Service Learning Courses in Economics


ECO 101 - Introduction to Economics | Course Descriptions | Monroe Community College

ECO 101 - Introduction to Economics

A one-semester, non-technical course designed to answer questions about the economy. How and why does our market economic system work? Why is there inflation and/or unemployment and what are their remedies? How does the government influence your future economic well-being? Where are we on the business cycle? What are the causes and consequences of our growing national debt? What is the Federal Reserve and how does its monetary policy affect you and the interest rate? How is the emerging global interdependence of countries changing our economy and your life? This course will help you understand the economic environment in which you live, work, and vote. This course is not recommended as a Social Science Elective for students enrolled in A.S. programs in Business Administration or International Business. Three class hours. (SUNY-SS)

3 Credits



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Service Project (ECO 101-004):
Students in this course will be developing and implementing strategies to inform fellow students about how to register to vote and what positions the candidates are taking on economic issues such as college student  loan dollars, social security, balanced budget, and more
(20 hours - Option) F-08


ECO 103 - Personal Money Management | Course Descriptions | Monroe Community College
ECO 103 - Personal Money Management

A very practical course which teaches you how to create a financial plan to realize goals, such as home ownership and early retirement. By taking this course, you will learn how to avoid credit trouble, save money on automobile purchases, and buy a desirable home. You will also learn how to protect yourself from financial disaster through the purchase of the lowest cost and safest insurance policies. Finally, you will learn how to make your money grow by investing in stocks, bonds, and mutual funds. Using the techniques you learn in this class will allow you to plan, save, and spend wisely so you and your family will enjoy a better way of life. Three class hours.

3 Credits



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Service Project (ECO 103-CC1):
Students in this course have the option of either teach special topics in money management to clients of the Alternatives for Battered Women (ABW) agency or partner with HSBC bank and the DCC Campus Center to plan for and execute a financial literacy workshop for DCC students.  (10 hours) F-08



ECO 111 - Principles of Microeconomics | Course Descriptions | Monroe Community College
ECO 111 - Principles of Microeconomics

This course will help you gain insight and understanding into events that are constantly going on around you. You will learn how to think like an economist by analyzing everything critically, comparing costs and benefits, even in issues normally considered outside the scope of economics. You will use economic reasoning to decide whether you will read your book of economics, whether you will attend class, whom you will marry, and what kind of work you will likely go into after you graduate. The skill you will need to start thinking like an economist will be acquired from topics covered, such as opportunity cost, scarcity and choices, demand, supply, production and costs, the market system, elasticity, market structures, etc. Three class hours. (SUNY-SS)

3 Credits

Prerequisite: Intermediate Algebra or MTH 104.

Use links below to see if this course is offered:

Service Project (ECO 111-007):
Students in this course will be developing and implementing strategies to inform fellow students about how to register to vote and what positions the candidates are taking on economic issues such as college student loan dollars, social security, balanced budget, and more.  (20 hours – Option) F-08

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