2020-2021 Pierce College Catalog 
    
    Jan 21, 2021  
2020-2021 Pierce College Catalog

Economics (AA-DTA) Course Map


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Created by Pierce faculty, this map outlines the initial coursework for this career field and for transfer to a four-year institution. It provides you a clear path to complete your degree by listing a specific set of courses relevant to your program and career. The map is designed with the appropriate number of credits and meets degree requirements. Courses are organized in a recommended sequence; please schedule accordingly. If a course is unavailable, select the next appropriate course within the sequence. If you want to change a course on this map you must speak with an advisor to assure you meet all degree requirements. For each course, a purpose statement explains how the content relates to your career field. On this map, there may be instances when you will be required to select a course from several options. Use these purpose statements and notes to choose the course that best aligns with your interests and needs. You will also find action items to complete to assure you progress and graduate on time. While this map is a great guide to courses required to complete an Associate in Arts - Direct Transfer Agreement (AA-DTA)  Degree, you are responsible for fulfilling all degree requirements. Questions? Your Success Network is ready to help you!

Important note about transfer: colleges and universities may change their requirements at any time, so this map is not a guarantee of transfer. You will need to check transfer requirements with your intended four-year school. 

1. College Success


Note: Take a 5 credit COLLG 110. If the 3 credit class is taken, an additional 2 credits must be taken later. 

  • Course purpose: A foundational course to explore and affirm a career choice and build upon the skills, knowledge, and resources that will support you at Pierce College and beyond.

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  • Note: The College Success course you select will depend on the Career Pathway Map you are following. Your advisor will assist you in selecting either the 3- or 5- credit version of the course. Should you choose to repeat a College Success course you must enroll in a College Success course with the same credit amount as the original course; a COLLG 110 course grade can only be replaced with a grade from another COLLG 110 course and a COLLG 115 course grade can only be replaced with a grade from another COLLG 115 course. 

2. English Composition I


  • Course purpose: The ability to express positions clearly and support them with evidence is necessary for economics majors.

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  • Note: Your advisor will assist you in reviewing your Guided Self Placement and selecting either the 5-credit or the 7-credit co-requisite ENGL& 101 + ENGLC 101 course.

3. Math Course Recommendation


Take one course per quarter until sequence is finished.

Action Item: Meet with Advisor


Use your Success Network! In your first quarter, meet with your advisor to revisit your career and transfer path, make adjustments to your goals as needed, and plan for your next steps.

Action Item: Transfer Fair


Attend a Transfer Fair.

4. English Composition II


5. Economics Course Recommendation


Take one course per quarter until both are finished.

6. Public Speaking


Action Item: Apply for Graduation


Way to go! It is time to apply for graduation. Visit the Pierce College Graduation website for details. https://www.pierce.ctc.edu/graduation

Action Item: Transfer Colleges


Talk to an advisor from your targeted transfer colleges.

7. Humanities Course Recommendation


Choose one

8. Social Science Course Recommendation


Choose one

  • Course purpose: Knowledge of social sciences outside of economics is critical for the economics field. This course helps with the understanding of the interrelationship between politics and economics and is important for you in both macro and microeconomic policy fields.

  • Course purpose: Knowledge of social sciences outside of economics is critical for the economics field. This course looks at human motivations, aspirations, and interpersonal relations and will help economics you better understand economic models among other things.

  • Course purpose: Knowledge of social sciences outside of economics is critical for the economics field. This course looks at social problems, including exploration along cross-cultural and historical dimensions, which is important in understanding how economic policy can help to solve social problems.

9. Natural Science Course Recommendation


Choose one

10. Philosophy Course Recommendation


Choose one

11. Geology Course Recommendation


Choose one

Action Item: Apply to Transfer Colleges


12. Social Science Course Recommendation


Choose one

  • Course purpose: It is important for you to develop an awareness of international issues. This course would be helpful in understanding international business, global impacts on domestic business, the processes of globalization, and the structure and dynamics of international and domestic business and the global economy.

  • Course purpose: It is important for you to develop an awareness of international issues. This course would be a good course if you are interested in international trade.

  • Course purpose: It is important for you to develop an awareness of international issues. This course would be good if you are interested in international trade with Russia.

  • Course purpose: It is important for economics students to develop an awareness of international issues. This course would be good if you are interested in international trade with China.

Action Item: Attend Graduation


Total Credits: 90


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