Economics Learning Outcomes

The economics department seeks six learning outcomes for its students:

  1. Students will develop a broad awareness of current events, issues, and problems in economics.
  2. Students will learn to “think like an economist” in posing questions about these events, issues, and problems.
  3. Students will learn the fundamental tools of economic analysis used to address economic problems.
  4. Students will learn to apply those tools to the analysis of a range of current economic problems.
  5. Students will learn to communicate the results of their analyses in written and oral forms.
  6. Students will develop the ability to learn independently, so as to maintain their knowledge of economics after graduation.