Economic activity is a fundamental element of the human experience. Humans make valuable contributions to society as individuals, members of a business, and citizens of a community, the nation and the world.
Our Economics Department takes foundations of economic theory and pairs it with hands-on experience that will provide you with the ethical framework to consider the human implications of choices made by individuals, businesses, and governments.
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)