Courses within the Economics Department satisfy general educational requirements primarily in the areas of creative and cognitive skills, cultural tradition, and social change, and in the area of technology of science and the environment skill area. Faculty are finding ways to place more emphasis on global issues, on writing components, and on awareness of the impact of economic issues on different groups in society, especially relating to cultural pluralism.
Faculty in the department use a variety of teaching styles, including lecture/discussion, small group discussion, as well as writing assignments. Department faculty have also been very active with learning communities, interdisciplinary studies, and linking economics classes to writing classes. Faculty are using and examining various kinds of technology to assist them in their teaching.