Economics - Associate in Arts


Economics is a multifaceted discipline in the family of social sciences and is concerned with scarcity of resources (its central assumption) and all of the problems resulting from that condition. In general, economics is the study of production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services. One of its central assumptions is that the world is a world of finite resources. Economics has evolved to include a set of principles, methods and theories so as to provide answers to the following questions; What shall we produce? How shall we produce? How much shall we produce? For whom shall we produce? Attempting to answer these questions requires "technical capital" (knowledge, skills, methodologies), and "cultural capital" (a sense of priorities, awareness, and direction) at both the individual and the organizational (social) level. Furthermore, the productivity of individuals as well as the organization is contingent upon the acquisition of an adequate amount of these variables. Economics at both levels is well equipped to aid individuals in acquiring the technical and the cultural capitals in order to make the interaction between the two more fluid, productive, amicable, and innovative. Economics can provide the necessary foundation to those aspiring to pursue a career in the fields of business, finance, education, health care, insurance, stock market, government, international business, and public administration, among others.

Since the transferability of courses will vary depending on the specific four-year institution, it is strongly recommended that if students are intending to transfer to a four-year institution, they must consult with the transfer institution and with their respective KCKCC advisor before enrolling in order to determine the transferability of their courses. It is the student's responsibility to follow the transfer requirements established by his/her transfer institution.

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General Education Requirements

College Requirement - All first time degree-seeking students who score 73 or above on the COMPASS reading exam are required to take HUDV0100, First Year Experience. All degree-seeking students who score below 73 on the COMPASS reading exam will take HUDV0101, Strategies for Academic Excellence/Lifelong Learning. See exemptions

Course Number
Course Title
Hours
HUDV Requirement:
HUDV0100 First Year Experience or
1
HUDV0101 Strategies for Academic Excellence/Lifelong Learning
2
Total
1-2
Basic Skill Requirements:
ENGL0101 Composition I*
3
ENGL0102 Composition II*
3
SPCH0151 Public Speaking or
SPCH0201 Interpersonal Communication
3
Total
9
Mathematics Requirement:
MATH0105 College Algebra* or
MATH0108 Pre-Calculus Mathematics*
3-5
Total
3-5
Humanities Requirements: (9 credit hours from at least 3 disciplines including: Art, History, Literature, Modern Language, Music, Philosophy or Theatre)
HIST0104 United States to 1877 or
 
HIST0105 United States Since 1877
3
PHIL0103 Introduction to Philosophy or
PHIL0105 Logic or
PHIL0206 Ethics*
3
Humanities Core Elective
3
Total
9
Social and Behavioral Science Requirements: (6 credit hours from at least 2 disciplines including: Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Political Science, Psychology and Sociology):
PSYC0101 Psychology* or
SOSC0107 Sociology
3
ECON0201 Principles of Macroeconomics or
 
ECON0202 Principles of Microeconomics
3
Total
6
Natural and Physical Science (lecture with lab) Requirements:
Natural or Physical Science Core Elective
5
Total
5
Modern Language Requirement:
Modern Language Core Elective
5
Total
5
Total General Education Requirements
38-41
Technical Requirements 21-22 additional credit hours from the following:
ECON0201 Principles of Macroeconomics
3
ECON0202 Principles of Microeconomics
3
ECON0203 Introduction to Labor Studies
3
ECON0210 Principles of Community Economic Development
3
ECON0250 Introduction to Political Economy and Globalization
3
GEOG0101 Introduction to Cultural Geography
3
SOSC0103 Introduction to Social Science
3
SOSC0107 Sociology
3
SOSC0109 Diversity Studies*
3
SOSC0207 Urban Sociology*
3
SOSC0209 Social Problems*
3
Total
21-22
Total hours required for an Associate in Arts in Liberal Arts and Sciences in Economics Degree 60-63

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