|Faculty:||Faculty of Social Science
|Description:||Economics is a social science devoted to the study of scarcity, and how individuals, organizations, and governments make choices. The discipline’s guiding principle is found in the idea that all of these choices can most usefully be seen as decisions to allocate scarce resources across a range of competing uses. This single principle is always in play, and leads economists to study a wide array of social questions. In the first year Economics courses you will be exposed to the use of this basic principle and the analytical tools that go with them in both the microeconomic and macroeconomic realm. The first of these (micro) refers to the study of choices made by individuals and/or individual firms, and how these decisions interact in markets. The macro segment then looks at how this principle allows us to better understand the behavior of the economy in the aggregate. This leads to the study of unemployment, inflation, government budgets and international trade balances. These courses then provide the basis for all of the more senior – and more specialized – courses offered by the Department.
The Honors Specialization in Global Economics is designed for students interested in global issues and international careers. It provides students with the basic tools of economics as well as the knowledge needed to understand international issues and the global economy. This module is multi-disciplinary, and students can easily combine this program with a major or minor in language or other area of international studies. Studying abroad opportunities through one of our international exchange programs can be easily incorporated into this module.
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