Professor of Economics Manns
Associate Professor of Practice Carter
Visiting Instructor of Economics Lee
The Economics major prepares students for a variety of careers in business and government. Economics provides a logical, ordered way of looking at various problems and issues. It draws upon history, philosophy and mathematics to help students examine the choices that individuals and groups make concerning the allocation of their scarce resources to meet their varied and limitless wants. The study of economics at Doane is designed from a liberal arts perspective and emphasizes international economics and financial markets. Economics courses are taken by most students of the university as part of the general education requirements (Doane Core Connections). Pursuit of the major is appropriate for those interested in graduate work in business, law, and economics. The program complements many other areas of study.
Student Learning Outcomes
As a result of completing the Economics program, students will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of economic terminology, institutions, and theory.
- Apply economic theory to problems and issues at the local, national, and global level.
- Calculate, analyze, and interpret data to draw conclusions that can be utilized in economic decision-making.
- Utilize critical thinking to more thoroughly understand economic problems and issues facing individuals, firms, and government and no-government institutions.
- Effectively communicate economic analysis and ideas using appropriate presentation methods.