Affirming the mission of the College, the Economics Department enables students and faculty to collaboratively research and understand complex questions from a diversity of economic perspectives. The department uses appropriate theories and empirical methods to foster an active engagement with local and global communities.
The department’s learning goals are to:
- Use the tools of economic theory to analyze economic or business economic topics.
- Locate, understand, and summarize primary research in economics.
- Conduct original research in economics, typically requiring the development of an appropriate model, obtaining data, and interpreting results.
- Communicate the above in a well-written document and be able to orally discuss the project.