Economics is a behavioral science which focuses on how human beings allocate their scarce resources. Economics provides students with the skills necessary to understand real world issues and to better evaluate individual and group behavior in the context of global scarcity. Our instructors are actively involved in the student learning process challenging students to think critically and to explore economics on both a micro and macro global level.
The mission of the Economics Department at South Suburban College is to develop the ability of our students to understand economic concepts and the skills to apply those concepts to the making of intelligent decisions for themselves, in business life, and in public policy.
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
- Be able to identify economic issues and problems, gather data needed to evaluate them, and analyze the data to gain insights into economic behavior and formulate possible solutions.
- Be able to apply mainstream macroeconomics theory to explain and predict events in the aggregate economy, including roles played by fiscal and monetary policies.
- Be able to utilize demand and supply curves, use comparative static analysis and the concept of elasticity of demand and supply.
Recommended AA Transfer Curriculum for Economics
This is only a suggested transfer program and might not be appropriate for every student. Some four-year institutions accept more than 62 credits in transfer to fulfill requirements in economics. Consult the Transfer Center for help in selecting courses appropriate for the program at the college or university where you plan to transfer.
Faculty are available during scheduled office hours to advise students about their program and career opportunities. Peruse some of the offerings in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences.
All full-time transfer students are required to take OCS 121.
|Overview for College Success||Credits|
|OCS 121||Overview for College Success||1|
|Overview for College Success (OCS 121) is a class that will help you plan and assist you in becoming a better student and support you in your work/life balance. OCS 121 credit is not calculated in the course minimum credit totals listed in this section.|
Minimum General Education (47-48)
|Communications (9)||Semester Hours|
|ENG 101||Composition and Rhetoric||3|
|ENG 102||Composition and Research||3|
|SPE 108||Oral Communication||3|
|Humanities and Fine Arts (9)||9|
|Select from Group II||3-6|
|Social and Behavioral Science (9)||9|
|PSC 101||American National Government||3|
|SOC 101||Introduction to Sociology||3|
|Select from Group III||3|
|Mathematics (8) ||8|
|Select from Group IV||3|
|Physical and Life Science (7-8)||7-8|
|Select from Group V (Must include one lab)||7-8|
|Area of Concentration/Electives (20-21)||20-21|
|ECO 201||Principles of Economics, Macro||3|
|ECO 202||Principles of Economics, Micro||3|
|MTH 211||Introductory Statistics||4|
|Minimum for AS Degree||62|
|1. Students who plan to complete a B.A. in Economics should fulfill the general education requirements for the AA degree. Mathematics course requirements in economics vary at four- year institutions.|