It is crucial to familiarize students with the factors shaping the domestic and global economic relations, and how these reflect the character, choices, morals, philosophy of the individuals as well as nations. With the ECSA courses students are expected to relate themselves with the issues such as scarcity and choice, technological development, social dynamics, democracy and peace, environmental issues and policies, public policies, the dynamics of transnational and international relations. Students will form a solid connection between the routines of everyday life and the complexities of the major economic and political issues.
CRITERIA FOR ECSA COURSES
Provide basic economic principles, fundamental concepts and ideas
Analyze different economic and political systems and theories that emerged throughout the history to provide a solid foundation for understanding current problems and crisis
Provide a larger historical and social context to understand and critically evaluate the basic principles of economics
Provide students with the tools, language, and rigor to understand and contribute to economic dialogue in local, national, and international settings.
Apply economic reasoning to assess and understand the behavior of individuals as consumers and producers in a variety of contexts
Enable students to better understand and interpret economic data and how it is used to support economic arguments