Learning Objectives

The Department of Resource Economics seeks to prepare students to:

Purpose of Learning:

1. Creatively apply the acquired knowledge from their respective fields to make optimal choices in their professional and personal lives.

Base of Learning:

1. Understand and master microeconomics as a foundational theory.
2. Achieve proficiency in the supporting disciplines, such as macroeconomics, mathematics, statistics, and finance.
3. Acquire a broad knowledge in related fields in order to be well-versed in current economic and policy issues.
4. Communicate effectively
           i. Orally
           ii. In writing, and
           iii. Using current digital and multimedia technologies
5. Integrate theoretical principles with quantitative techniques to promote decision-making
6. Synthesize, analyze, evaluate, and generate effective solutions to evolving problems in their respective fields and personal lives.

Life-long Learning:

1. Consistently foster safe, fair, open, and diverse professional and social environments.
2. Continually integrate new knowledge gained from a variety of sources, with ability to discern the quality of the source, in order to make well-informed decisions.

Experiential Goals

1. Enhance teamwork/collaborative skills through
          a. Group work, activities, assignments, etc., and/or
          b. Team-Based Learning (e.g., ResEc 112, ResEc 212, ResEc 394LI)
2. Experience active learning strategies: flipped classrooms, debate, field trips, economic experiments and games, presentations, student-response system (e.g., iClicker, Google Forms), etc.
3.  Engage in non-economic aspects of career preparation (ResEc 112, Junior Year Writing, Integrated Experience seminar).
4. Conduct independent and group research.
5. Get involved in co-curricular activities (student groups, leadership).
6. Interact with alumni.
7. Participate in department-wide new-student meeting (new orientation which will provide an overview of the department, course plans, and resources as well as the learning objectives).
8. Enroll in internships.