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Monika Thomas - Economics

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Education must inspire the faith that each of us has both the power and the responsibility to effect positive change on a global scale. - Daisaku Ikeda

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Monika Thomas

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Course Syllabi


Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, Environmental Economics, Economics of Social Issues (class, race, gender inequities and their relationship to our current economic system, capitalism), Civic Engagement
B.A. Global Economics UCSC, M.A. International Economics UCSC , Ph.D.Candidate International Economics UCSC
I am a native of Germany, living in Santa Cruz. I have been teaching Economics courses at De Anza College since 2010. In addition to my passion for conveying the economic concepts to students we also explore current events and connect them to economic principles. I encourage students to collaborate and discover economics in and beyond the classroom and in their daily decision-making processes. I am actively involved in the Environmental Sustainability and Global Citizenship (ESGC) Committee, and am currently engaged in a collaborative research project on Environmental Economics issues (fellowship) with Stanford University. I have also served on the Academic Senate and the DARE Committee at De Anza for several years.
I deeply care about the well-being of all students and strife to guide and open their potential towards authenticity and success.
Winter 2017
CRN Course Title
31578 ECON-001.-05S Principles of Macroeconomics
30008 ECON-001.-06 Principles of Macroeconomics
34797 ECON-001H-06H Principles of Macroeconomics - HONORS
00590 ECON-002.-02 Principles of Microeconomics
00591 ECON-002.-03S Principles of Microeconomics
34798 ECON-002H-02H Principles of Microeconomics - HONORS
Spring 2017
CRN Course Title
43289 ECON-001.-01 Principles of Macroeconomics
00571 ECON-001.-07S Principles of Macroeconomics
45073 ECON-001H-01H Principles of Macroeconomics - HONORS
44506 ECON-002.-01 Principles of Microeconomics
00584 ECON-002.-02S Principles of Microeconomics
45074 ECON-002H-01H Principles of Microeconomics - HONORS

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Last Updated: 8/4/16