For the first time ever, UCLA Economics will be offering Econ 1 fully online. This course will be taught by multiple winner of the department’s Scoville Distinguished Teaching Award, Professor Lee Ohanian, who has been evaluated as “one of the best professors” at UCLA by students.

Some features will include:

  • The students will have videos to watch that are protected by them logging in and open only to enrolled students.
  • The discussion sections will meet live in real time in Zoom. There will be a chat/discussion board where the students can also interact.
  • The videos will play within the course site–no additional links will be needed

We welcome enrollments in our summer courses from all college students.  Our summer sessions courses attract a diverse student body, with students from UCLA, from two and four year universities in the United States, and from international schools.  We welcome enrollments in Economics 1 and 2 from students attending high school in the United States.

If you are a regular UCLA student who is considered an out-of-state student, please note that Non-Resident Tuition (NRT) is not charged during the summer. Therefore, you will pay the same fees that an in-state student pays.

For questions on Summer Session Fees please go to For questions about financial aid, please contact

If you have any other questions, please contact our Academic Program Coordinator, Ed McDevitt, at


About the course:

1. Principles of Economics. (4) Not open to students with credit for former course 100. Introduction to principles of economic analysis, economic institutions, and issues of economic policy. Emphasis on allocation of resources and distribution of income through price system. P/NP or letter grading.