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Some of the courses listed in this section are accompanied by Supplemental Instruction. Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an academic assistance program that utilizes free peer-assisted weekly study sessions to help students learn the most difficult course content. For more information, please see the SI website at www.smc.edu/si .

ECON 1, Principles of Microeconomics   3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 4B (Social & Behavioral Sciences) • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This course introduces students to the supply and demand model, the concept of elasticity, productivity, cost structures, and alternative market structures. Within the Supply and Demand framework, the class studies the impact of government intervention on equilibrium price and quantity and on consumer and producer surplus. Additionally, students are introduced to the following market structures: Perfect Competition, Monopoly, Monopolistic Competition, and Oligopoly. These alternative market structures are evaluated in terms of their implications for prices, efficiency, and the role of the government.

1737   8:00a-9:20a MW   HSS 155   Ganley I D

1738   9:30a-10:50a MW   HSS 153   Garcia C P

1739   9:30a-10:50a TTh   HSS 263   Chan A K-C

Above section 1739 is accompanied by weekly Supplemental Instruction sessions which provide academic assistance to enrolled students. SI sessions will be held two times per week for one hour each during the semester to promote student success. Please see the SI sessions schedule at www.smc.edu/si for days, times, and locations.

1740   11:15a-12:35p MW   HSS 153   Garcia C P

Above section 1740 is accompanied by weekly Supplemental Instruction sessions which provide academic assistance to enrolled students. SI sessions will be held two times per week for one hour each during the semester to promote student success. Please see the SI sessions schedule at www.smc.edu/si for days, times, and locations.

1741   3:45p-5:05p TTh   HSS 263   Chan A K-C

1742   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Gill H S

Above section 1742 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 21 to Jun 13, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1743   Arrange-4.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Garcia C P

Above section 1743 meets for 13 weeks, Mar 10 to Jun 06, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1744   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Gill H S

Above section 1744 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 21 to Jun 13, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1745   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Brown B C

Above section 1745 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 18 to Apr 11, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1746   Arrange-4.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Garcia C P

Above section 1746 meets for 13 weeks, Mar 10 to Jun 06, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1747   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Keskinel M

Above section 1747 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1748   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Su B C

Above section 1748 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 21 to Jun 13, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

NEW 3368   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Su B C

Above section 3368 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 21 to Jun 13, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

4142   6:45p-9:50p M   HSS 263   Carter T D

ECON 2, Principles of Macroeconomics   3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 4B (Social & Behavioral Sciences) • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This course introduces students to measurement of economic aggregates, economic models, and economic policy. Measures of economic aggregates include: GDP, the unemployment rate, the GDP Deflator, and the Consumer Price Index. The Great Depression is used as an introduction to macroeconomic policy. The course covers the tools of fiscal and monetary policy and their impact on aggregate demand, prices, income and interest rates. Additionally, the course introduces students to following models: Classical, Keynesian, Monetarist, and Supply Side with their corresponding policy implications and recommendations.

1749   8:00a-9:20a MW   HSS 156   Abdel-Rahman A A

Above section 1749 is part of the Scholars Program and enrollment is limited to program participants. See Special Programs section of class schedule or www.smc.edu/scholars for additional information.

1750   9:30a-10:50a MW   MC 1   Gill H S

1751   9:30a-10:50a MW   HSS 156   Abdel-Rahman A A

1752   9:30a-10:50a TTh   HSS 153   Garcia C P

1753   11:15a-12:35p MW   HSS 165   Gill H S

1754   12:45p-2:05p TTh   HSS 105   Chan A K-C

1755   2:15p-3:35p TTh   HSS 105   Chan A K-C

1756   Arrange-4.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Garcia C P

Above section 1756 meets for 13 weeks, Mar 10 to Jun 06, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1757   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Keskinel M

Above section 1757 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1758   Arrange-4.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Garcia C P

Above section 1758 meets for 13 weeks, Mar 10 to Jun 06, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1759   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Brown B C

Above section 1759 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 21 to Jun 13, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1760   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Brown B C

Above section 1760 meets for 8 weeks, Apr 21 to Jun 13, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1761   Arrange-3 Hours    ONLINE-E   Keskinel M

Above section 1761 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

1762   Arrange-6.5 Hours    ONLINE-E   Su B C

Above section 1762 meets for 8 weeks, Feb 18 to Apr 11, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to smconline.org (schedule of classes).

4143   6:45p-9:50p W   HSS 263   Carter T D

ECON 5, International Political Economy: Introduction to Global Studies    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 4 (Social Science) • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This course satisfies the Santa Monica College Global Citizenship requirement.

This course offers an interdisciplinary introduction to the fields of Global Studies and International Political Economy. Students will analyze critically the role of national governments, international organizations, nongovernmental organizations, and multinational corporations, in regard to phenomena such as, international markets and production regimes, monetary and trade policy, international and global conflict, and environmental degradation. Contending theoretical and ideological perspectives regarding international systems, processes, and trends will be applied and evaluated.

Economics 5 is the same course as Political Science 5 and Global Studies 5. Students may earn credit for one, but not both.

1763   11:15a-12:35p MW   HSS 155   Berman Dianne R

1764   12:45p-2:05p TTh   HSS 263   Rabach E R

1765   2:15p-3:35p TTh   HSS 263   Rabach E R

ECON 15, Economic History of the U.S.    3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 4 (Social & Behavioral Sciences) OR 3B (Humanities) + satisfies CSU U.S. History graduation requirement • Prerequisite: None. • Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This course offers a chronological study of American economic history by major areas including agriculture, industrial development, money, banking, and transportation. The roles of business, labor, and government are given a particular emphasis.

Economics 15 is the same course as History 15. Students may earn credit for one, but not both.

1766   9:30a-10:50a MW   HSS 263   Rabach E R

1767   11:15a-12:35p MW   HSS 263   Rabach E R

4144   6:45p-9:50p Th   HSS 252   Moore D W

ECON 88A, Independent Studies in Economics    1 unit

Transfer: CSU

Please see “Independent Studies” section.

1768   Arrange-1 Hour    HSS 354   Schultz C K

ECON 88B, Independent Studies in Economics    2 units

Transfer: CSU

Please see “Independent Studies” section.

1769   Arrange-2 Hours    HSS 354   Schultz C K

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