The goal of the Economics degree program is to provide high-quality, high-value and practical educational experiences focused on historical, contemporary and international economic concepts and issues relevant to careers in business administration, education, resource management, and public service. Not only does our program prepare to pursue careers as economists with businesses or government agencies, but also provides a strong foundation for those considering graduate studies in Economics.
- Integrated Learning: Students will be able to apply economic theory and tools to better understand current issues. They will show mastery of, for example, the operation of the market system; the role of households, firms, and government in the market system and the operation of a mixed economy from an aggregate perspective.
- Critical Thinking & Civic Engagement: Students will be versed in a pluralistic understanding of economic issues, including Institutionalist, Keynesian and neoclassical economic theory, in examining economic issues such as inflation, unemployment, international trade, government finance, economic growth, and the monetary system.
- Communication: Students will be able to present the results of their research orally and in writing, utilizing both quantitative and qualitative approaches.
Means of Assessment
Student learning will be assessed based on successful performance in the classroom. Success is gauged via graded quizzes, exams, essays and presentations. Successful performance requires a solid grounding in economic principles, as well as refined critical analysis and analytical skills. These skills are demonstrated throughout the degree coursework, and culminate in an original research project.
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