CRC19: Courses

ECON 302 Principles of Macroeconomics

Units: 3

Hours: 54 hours LEC

Prerequisite: MATH 100; or MATH 102; or one year of High School Elementary Algebra with a grade of C or better; or equivalent skills as determined through the assessment process.

Advisory: MATH 120 or MATH 125 with a grade of "C" or better; or one full year of High School Algebra II with grades of "C" or better in each semester; or equivalent skills demonstrated through the assessment process.

Transferable: CSU; UC


This course is a graphical and functional analysis of the economy as a whole. It focuses on the economy's well-being, problems, and possible solutions. Major topics include: basic economic analysis, demand, supply, and equilibrium in a market; macroeconomic sectors, goals, and problems (unemployment, inflation, business cycle, and government budget deficit); the economy's output, income, and price level; aggregate demand, aggregate supply, and equilibrium; and macroeconomic policies (fiscal and monetary). Time permitting, related topics such as international trade, international finance, and economic growth may also be discussed. Course work includes doing arithmetic problems, solving algebraic equations, and graphing straight and curvilinear lines.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

SLO 1: Describe and apply basic economic principles and concepts to macroeconomic issues. This includes the ability to: