and economic structures and to become a more well-informed citizen. Our economics program can help you build the foundation that can lead to a fulfilling career in business, consulting, government, law, or public policy.

Successful completion of this program may lead to employment in a variety of different occupations and industries. Below are examples of related occupations with associated Maricopa County-based annual median wages* for this program. Education requirements vary for the occupations listed below, so you may need further education or degrees in order to qualify for some of these jobs and earn the related salaries. Please visit with an academic advisor and/or program director for additional information. You can click on any occupation to view the detail regarding education level, wages, and employment information.

Market Research Analysts and Marketing Specialists

$58,129

* Career and wage information provided by Emsi using data, reports, and forecasts which are generated using government data sources and Emsi’s proprietary analytical processes. Emsi’s data covers multiple classes of workers including QCEW, non-QCEW, and those who are self-employed. Disclaimer

Course Sequence by Term

The following is the suggested course sequence by term. Please keep in mind:

  • The course sequence is laid out by suggested term and may be affected when students enter the program at different times of the year.
  • Initial course placement is determined by current district placement measures and/or completion of 100-200 level course and/or program requirements.
  • Degree and transfer seeking students may be required to successfully complete a MCCCD First Year Experience Course (FYE) within the first two semesters at a MCCCD College. Courses include CPD150, CPD150AC, CPD104, and AAA115/CPD115. Course offerings will vary by college. See an academic, program, or faculty advisor for details.
  • Students should meet with an academic advisor about any concerns that may affect course enrollment.

Full-time Sequence

Full-time status is 12 credits to 18 credits per semester.

A list of additional requirements for this pathway map
Awareness Areas
  • In addition to the requirements identified in the sequence below, students must complete the following awareness areas if not otherwise met by other program requirements:
    • Cultural [C] and
    • Global [G] or Historical [H]
  • Students are strongly encouraged to visit with an academic advisor to ensure completion of all graduation requirements.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
MAT212 or
MAT213
Brief Calculus or Brief Calculus MA 3–4
HU Any Humanities, Arts, & Design Course 3
Two Electives Complete two elective courses 6
CPD150 Strategies for College Success 0–3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ECN211 or
ECN212
Macroeconomic Principles or Microeconomic Principles Critical course Gateway course SB 3
MAT217 or
MAT218
Mathematical Analysis for Business or Mathematical Analysis for Business 3–4
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3
Elective Elective 3
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication COM100, COM110, and COM230 carry SB Value.
COM225 Carry the L value
SB or L or SB 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
SQ Any Natural Sciences SQ Course 4
GBS221 or
MAT206 or
SWU225
Business Statistics or Elements of Statistics or Statistics for Social Research/Justice and Government CS 3
ECN211 or
ECN212
Macroeconomic Principles or Microeconomic Principles SB 3
CRE101 or
L Value or
Elective
College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking or Literacy and Critical Inquiry or Elective Course If CRE101 exempt, complete an any Literacy and Critical Inquiry (L) Course. If the L value is not met by COM225, if L is already met, select any elective course L 3
Elective Elective Course 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
SQ or SG Any Natural Sciences SQ or SG Course 4
HU Any Humanities, Arts, and Design Course 3
Elective Course ASB100 or ASM275 or GPH210 or GPH211 recommended These courses fulfill the ASU CLAS Science and Society Elective requirement 3
Elective & Awareness Area Any elective courses and any unfulfilled awareness area or areas 3

Part-time Sequence

Part-time status is 11 credit hours or less.

A list of additional requirements for this pathway map
Awareness Areas
  • In addition to the requirements identified in the sequence below, students must complete the following awareness areas if not otherwise met by other program requirements:
    • Cultural [C] and
    • Global [G] or Historical [H]
  • Students are strongly encouraged to visit with an academic advisor to ensure completion of all graduation requirements.

Term 1

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 1
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
Elective Elective Course 3
ENG101 or
ENG107
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3

Term 2

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 2
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MAT212 or
MAT213
Brief Calculus or Brief Calculus MA 3–4
ENG102 or
ENG108
First-Year Composition or First-Year Composition for ESL FYC 3

Term 3

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 3
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
MAT217 or
MAT218
Mathematical Analysis for Business or Mathematical Analysis for Business 4
HU Any Humanities, Arts, & Design Course 3

Term 4

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 4
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
COM100 or
COM110 or
COM225 or
COM230
Introduction to Human Communication or Interpersonal Communication or Public Speaking or Small Group Communication COM100, COM110, and COM230 carry SB Value.
COM225 Carry the L value
SB or L or SB 3
ECN211 or
ECN212
Macroeconomic Principles or Microeconomic Principles SB 3

Term 5

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 5
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
GBS221 or
MAT206 or
SWU225
Business Statistics or Elements of Statistics or Statistics for Social Research/Justice and Government CS 3
CRE101 or
L Value or
Elective
College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking or Literacy and Critical Inquiry or Elective Course If CRE101 exempt, complete an any Literacy and Critical Inquiry (L) Course if the L value is not met by COM225, if L is already met, select any elective course L 3

Term 6

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 6
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
Elective Elective Course 3
SQ Any Natural Sciences SQ Course 4

Term 7

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 7
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
HU Any Humanities, Arts, & Design Course 3
Elective ASB100 or ASM275 or GPH210 or GPH211 recommended These courses fulfill the ASU CLAS Science and Society Elective requirement 3

Term 8

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 8
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
ECN211 or
ECN212
Macroeconomic Principles or Microeconomic Principles SB 3
Elective Elective Course 3

Term 9

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 9
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
SG or SQ Any SG or SQ Natural Sciences Course 4
Elective & Awareness Area Any elective courses and any unfulfilled awareness area or areas 3

Term 10

A sequence of suggested courses that should be taken during Term 10
Course
Number
Course Name Requisites Notes Area Credits
Elective Elective Course 3

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Disclaimer

Students must earn a grade of "C" or better for all courses required within the program.

Course Sequence total credits may differ from the program information located on the MCCCD curriculum website due to program and system design.

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate and current information about our degree and certificate offerings. Due to the dynamic nature of the curriculum process, course and program information is subject to change. As a result, the course list associated with this degree or certificate on this site does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.

View MCCCD’s program website for the Associate in Arts in Associate in Arts, Economics (http://aztransmac2.asu.edu/cgi-bin/WebObjects/MCCCD.woa/wa/freeForm10?id=134138).