College of Behavioral & Social Sciences

Learning Outcomes

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   i. Analyze and evaluate behavior and outcomes using economic concepts and models:

  • Use economic concepts and models to predict or explain group, individual, or firm behavior and outcomes.

 ii. Apply mainstream macroeconomic theory to explain and predict events in the aggregate economy:

  • Use economic theory to analyze the effectiveness of fiscal and monetary policies. 
  • Identify economic issues and problems.

iii. Apply critical thinking skills  and information literacy:

  • Develop and demonstrate information literacy in learning to collect and evaluate new research/information.
  • Critically analyze and apply information to existing economic models and issues.
  • Explain the strengths and limitations of economic models.

 iv. Use quantitative and statistical approaches in economics: 

  • Ask an economic question, gather information, form a hypothesis, identify data to test the hypothesis, analyze the data, and draw conclusions.
  • Perform mathematical operations and apply mathematical formalizations of economic models to study economic problems.

  v. Apply written communication skills within the discipline:

  • Present economic arguments in written form.
  • Synthesize the arguments found in both academic and popular economic media.
  • Explain economic reasoning and methods to economists and to non-economists.

 vi.  Apply oral communication skills within the discipline:

  • Present economic arguments in oral form.
  • Synthesize the arguments found in both academic and popular economic media.
  • Explain economic reasoning and methods to economists and to non-economists.