NVCC COLLEGE-WIDE COURSE CONTENT SUMMARY
ECO 120 - SURVEY OF ECONOMICS (3 CR.)
Presents a broad overview of economic theory, history,
development, and application. Introduces terms, definitions, policies,
and philosophies of market economies. Provides some comparison with other
economic systems. Includes some degree of exposure to microeconomic and
macroeconomic concepts. Lecture 2-3 hours.
GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE
The purpose of this course is to provide the student with
an overview of the workings of the American economic system.
ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCIES
No prerequisites are required. The student is assumed
to be literate in English and competent in fundamental arithmetic computation.
The student should be able to understand United States'
economic issues and policies as related by the news media and become a
discerning voter with respect to economic issues and policies.
MAJOR TOPICS TO BE INCLUDED