Kelvin Jasek-Rysdahl, Ph.D., Chair
Professors: Erickson, Jasek-Rysdahl, Peterson
Associate Professor: Kim
Office: Bizzini Hall 101
Phone: (209) 667-3181
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Bachelor of Arts in Economics
Minor in Economics http://www.hulu.com/watch/417505#i0,p170,d0
Liberal Studies degree concentration in Economics
Social Sciences degree concentration in Economics
Liberal Studies Concentration in Economics
Please refer to the Liberal Studies section of the catalog.
Social Sciences Concentration in Economics
Please refer to the Social Sciences program section of the catalog.
Teaching Credential Supplemental Authorization in Economics
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Program Learning Outcomes
- Explain and apply economic terms, concepts and theories
- Collect, process, and interpret data, including statistical inference
- Demonstrate quantitative reasoning skills
- Explain a variety of specific topics in economics
- Apply specialized tools and concepts to contemporary issues
- Demonstrate an awareness of global economic forces
- Evaluate the impact of various international policies and practices
- Compare and constrast alternative explanations of economic events
- Explain how economic events and decisions are impacted by values and perceptions
- Efectively communicate the results of analysis in a variety of written formats
- Demonstrate the ability to communicate economic concepts orally
Mark E. Bender, Ph.D., Program Director
Professors: Bender, Erickson
Associate Professor: Wooley
Assistant Professor: Hauselt
Office: Bizzini Hall 108A
Phone: (209) 664-6648
Bachelor of Arts in Agricultural Studies with concentrations in Agricultural Biology, Agricultural Economics, Sustainable Agriculture, and Special Concentration
Minor in Agricultural Studies
Program Learning Outcomes
- Explain basic economic principles with respect to the production and distribution of agricultural resources;
- Explain the principles of agricultural and environmental resource management;
- Describe agricultural business and marketing practices;
- Explain the physical, chemical, and biological principles of agroecosystems;
- Summarize global perspectives on food issues;
- Provide examples of restorative and sustainable agricultural practices;
- Describe spatial and other quantitative techniques;
- Understand public policy, regulatory, and land use issues;
- Explain the social context of agricultural production;
- Critically assess agricultural issues and trends;
- Systematically develop communicative, analytical, quantitative, and critical thinking skills;
- Be exposed to diverse teaching and learning strategies in a number of academic disciplines;
- Gain applied experience through internships and service learning;
- Experience a high quality academic program that prepares them for changing and emerging professional opportunities in the region; and
- Be involved in an educational experience that helps prepare them for graduate studies and teaching.
In pursuing these objectives, the program encourages students to critically assess agricultural issues and trends; provides students with opportunities to systematically develop their communicative, analytical, quantitative, and critical thinking skills; exposes students to diverse teaching and learning strategies in a number of academic disciplines; and delivers a high quality academic program that prepares students for emerging professional opportunities.
Sheila Younkin, Coordinator
Office: Bizzini Hall 108D
Phone: (209) 667-3037
Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences
The Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences program is an interdepartmental degree program consisting of courses in the following disciplines: anthropology, communication studies, criminal justice, economics, ethnic studies, gender studies, geography, history, political science, psychology, and sociology. Students select courses from any three of the above disciplines. The program offers a wide variety of courses dealing with human interaction in past and present society and acquaints students with contemporary social problems, their causes, and their potential solutions.
Additionally, a course in the methods of scientific investigation in the social sciences provides students with valuable analytical skills. Students should discuss career opportunities with their adviser in their areas of concentration in the Social Sciences major.
Students intending to apply for admission to the Social Sciences single subject credential program at CSU Stanislaus should also see the Social Sciences Subject Matter Preparation Program.
Program Learning Outcomes
Effectively engage in critical thinking about methods, knowledge theories associated with specified Social Science concentration of study
Demonstrate technological skills for conducting studies in Social Sciences
Demonstrate effective oral and communication skills of Social Sciences concepts, terminology, research analysis, and conclusive association with Social Sciences concentration of study
Effectively use library resources and internet databases to formulate research questions and investigate topics in Social Sciences