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  Sep 25, 2017
 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Department of Economics


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Eluned Jones, Department Head
Department of Economics
DePuy Military Hall
605-688-4141
E-mail: eluned.jones@sdstate.edu
www.sdstate.edu/economics

Faculty

Professors:
David Davis, Matthew Diersen, Eluned Jones, Nicole Klein, George Langelett, Jamie O’Brien, Joseph Santos, Evert Van der Sluis, Jason Zimmerman

Associate Professors:
Curtis Gustafson, Zhiguang Wang

Assistant Professors:
Lisa Elliott, Matthew Elliott, Deepthi Kolady, Anna Sadovnikova, Craig Silvernagel, Pei-Yu Sun, Nacasius Ujah, Tong Wang

Lecturers:
Victoria Dubbelde, Barbara Heller

Instructors:
Thomas Clark, Darin Wipf

Field Specialists:
Jack Davis, Heather Gessner, Shannon Sand

Emeritus:
David L. Chicoine, Thomas Dobbs, Harry Greenbaum, Han Kim, Charles Lamberton, Ardelle Lundeen, Patrick Lyons, Donald Peterson, Richard Shane

Overview

The Department of Economics plays a vital role in the life of the university and the state through its commitment to quality teaching, research, and outreach. Departmental coursework includes Accounting, Agricultural and Resource Economics, Business Administration, Economics, Entrepreneurial Studies, and Management. The curriculum provides students with experience in agribusiness, agricultural finance, banking, business finance, business management, entrepreneurship, farm and ranch management, marketing, sales, and related fields. Faculty members are strongly dedicated to preparing students for successful careers.

Department Objectives

The Department of Economics expects all its students to:

  • Demonstrate the ability to apply concepts of economics and management that underlie the global economy and commerce;
  • Demonstrate the ability to apply quantitative and qualitative analytical methods from economics and management to decision-making;
  • Interpret and articulate analysis and decisions orally and in writing to diverse audiences;
  • Make and support ethical decisions.

Programs

Majors

Minors

Certificates

Graduate Programs*

* Graduate degrees are offered in collaboration with the Graduate School. For details, see the Graduate Catalog.

Facilities and Services

The department is temporarily housed in DePuy Military Hall while waiting renovations of their future home in Harding Hall. Faculty and staff engage the community through one-on-one interaction, presentations, media contacts, and publications. A majority of the agricultural outreach work is shared through SDSU Extension and iGrow.org, with programming on land economics, farm and ranch management, commodity marketing, agricultural finance and entrepreneurship.

Student Support and Engagement Opportunities

The department provides opportunity for students in and out of the classroom. The department supports several active student organizations:  CEO (Collegiate Entrereneurs’ Organization) Club, Economics Club, FIRE (Finance, Insurance & Real Estate) Club, HR (Human Resources) & Management Club, Investment Club, and NAMA (National Agri-Marketing Association) Club. Students may also earn college credit while acquiring hands-on experience through an internship for their academic program.

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