Associate of Arts (A.A.) in Humanities and Social Sciences
Transfer Pattern – Economics
This is a suggested full-time schedule for a student who has completed any developmental course work and has no transfer credits. Refer to the College catalog for specific requirements in selecting General Education courses.
Students must have at least 60 credits for an associate degree. Students who choose to take 3 credits of Mathematics and 7 credits of Biological and Physical Sciences, rather than 4 and 8, may need to take an additional class in order to reach at least 60 credits.
Arts and Humanities (PHIL 101 recommended) 3 Credit(s).
Biological and Physical Sciences (one must have a lab) 7-8 Credit(s).
*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed college coursework at other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101 in the first semester at CCBC. This is a 1-credit class, and it does not count towards the number of credits required for a degree or certificate. Students are required to provide an official transcript(s) to document successful completion of college coursework at another institution(s) for this requirement to be waived.
**These courses may also be used as General Education Electives.
Transfer Pattern Description
This degree pattern is designed to help students transfer to institutions that offer a four-year program in Economics. Beyond the general education requirements and other degree, program, and elective requirements, this pattern should be considered in light of the requirements of the selected transfer institution. Students should consult with a transfer advisor or Economics coordinator in order to select the combination of electives that best meets the requirements of the transfer institution.
This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The attainment of this accreditation certifies that the teaching and learning processes within the Financial Studies Department meet the rigorous educational standards established by the ACBSP.
Transfer Pattern Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this transfer pattern, students will be able to:
describe the motivation for the behavior of the consumer as well as of the firm in the marketplace;
explain the fundamental economic problem of resource scarcity together with opportunity cost;
plot and interpret quantitative data in graphs and tables;
explain the market forces of supply and demand in regard to market equilibrium and the shortage or surplus of a good or service; and
identify and describe significant developments and events in modern macro-economic history since the Great Depression.