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Economics

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 C-ID: ECON 201. IGETC AREA 4 (Social & Behavioral Sciences) Prerequisite: MATH 31 or MATH 49. Skills Advisory: Eligibility for English 1.

This course introduces students to the supply and demand model, the concept of elasticity, productivity and cost structures. Within the Supply and Demand framework, the class studies the impact of government intervention on markets. The class evaluates alternative market structures in terms of prices, efficiency, and the role of the government.

Students may take Econ 1 and Econ 2 in any order, or even at the same time.

1882 8:00a-9:20a TTh HSS 153 Urrutia A Q
Special Topic: Women and the Economy

1883 8:00a-9:20a TTh MC 1 Chan A K-C

1884 9:30a-10:50a MW HSS 153 Garcia C P

1885 9:30a-10:50a TTh HSS 153 Urrutia A Q
Special Topic: Women and the Economy

1886 9:30a-10:50a TTh MC 1 Chan A K-C

1887 11:15a-12:35p MW HSS 153 Garcia C P

1888 12:45p-2:05p TTh HSS 105 Chan A K-C

1889 12:45p-2:05p TTh HSS 153 Urrutia A Q
Above section 1889 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.

1890 2:15p-3:35p MW HSS 151 Lee Sam

1891 2:15p-3:35p TTh HSS 153 Urrutia A Q

1892 Arrange-4.5 Hours ONLINE Garcia C P
Above section 1892 meets for 12 weeks, Sep 18 to Dec 08, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

1893 Arrange-4.5 Hours ONLINE Garcia C P
Above section 1893 meets for 12 weeks, Sep 18 to Dec 08, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

1894 Arrange-6.5 Hours ONLINE Marschall B A
Above section 1894 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 23 to Dec 15, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

1895 Arrange-6.5 Hours ONLINE Marschall B A
Above section 1895 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 23 to Dec 15, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

1896 Arrange-6.5 Hours ONLINE Marschall B A
Above section 1896 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 23 to Dec 15, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

1897 Arrange-3 Hours ONLINE Keskinel M
Above section 1897 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

1898 Arrange-3 Hours ONLINE Keskinel M
Above section 1898 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

1899 Arrange-6.5 Hours ONLINE Su B C
Above section 1899 meets for 8 weeks, Aug 28 to Oct 20, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

1900 Arrange-6.5 Hours ONLINE Gurtovoy J
Above section 1900 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 23 to Dec 15, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

1901 Arrange-6.5 Hours ONLINE Su B C
Above section 1901 meets for 8 weeks, Aug 28 to Oct 20, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

NEW 3617 Arrange-6.5 Hours ONLINE Brown B C
Above section 3617 meets for 8 weeks, Aug 28 to Oct 20, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

4145 6:45p-9:50p M SCI 145 Carter T D

4146 6:45p-9:50p T SCI 145 Abdel-Rahman A A

4147 6:45p-9:50p W HSS 153 Urrutia A Q

NEW 3659 Arrange-6.5 Hours ONLINE Gurtovoy J
Above section 3659 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 23 to Dec 15, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

NEW 3660 Arrange-6.5 Hours ONLINE Gurtovoy J
Above section 3660 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 23 to Dec 15, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

ECON 2, Principles of Macroeconomics 3 units

Transfer: UC, CSU C-ID: ECON 202. IGETC AREA 4 (Social & Behavioral Sciences) Prerequisite: MATH 31 or MATH 49. 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.

Students may take Econ 1 and Econ 2 in any order, or even at the same time.

1902 8:00a-9:20a MW HSS 153 Garcia C P

1903 8:00a-9:20a TTh HSS 151 Battista C
Above section 1903 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. Above section 1903 uses a free-of-charge Open Educational Resource (OER) textbook.

1904 9:30a-10:50a MW MC 1 Saxton J

1905 11:15a-12:35p MW HSS 165 Saxton J

1906 12:45p-2:05p MW HSS 263 Battista C
Above section 1906 uses a free-of-charge Open Educational Resource (OER) textbook.

1907 2:15p-3:35p MW HSS 263 Battista C
Above section 1907 uses a free-of-charge Open Educational Resource (OER) textbook.

1908 2:15p-3:35p TTh HSS 105 Chan A K-C

1909 3:45p-5:05p TTh HSS 263 Chan A K-C

1910 Arrange-6.5 Hours ONLINE Su B C
Above section 1910 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 23 to Dec 15, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

1911 Arrange-6.5 Hours ONLINE Brown B C
Above section 1911 meets for 8 weeks, Aug 28 to Oct 20, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

1912 Arrange-6.5 Hours ONLINE Brown B C
Above section 1912 meets for 8 weeks, Oct 23 to Dec 15, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

1913 Arrange-3 Hours ONLINE Keskinel M
Above section 1913 is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

1914 Arrange-4.5 Hours ONLINE Garcia C P
Above section 1914 meets for 12 weeks, Sep 18 to Dec 08, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

NEW 1915 Arrange-4.5 Hours ONLINE Garcia C P
Above section 1915 meets for 12 weeks, Sep 18 to Dec 08, and is a Distance Education course conducted over the Internet. For additional information, go to www.smc.edu/OnlineEd.

4148 6:45p-9:50p W SCI 145 Carter T D

4149 6:45p-9:50p Th SCI 145 Abdel-Rahman A A

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

Transfer: UC, CSU IGETC AREA 4 (Social and Behavioral 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.

1917 12:45p-2:05p TTh HSS 263 Rabach E R

1918 2:15p-3:35p TTh HSS 263 Rabach E R

ECON 6, Contemporary Economic Problems 3 units

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

This course stresses the application of economic theory to important current problems with special emphasis on the role of government and public policy in their resolution. Problems emphasized may include resource management, the environment, government expenditures, public programs, issues of growth and development, and various market irrationalities. This problem-oriented course allows for a detailed examination of significant 21st century domestic and global economic problems and provides students with the opportunity for extensive supervised research.

1919 9:30a-10:50a TTh MC 11 Battista C
Special Topic: Inequality and Poverty.

Above section 1919 uses a free-of-charge Open Educational Resource (OER) textbook.

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.

1920 9:30a-10:50a MW HSS 263 Rabach E R

1921 11:15a-12:35p MW HSS 263 Rabach E R

4150 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.

1922 Arrange-1 Hour HSS 354 Schultz C K

ECON 88B, Independent Studies in Economics 2 units

Transfer: CSU

Please see “Independent Studies” section.

1923 Arrange-2 Hours HSS 354 Schultz C K

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