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Economics

Degree Type: Associate of Arts Degree, AA

Pathway: Public Service & Social Sciences

More Options: Classroom Based, Remote Real-Time, Hyflex, Online, Hybrid

Program Length: 4

Location: Centennial

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Why choose economics at PPCC?

By studying Economics at PPCC, you will develop an analytical approach to understand a wide range of issues, from how products are priced to the causes and consequences of unemployment. You could pursue such careers as actuaries, statisticians and urban and regional planners, among others. 

Have you ever wondered?

  • Why the cost of a ticket to your favorite band's last concert was so expensive?
  • Why you are paid so little in your part-time job?
  • Why it is more expensive to get into a nightclub on the weekends than during the week?
  • What influences the rate at which you change your currency into another when you travel?
  • Why some people seem to be so much richer than others, or why some firms make more profits than others?
Economics is a way of understanding the ins and outs of these phenomena.
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What do PPCC Economics students study?

  • A comprehensive understanding of financial systems.
  • Micro and Macro level economics.
  • Explore saving and investment decisions, unemployment and market government.
  • Gain clear and competent communication and relational skills.

 

Economics Classes You Might Take

There are a variety of economics classes available at PPCC. Check out this sampling.

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Examines major contemporary socio-economic issues and policies such as drugs and crime, education, health care, poverty and inequality, and globalization. These issues will be explored using economic tools and methods.

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Studies the firm, the nature of cost, and how these relate to the economy as a whole. Analyzes economic models of the consumer, perfect competition, monopoly, oligopoly, and monopolistic competition. Explores economic issues including market power, population growth, positive and negative externalities, income distribution, poverty and welfare, discrimination, and international economic interdependence.

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Introduces contemporary environmental issues and policies meant to reduce environmental degradation. It introduces the concept of market failure due to pollution reduction policies for air, water, and natural environments. It also covers analytical tools that are used to analyze the effectiveness of these policies.

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Economics Faculty Contact

Warren Munick
Warren.Munick@ppcc.edu 
(719) 502-3469
Centennial Campus F300

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