Professors Odell, Pedace
Associate Professor Flynn
Assistant Professor Bose
Visiting Assistant Professor Keskinel
Economics studies how markets allocate resources, goods and services, and incomes throughout the economy. It analyzes how the aggregate level of economic activity is determined; how well the economy performs with respect to inflation, unemployment, and growth; and the implications of government involvement in particular markets and in the economy as a whole via policies to improve economic performance or distributional equity. The major is designed to develop a core set of skills useful in analysis of economic issues while maintaining a commitment to a liberal arts education. The curriculum provides preparation for graduate study or careers in economics, business, law, government, and public affairs.
Students are encouraged to participate in the Scripps College Economic Society, and the Student Investment Fund. The Joan Robinson Prize is awarded for superior accomplishment in the economics senior thesis.
A student wishing to complete a dual major in economics and any other field must fulfill the economics major requirements with the following exceptions.
- The student must complete three (rather than four) electives, at least two with an intermediate theory prerequisite.
- The student may take the senior seminar either in the Economics Department or in the department offering the complementary portion of the dual major.
A BA/MA program in economics with The Claremont Graduate University is available for Claremont Colleges students; contact CGU for more information.
Learning Outcomes of the Program in Economics
Department Goals and/or Objectives
Goals are broad statements that describe what the program wants to accomplish
1. Students will gain knowledge in Economics.
2. Students combine and apply acquired disciplinary knowledge.
3. Students are able to recognize valid claims or arguments.
4. Students understand the assumptions, approaches, and debates in their discipline.
5. Students can assess the merit or contribution of their work within the expectations of their discipline.
6. Students communicate effectively to their target audience.
Student Learning Outcomes
Outcomes describe specific knowledge, abilities, values, and attitudes students should demonstrate
SLO1: Students demonstrate basic skills and abilities with their subject matter.
SLO2: Students synthesize acquired disciplinary knowledge with that of other disciplines when appropriate.
SLO3: Student work will demonstrate an ability to accurately summarize the most important findings of previous literature and offer a legitimate and sound critique of existing research.
SLO4: In theoretical settings, student work should show how proofs and axioms can be used to develop economic models; in applied settings, student work should utilize the appropriate data and empirical methodology.
SLO5: Student work demonstrates how their topic and approach fits within economics and related disciplines.
SLO6: Student writing and oral presentations (when applicable) are organized, engage the audience, can be understood by an advanced student in economics, and demonstrate command of the material.