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

Course Offered Fall and Spring

Service Project (ECO 101-004, 007):
Students in this course have the option of choosing a service project working with the CASH- Creating Assets Savings and Hope- program. Students receive a 4-hour training to become CASH advisors. In this position you will enjoy one on one coaching, you’ll assist clients in reviewing their financial needs and suggest other services that support self-sufficiency. (20 hours – Option) S-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

Course Offered Fall and Spring

Service Project (ECO 103-007, 010, 018, CC1):
Students in this course have the option of choosing a service project working with the CASH- Creating Assets Savings and Hope- program.  Students receive a 4-hour training to become CASH advisors.  In this position you will enjoy one on one coaching, you’ll assist clients in reviewing their financial needs and suggest other services that support self-sufficiency.  (20 hours – Option) S-08

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