Wenatchee Valley College offers three economics courses which count as social sciences
credits toward an associate of arts and sciences degree. They are ECON 101, introduction
to economics; ECON 201, principles of economics I; and ECON 202, principles of economics
Study of the organization and operation of the U.S. economic system including the
roles of consumers, businesses and government. Investigation of the problems and policies
associated with economic growth, environmental pollution, inflation, unemployment,
poverty, energy and international trade.
Study of consumer behavior and the revenue concepts, firm behavior and the cost concepts,
price and employment theory, industrial organization, labor, agricultural and international
Study of the structure and operation of the U.S. economic system, including economic
institutions, resources, price mechanisms, public finance, economic fluctuations,
national income accounting, macroeconomic theory, fiscal policy, the banking system,
monetary policy and economic growth.
This course will examine and critically analyze not only the general relationship
between ethics and professional life but the particular consequences of ethical considerations
within the student’s own profession and the professions of others with whom the student
must live and work.