2023-2024 Pierce College Catalog 
    
    Feb 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Pierce College Catalog

Economics (AA-DTA) Course Map


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 Requirements  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 COLLG 115. If COLLG 110 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 Requirement


  • 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 Suggestion


Take one course per quarter until sequence is finished.

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  • Note: The math course you select will depend on the Career Pathway Map you are following, the transfer institution/degree that you select, and your math placement guidance. Your advisor will assist you in selecting the relevant 5 or 7 credit course(s) based upon co-requisite options.

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    Course purpose: A high level of mathematics is strongly recommended for economics majors in order to be program ready for an Economics B.A. or B.S. program. 

     

    Note: The math course you select will depend on the Career Pathway Map you are following, the transfer institution/degree that you select, and your math placement guidance. Your advisor will assist you in selecting the relevant 5 or 7 credit course(s) based upon co-requisite options.

     

    Through our Guided Self-Placement process, if you place higher than MATH& 141, please work with your advisor to explore options to fulfill credit requirements.

  • Transfer Note: Transfers to UW and UWT as MATH 220. Supports UW requirements for statistics.

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: Connect with a university transfer representative and/or attend transfer information sessions


Connect with representatives at the transfer institutions you would like to attend to learn more about their specific transfer requirements.

4. English Composition II Requirement


5. Economics Course Requirement


Take one course per quarter until both are finished in order to be program ready for an Economics B.A. or B.S. program.

  • Course purpose: Acquaints you with the structure, dynamics, benefits, and limits of the markets in which businesses operate.

  • Course purpose: Acquaints you with the overall functioning of the economy and how it impacts and is impacted by business.

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  • Transfer Note: ECON& 201 and ECON& 202 transfer to UWT’s Politics, Philosophy, & Ecomonics, B.A. program as TECON 200 and TECON 201, respectively. Students interested in the Politics, Philosophy, & Economic, B.A. at UWT must have at least 45 transferable credits completed before enrolling in the major.

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.

Action Item: Apply to Transfer Colleges


Deadlines for transfer institutions vary. Confirm application deadlines in order to help you best prepare your application. Applications may require letters of recommendation, essays, transcripts, and other materials that require some time to bring together. 

7. Humanities Course Suggestion


Choose one

  • Course purpose: In this field you need to be culturally competent. This course is recommended.

  • Course purpose: In this field you need to be culturally competent.  This course concentrates on African Americans.

  • Course purpose: Globalization, International Trade, the organization of production and distribution on regional and continental levels, immigration, all of these social, economic, and business trends join us with our neighbors to the south and make an understanding of their thought and culture of increasing importance to economics and business.

  • Course purpose: Black American culture, thought, and art have had power and influence in American life that has been continually increasing. The Harlem Renaissance was a milestone in this process. Its study will be a milestone in the cultural respect and competence necessary in this field. 

  • Course purpose: In the second part of the 20th Century the Pacific Rim became a major driver of the world economy. It is important for those entering business or economics to understand the culture of the peoples who accomplished this.

  • Course purpose: In this field you need to be culturally competent. This course looks at Civil Rights.

     

    Other courses may fulfill this requirement.  Consult with advisor before making your selection. 

8. Social Science Course Suggestion


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.

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  • Transfer Note: POLS& 202 transfers to UWT’s Politics, Philosophy, & Ecomonics, B.A. program as TPOLS 202. Students interested in the Politics, Philosophy, & Economic, B.A. at UWT must have at least 45 transferable credits completed before enrolling in the major.

  • 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.

     

    Other courses may fulfill this requirement. Consult with advisor before making your selection 

9. Natural Science Course Suggestion


Choose one

  • Course purpose: This course will help you deepen your understanding of differences and similarities between humans.

  • Course purpose: It is important for you to develop an awareness of how economics are impacted by environmental issues. This course looks at climate change, resource management, and sustainability.

     

    Other courses may fulfill this requirement. Consult with advisor before making your selection 

10. Philosophy Course Suggestion


Choose one

  • Course purpose: This course looks at ethics, which is important in economics particularly as it relates to business behavior.

  • Course purpose: This course looks at issues concerning human rights and will interest you in labor economics, international trade, and issues of poverty and inequality.

  • Course purpose: This course looks at contemporary moral problems, including those related to sustainability, and will interest you in environmental economics and economic issues such as poverty, wealth distribution, and discrimination. 

  • Course purpose: This course focuses on critical thinking, a skill that is extremely important in the field of economics.

     

    Other courses may fulfill this requirement. Consult with advisor before making your selection. 

11. Geology Course Suggestion


Choose one

  • Course purpose: You need an awareness of climate change, resource management, and sustainability. This course emphasizes geologic events, resources and waste disposal/pollution.

  • Course purpose: You need an awareness of climate change, resource management, and sustainability. This course covers topics in geology, meteorology, oceanography, and astronomy.

  • Course purpose: You need an awareness of climate change, resource management, and sustainability. This course looks at minerals, rocks, and the dynamic processes that shape the Earth’s surface over time.

     

    Other courses may fulfill this requirement. Consult with advisor before making your selection. 

12. Social Science Course Suggestion


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: Economic issues are inherently political. Political issues are inherently economic.

  • Course purpose: As globalization and the interdependence and integration of the world economy proceed, Iit is important for you to develop an awareness of international issues. International relations are usually economic in major aspects. This course would be a good course if you are interested in international trade. 

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  • Transfer Note: POLS& 203 transfers to UWT’s Politics, Philosophy, & Ecomonics, B.A. program as TPOLS 203. Students interested in the Politics, Philosophy, & Economic, B.A. at UWT must have at least 45 transferable credits completed before enrolling in the major.

  • 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. It can also give you some insight into China as an economic power.

     

    Other courses may fulfill this requirement.  Consult with advisor before making your selection. 

     

Action Item: Attend Graduation


Total Credits: 90


Advising Note


Please work with your advisor to discuss B.A. versus B.S. requirements to ensure that you are program ready.