The study of economics is the study of making choices
, the study of decision making
. It is a technique of thinking which helps us reach decisions. As a social science, economics is intended to help students to understand, think and form opinions about and develop responses to the local, national and global economic aspects of their lives.
and course descriptions
Economics at Loras College offers courses for students who want to major or minor in economics or who wish to be exposed to the basic methodology and issues of economics. From the introductory and intermediate theory courses to our senior applications seminars, Economics at Loras provides students, both majors and non-majors, with the breadth of experiences that support their liberal arts degree and help them to become active learners, individual thinkers and effective decision makers.
Our student-run Economics Club
is both a social and academic organization. There are several meetings per semester where we participate in a variety of events: speakers, career planning and placement forums, papers presented by students and faculty. In addition, the Economics Club is the center of several extracurricular activities. Students have taken the initiative to seek out Student Senate funding for various projects and have participated in service projects throughout the Dubuque community: most notably, volunteering to work at the arboretum in the spring and fall semesters and for the Spring Clean Up Campaign.
For more information, contact Dr. Amy Lorenz (Chair of Division of Social and Cultural Studies) at Amy.Lorenz@loras.edu