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Course Information and Descriptions
ESC 140
Introduction to Astronomy with Lab (3-2) 4 Hours
This course is for the non-science major or those who wish to gain a
comprehensive overview of the science of astronomy. This
descriptive treatment of astronomy will include topics such as the
history of astronomy, the solar system, stellar evolution, the Milky
Way, and beyond. Students may not receive credit toward a degree
for both ESC 140 and ESC 141.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness AND Basic
Algebra Readiness
Course fee
IAI: P1 906L
ESC 141
Introduction to Astronomy (3-0)
3 Hours
This course is for the non-science major or those who wish to gain a
comprehensive overview of the science of astronomy. This
descriptive treatment of astronomy will include topics such as the
history of astronomy, the solar system, stellar evolution, the Milky
Way, and beyond. Students may not receive credit toward a degree
for both ESC 140 and ESC 141.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness or concurrent
enrollment in ENG 109 or ELI 109 AND Basic Algebra Readiness
IAI: P1 906
ESC 221
Rocks and Minerals (1-2)
2 Hours
Introduction to crystallography, occurrence and economic uses of
minerals and rocks, natural resources. Emphasis on hand specimen
identification of minerals and rocks.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness AND Basic
Algebra Readiness
ESC 224
Environmental Geology (3-0)
3 Hours
For the non-science major or as a foundation course for those
wishing to major in environmental sciences. A critical and objective
approach is utilized to evaluate the human interrelationship with
geological hazards and problems. Volcanoes, earthquakes, landslides
and subsidence, surface and groundwater hydrology, waste disposal,
mineral resources, and the energy situation are all included.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness AND Basic
Algebra Readiness
IAI: P1 908
ESC 226
Field Geology (2-2)
3 Hours
Introduction to basic geological field methods and application of
geological concepts through field studies of selected regions. May
include camping, backpacking, canoeing, and/or hiking, occasionally
under rigorous conditions. Travel expenses are paid by the student.
Should be considered a general education elective; will NOT meet
CLC laboratory science requirement.
Course fee
May be taken twice, but any topic only once
ESC 299
Special Topics in Earth Science (Variable) 1-4 Hours
This course is designed to provide students with information about
specialized areas in Earth Science including areas such as geology,
meteorology, oceanography, astronomy or climatology. Topics will
be identified by course section: see course schedule for specific
information. Course may be taken four times, but any topic only
once for credit toward degree.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness AND Basic
Algebra Readiness
May be taken four times, but any topic only once
252
Economics (ECO)
Social Sciences Division, Room A244, (847) 543-2047
ECO 110 Economics for Business and Industry (3-0) 3 Hours
This course is a brief survey of both microeconomic and
macroeconomic principles to provide the student with the basic tools
to understand current economic problems and policies. It is intended
for students pursuing an AAS degree.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness OR concurrent
enrollment in ENG 109 or ELI 109 or ENG 100 AND Department
Consent
Recommended: Basic Algebra Ready
ECO 221 Principles of Macroeconomics (3-0)
3 Hours
The course surveys basic economic concepts with an emphasis on
macroeconomic analysis and fiscal and monetary policies. Current
economic problems such as inflation, unemployment, and stagflation
are explored and discussed from diverse economic models (e.g.:
Classical, Neo-Keynesian, Neo-Classical, Monetarist, and Rational
Expectations Models). The discussions also include an analysis and
critique of macroeconomic policies.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness AND MTH
102 (C or better) OR higher level math course (C or better) OR AOS
122 (C or better) OR appropriate score on Math Placement Test OR
Math ACT score of 22 or higher
IAI: S3 901
ECO 222 Principles of Microeconomics (3-0)
3 Hours
This course deals with economic decision making at the level of the
individual household, the individual firm, and individual markets.
The course covers basic microeconomic concepts such as
competitive markets, supply and demand, elasticity, consumer
theory, theory of the firm, competitive firms, monopoly, oligopoly,
and monopolistic competition, resource pricing and select current
economic problems.
Prerequisite: College Reading and Writing Readiness AND MTH
102 (C or better) OR higher level math course (C or better) OR AOS
122 (C or better) OR appropriate score on Math Placement Test OR
Math ACT score of 22 or higher
IAI: S3 902
ECO 223
Money, Banking, and
Financial Markets (3-0)
3 Hours
The course emphasizes the economic and monetary history and
theory of money and banking in the United States. Primary focus is
given to the role that banks and financial institutions serve in
economic development. Also discussed are the impacts of Federal
Reserve monetary policy decisions on the aggregate economy using
macroeconomic analysis. The relative effectiveness of monetary
policy on financial markets is also evaluated.
Prerequisite: ECO 221 (C or better)