Student Learning Goals
The Department of Economics has identified the following student learning goals for
the major. Each of these goals is directly associated with the curricular program
traits described in the course catalog.
Knowledge of Economic Concepts
Students will master the major concepts of microeconomics and macroeconomics.
Students will employ the theoretical framework used in economics, and demonstrate
the ability to weigh benefits against costs, when addressing economic problems and
Methodology and Application
Students will apply econometric research methods in assessing economic principles,
theories, and relationships.
Students will communicate effectively in both speech and writing.
Initiative and Synthesis
Students will independently design, organize, and conduct economic research that illustrates
comprehension and mastery of the discipline.
Student learning is assessed using a series of direct and indirect assessment measures
matched to the specific student learning goals. The process of assessment in the Economics
Department has been planned through an all-inclusive collaborative effort. The faculty
of the Department meets periodically to discuss issues related to its students and