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  • Food and Resource Economics

    Students will learn to apply a conceptual framework using economic reasoning and generally accepted economic principles to problem solving. They will also learn to analyze and interpret economic data, and to critically evaluate economic information in media and politics.

    Food and Resource Economics major page

    Before Graduating Students Must

    • Complete AEB 4325 for the food and agribusiness management and marketing specialization, or
      Complete AEB 4343 for the international food and resource economics specialization, or
      Complete AEB 4454 for the natural resource, environmental economics and policy specialization.
    • Achieve minimum grades of C in AEC 3030C and AEC 3033C. These courses are graded using rubrics developed by a faculty team.
    • Complete requirements for the baccalaureate degree, as determined by faculty.

    Students in the Major will Learn to

    Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

    1. Describe fundamental micro- and macroeconomic principles.
    2. Explain the basic role of marketing, management and finance in firm-level decision making.
    3. Analyze and interpret economic data, critically evaluating economic information and economic policies.
    4. Develop a business plan, based on a projected marketing strategy, assessing historic financial statements and projecting cash flows.
    5. Communicate effectively in written form in a manner appropriate in economics and business.
    6. Communicate orally (including visual aids) in an effective manner appropriate in economics and business.
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    Curriculum Map

    I = Introduced; R = Reinforced; A = Assessed

    Courses Content Critical Thinking Communication

    SLO 1 SLO 2 SLO 3 SLO 4 SLO 5 SLO 6
    AEB 3103     I      
    AEB 3133 R R R I    
    AEB 3144   R   R    
    AEB 3300 I I I      
    AEB 4138       A R A
    AEB 4242 A   R     R
    AEB 4325 R     R R  
    AEB 4342   A A   A  
    AEC 3030C           I
    AEC 3033C         I  
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    Assessment Types

    • Case studies
    • Presentations
    • Exams
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