Why Study Economics

Diana Bajrami

Economics Professor

Office: A 230

dbajrami@peralta.edu

Twitter: @econ_Prof_COA

Tel: (510) 748 2261 ext. 1

 

 

Why study Economics?

Economics is fascinating since it is a perfect combination of numbers and words, problems and essays, calculations and interpretations. It is both an art and a science subject. Students have the opportunity to build models which give insights into the real world, and then to critique these models on the basis of their assumptions.

Students enjoy economics because it allows them to employ and develop analytical and evaluative skills. Micro and macroeconomics courses assist us to understand how the world works including ourselves, firms, industries, and governments.

What advice would you give to a student who is studying economics?

Enjoy learning. Work hard, and never give up. When things get challenging, do not hesitate to ask for help. Meet friends and enjoy the community college life. There are excellent resources at College of Alameda to assist you in reaching your educational goal. Accounting and Business Tutoring program is fascinating. The learning resource center staff is extremely helpful. I am here to support you in any way that I can, so do not hesitate to e-mail me, call me or swing by my office. Education changed my life and the life of my entire family. As I am confident that every faculty, staff and administrator at COA and Peralta Community Colleges is here to support your success.