Economics

Learning Outcomes

The CSB/SJU Economics Department has developed the following goals and objectives for student learning in the department:

Outcome 1

Students of economics will be able to apply economic theory to understand economic issues and policies by:

  1. Analyzing interactions between human values and economic policy; and
  2. Demonstrating a knowledge of and ability to apply appropriate analytical tools.

Outcome 2

Students of economics will be able to evaluate evidence bearing on those economic issues and policies by:

  1. Identifying, locating, and assessing the appropriate quantitative and non-quantitative information and arguments; and
  2. Employing both quantitative reasoning and computing skills where appropriate.

Outcome 3

Students of economics will be able to communicate effectively the results of their economic analysis through:

  1. Clear writing, appropriately supported and documented; and
  2. For majors, polished oral presentations.

Social Science Goals and Objectives

The Social Sciences apply scientific methods to the study of human beings, social forces, and institutions. Students learn a way of examining the world, practice careful analytic thinking, and develop deeper insights into their own experience.

Students will:

  • Demonstrate understanding of basic facts and theories of a social science discipline.
  • Acquire knowledge that enables them to make responsible social, civic, and personal choices.
  • Make critical social science arguments supported by evidence appropriate to an introductory level.
Contact the Economics Department
College of Saint Benedict
Saint John’s University

Sucharita Mukherjee
Chair, Economics Department
320-363-5259

Ashley Koshiol
Department Coordinator
320-363-5484