Service Learning Courses in Economics



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 103-032, 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. The C.A.S.H. Advisor meets with the clients to determine their interest in financial programs and services and provides information about community resources that can help improve the client’s economic self-sufficiency
(20 hours – Option) S-10

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.

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Service Project (ECO 111-004):
Students will used a modified NEM-S instrument (Nutrition Environment Measures Survey) to evaluate chain grocery stores, supermarkets and hyper-markets (Wal-mart super stores). This information will be used in collaboration with a large chart review data base that has obesity prevalence data for kids in Monroe County. (10 hours) S-10

 

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