Associate of Arts degree (A.A.)- Economics Option

The Economics option is designed to present students with introductory and intermediate level courses to build a solid foundation in economic thinking and reasoning as well as understanding of fundamental concepts of microeconomic and macroeconomic theory before students transfer to a four-year institution to complete their bachelor degree. It promotes technical communication skills, analytical thinking, and problem solving through theoretical and practical learning methods. Students explore topics such as inflation, recession, unemployment, money & banking, fiscal & monetary policies, exchange rate movements, externalities & public goods as well as behavior of firms in pricing of products/resources and determining quantity of outputs/factors of production in different market environments.