About this course
Economics is the study of how society allocates its scarce resources to satisfy its many needs and wants. The discipline is divided into two general areas: microeconomics and macroeconomics. The focus of lower-division economics courses at COCC is on the choices we make in the context of microeconomics and macroeconomics. Macroeconomics studies the role of government in the economy, both in promoting social objectives and in keeping the economy healthy through fiscal and monetary policies. Microeconomics provides an understanding of consumption, production, and distribution of goods and services subject to the forces of supply and demand. This program is good preparation for careers in business, engineering, resource management or government, as well as solid training for graduate or law school. The Associate of Arts Oregon Transfer (AAOT) degree meets the state of Oregon transfer degree requirements, allowing students to transfer to an Oregon public university and some out-of-state universities having met all lower-division general education requirements. With appropriate course planning, all lower-division major requirements may also be met. Students should work closely with an advisor to select the best degree option and to review specific transfer requirements.
- Students must be 18 years of age or older, or possess a high school diploma or GED.