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2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

General Studies A.A. with Area of Concentration in Economics

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Associate of Arts | ECON.AA | Transfer Program
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Program Description

This is a recommended program of study for students interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree in economics.

Graduates of the Economics Concentration will be able to:

  • Explain the functional relationships between economic variables such as price and demand, scarcity and choice, and consumption and national income
  • Model economic principles such as: aggregate demand and aggregate supply; changes in supply, demand, and market equilibrium; production possibility curve; and maximization for a competitive firm
  • Identify the different economic systems and how they address normative economic objectives, the basic determinants of choice made by consumers and firms
  • Explain the rationale underlying federal bond rates, federal discount rates, and reserve requirements in controlling inflation and recession to an audience
  • Evaluate data related to national income accounts

General Education Courses (31 Credits)

The list of general education courses appears in the General Education List . Some programs recommend or require specific courses to fulfill general education requirements. Please check your program’s sequence of study for this information.

Area of Concentration (29 Credits)

General Electives:

Nine credits, six of which must be at the 2000 level

  • 2000-level elective 3 Credits
  • 2000-level elective 3 Credits
  • Any course except PED-1000  or PED-1030  3 Credits
  • Any 1-credit course (if needed)

Sequence of Study - Economics Concentration A.A.

Below are the required courses for your program arranged in a suggested sequence. Please note that the sequence does not  include developmental coursework. See Academic Preparation  for the developmental course sequence if applicable to you.

1st Semester

Total: 16 Credits

2nd Semester

Total: 15 Credits

3rd Semester

Total: 17 Credits

4th Semester

Total: 12 Credits

Program Total: 60 Credits

Asterisk (*) denotes a general education course.


Credit earned at any public institution in the state shall be transferable to any other institution if the:

  • Credit is from a college or university parallel course or program;
  • Grades in the block of courses transferred average 2.00 or higher; and
  • Acceptance of the credit is consistent with the policies of the receiving institution governing students following the  same program. Refer to ARTSYS at artweb.usmd.edu and the receiving institution’s catalog to select transferable courses.

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