The Economics Department provides students with solid analytical and comparative skills in economics, and to instill in students the love for economics and empower you to do well in these challenging courses. These skills will enable you to successfully transfer to four-year colleges or to enhance your knowledge of markets, their strengths and limitations.

The College of Alameda offers introductory courses in both macroeconomics, the study of national and global economies, and microeconomics, the study of the distribution of wealth within a population and social issues such as poverty. The field is mathematics intensive, and students who plan to continue studying economics at a four-year university would also be expected to take courses in statistics and statistical analysis. Graduates often find careers as bankers, investors, political consultants, corporate economists, and business journalists.


Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

  • Evaluate the relationship between economics and the well being of a family, community, society and the global world and offer viable conclusions, solutions and recommendations for a better community, society and global world.
  • Critique the current application of economic theory that justify the inequalities and injustices in your community, society and the world.
  • Apply microeconomic and macroeconomic knowledge in your assessment of economic events.



    Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) may be assessed using:

  • Surveys
  • Questionnaires
  • Review of collected data
  • Other methods