Economics Student Learning Goals
Economics Department Student Learning Goals
Students will develop an appreciation and understanding of:
- the rational choice paradigm and its application
- the importance of incentives for understanding human behavior
- the moral and ethical challenges within real world situations
- equity vs. efficiency tradeoffs
- microeconomics, macroeconomics, and other sub fields
- the connections between economics and other disciplines
- the analysis of public policy issues
- the historical origins and development of the theoretical frameworks.
Students will develop proficiency in the following modeling and problem solving skills:
- Basic Skills
- clear and effective writing skills
- persuasive arguments
- literature (including book and article) reviews
- research papers
- clear and effective oral communication skills
- critical thinking skills
- relevant computer skills
- Research and Analytical skills
- data acquisition
- developing hypotheses
- constructing models
- weighing evidence
- evaluating theories
Students will develop an appreciation of the pervasive application of economic thinking and reasoning to real world problems.
- Develop an appreciation for the impact of increasing globalization on international cooperation.
- Develop an appreciation for issues of diversity.