Economics is the study of how societies, governments, businesses, households and individuals allocate resources.

Most of the world's significant social problems have an economic dimension, making economics a vital part of a comprehensive liberal arts education. The study of economics can also provide valuable knowledge for making personal decisions, such as choosing financial investments or weighing the benefits and costs of alternative careers.

Economics Courses at Colleges of DCCCD

Economics courses are offered at all seven colleges of DCCCD:

  • Brookhaven College
  • Cedar Valley College
  • Eastfield College
  • El Centro College
  • Mountain View College
  • North Lake College
  • Richland College

Course Descriptions for Economics

Economics courses are listed under the four-letter rubric (course prefix):
ECON

Note that all courses may not be offered at every college. For a full listing of all courses offered at colleges of DCCCD, including which college offers a specific course, check the online Combined Colleges catalog.

Find out more about getting started with Economics.

Get More with the Core Curriculum

The core of learning in college is a set of courses that will provide you with the knowledge, skills and educational experiences you need to succeed in higher education. Those classes — called the Core Curriculum — are the courses that lead to an associate degree from the colleges of DCCCD and which transfer to four-year colleges and universities.

It's Texas state law that students who complete the DCCCD Core Curriculum with at least a 2.0 GPA are guaranteed that their courses will transfer as a block of credit to any Texas public college or university. Individual Core courses must be accepted as well by the transfer institution. 

Find out more about the Core Curriculum of the colleges of DCCCD.