Do you fill your gas tank on a regular basis? Do you make routine and major purchases? Do you know someone who is unemployed? Do you need access to credit? Do you get concerned about the taxes you pay?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you may want to take a course in economics. 
Having a firm understanding of economics is crucial to our personal financial success! Economic factors are important to us since prices, employment opportunities, and the availability of goods and services directly impact our daily lives. Whether you simply want to learn why gas prices rise, or you want to round out a business degree, or possibly even make economics a career, economic study provides an experience and foundation for whatever your area of interest is. At GCCC, we offer economics courses keeping in mind that economics should be practical in nature and relevant to our daily lives, and we try to have some fun along the way.

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Relevant Courses

Financial Literacy for Life is a unique course that introduces students to the importance of understanding the financial landscape around them. For instance, how much does their credit card debt really cost them? Why is it so important to save? How do you stay out of financial trouble? Just as important, this course addresses key issues related to why students should be aware of the financial and economic events surrounding them, from the personal implications of a housing bubble, to the strength of their local economy and access to jobs!

Macroeconomics and Microeconomics are offered every semester. GCCC also offers Macroeconomics during the summer, an excellent way to pick up some credits if you are attending another school and want to save some money!

Also offered on request is Topics in Economics. This provides a unique way to earn college credit while you are learning about a particular aspect of economics. The Topics class can be offered in 1, 2, or 3 credit hour increments. For details contact the Chip Marcy, GCCC economics instructor.