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ECON 101 - Principles of Macroeconomics

Unit(s): 3

Prerequisite:Enrollment requires appropriate placement (based on high school GPA and/or other measures), or completion of an elementary algebra course.
Advisory:It is advised that students be able to engage in written composition at a college level and read college-level texts.
Transfers to: UC (*credit limit), CSU(*Students will receive credit for only one of the following courses: ECON 101 or ECON 101H)

This introductory course has students learn to analyze and describe the performance and policies of national economic systems, with particular emphasis on the U.S. economy. The course is intended for economics or business majors and also satisfies General Education (GE) requirements. Topics include production possibilities and tradeoffs; comparative economic systems; the functions of government; national income and employment; business cycles; money and banking; monetary and fiscal policy; comparative advantage and trade policy; economic growth and stability; and income distribution and poverty.

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Whittier, CA 90601

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