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

Ashley Koshiol
Department Coordinator