Department of Economics Student Learning Outcomes

Gonzaga University
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Economics
Degree: B.A., B.S. in Economics

The outcomes assessment criteria for the B.A. in Economics specify six outcomes:

  • Identify and interpret measures of economic activity.
  • Analyze the determination of prices and output in competitive and noncompetitive market structures.
  • Apply the concept of "opportunity cost," e.g. to identify patterns of specialization according to the principles of comparative advantage.
  • Use graphical methods to analyze the effects of fiscal and monetary policies on the price level, GDP, interest rates and exchange rates in macroeconomic models.
  • Use algebra to analyze the effects of fiscal and monetary policies on the price level, GDP and interest rates in macroeconomic models.
  • Use marginal utility theory and indifference curve graphs to analyze consumer choice.

The outcomes assessment criteria for the B.S. in Economics include the above six outcomes and add two more:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of statistical and econometric techniques for estimation and hypothesis testing.
  • Competitively qualified for admittance to graduate programs in Economics.

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