Principles of Economics
CRN: 30804
16 Weeks - Distance Education course 

On-Campus Requirements
Students will be required to come to campus to take exams in the Testing Center.

Name  Christine Styles
Phone  (626) 852-6405
Location  CI 312

Welcome! You are either enrolled in, or you are interested in enrolling in, the Economics 101 Distance Education class. As described in the class schedule, this course is an introductory course that focuses on aggregate economic analysis. Topics include market systems; economic cycles including recession, unemployment and inflation; national income accounts; macroeconomic equilibrium; money and financial institutions; monetary and fiscal policy; and international trade and finance.


  1. Buy the book (Citrus Owl Bookshop).
  2. Read Chapter 1 & Chapter 2 for 1st week of class.

Macroeconomics, Citrus College Custome Edition, 2012, or the 7th Edition, O'Sullivan/Sheffrin/Perez Pearson Prentice Hall.

Email Accounts 
You will need to use your official Citrus College issued email account. Your email is established when you are registered for classes. You must have access to your email account prior to starting the class. 

Details regarding the course are set forth in the class website. When you go there (see below), pay particular attention to the syllabus section and the assignment section.  

Blackboard and WingSpan Information
(Notice:  All Blackboard courses will be available on the first day of classes)
Blackboard --> 
WingSpan -->  
  • Your WingSpan ID becomes your Blackboard Username
  • Your WingSpan PIN (Personal Identification Number) becomes your Blackboard password
  • To change your PIN/password requires, change it in WingSpan
  • Data will be transferred from WingSpan to Blackboard on a regular basis

Once you get to the Blackboard welcome page, click on the Principles of Economics course link on the right, and you will go to the course site. Familiarize yourself with the course site and if you have any questions please email your instructor with your concerns. Get your textbook and get started with your initial assignments. A major key to your success in this course will be keeping up with both the reading and the other assignments.   


If you have a disability documented by a physician or other appropriate professional and wish to discuss academic accommodations, please contact the DSP&S office at (626) 914-8675. Please discuss your accommodations with your instructor by email. Be sure to allow at least one week for appropriate accommodations to be arranged.