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Academic Department: Social Sciences
Main Office: FH 101
Phone Ext: 7630
Main Numbers: (415) 457-8811  /  (415) 883-2211
In-depth information about each program is available in the Course Catalog, including program descriptions, faculty lists, degree requirements, and course listings. The Course Catalog is available to view and print in PDF* format.
About the Program

Courses in economics provide students with a foundation to prepare them for careers in business and government. Economists who work in business are expected to help their firms adapt to the changing environment. This typically involves short- and long-term economic forecasts of how changes in the economic environment will affect various aspects of business, such as marketing, purchasing, industrial relations, and finance. Most economists employed by the government are specialists in such fields as agriculture, labor, business, and international trade.

Career Options
Actuary, Appraiser, Bank Examiner, Budget Analyst, Business Writer/Editor, Credit Investigator, Econometrician, Economist, Financial Analyst, Industrial Analyst, Insurance Underwriter, International Economist, Investment Economist, Labor Economist, Lawyer, Management Consultant, Management Trainee, Market Research Analyst, Mortgage/Loan Specialist, Pension Consultant, Pricing Analyst, Research Economist, Securities Analyst, Statistician, Stock Broker, Tax Analyst, Teacher, Traffic Manager, Transportation Economist, Urban Planner, Wage and Salary Specialist

Students planning to transfer to a four-year institution should complete the lower division major requirements and general education pattern for the appropriate transfer institution and major. Exact major requirements for UC and CSU institutions can be found on Please see a counselor for more information as curriculum requirements may vary among transfer universities.

Department Phone: (415) 485-9630

NameSend EmailOfficePhone
McKnight, Sheila Ma FH 112 7657
Pacula, Norman LC 28 7407
Patlolla, Sandhyarani FH 112 7657
Current and Future Courses

TermSection (CRN)CourseDatesDaysTimeCampusRoomInstructor
Spring 2018 10201 ECON 101 - Macroeconomics 01/20/18-05/18/18 TR 09:40-11:00 KTD LC 039 Pacula, Norman
10202 ECON 101 - Macroeconomics 01/20/18-05/18/18 MW 11:10-12:30 KTD LC 039 Pacula, Norman
12130 ECON 101 - Macroeconomics 01/20/18-05/18/18 W 18:10-21:00 IVC BLDG03 255 McKnight, Sheila
10203 ECON 102 - Microeconomics 01/20/18-05/18/18 TR 12:40-14:00 KTD LC 038 McKnight, Sheila
10207 ECON 102 - Microeconomics 01/20/18-05/18/18 MW 12:40-14:00 KTD AC 249 Patlolla, Sandhyarani