Learning Goals for Undergraduate Economics Majors
- Mastery of basic concepts and models in microeconomics.
- Mastery of basic concepts and models in macroeconomics.
- Mastery of basic concepts and models in international economics.
- Mastery of basic concepts and techniques in statistics and econometrics.
- Ability to communicate economic ideas and make economic arguments in writing.
PhD in Economics
Specific learning outcomes
1. Demonstrate mastery of research skills in a social science or analytic context:
- Ask important research questions.
- Apply theory and conceptual models to the identification of alternative explanations or answers.
- Demonstrate the ability to analyze new theory, models, methods or software systems.
- Develop testable hypotheses based on the application of conceptual models.
- Develop methods to test the hypotheses.
- Collect, organize and analyze data using quantitative methods and qualitative reasoning.
- Describe the results of hypotheses testing and their implications.
2. Communicate and defend research findings orally and in writing:
- Develop skills in research reporting and publication of results.
- Present research proposals for review by advisors, dissertation committees, referees, and other institutional sources.
- Present research findings to peers during research seminars.
- Identify professional venues including conferences and journals for publication of results.
- Prepare research manuscripts suitable for presentation at conferences and submission for publication.
3. Demonstrate effective teaching and assessment methods to assure that learning occurs:
- Develop and/or improve course syllabi that facilitate assurance of learning.
- Prepare effective lectures, discussions, and presentations using an appropriate venue to support learning.
- Deliver course topics under the guidance of faculty mentors.
- Evaluate learning outcomes and give feedback to students.