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Economics, Associate in Science

Curriculum SOC.ECO.AS (U230A08)

(Total Program Credits: 61-67)

The Associate in Science Degree, with an emphasis in economics at Triton College examines how markets functions through prices, income, resources, market structures, rates of unemployment, inflation, and other key economic factors. An introduction to how Economics deals with various social problems through basic techniques of analysis, critical thinking, and evaluations of private and public policy issues.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOMES:

Upon successful completion of the Associate in Science Degree (Economics) emphasis, the graduate will be able to:

  • illustrate core fundamental economic concepts;
  • apply economic models and theories to explain the economic and social issues;
  • demonstrate an awareness of current and historic economic issues and perspectives;
  • evaluate an economic problem using quantitative methods; and
  • apply economic research and statistical methodology to critique and create economic research.

(Fall 2021)

Placement Measures MAT, RHT, and COL sequence placement will be determined by an Academic Advisor. Contact your Academic Advisor before registering for courses.
Developmental education courses do not transfer. They assist students in the path towards college credit.

Semester One: Fall

Course NumberTitleCredits
ECO 102Macroeconomics

3 credits

ECO 170Statistics for Business and Economics #

3 credits

RHT 101Freshman Rhetoric & Composition I #

3 credits

General education/Humanities

3 credits

 

Electives

3 credits

OR

Foreign Language

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:15-16

Note: Grade of “C” or higher is an IAI requirement for RHT 101 and RHT 102.

Semester Two: Spring

Course NumberTitleCredits
ECO 103Microeconomics

3 credits

RHT 102Freshman Rhetoric & Composition II #

3 credits

 

MAT 131Calculus & Analytic Geometry I #

5 credits

OR

MAT 134Introduction to Calculus for Business and Social Science #

5 credits

 

General education/Life Science

3-5 credits

Total Credit Hours:14-16

Note: Grade of “C” or higher is an IAI requirement for RHT 101 and RHT 102.

MAT 131◊, MAT 134◊: Not all universities require calculus. You can substitute an alternative general education math based on your undergraduate program of study and transfer school choice.

Semester Three: Fall

Course NumberTitleCredits
SPE 101Principles of Effective Speaking #

3 credits

General education/Fine Arts

3 credits

General education/Physical Science

3-5 credits

General education/Social and Behavioral Science

3 credits

 

ACC 101Financial Accounting

4 credits

OR

Foreign Language

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:16-18

Semester Four: Spring

Course NumberTitleCredits
General education/Physical or Life Science

3-5 credits

Electives

12 credits

Total Credit Hours:15-17

GECC Note: Take one additional Humanities or Fine Arts and one additional Social and Behavioral Science course, to be eligible for the General Education Core Curriculum (GECC) Credential.

Recommended course:

Course NumberTitleCredits
ACC 105Managerial Accounting #

3 credits

(Select courses that meet the BS requirements of your transfer college.)

Graduation Requirements

General Education requirements:

AS degree                                                                  Subtotal: 37-41

Economics courses or other electives
toward the AS degree                                       Subtotal: 19-23

General Education requirements by discipline:

  • Communications: Three courses (nine semester hours).
  • Humanities and Fine Arts: Two courses (six semester hours), with at least one course selected from Humanities and at least one course from the Fine Arts;
  • Social and Behavioral Science: two courses (six semester credits), with courses selected from at least two disciplines.

    Graduation from an Illinois college or university requires satisfactory completion of one or more courses incorporating Human Diversity, which may be taken as a Humanities and Fine Arts or Social and Behavioral Science course.

  • Mathematics: Two courses (six to nine semester hours).
  • Physical and Life Science: Three courses (10-11 semester hours), with at least one course selected from the Life Sciences and one course from the Physical Sciences and including at least one laboratory course.

Foreign Language encouraged if transferring to a four-year institution.

See ECO course descriptions.

Chairperson: Bill Decker, Ext. 3509