Economics Department Learning Outcomes (DLO)

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Economics Department
Learning Outcomes (DLO)

DLO
-
1:

Analyze,
apply, and communicate basic economic principles, policies, theories, models, and analytical methods in
macroeconomics,
microeconomics, and environmental economics.


DLO
-
2:

Identify and solve economic problems, assess results, and determine alternative courses of action using various
economic tools.


DLO
-
3:

Analyze, evaluate, and synthesize different schools of economic tho
ught from primary and secondary sources to
resolve basic economic questions in a variety of economic systems.


DLO
-
4:

Examine the
relevant benefits and costs of domestic and international
economic policy choices, recognizing
arguments presented, and constr
uct alternative policy outcomes.


DLO
-
5:

Evaluate, analyze, and communicate
private and public decision
-
making processes, contemporary and historical
socioeconomic issues, and the fundamental role that economic forces play in domestic and global economies.




DLO
-
6:

R
ecognize economics as inextricably intertwined
with politics and history, business and markets, governments
and global economies, as well as social and cultural institutions.
















Learning Domain Categories &

Student Learning Outcomes

ECON
-
201, Principles of Macroeconomics

Learning Domain Category
(LDC)

Student Learning Outcome (SLO)



Understanding


SLO
-
1
:
Student

writes a short
-
answer to explain how
macroeconomics and microeconomics differ, citing
examples for both.



Analysis


SLO
-
2
:


Student
draws
a
demand curve to demonstrate a
shift in demand and draw
s

another demand curve to
demonstrate movement, citing examples for both.




Analysis

SLO
-
3
:
Student
draws a supply and demand diagram
to
illustrate how changes in demand and supply impact a
market equilibrium price an
d

quantity, citing
reasons for
each

shift
.







Assessment

Rubric for
Economics

This Rubric will be used to assess
student learning outcomes based on learning domain categories using varying
levels.


Learning
Domain
Category (LDC)

Student not
present (N/A)

Level 1
Failing


Level 2

Passing


Level 3

Average to Good


Level 4

Very Good to Excellent


Knowledge


No evidence

for
knowledge

Recalls some economic content
and definitions
but not always
accurately

Identifies most

economic

definitions,
principles,
methodologies and theories

accurately


Identifies significant
economic

definitions,
principles,
methodologies and theories

accurately

Understand



No evidence

for

understanding

Explains/demonstrates economic
ideas, concepts and principles
with limited accuracy and
irrelevant examples


Explains
/demonstrates
economic
ideas, concepts
and principles with some
accuracy and relevant

examples

Explains
/demonstrates

economic
ideas, con
cepts and
principles accurately and
relevant examples


Appl
ication


No evidence

for
application


Applies economic knowledge
and concepts with little
consistency or accuracy

Applies
economic
knowledge
and concepts
with

some degree of
consistently
and
accuracy


Applies
economic
knowledge
and reasoning with
consistently and accura
cy

Analy
sis


No evidence

for
analysis

Breaks down theories,
models,
graph, calculations,
and
arguments into their elements
with difficulty

Breaks down theories,

models, graphs,
calculations,
and arguments
into

their elements with
minimal

difficulty


Breaks down theories,
models,
graphs, calculations,
and
arguments into their elements
with accuracy

Synthesis


No evidence

for
s
ynthesis

Integrates relevant knowledge

from diverse
economic
perspectives with little depth and
breadth

Integrates relevant
knowledge from
economic
diverse perspectives with
some depth and breadth


Integrates relevant knowledge
from diverse
economic
perspectives

with depth and
breadth

Evaluation


No evidence

for
eval
uation

Determines with a minimal
degree of effectiveness

economic
choices
, polices, or
theory in problem solving

Determines with some
degree

of effectiveness
economic
choices
, polices,
or theory in problem solving


Dem
onstrates ability to assess
the effectiveness of
economic
choices
, polices, or theory in
problem solving



ECON
-

201, Principles of Macroeconomics

LDC
: Understanding

SLO
-
1



The economics student learning outcomes (SLO) specify an action by the student that must be observable, measurable and
be able to be demonstrated. The SLO information serves to help the Economics Department understand how to better
facilitate learning and
provides a means to measure learning based outcomes beyond course letter grades.


Short
-
Answer:
How

does
macroeconomics differ from microeconomics? Give an example of a macroeconomic issue and a
microeconomic issue.


























ECON
-

201,
Principles of Macroeconomics

LDC:
Analysis

SLO
-
2



The economics student learning outcomes (SLO) specify an action by the student that must be observable, measurable and
be able to be demonstrated. The SLO information serves to help the Economi
cs Department understand how to better
facilitate learning and provides a means to measure learning based outcomes beyond course letter grades.




Short
-
Answer:

Draw a demand curve
to d
emonstrate a shift in demand and on anther graph demonstrate movemen
t along
the demand curve
, citing examples for both
.























ECON
-

201, Principles of Macroeconomics

LDC: Analysis

SLO
-
3



The economics student learning outcomes (SLO) specify an action by the student that must be observable, measurable and
be able to be demonstrated. The SLO information serves to help the Economics Department understand how to better
facilitate learning and
provides a means to measure learning based outcomes beyond course letter grades.



Short
-
Answer
:
Draw a supply and demand diagram
. Use it to
illustrate how changes in demand and supply impact a market
equilibrium price and quantity, citing
reasons
for e
ach

shift
.