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Mission, Vision & Values

Mission of the Economics Program

Consistent with the Faculty mission, the Bachelor of Science in Economics at Notre Dame University-Louaize provides a combination of academic rigor and career preparation. It equips students with solid analytical skills and problem solving abilities. Such skills are keys to develop students’ critical thinking. This is combined with good communication skills. The Economics program emphasizes undergraduate study in a liberal arts education environment. It maintains the highest standards of education through a continuously revised curriculum. It intends to prepare students for either future graduate studies or for a variety of careers in the private and public sectors. The program provides students with a challenging educational experience that enhances their innovation, competence and sense of social responsibility. It also offers an equal chance for all students.

Program Learning Goals and Outcomes

1. Economic Knowledge: Our graduates will have a comprehensive knowledge in economics.
Students should be able to:
1.1. Understand microeconomic and macroeconomic concepts, and their applications.

2. Critical Thinking: Our graduates will be critical thinkers.
Students should be able to:
2.1. Synthesize conflicting information relevant to the understanding of a problem and draw an informed conclusion.

3. Quantitative Skills: Our graduates will employ quantitative analysis.
Students should be able to:
3.1. Solve mathematically and graphically economic/econometric problems and interpret them.
3.2. Use appropriate statistical packages.

4. Communication: Our graduates will be effective communicators in economics.
Students should be able to:
4.1. Prepare structured reports using the  appropriate style;
4.2. Deliver effective and well-focused oral presentations.
Program Objectives
1.1 2.1* 3.1
 3.2**  4.1*  4.2*
Major Requirements          
ECN 212: Principles of macro

ECN 211: Principles of micro

ECN 308: Quantitative techniques

ECN 313: Introduction to econometrics

D E E  
ECN 314: Applied econometrics and time series

D D E  
ECN 321: Intermediate micro

ECN 323: Intermediate macro E,A E E,A   E  
ECN 450: Research methods D
ECN 482: Internship E
Major Electives            
ECN 325: Labor economics D     D    
ECN 327: History of economic thought D     E   E
ECN 431: International economics D E E E    
ECN 432: Urban economics D   D      
ECN 435: Monetary theory and policy D D D E    
ECN 436: Public finance and fiscal policy D D D E   E
ECN 439: Economics of developing countries D D D E   E
ECN 433: Game Theory D   E      
ECN 434: Environmental and Natural Resource Economics D E   E   E
*Objectives 2.1, 4.1 and 4.2 (critical thinking and written/oral communication) are directly emphasized at University level because we believe students were introduced to these skills at high school level or in real life experience. Moreover, 4.1 is introduced in the two English courses that students have to take as part of their Liberal Arts Curriculum.

**Objective 3.2 is introduced in the course “Statistics for Business and Economics” where the SPSS software is used for statistical applications. It is also introduced in the course “Computer Programming I” where students learn elements of Visual Basic.

I=introduced, E=emphasized, D=developed, A=Assessed
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