Department of Economics

Econ 1100 - Economic Issues

Course Objectives and Assessment

Objective 1: Understand the basic principles of economics.

Outcome:

  1. Students will be able to read economic texts and articles critically, analyze and examine economic models, organizations, structures, and institutions.

Assessment:

  1. Passing scores on assignments, tests, and exams.

Objective 2: Develop an "economic thought process" (e.g., an approach that examines human actions and interactions which places a strong emphasis on choices by individuals who continually compare expected benefits and costs).

Outcome:

  1. Students will be able to approach problems from an economic point of view, emphasizing benefits, costs, and tradeoffs.

Assessment:

  1. Passing scores on assignments, tests, and exams.

Objective 3: Be able to apply economic theory to current issues.

Outcome:

  1. Students will be able to explain and evaluate basic current economic issues, concepts, and controversies discussed in media.

Assessment:

  1. Passing scores on assignments, tests, and exams.

Objective 4: Be literate regarding economic data.

Outcome:

  1. Students will demonstrate a basic understanding regarding the generation, construction, and meaning of economic data, and further exhibit an ability to analyze, interpret, and use this data.

Assessment:

  1. Passing scores on assignments, tests, and exams.

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