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SJSU ARTICULATION AGREEMENT
Lower Division Requirements
Fall 2014 - Spring 2015

BA/BS - Economics

San José State University -to- Skyline College

Community College students should meet with a counselor as soon as possible to determine the equivalent courses offered at that institution. Students should complete as many as possible of the lower division requirements listed below, prior to transfer.

Lower Division Course Requirements

Community College Course Equivalents

STAR Act (SB 1440):

The Economics department accepts the AA-T in Economics or the AS-T in Business Administration (SB 1440 degree) for transfer into either the BA or BS in Economics. We recommend transfer students complete the following courses, which are required for the Economics major at SJSU, as part of their AA-T in Economics or AS-T in Business Administration. We strongly encourage students to take courses which clear the American Institution requirement and a second course in English composition as part of their CSU GE or IGETC requirements for the AA-T degree (doing so will increase greater choice in the 60 units of SJSU course work to be taken after transfer).

Lower Division Requirements of the Major - BA - Economics:

(Note: All Economics courses below must be completed with a minimum grade of "C-")
ECON 001A Principles of Economics: MacroeconomicsEcon 100 Principles of Macro Economics
ECON 001B Principles of Economics: MicroeconomicsEcon 102 Principles of Micro Economics
Econ 1A & Econ 1B are 4 semester units each. They consist of the standard three hours of lecture plus an additional two hours of online lab. Online labs consist of problem sets, readings, and other assignments. Unlike ground labs, there is no scheduled meeting time for online labs. Students transferring into the major with only three units of principles of economics will have to enroll in a one-unit, credit/no credit online lab for each principles of economics course.
ECON 003 Economic StatisticsNo Current Equivalent
Economic Statistics is also a 4 semester unit course containing a regularly scheduled lab where students work using computer software programs. Students transferring into the major with only three semester units of statistics will have to enroll in a one-unit, credit/no credit section of the regularly scheduled statistics lab.

Lower Division Requirements of the Major - BS - Economics:

(Note: All Economics courses below must be completed with a minimum grade of "C-")
ECON 001A Principles of Economics: MacroeconomicsEcon 100 Principles of Macro Economics
ECON 001B Principles of Economics: MicroeconomicsEcon 102 Principles of Micro Economics
Econ 1A & Econ 1B are 4 semester units each. They consist of the standard three hours of lecture plus an additional two hours of online lab. Online labs consist of problem sets, readings, and other assignments. Unlike ground labs, there is no scheduled meeting time for online labs. Students transferring into the major with only three units of principles of economics will have to enroll in a one-unit, credit/no credit online lab for each principles of economics course.
ECON 003 Economic StatisticsNo Current Equivalent
Economic Statistics is also a 4 semester unit course (formerly ECON 103A) containing a regularly scheduled lab where students work using computer software programs. Students transferring into the major with only three semester units of statistics will have to enroll in a one-unit, credit/no credit section of the regularly scheduled statistics lab.

Transfer students who intend to complete the requirements for the BS - Economics must complete the Mathematics courses listed below (the grades in each math course below must be a "C" or better):

MATH 030 Calculus IMath 251 Calculus & Analytical Geometry I
   OR
MATH 071 Calculus for Business and AviationMath 241 Applied Calculus I

OTHER COURSES TRANSFERABLE TO THE MAJOR:

Basic Accounting: The department of Economics accepts 3 units of lower division basic accounting as an Economics elective.
Other Lower Division Courses: Students can transfer 28 units of ANY COURSE ELECTIVES for the B.A. and 24 units of ANY COURSE ELECTIVES for the B.S.
The department encourages students to use these ANY course electives to strengthen economic understanding by taking other available lower division Economics courses or to create their own area of specialization in areas such as pre-law, accounting, communications, statistical analysis.

WST Prerequisite:

Beginning Fall 2014 the prerequisite for the WST is the completion of the CSU GE A3 with a grade of C or better. All students are strongly encouraged to complete a second English composition course as part of their lower division GE prior to transferring to SJSU (either to meet CSU GE Area A3 or C2). In doing this students will be more prepared to pass the WST and 100W course at SJSU.
Once the following recommended course has been completed with a grade of C or better, students should contact our testing office: testing.sjsu.edu to register for the WST exam at SJSU (passing the WST prior to your first semester at SJSU will prevent delays in registration for upper division courses):
2nd English Composition/Critical Thinking Equivalent Transfer Course
any course approve for the IGETC Critical Thinking/Second semester English composition 1B area is highly recommended
PHIL 109 Critical Thinking and Writing
or
ENGL 001B Composition 2ENGL 110 Composition, Literature & Critical Thinking
   OR
Engl 165 Critical Thinking & Advanced Composition


IMPORTANT TRANSFER INFORMATION:

Prior to transferring to San Jose State University all transfers must earn at least 60 transferable semester units (90 quarter), including the CSU four basic skill courses required for CSU admission eligibility. Within those 60 semester/90 quarter units students are strongly encouraged to complete the following:

1. Lower Division Major Course Requirements (especially for STEM Majors):
Complete as many of the lower division courses required for the major as possible. Many of these courses may be double counted as part of the CSU GE-Breadth 39 semester unit requirements. These requirements are shown above.

2. General Education Requirements:
Complete all the CSU GE Breadth requirements at the community college (39 semester units/58 quarter units). The approved courses for each area can be found at www.ASSIST.org under the link "CSU GE-Breadth Certification Courses" for your college. Many of these courses can be double counted to meet the major requirements shown above, so choose your courses wisely. Please see your college counselor/advisor to review your general education in order to receive FULL OR PARTIAL CERTIFICATION PRIOR TO TRANSFER to San Jose State University.

3. Second Semester English Composition highly recommended:
Complete the second semester English composition course (or equivalent) with a grade of "C" or better prior to registering for the WST and 100W course at SJSU. Approved courses can be found above within the lower division major requirements. Be sure to select this course as part of your CSU GE-Breadth 39 semester unit requirements. Once this course is complete, students are encouraged to take the WST exam at SJSU to avoid delays in enrollment for other SJSU required courses. To register for the WST contact our Testing office at testing.sjsu.edu.

4. American Institutions Requirement (US 1, US 2, and US 3 must be completed):
This requirement is normally 2 courses and can be taken as part of your CSU GE-Breadth 39 semester unit requirements (GE Area D and sometimes Area C). The approved courses can be found at www.ASSIST.org under the link "CSU US History, Constitution, and American Ideals Courses" for your college.