Enroll in an Economics course at Skyline College for an enriching and challenging academic experience that focuses on exploring the movement of wealth around the globe and viewing current events through the lens of the production and distribution of goods and services.
Economists seek to investigate, record and understand the production, distribution and consumption of goods and services.
To succeed in Economics, students will need to develop strong reading, writing, critical thinking and analytical skills, as well as demonstrate a passion for understanding a truly interconnected world.
Working in the field of Economics provides a unique opportunity to study the diversity of human experience in relation to the way we interact with material wealth which will help us to better understand the world around us. A degree in Economics provides a broad base of knowledge that can be applied to a wide range of careers including finance, government service, law, communications, consulting, journalism and more. The demand for jobs and the pay for these careers varies widely across the nation and the State of California.
The State of California Employment Development Department provides an online Occupational Guide that provides helpful job descriptions, job outlooks and wages, and qualification requirements for a wide variety of careers. Use this guide to find more information about a career that may interest you.
Looking for a list of classes offered this semester?Check out the current class schedule.
ECON 100 Principles of Macro Economics (3 units)
Introduction to the U.S. economy and its institutions in a global context. Measuring output, unemployment, and inflation. Theory of the determination of output and prices for individual markets and the economy as a whole. Analysis of money, banking, and interest rates. Government fiscal and monetary stabilization policies. Current economic topics.
ECON 102 Principles of Microeconomics (3 units)
Introduction to the functioning of markets. Theory of the determination of output and prices for markets under competitive and noncompetitive conditions. Analysis of firms’ costs and revenues. Government tax and regulatory policies in response to imperfect competition and market failures. Current economic topics such as international trade and labor markets.
ECON 210 Economics of the Environment (3 units)
An introduction to economics and the environment. The course will use the economic concept of market failures, and facts about climate change, to analyze issues such as pollution and natural disasters. The course also examines the role of government policy in addressing environmental issues at the local, national, and global levels.
Upon completion of the program students will be able to:
- Ability to measure and interpret the causes and consequences of business cycle fluctuations and formulate appropriate government policies to stabilize the economy.
- Ability to compare and contrast the characteristics and outcomes of perfectly and imperfectly competitive markets and formulate appropriate government policies address imperfect competition and market failures.
- Ability to interpret current economic events and policy in terms of business cycle fluctuations and imperfect competition, and from alternative economic perspectives.