The Department considers the study of Economics a significant contribution to the attainment of the cognitive, intellectual and ethical development of students within the context of a liberal arts education.
The Department strives to demonstrate that economic activity is a fundamental element of the human experience and challenges students to value their contribution to society as individuals, members of a business, and citizens of a community, the nation and the world.
The Department is committed to preparing students for careers in the private and public sectors that will not only benefit them but also contribute to a more just and prosperous world.
Through its course offerings and extra-curricular support, the Department will:
Provide students with the ability to understand and interpret economic activity within the context of a variety of institutional paradigms and historical milieu.
Teach students to gather, organize, and interpret empirical evidence and use the methodology of positive Economics to analyze data and solve problems.
Challenge students to think carefully about the ethical and moral implications of economic choices made by individuals, businesses, and governments.
Challenge students to think critically about a variety of economic policy issues, form judicious opinions, and express and defend their opinions in well-articulated written and oral forms.
Guide students to develop those skills necessary for successful careers in business and Economics by becoming informed and well-educated individuals who are active listeners, critical thinkers, effective communicators, and life-long learners.
(Reaffirmed, January 2013)