Red Rocks Community College

Academic Catalog

AA - Economics Designated Degree Requirements

General Education and Major Course Requirements (40-42 credits). Approved Electives (18-20 credits). Total Credits (60 required).

Economics Major Requirements - 1 course (3 credits)

MAT 135 Introduction to Statistics (3)

Communication - 2 courses (6 credits)

ENG 121 English Composition I (3)

ENG 122 English Composition II (3)

Mathematics - 1 course (5 credits)

MAT 201 Calculus I (5)

Arts & Humanities - 3 courses (9 credits)

• Arts & Expression

ART 110 Art Appreciation (3)

ART 111 Art History Ancient to Medieval (3)

ART 112 Art History Renaissance to Modern (3)

ART 207 Art History 1900 – Present (3)

DAN 125 History of Dance I (3)

MUS 120 Music Appreciation (3)

MUS 121 Music History Medieval through Classical (3)

MUS 122 Music History Romantic to Present (3)

MUS 123 Survey of World Music (3)

MUS 125 History of Jazz (3)

THE 105 Theatre Appreciation (3)

THE 108 Theatre Script Analysis (3)

THE 211 Development of Theatre I (3)

THE 212 Development of Theatre II (3)

THE 215 Playwriting I (3)

• Literature & Humanities

HUM 115 World Mythology (3)

HUM 121 Humanities: Early Civilization (3)

HUM 122 Humanities: Medieval to Modern (3)

HUM 123 Humanities: The Modern World (3)

LIT 115 Introduction to Literature (3)

LIT 201 World Literature to 1600 (3)

LIT 202 World Literature after 1600 (3)

LIT 205 Ethnic Literature (3)

LIT 211 American Literature to Civil War (3)

LIT 212 American Literature after Civil War (3)

LIT 221 British Literature to 1770 (3)

LIT 222 British Literature since 1770 (3)

LIT 225 Introduction to Shakespeare (3)

LIT 268 Celtic Literature (3)

• Ways of Thinking

PHI 111 Introduction to Philosophy (3)

PHI 112 Ethics (3)

PHI 113 Logic (3)

PHI 115 World Religions-West (3)

PHI 116 World Religions-East (3)

PHI 114 Comparative Religions (3)

PHI 214 Philosophy of Religion (3)

PHI 218 Philosophy of the Environment (3)

• Foreign Languages

Must be intermediate/200-level.

FL 211 Second Year Foreign Language (3)


FL 212 Second Year Foreign Language (3)


History - 1 course (3 credits)

HIS 101 History of Western Civilization I (3)

HIS 102 History of Western Civilization II (3)

HIS 205 Women in World History (3)

HIS 111 World Civilization I (3)

HIS 112 World Civilization II (3)

HIS 121 U.S. History to Reconstruction (3)

HIS 122 U.S. History Since Civil War (3)

HIS 207 American Environmental History (3)

HIS 208 American Indian History (3)

HIS 215 Women In U.S. History (3)

HIS 225 Colorado History (3)

HIS 236 U.S. History Since 1945 (3)

HIS 243 History of Modern China (3)

HIS 244 History of Latin America (3)

HIS 247 Contemporary World History (3)

Social & Behavioral Sciences - 2 courses (6 credits)

ECO 201 Principles of Macroeconomics(3)

ECO 202 Principles of Microeconomics (3)

Natural & Physical Sciences - 2 courses (6-10 credits)

Courses without Lab:

BIO 116 Introduction to Human Disease (3)

ENV 110 Natural Disasters (3)

GEY 108 Geology of National Parks (3)

SCI 105 Science in Society (3)

Courses with Lab:

AST 101 Astronomy I w/Lab (4)

AST 102 Astronomy II w/Lab (4)

BIO 105 Science of Biology w/Lab (4)

BIO 111 General College Biology I w/Lab (5)

BIO 112 General College Biology II w/Lab (5)

BIO 201 Anatomy & Physiology I w/Lab (4)

BIO 202 Anatomy & Physiology II w/Lab (4)

BIO 204 Microbiology w/Lab (4)

BIO 220 General Zoology w/Lab (5)

BIO 221 Botany w/Lab (5)

CHE 101 Introduction to Chemistry I w/Lab (5)

CHE 111 General College Chemistry I w/Lab (5)

CHE 112 General College Chemistry II w/Lab (5)

ENV 101 Environmental Science w/Lab (4)

GEO 111 Physical Geography: Landforms w/Lab (4)

GEO 112 Physical Geography: Weather and Climate w/Lab (4)

GEY 111 Physical Geology w/Lab (4)

GEY 112 Historical Geology w/Lab (4)

GEY 135 Environmental Geology w/Lab (4)

MET 150 General Meteorology w/Lab (4)

NRE 251 General Oceanography w/Lab (4)

PHY 105 Conceptual Physics w/Lab (4)

PHY 107 Energy Science and Technology w/Lab (4)

PHY 111 Physics: Algebra-Based I w/Lab (5)

PHY 112 Physics: Algebra-Based II w/ Lab (5)

PHY 211 Physics: Calculus-Based I w/Lab (5)

PHY 212 Physics: Calculus-Based II w/Lab (5)

SCI 155/156 Integrated Science I/II (4/4) (Both must be taken to satisfy science credit. Recommended for Teacher Education only.)

Additional AA-Economics Catalog Requirements

The State-Guaranteed Colorado Community College General Education requirements and the Approved Elective Transferable courses have been incorporated into this AA degree. Completion of the degree with a C or higher in every course, guarantees that the student can transfer, upon admission, to specific Colorado public four-year colleges or universities with the appropriate 60 transferable credits. A minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average is required for degree completion.

When choosing general education requirements and electives, it is important to contact an advisor and the college or university where you intend to transfer. You will graduate under the catalog requirements listed for the semester in which you were first enrolled. If you interrupt attendance for two consecutive semesters (excluding summer term) or more, and then return, the catalog pertaining to the semester of re-admission is the governing document. You may also choose to use the catalog that is in effect the semester you graduate. Be sure to obtain and keep a copy of the catalog governing your degree.

The Statewide Articulation Agreement for Economics can be found at the Colorado Department of Higher Education website.

Approved AA-Economics Electives

These courses transfer to one or more of the public four-year colleges or universities in Colorado. All courses will count toward the AA degree. However, transferability depends on the four-year institution. Additional courses may be transferable. For specific information, please consult an advisor in the Advising Center.


ACC 121 and 122

American Sign Language

ASL-All courses except 101 and 102


ANT-All courses


ART-All courses


AST-All courses


BIO-All courses


BUS 115, 216, 217 and 226


CHE-All courses

Communication Disorders

CMD-All courses


COM-All courses

Computer Information Systems

CIS 118, 240, 243 and 268

Computer Science

CSC 119, 160, 161, 165, 225, 236, 237 and 240

Criminal Justice

CRJ 110 and above


DAN-All courses

(Some Dance courses may transfer as Physical Education courses.)

Early Childhood Education

ECE 101, 205, 238, 241 and 260


ECO-All courses


EDU-All courses above 200


ENG-All courses above 122

Environmental Science

ENV 101, and ENV 110

Foreign Language

FRE, GER, ITA, JPN, RUS, SPA-All courses except 101 and 102


GEO-All courses


GEY-All courses

Health and Wellness

HWE 100


HIS-All courses


HUM-All courses


JOU 105


LIT-All courses


MAN 226


MAR 216


MAT 120 and above


MET 150


MUS-All courses

Outdoor Education

OUT-All courses*


PHI-All courses

Physical Education

PED-All courses*


REC-All courses*


PHY-All courses

Political Science

POS-All courses


PSY 101, 102, 110, 205, 215, 217, 226, 227, 235, 238, 240, 245, 249, and 265


SCI 105, SCI 155, 156


SOC-All courses


THE-All courses

*Maximum 3 credits from OUT, PED, and/or REC may apply toward degree.

Other AA-Economics Degree Requirements

  1. A minimum of 60 credits is required for the Associate of Arts in Economics Degree. This must include 37-39 credits in general education transfer courses, 3 credits in additional required courses, and 18-22 credits in the areas specified above in approved electives.
  2. You must complete 18-20 semester elective credits. These must be transferable courses and may include no more than 3 credits in Outdoor Education (OUT), Physical Education (PED) and/or Recreation (REC). Please see an advisor in your area of emphasis for specific course suggestions.
  3. If you are planning to transfer to a four-year college or university, you should consult an advisor for assistance in planning your program of study. Also consult the Transfer Guide for GPA requirements of the college to which you are planning to transfer.
  4. You must complete a minimum of 15 credits through Red Rocks Community College.
  5. You must file an Application for Graduation during the term in which you intend to graduate, according to the deadline published in the class schedule for that term. You must apply to graduate within one year of completing degree requirements.
  6. No more than 6 credits of independent study course work may be applied toward this degree.
  7. There is no limit on special-topic courses allowed to count toward an AA degree. In individual cases, the limit will be determined by the program area. If you are taking special-topic courses, you should consult with your advisor regarding how these credits will apply toward a degree.
  8. To earn multiple Red Rocks degrees, you must complete an additional 15 credits of coursework (above and beyond the original 60 credits required for the first degree) for each successive degree. These 15 credits must all apply toward the additional degree and must be completed through Red Rocks.
  9. With the approval of a faculty advisor and the instructional vice president, up to 3 credits of internship may apply toward this degree.
  10. All coursework must be completed within ten years of the date of graduation from Red Rocks Community College.

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Academic Catalog

Welcome to Red Rocks Community College (RRCC)

Academic Calendar Fall 2014 – Summer 2015

Welcome from the President

About Red Rocks Community College

Admissions and Enrollment

Financing Your Education

Tuition Rates

RRCC Foundation

Scheduling Options (Red Rocks Options)

Student Services

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Academic Standards


Associate Degrees (AA, AS, AGS, AAS)

Degree Requirements

Degrees With Designation (DWD)

Noncredit Continuing Education

Programs and Areas of Study

Course Descriptions

AAA – Academic Achievement Courses

ACC – Accounting Courses

ACT – Automotive Collision Technology Courses

AEC – Architecture, Engineering and Construction Courses

AGR – Agriculture Courses

ANT – Anthropology Courses

ARA – Arabic Courses

ARM – Military Science Courses (U.S. Army ROTC)

ART – Art Courses

ASE – Automotive Service Technology Courses

ASL – American Sign Language Courses

AST – Astronomy Courses

AUT - Auto Motorsports Technology Courses

BIO – Biology Courses

BTE– Business Technology Courses

BUS – Business Courses

CAD – Computer-Aided Drafting Courses

CAR – Carpentry Courses

CCR - College Composition and Reading Courses

CHE – Chemistry Courses

CIS – Computer Information Systems Courses

CMD – Communication Disorders Courses

CNG – Computer Networking Courses

COM – Communication Courses

CON - Construction Technology Courses

COS – Cosmetology Courses

CRJ – Criminal Justice Courses

CSC – Computer Science Courses

CUA – Culinary Arts Courses

CWB – Computer Web Courses

DAN – Dance Courses

DEA - Dental Assisting Courses

DMS – Diagnostic Medical Sonography Courses

DPM – Diesel Power Mechanics Courses

ECE – Early Childhood Education Courses

ECO – Economics Courses

EDU – Education Courses

EGT – Engineering Graphics Technology Courses

EIC – Electricity Industrial/Commercial/Residential Courses

EMP – Emergency Management and Planning Courses

EMS – Emergency Medical Services Courses

ENG – English Courses

ENT – Engineering Technology Courses

ENV – Environmental Science Courses

ENY – Energy Technology Courses

ESL – English as a Second Language Courses

EST – Esthetician Courses

FIW – Fine Woodworking Courses

FRE – French Courses

FST – Fire Science Technology Courses

GED – General Education Courses

GEO – Geography Courses

GER – German Courses

GEY – Geology Courses

GIS – Geographic Information Systems Courses

HEM – Heavy Equipment Mechanics Courses

HHP – Holistic Health Professional Courses

HIS – History Courses

HPR – Health Professional Courses

HUM – Humanities Courses

HVA – Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning Courses

HWE – Health and Wellness Courses

IND – Interior Design Courses

ITA – Italian Courses

JOU – Journalism Courses

JPN – Japanese Courses

LEA – Law Enforcement Academy Courses

LIT – Literature Courses

MAC – Machining Courses

MAN – Management Courses

MAR – Marketing Courses

MAT – Mathematics Courses

MET – Meteorology Courses

MGD – Multimedia Graphic Design Courses

MIL – Milwright Courses

MOT – Medical Office Technology Courses

MST - Massage Therapy Courses

MUS – Music Courses

NAT – Nail Technician Courses

NRE – Natural Resources Courses

NUA – Nurse Aide Courses

NUR – Nursing Courses

OSH – Occupational Safety Technician Courses

OUT - Outdoor Education Courses

PAP – Physician Assistant Program Courses

PED – Physical Education Courses

PHI – Philosophy Courses

PHO – Photography Courses

PHY – Physics Courses

PLU – Plumbing Courses

POS – Political Science Courses

PRA – Park Ranger Courses

PSY – Psychology Courses

REC-Recreational Courses

REE – Real Estate Courses

RTE – Radiologic Technology Courses

RUS – Russian Courses

SBM – Small Business Management Courses

SCI – Science Courses

SOC – Sociology Courses

SPA – Spanish Courses

SVT – Sport Vehicle Technology Courses

THE – Theatre Arts Courses

WEL – Welding Courses

WQM – Water Quality Management Technology Courses

Guide to Catalog Terms

Staff & Faculty Directory