Economics - Associate in Arts

Program Code - CIP Code: ECON.AA/24.0101
Credits Required: 60
Academic Division: Social and Behavioral Sciences and Public Services
Contact: econ@kckcc.edu
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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 levels. 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 markets, government, international business, and public administration, among others.

Requirements for Admission to the program:

  • No requirements for admission to the program.
  • Contact program for program-specific advising.

College Requirements

Course

Credit Hours

BLUE 0101

Freshman Seminar

1

General Education Requirement

ENGL 0101 Composition I * 3
ENGL 0102 Composition II * 3
SPCH 0151 OR
SPCH 0201
Public Speaking OR
Interpersonal Communication
3
MATH0105 OR
MATH0108
College Algebra** OR
Pre-Calculus Mathematics**
3-5
HIST0104 OR
HIST0105
United States to 1877 OR
Unites States since 1877
3
PHIL0103 OR
PHIL0105 OR
PHIL0206
Introduction to Philosophy OR
Logic OR
Ethics*
3
  Humanities Elective (other than HIST or PHIL) 3
PSYC0101 OR
SOSC0107
Psychology OR
Sociology
3
ECON0201 OR
ECON0202
Principles of Macroeconomics OR
Principles of Microeconomics
3
  Natural and Physical Science Elective 5
LANG Elective 5
Total Hours for General Education Requirements 37-39
* See course syllabus for prerequisite. ** Math sequence is contingent upon previous high school mathematics background and transfer institution. Students should confer with an advisor to determine correct placement.

Economics Requirements

Course Credit Hours
Choose 20-22 hours from the following
ECON0201
ECON0202
ECON0203
ECON0210
ECON0250
GEOG0101
SOSC0103
SOSC0107
SOSC0109
SOSC0207
SOSC0209
Principles of Macroeconomics (3hrs)
Principles of Microeconomics (3hrs)
Introduction to Labor Studies (3hrs)
Principles of Community Economic Development (3hrs)
Introduction to Political Economy and Globalization (3hrs)
Introduction to Cultural Geography (3hrs)
Introduction to Social Science (3hrs)
Sociology (3hrs)
Diversity Studies* (3hrs)
Urban Sociology* (3hrs)
Social Problems* (3hrs)
20-22
Total Hours for Economics Requirements 20-22
*See course description for prerequisite.

Total Hours

Total Hours for an Associate in Arts in Economics Degree 60
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