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ECON 101 - US Economic History and Institutions

Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-D1-2; US-1, US-2
Economic history and legal foundations of economic policies and institutions in the United States; economic context of current political and social issues.

Possible Instructional Methods: On-ground, or Hybrid, or Online Asynchronous or Online Synchronous.
Grading: A-F grading only.
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-D1-2 - Lower Division Social Sciences, American Institutions/Code US-1 and US-2
Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring

Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:

  1. Describe important economic and political events in US history and the connections among them.;
  2. Explain how the unique backgrounds and social experiences of groups within the US population shape different views toward economic policy;
  3. Identify key economic legislation, from the US Constitution to recent laws, and the historical context that motivated them;
  4. Analyze the various processes by which economic policy is made in practice and whom these processes tend to empower;
  5. Discuss the confluences and trade-offs between individual economic liberties and social objectives.

D1-2. Lower-division Social Science Electives Learning Outcomes

  1. specify how social, political, economic, and environmental systems and/or behavior are interwoven;
  2. explain how humans individually and collectively relate to relevant sociocultural, political, economic, and/or environmental systems-how they produce, resist, and transform them;
  3. discuss and debate issues from the course’s disciplinary perspective in a variety of cultural, historical, contemporary, and/or potential future contexts; and
  4. explore principles, methodologies, value systems, and ethics employed in social scientific inquiry.
US-1. U.S. History Learning Outcomes

  1. Explain the significance or interpretation of major historical events in a period of at least a hundred years of American history;
  2. Describe the contributions of major ethnic and social groups in a period of at least a hundred years of American history;
  3. Explain the role of at least three of the following in the development of American culture: politics, economics, social movements, and/or geography.
US-2. U.S. Constitution Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe the development of the Constitution from the political philosophies of its framers to its later interpretation and amendment;
  2. Explain how the Constitution influenced the development of American political institutions and government;
  3. Explain citizen rights and responsibilities under the Constitution.

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