Economics - AA

The Associate in Arts (AA), Economics degree provides the first two years of a four-year curriculum for students who wish to pursue a liberal arts degree in Economics from a four-year institution. With a bachelor`s degree, students may pursue a number of careers, including but not limited to, budget analysts, market research analysts, and marketing specialists. With a graduate degree, students may pursue a number of careers, including but not limited to economists, environmental economists, treasurers, controllers, urban and regional planners, economics teachers, and lawyers.

Details

Major Code: 
8111
Award: 
Associate in Arts, Economics
Total credits required: 
60-64
Award notes

Students must earn a grade of C or better in each course in the program.

This transfer pathway is not designed for students planning to transfer to a business economics program at a university or four-year college. Students who plan to major in economics at a college of business should follow the Associate in Business-General Requirements (ABUS-GR) pathway.

Program Learning Outcomes
  • Analyze and interpret domestic and global economic data. (ECN211, ECN212, GBS221, MAT206, SWU225, LANG, [MA], [SG], [SQ])
  • Use marginal analysis to evaluate decisions in a wide variety of contexts. (ECN211, ECN212, [MA])
  • Apply models to interpret and predict economic outcomes and relationships. (ECN211, ECN212, GBS221, MAT206, SWU225, [MA])
  • Describe the limitations of economic models. (ECN211, ECN212, GBS221, MAT206, SWU225)
  • Recommend solutions to improve economic outcomes. (ECN211, ECN212, GBS221, MAT206, SWU225, [MA], (COM))
  • Communicate economic ideas and arguments to varied audiences. (ECN211, ECN212, GBS221, MAT206, SWU225, LANG, [FYC], [HU], [MA], (COM))

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College Tabs

Program Length

The minimum time to complete the Associate of Art degree is four full-time (15-16 credit hours) semesters for students who have no pre-existing college credit.

Program Curriculum
  • Mapping underway during 2018-19
Program Contacts

Michael Nagano, Economics Lead
Office: SBE-126

Department Office
Office SBE-133
Phone: (480) 423-6206
Fax(480) 423-6298
stefani.parks@scottsdalecc.edu

Required courses
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:9
ECN211Macroeconomic Principles3
ECN212Microeconomic Principles3
GBS221Business Statistics (3) OR
MAT206Elements of Statistics (3) OR
SWU225Statistics for Social Research/Justice and Government (3)3
Restricted Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Credits:0-10
Complete all courses in the subplan that best aligns with academic and professional goals. If academic and professional goals do not align with any of the subplans below, select elective courses in consultation with an academic, faculty, or program advisor.
This transfer pathway is not designed for students planning to transfer to a business economics program at a university or four-year college. Students who plan to major in economics at a college of business should follow the Associate in Business-General Requirements (ABUS-GR) pathway.
Subplan 1: Arizona State University (College of Liberal Arts and Sciences), Bachelor of Science, Economics
MAT217Mathematical Analysis for Business (3) OR
MAT218Mathematical Analysis for Business (4)3-4
Subplan 2: University of Arizona, Bachelor of Arts, Economics
Foreign Language Credits:0-10
Complete a language course at the elementary level (102 or equivalent), including American Sign Language II with a C or better OR demonstrate proficiency through this level as indicated by assessment.
ARB+++ any ARB/Arabic course
CHI+++ any CHI/Chinese course
FRE+++ any FRE/French course
GER+++ any GER/German course
ITA+++ any ITA/Italian course
JPN+++ any JPN/Japanese course
SPA+++ any SPA/Spanish course
SLG+++ any SLG/Sign Language0-10
Arizona General Education Curriculum (AGEC)
AGEC-ACredits: 26-39
A single course with an [HU], [SB], or [L] designation(s) may also be used to satisfy the Oral Communication, Critical Reading, or Awareness Area ([C], [G] and/or [H]) requirement(s).
 
First-Year Composition [FYC]Credits: 6
ENG101First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG107First-Year Composition for ESL (3) AND
ENG102First-Year Composition (3) OR
ENG108First-Year Composition for ESL (3)6
 
Literacy and Critical Inquiry [L]Credits: 3
Any approved general education course in the Literacy and Critical Inquiry [L] area.
 
Mathematics [MA]Credits: 3-4
MAT212Brief Calculus (3) OR
MAT213Brief Calculus (4)3-4
 
Computer/Statistics/Quantitative Applications [CS]Credits: 0
Met by MAT206, SWU225, or GBS221 in Required Courses Area.
 
Humanities, Arts and Design [HU]Credits: 6
Any approved general education courses in the Humanities, Arts and Design [HU] area.
 
Social-Behavioral Sciences [SB]Credits: 0
Met by ECN211 and ECN212 in the Required Courses Area.
 
Natural Sciences [SG]/[SQ]Credits: 8
Any approved general education course in the Natural Sciences (Quantitative) [SQ] area (4) AND
Any approved general education course in the Natural Sciences (Quantitative) [SQ] area or the Natural Sciences (General) [SG] area (4).8
 
Awareness AreasCredits: 0-6
These requirements may be shared with Core Requirements.
 
Cultural Diversity in the US [C]Credits: 0-3
0-3
 
Historical/Global Awareness [H]/[G]Credits: 0-3
Any approved general education course in the Historical [H] and Global Awareness [G] area.
 
MCCCD Additional Requirements
MCCCD Additional RequirementsCredits: 0-6
Courses in this area may also be applied to the AGEC Core Requirements. To minimize total credits required for degree and maximize transferable credits, it is recommended that courses be selected that meet more than one requirement wherever possible.
 
Oral CommunicationCredits: 0-3
COM100Introduction to Human Communication (3) OR
COM110Interpersonal Communication (3) OR
COM225Public Speaking (3) OR
COM230Small Group Communication (3)0-3
 
Critical ReadingCredits: 0-3
CRE101College Critical Reading and Critical Thinking (3) OR
Equivalent as indicated by assessment (0)0-3
General Electives
Course #Course TitleCredits
Select courses 100-level or higher to complete a minimum of 60 semester credits but no more than 64 semester credits. Consult with an Academic Advisor.

At Maricopa, we strive to provide you with accurate information about this degree or certificate. However, the information above represents current requirements for the academic year and may change as the result of the curricular process. This course list does not represent a contract, nor does it guarantee course availability. If you are interested in pursuing this degree or certificate, we encourage you to meet with an advisor to discuss the requirements at your college for the appropriate catalog year.