Economics at Aquinas College

Student Learning Outcomes

The mission of the Economics Program is to foster critical, reflective, informed, and empowered participants and citizens, who understand cause and effect in the realm of economics. Through a range of courses and activities the Economics Program offers crucial academic exposure to the study of economics and real-world examples. The department also offers students non-classroom opportunities to participate in economic projects and experiences.

Economics Department Goals for Assessment

  1. Goal I: Build a strong and vibrant economics minor.
  2. Goal II: Continue to provide courses in support of Accounting, Business, International Business, Community Leadership, Sustainable Business, International Studies, Sports Management and General Education.
  3. Goal III: To educate students in the fundamentals of economics so they can properly participate in an increasingly global economy.
  4. Goal IV: Effectively prepare students to continue their academic work in graduate programs in economics, law, business, public policy, public administration, the health industry, medical school, and other fields.
  5. Goal V: Effectively prepare students for work in the broader economic world, especially by supporting non-classroom educational opportunities.
  6. Goal VI: Continue to provide courses in support of students planning to teach in the K-12 education system, including the Social Studies Major.

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will understand and analyze the fundamental theoretic and philosophical perspectives of economics;
  2. Students will understand and analyze the essentials of Microeconomics;
  3. Students will understand and analyze the essentials of Macroeconomics;
  4. Students will understand and analyze the essentials of International Economics;
  5. Students will understand and analyze the essentials of Money and Banking;
  6. Students will understand and analyze the essentials of Economic Thought as it has evolved;
  7. Students will be able to critically analyze the elements and implications of the distribution of income and wealth.