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Economics is the study of how people and society make choices and exchange with others based on these choices. The study of economics provides insights into practical problems and solutions such as, unemployment, business cycles, inflation, business decisions and consumer choice. Economics looks at the consumer behavior, business behavior and the workings of markets. The study of economics is required for many undergraduate degrees.

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DEBORA FRAZIER

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Walla Walla Campus
500 Tausick Way
Walla Walla, WA 99362


CHAD MILTENBERGER

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Clarkston Campus
1470 Bridge Street
Clarkston, WA 99403


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Mission

The mission of the Social Sciences Division is to provide opportunities for students to better understand individual and group behavior, and develop skills to explore and analyze past and present society and culture.

Program Outcomes

  • The ability to analyze past and present society, diverse cultures and histories to better understand individual and group behavior and enhance self-awareness.
  • An understanding and working knowledge of the theories, concepts, ideas, terminology, and factual evidence in selected fields within the social sciences.
  • Sensitivity in understanding diverse views and perspectives.
  • An understanding of the historically and socially constructed nature of human differences.

Degree Options

Students may earn an Associate in Arts AA-DTA degree (90 credits) which is designed for students planning to transfer to a baccalaureate institution with junior standing. Students pursuing this degree should meet with an academic advisor at WWCC and an advisor at their intended baccalaureate institution to determine an appropriate educational plan. (See AA-DTA in Degrees section of catalog).

Preparation for Success

A major in Economics is strengthened by studies in mathematics and computer programming. The ability to utilize computers for research purposes is mandatory in most disciplines.