NC 217: Economics

Citrus College Course Outline of Record

Citrus College Course Outline of Record
Heading Value
Effective Term: Fall 2021
Credits: 0
Total Contact Hours: 60
Lecture Hours : 60
Lab Hours: 0
Hours Arranged: 0
Outside of Class Hours: 120
Prerequisite: Placement by a high school counselor.
Transferable to CSU: No
Transferable to UC: No
Grading Method: Non-Credit Course

Catalog Course Description

In this course, students will master fundamental economic concepts applying the tools (graphs, statistics, equations) from other subject areas to the understanding of operations and institutions of economic systems. Studied in a historic context are the basic economic principles of micro- and macroeconomics, international economics, comparative economic systems, measurement, and methods. This course format will include activity-based investigations with hands-on activities and concepts, and applications compliant with the adopted California State History and Social Sciences Standards to meet the minimum course requirements for high school graduation. 60 lecture hours.

Course Objectives

  • Demonstrate knowledge of nature and sources of economic problems.
  • Explain problems related to surpluses or deficits in the United States balance of payments.
  • Explore and extrapolate the economic principles contained within the American economy as articulated by private and public policies (microeconomics/ macroeconomics).
  • Perform functions to show economic relationships between society and its needs and wants.
  • Interpret graphs, charts, schedules related to the function of product and factor markets.
  • Trace the flow and relate the significance of the parts in the circular flow of the American economy.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of the role of government in the United States economy.
  • Differentiate among the types of taxation and analyze their success.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the nature and function of monetary policy.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the nature and function of fiscal policy.
  • Perform functions in comparative advantage in international trade.

Major Course Content

  1. The nature and function of economics as a study
  2. Ways of organizing an economy
  3. The functional operation of the product and factor markets
  4. The role of government and public policy in the United States economy
  5. The basics of monetary policy
  6. The basics of fiscal policy
  7. United States in the international economy

Suggested Reading Other Than Required Textbook

Instructor supplied material

Examples of Required Writing Assignments

Essays and short response writings

Examples of Outside Assignments

Daily homework and answer review questions

Instruction Type(s)

Lecture, Online Education Lecture