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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 M FH 112 7657
Mortimer, Cheryl A FH 112 7657
Patlolla, Sandhyarani FH 112 7657
Current and Future Courses

TermSection (CRN)CourseDatesDaysTimeCampusRoomInstructor
Summer 2019 60760 ECON 102 - Microeconomics 06/17/19-07/27/19 TuWTh 12:10 PM-03:00 PM KTD AC 102 McKnight, Sheila
Fall 2019 80852 ECON 101 - Macroeconomics 08/19/19-12/07/19 TuTh 09:40 AM-11:00 AM KTD LC 038 McKnight, Sheila
80853 ECON 101 - Macroeconomics 08/19/19-12/07/19 MW 11:10 AM-12:30 PM KTD LC 038 Patlolla, Sandhyarani
80854 ECON 101 - Macroeconomics 08/19/19-12/07/19 Tu 06:10 PM-09:00 PM KTD LC 038 Patlolla, Sandhyarani
80855 ECON 102 - Microeconomics 08/19/19-12/07/19 TuTh 12:40 PM-02:00 PM KTD LC 038 McKnight, Sheila
81327 ECON 102 - Microeconomics 08/19/19-12/07/19 MW 09:40 AM-11:00 AM KTD LC 038 Staff, Marin
82303 ECON 102 - Microeconomics 08/19/19-12/07/19 W 06:10 PM-09:00 PM IVC BLDG27 118 Mortimer, Cheryl