Economics

Economics

Transfer Pathway A.A.

The 60-credit Economics Transfer Pathway A.A. degree program offers you the powerful opportunity to complete an associate degree and transfer with junior-year status to a designated economics bachelor’s degree program at six Minnesota State universities.

As a student in this A.A. degree program, you will complete the Required Economics Pathway Curriculum (14 credits), General Electives (18 credits), Health/Physical Education coursework (2 credits), and Additional General Education Requirements (26 credits) for a credit total of 60.

If you plan on transferring to a non-Minnesota State university (including the University of Minnesota), we recommend that you to consult with an Inver Hills academic advisor or counselor along with someone at your intended transfer school to determine the transferability of courses in the Economics curriculum.

To guarantee admission to a Minnesota State university designated bachelor's program in your major, you must first meet the admitting institution's minimum transfer GPA and then the admission to major GPA.

Full-time schedule recommendation

See how to schedule your classes each semester to complete your degree in two years.

 Full-Time Recommended Course of Study

Part-time schedule recommendation

Recommendations for a part-time schedule are included in the Economics Program Planning Guide (see below).

2022-2023 Required Courses

Required Economics Pathway Curriculum

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
ECON 1105
Principles of Macroeconomics
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 08
Examines the performance of the U.S. economy in the early 21st century (national income accounting) as measured against historical performance, including an analysis of U.S. economic institutions and government macroeconomic policies. Prerequisites: Recommended READ 0093/0094 or placement into READ 1100.

Prerequisites:

  • READ 0093 Reading College Texts
  • READ 0094 Reading Workshop

Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Summer 2021
  • Fall 2021
  • Spring 2022
  • Summer 2022
  • Fall 2022

ECON 1106
Principles of Microeconomics
3

Course Outline
Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 05, 08
Introduces students to the supply and demand analysis of prices and production under different market structures, the role of government in a market economy, international trade and exchange rates, and income distribution and the pricing of economic resources. Prereq: Recommended READ 0093/94 and MATH 0840 or higher.

Prerequisites:

  • MATH 0840 Introductory Algebra
  • READ 0093 Reading College Texts
  • READ 0094 Reading Workshop

Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Summer 2021
  • Fall 2021
  • Spring 2022
  • Summer 2022
  • Fall 2022

MATH 1103
Introduction to Statistics
4

Course Outline
Credits: 4
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 04
Presents basic statistics which includes descriptive and graphical statistics, basic probability, probability distributions, sampling distributions, confidence intervals and hypotheses testing for one or two populations, linear regression, chi-square tests, and ANOVA. Professional statistical software, such as Minitab, will be integrated throughout the class. Graphing calculator required for the course. Recommendation based on the results of the Inver Hills Assessment Test or grade of "C" or higher in MATH 0820 or 0840 within the last 2 years.

Prerequisites:


Corequisites:
  • MATH 0103 Statistics Support

Future Offering:
  • Summer 2021
  • Fall 2021
  • Spring 2022
  • Summer 2022
  • Fall 2022

MATH 1118
College Algebra I
4

Course Outline
Credits: 4
MNTC Goal Areas: 02, 04
Prepares students for Calculus I (MATH 1133) when taken in sequence with MATH 1119 or for Survey of Calculus (MATH 1120). Topics include the study of algebraic, exponential, and logarithmic functions; graphing functions using transformations; inverse functions; polynomial, exponential, logarithmic equations; systems of linear and non-linear equations; applied problems; building models from data. Use of technology will be embedded throughout the course. Recommendation based on the results of the Inver Hills Assessment Test or grade of C or higher in MATH 0940 within the last 2 years.

Prerequisites:


Corequisites:
  • MATH 0118 College Algebra Support

Future Offering:
  • Summer 2021
  • Fall 2021
  • Spring 2022
  • Summer 2022
  • Fall 2022

Total Credits in Required Economics Pathway Curriculum 14

General Electives

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
General Education Credits (Any MnTC Goal Area)
18



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

Total Credits in General Electives 18

Health/Physical Education

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
Health and PE
2



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

Total Credits in Health/Physical Education 2

Additional General Education Requirements

Course # Course Name Credit(s)
ENG 1108
Writing And Research Skills
4

Course Outline
Credits: 4
MNTC Goal Areas: 01, 02
Provides instruction and practice in reading, researching, and writing for college. Prerequisites: Recommended by Accuplacer assessment or grade of C or higher in READ 93/94 and ENG/EAP 99.

Prerequisites:


Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Summer 2021
  • Fall 2021
  • Spring 2022
  • Summer 2022
  • Fall 2022

ENG 1111
ENG 1114
ENG 1130
Research Writing    OR

The Research Paper    OR

Writing and Research For the Professions
3

Research Writing
Course Outline
Credits: 2
MNTC Goal Areas: 01, 02
Students will analyze primary and secondary sources and develop formal research writing in students' academic and/or professional disciplines including EMS, Paralegal, and Criminal Justice. Prerequisites: ENG 1108 or equivalent, with grade of C or better.

Prerequisites:

  • ENG 0101 Composition I: Expository Writing
  • ENG 1108 Writing And Research Skills

Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Summer 2021
  • Fall 2021
  • Spring 2022
  • Summer 2022
  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

The Research Paper
Course Outline
Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 01, 02
Emphasizes critical analysis of fiction or nonfiction texts, at least one book-length, resulting in a research paper that reflects analysis and synthesis of multiple sources. Prereq: Grade of C or higher in ENG 1108.

Prerequisites:

  • ENG 0101 Composition I: Expository Writing
  • ENG 1108 Writing And Research Skills

Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Summer 2021
  • Fall 2021
  • Spring 2022
  • Summer 2022
  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

Writing and Research For the Professions
Course Outline
Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 01, 02
Emphasizes critical audience analysis of professional texts across the disciplines, at least one book length, resulting in a professional research proposal, feasibility study, or report that reflects analysis and synthesis of multiple sources, persuasion, and students' mastery of professional and audience analysis, business writing, researching, and evaluative skills. Prerequisites: ENG 1108 or equivalent, with grade of C or better.

Prerequisites:

  • ENG 1108 Writing And Research Skills

Corequisites: None
Future Offering:
  • Summer 2021
  • Fall 2021
  • Spring 2022
  • Summer 2022
  • Fall 2022

COMM 1100
COMM 1110
COMM 2230
Interpersonal Communication    OR

Public Speaking    OR

Small Group Communication
3

Interpersonal Communication
Course Outline
Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 01, 07
Is a course that helps students recognize that we live and work in relationship with others and must communicate effectively with them to achieve our goals. This class helps students acquire the skills to effectively communicate with family members, intimate others, co-workers, friends, and acquaintances. After reviewing relevant interpersonal theory, students will examine and identify their own communication attitudes and behaviors. Students will also learn and apply techniques for improving communication in their relationships through active practice. Students will participate in multiple activities, both in and outside the classroom setting, to build their interpersonal communication skills. This course is open to all students and meets the Minnesota Professional Educator Licensing and Standards Board (PELSB) 8710.2000, Subp. 7, Standard 6C, D, F, & G.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Summer 2021
  • Fall 2021
  • Spring 2022
  • Summer 2022
  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

Public Speaking
Course Outline
Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 01, 02
Is the introductory study of the theory and practice of public speaking. Public presentation skills are required for individuals to be successful in our workplaces, communities and many other contexts in today's society. Students will learn about the different types of public speeches commonly encountered and learn how to research, organize and write their ideas into clear and understandable forms of public communication. Students will also practice the delivery skills needed to present ideas effectively. Students will be required to speak and participate often and will also be required to present their speeches in a classroom setting with an audience of their peers and an instructor.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Summer 2021
  • Fall 2021
  • Spring 2022
  • Summer 2022
  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

Small Group Communication
Course Outline
Credits: 3
MNTC Goal Areas: 01, 02
Introduces students to the practice and theory of communicating in small group settings. Working in groups is an integral part of living in today's society. Community and workplace situations require us to be able to lead, participate, and follow effectively. Participating in this course will assist students in developing the leadership, conflict management, problem solving and discussion skills necessary to function in group settings. Students will apply small group communication theory in small, task-oriented groups and develop presentation skills to showcase their understanding of what it means to be an effective group member. Evaluating the effectiveness of their own and others' group communication behaviors is also required.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering:

  • Summer 2021
  • Fall 2021
  • Spring 2022
  • Summer 2022
  • Fall 2022
  • Spring 2023

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 3a)
2



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 3b)
2



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 5)
non-ECON course
2



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 6a)
2



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 6b)
2



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 6)
2



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 7)
2



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 9)
2



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

General Education Credits (MnTC Goal 10)
1



Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Future Offering: None

Total Credits in Additional General Education Requirements 26
Total Credits: 60
‡ Select General Education electives from specified MnTC goal area or from any MnTC goals if none specified.