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Department of Economics PLOs

Economics BA

Critical Thinking –
a. Relate relevant economic principles to real-world problems.
b. Explain and utilize fundamental microeconomic concepts.
c. Explain and utilize fundamental macroeconomic concepts.
d. Evaluate the role played by assumptions in arguments and compare and contrast the pros and cons of opposing arguments.

Quantitative Reasoning –
a. Synthesize economic information contained in data and statistical relationships.
b. Use mathematical models and graphs for economic analysis.
c. Estimate and forecast relationships among economic variables through statistical/econometric methods

Communication Skills –
a. Write clear, concise and compelling economic arguments that state assumptions and hypotheses.
b. Present a reasoned economic argument with effective content, organization and delivery and respond to questions pertaining to their argument.
c. Present a carefully reasoned economic argument by means of graphs, figures, and charts, through an appropriate delivery system.

Learning in Practice –
a. Demonstrate a working knowledge of information data bases.
b. Know how to use primary data sources.
c. Demonstrate knowledge of mathematical and statistical software packages.
d. Apply economic reasoning and concepts to examine individual decisions, business environments, and policy issues.

Teamwork and Collaboration Skills –
a. Use effective teamwork and collaboration skills.

Ethical Decision Making –
a. Identify, understand and deliberate ethical issues related to business and economics.

Economics Social Science, Secondary Education BA

Critical Thinking –
a. Relate relevant economic principles to real-world problems.
b. Explain and utilize fundamental microeconomic concepts.
c. Explain and utilize fundamental macroeconomic concepts.
d. Evaluate the role played by assumptions in arguments and compare and contrast the pros and cons of opposing arguments.

Quantitative Reasoning –
a. Synthesize economic information contained in data and statistical relationships.
b. Use mathematical models and graphs for economic analysis.
c. Estimate and forecast relationships among economic variables through statistical/econometric methods

Communication Skills –
a. Write clear, concise and compelling economic arguments that state assumptions and hypotheses.
b. Present a reasoned economic argument with effective content, organization and delivery and respond to questions pertaining to their argument.
c. Present a carefully reasoned economic argument by means of graphs, figures, and charts, through an appropriate delivery system.

Learning in Practice –
a. Demonstrate a working knowledge of information data bases.
b. Know how to use primary data sources.
c. Demonstrate knowledge of mathematical and statistical software packages.
d. Apply economic reasoning and concepts to examine individual decisions, business environments, and policy issues.

Teamwork and Collaboration Skills –
a. Use effective teamwork and collaboration skills.

Ethical Decision Making –
a. Identify, understand and deliberate ethical issues related to business and economics.

Business Economics BBA

Critical Thinking –
a. Relate relevant economic principles to real-world problems.
b. Explain and utilize fundamental microeconomic concepts.
c. Explain and utilize fundamental macroeconomic concepts.
d. Evaluate the role played by assumptions in arguments and compare and contrast the pros and cons of opposing arguments.

Quantitative Reasoning –
a. Synthesize economic information contained in data and statistical relationships.
b. Use mathematical models and graphs for economic analysis.
c. Estimate and forecast relationships among economic variables through statistical/econometric methods

Communication Skills –
a. Write clear, concise and compelling economic arguments that state assumptions and hypotheses.
b. Present a reasoned economic argument with effective content, organization and delivery and respond to questions pertaining to their argument.
c. Present a carefully reasoned economic argument by means of graphs, figures, and charts, through an appropriate delivery system.

Learning in Practice –
a. Demonstrate a working knowledge of information data bases.
b. Know how to use primary data sources.
c. Demonstrate knowledge of mathematical and statistical software packages.
d. Apply economic reasoning and concepts to examine individual decisions, business environments, and policy issues.

Teamwork and Collaboration Skills –
a. Use effective teamwork and collaboration skills.

Ethical Decision Making –
a. Identify, understand and deliberate ethical issues related to business and economics.

Economics MEc, MS

Quantitative Reasoning Skills: At the completion of the program, students are expected to:
1) understand how to use empirical evidence to evaluate the validity of an economic argument,
2) use econometric methodology, interpret results of econometric models and conduct appropriate statistical analysis of data to answer a research question,
3) solve economic models mathematically and provide intuitive explanations of the results.

Specialized Knowledge and Application of Skills: At the completion of the program, students are expected to:
1) develop a sophisticated understanding of the theoretical, analytical, and methodological approaches used within the discipline of microeconomics and related fields,
2) carry out economic and policy analyses that draw on microeconomic theory,
3) apply economic analysis to everyday problems in real world situations, to understand current events and evaluate specific policy proposals.

Research Skills: At the completion of the program, students are expected to:
1) formulate researchable economics questions in an independent manner,
2) develop research projects and contribute to research activities of a team,
3) locate and evaluate relevant sources for a research project in a critical manner,
4) develop research projects through which they are able to use complex statistical techniques to analyze a wide-range of outcomes,
5) be committed to the ethical conduct of research and professional activities.

Communication Skills: At the completion of the program, students are expected to:
1) communicate effectively in written, oral and graphical form about specific issues and to formulate well-organized written arguments that state assumptions and hypotheses supported by evidence,
2) disseminate research results in a clear and coherent manner to other researchers, employers, coworkers, and to the general public,
3) contribute to the intellectual community and be able to critically analyze and evaluate one’s own, as well as others’ findings and give effective and constructive feedback to others.

 

Resources

Allgood, S. & Bayer, A. (2016) Measuring College Learning in Economics