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    Jun 08, 2023  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

Economics, AA

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This degree differs from the AA-T in economics because it offers a more general program in economics that prepares students for transfer to UCs, private colleges, or the AA in Economics as a terminal degree.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Define and explain the fundamental economic problem of scarcity and its consequences relating to opportunity cost and marginal decision making of individuals, firms, and society.
  • Use the basic tools of economic modeling and graphing to describe and evaluate the market system, the efficiency of resource allocation, and to predict changes within a market and economy.
  • Identify government policies with an emphasis on the institutional structure of the economy that supports and promotes economic activity and evaluate solutions to market failures and assess the impact, advantages, and disadvantages of government policies on market outcomes and the economy.

Complete one of the following courses:

Total Units Required: 22-25

To earn the associate degree:

See Earning an Associate Degree  for associate degree graduation requirements.

To transfer:

Courses required for the associate degree major at IVC may not be the same as those required for the major at a four-year school. If you plan to transfer, consult a counselor to identify the courses needed for the major at your transfer school and to develop a plan that will best meet your goals. View more information about transferring at Transfer to a Four-Year Institution .

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