Sunday, April 10, 2005

Economics Education

Why is it a necessity for college students to be able to write research papers, but not understand basic economics?

I was in an honors class a few weeks ago when the discussion turned to organic farming. Everyone agreed that they would rather buy organic (not sure why...) but that it was too expensive. So a girl says, "Well if everybody would switch to organic, that would lower the price and it would become affordable." I should have let this slide and continued to doodle, but I had to say something. I'm sure I came off as an asshole, but honestly, a 1/2 semester seminar in econ should be mandatory (says the person who one day hopes to teach economics... no conflict of interest here!)

2 Comments:

Blogger Jacqueline Mackie Paisley Passey said...

I worry more about why students are required to take a multicultural studies course to graduate, but no courses on the history, culture, and politics of the country and civilization they are living in.

April 16, 2005 at 8:58 PM  
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