Government, Economics, and Psychology

  • Federal Government Exemplified by the Constitution
  • Economics Exemplified by a Line and Bar Graph

 

Government

Government studies the intricacies of how politics makes our country run. We also look at how we got here and where we are going. The study of government is important because we are a democracy and every person has the right to vote. The act of voting contributes to the process of making this country great, but you can't make your vote count without the information to make an informed decision. That is why we study our national and state governments.

The two main Government courses offered at NCTC are part of the core curriculum requirements. These courses are required by the State of Texas for all graduates of state colleges and universities, so that every student has a basic understanding of our U.S. and Texas governments. The goal is for every student to be an informed participant in the democratic process. Other courses are for elective credit and those who want to have a deeper understanding of our system by comparing it to other systems around the world.

Economics

Courses in Economics at NCTC aim to familiarize students with the basic concepts of consumer economics such as supply and demand and then introduce them to the principles of macroeconomics such as money and banking, and then advance to the principles of microeconomics such as costs and productions. These courses will demonstrate for students many components of economics from both theoretical and applied perspectives.

Economics is the study of scarcity, or choices made due to scarcity. Our studies will span the decisions made by persons, businesses and industries through microeconomics; and choices and consequences of those decisions made by countries, and the interactions of various countries through macroeconomics. We will use analysis in the form of various schools of thought, principles, laws, mathematical models, the purpose and impact of our monetary system, and the historical examination of how theories have been applied.

Psychology

Psychology is the study of individuals and their mental processes, cognitions, emotions, and behaviors. Main areas of study include human development, sexuality, the self, personality, intelligence, perception, mental health, stress and illness, and issues related to counseling and treating an array of psychological disorders.

NCTC provides five courses in this discipline and  the courses will vary by semester and campus. Psychology courses are often required for students planning to major in Nursing, Education, and Criminal Justice.

Courses in Government, Economics, and Psychology

Contact Us

Please reach out to us if you have any questions or concerns.

Adam Ramsey
Department Chair
Gainesville
Room 814
(940) 668-7731 ext. 4925
aramsey@nctc.edu