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History

  • Policy Number: SP.03.008
  • Version: Original
  • Drafted By: Dennis Muraoka, PhD., Paul Rivera, PhD., Ashish Vaidya, PhD.
  • Approved By: Richard R. Rush
  • Approval Date:
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Purpose

Students who successfully complete the Bachelor of Arts in Economics will be able to:

  1. Define the concept of scarcity and explain the role of economics in efficient resource use.
  2. Identify situations in which economic analysis is applicable, as well as those outside the realm of economic thought.
  3. Address issues and problems from not only the economic perspective, but also from other perspectives as appropriate to the situation.
  4. Identify the assumptions of economic theory and explain the consequences of violating those assumptions.
  5. Apply the techniques of marginalist decision-making in the definition and solution of economic problems.
  6. Explain the determinants of aggregate economic activity and their implications for both private and public sector decisions.
  7. Explain the interactions between consumers and firms in a market-based economy.
  8. Identify, locate, evaluate, synthesize and present current research and information on economic issues.
  9. Formulate testable hypotheses concerning economic problems and issues.
  10. Collect, organize, analyze, interpret and present quantitative and qualitative data.
  11. Use current, technological tools in the collection, organization, analysis and interpretation of data.
  12. Communicate in written and oral forms with interested citizens and professionals on economic issues.

This curriculum prepares students for careers and for graduate study in such areas as economics, business, management, law, public administration and education.

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Accountability

Business and Economics Program

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