ERIC Number: ED446680
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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Innovative Approaches To Attract Majors in Economics.
Cochran, Howard C., Jr.; Hall, Larry M.; Hodgin, Gary L.
Despite some recent reversals in enrollment trends, the number of baccalaureate degrees in Economics has declined substantially from the beginning of the 1990s. The combination of declining enrollments and the rising costs of higher education has placed pressure on Economics departments to increase their numbers, especially in upper-division courses. Consequently, Economics faculty must consider new ways of attracting students if the discipline is to remain a significant element of the university experience. This paper focuses on the intentional efforts of the part of the Economics program at Belmont University, Nashville, Tennessee, to implement a multidiscipline, multifaceted approach to curriculum and program development. These strategies seek, among other tactics, to overcome current enrollment and cost inefficiencies through program and course integration with a number of other disciplines within the social sciences and humanities. Appendixes describe the Bachelor of Science programs in International Economics, Political Economy, and Business Administration at Belmont University. (Contains 3 charts and 26 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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