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Why Study Economics?
The study of economics offers students an understanding of the structure, institutions, and general economic principles governing the operation of domestic and global economies. Included in courses offered at Prairie State College is the study of the basic economic concepts and theories of economics, as well as close examination of the forces which determine the level of production and employment in the United States and the rest of the world. Economics courses also consider the basic principles of money and banking, economic growth and development, and the nature of the world economy.

For general information about economics courses offered in the Social Sciences Department, please contact the current Social Sciences Coordinator, Lalinda DeLaFuente, (708) 709-3651 or

Degrees and Certificates
View the curriculum for each program in the current Academic Catalog. You can also access the entire catalog online. An archive of previous catalogs and addenda is also available.
Please visit Career Programs and Transfer Degrees, where you will find information describing the requirements needed to complete a degree or certificate.

A listing of course descriptions is available in the current Academic Catalog. For a listing of when courses are offered, consult the current course schedule or WebAdvisor.
Michael Massengill
Assistant Professor, Economics
(708) 709-3627
Office 2186