Jun 26, 2022  
2020-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2022 Undergraduate Catalog


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Contact Information

Phone: 401.865.2194
Fax: 401.865.1264
Location: Sullivan Hall 111

The Faculty


Rev. Albino Barrera, O.P., Ph.D. (Theology/Economics)
Leo H. Kahane, Ph.D., Chairperson

Associate Professors

Fang Dong, Ph.D.
MaryJane Lenon, Ph.D.
Francis T. O’Brien, M.A.

Assistant Professors

Nestor Azcona, Ph.D.
James B. Bailey, Ph.D.
Shatanjaya Dasgupta, PhD.
A. Christopher Limnios, Ph.D.
Rev. William Paul Marquis, O.P., Ph.D.
Michael T. Mathes, Ph.D.
Rev. Antoninus Maria Samy, O.P., DPhil

The Major

Economics is a broad-ranging discipline both in the questions it asks and the methods it uses to seek answers. It draws upon history, political science, philosophy, sociology, law, psychology, and mathematics in the analysis of social and economic issues.

The Department of Economics offers a broad liberal arts program. The programs of study in the economics department offer the student significant flexibility in course structure; this flexibility allows the student majoring in economics to select courses consistent with his or her career objectives. In addition, the economics major is easily combined with other majors/minors.

The bachelor’s degree in economics prepares an individual for either immediate employment in a wide variety of career areas or for postgraduate study in economics, business, law, public administration, or related fields.

Course Requirements and Concentration Options for Economics Majors

Students majoring in economics may choose between three concentration areas: economics, business economics, and quantitative economics. All three concentrations have a common core curriculum that introduce and develop the key tools and theories necessary for the study of economics.

These core courses in the major are:

ECN 101 - Principles of Economics: Micro  3 Credits
ECN 102 - Principles of Economics: Macro  3 Credits
ECN 201 - Microeconomic Analysis  3 Credits
ECN 202 - Macroeconomic Analysis  3 Credits
ECN 214 - Introduction to Econometrics with Computing Lab  4 Credits
ECN 488 Economics Senior Capstone  3 Credits

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