Department Goals and Objectives
Goals are broad statements that describe what the program wants to accomplish
- Students will gain knowledge in Economics.
- Students combine and apply acquired disciplinary knowledge.
- Students are able to recognize valid claims or arguments.
- Students understand the assumptions, approaches, and debates in their discipline.
- Students can assess the merit or contribution of their work within the expectations of their discipline.
- Students communicate effectively to their target audience.
Student Learning Outcomes
Outcomes describe specific knowledge, abilities, values, and attitudes students should demonstrate
- SLO1: Students demonstrate basic skills and abilities with their subject matter.
- SLO2: Students synthesize acquired disciplinary knowledge with that of other disciplines when appropriate.
- SLO3: Student work will demonstrate an ability to accurately summarize the most important findings of previous literature and offer a legitimate and sound critique of existing research.
- SLO4: In theoretical settings, student work should show how proofs and axioms can be used to develop economic models; in applied settings, student work should utilize the appropriate data and empirical methodology.
- SLO5: Student work demonstrates how their topic and approach fits within economics and related disciplines.
- SLO6: Student writing and oral presentations (when applicable) are organized, engage the audience, can be understood by an advanced student in economics, and demonstrate command of the material.