Economics Program Profile
The Economics program has a two-fold mission: to call and train students to exercise faithful stewardship over the resource endowments of the creation and to ensure the flourishing of all humanity through serviceable insight to neighbor.More about Economics
- Pedagogical emphasis on neo-classical, free market economic theory from its deeply philosophical, highly quantitative, freshly contemporary, and orthodox biblical perspective.
- Student exposure to the benefit of many years of actual faculty experience as economist in business, government, and the academy, with further considerable depth in biblical and theological training and Reformational philosophy.
- Ongoing recognition that globalization has great implications for the teaching of economics with the consequence that all economics courses come with significant explicit international sensibility and have, as ultimate goal, economic development and human flourishing.
- Living real-life economics through exposure to ongoing commentary on developing economic events and interpretation of economic data as released by the data collection agencies.
- Solid preparation either for a career as an economist in the private or public sector or for the pursuit of graduate studies.
- Spiritual growth in the field of Economics: Learn to cast contemporary economic theory within a broader Christian framework of stewardship and socio-economic justice.
- Critically apply scriptural principles to prevailing contemporary economic paradigms recognizing that scripture does not teach an economic “system” as such.
- Understand and explain the fundamental principles of economics.
- Explain the contribution of economics to the analyses of non-market social issues.
- Recognize the power of God’s gift of mathematics and quantitative analysis such as calculus, algebra and econometrics, in the resolution of economic puzzles and conundrums.
- Understand and critically assess current economic events with a view to the interrelatedness of the seemingly disparate nature of reported facts and statistics.
- Understand the role of policy in establishing a stable economic system conducive to human flourishing.
- Prepare for rigorous graduate training in economics by setting high standards in the Dordt College undergraduate economics program.