The mission of the economics discipline is to advance the efforts of St. Norbert College to educate the whole person intellectually, spiritually and personally, with particular emphasis upon intellectual development. Our commitment to excellence is marked by service that is rooted in the Norbertine ideal of communio, steeped in the Catholic, liberal arts and Norbertine traditions. Evidence of our success is measured by student learning outcomes that include development of critical and analytical thought, quantification, synthesis, problem-solving and communication skills. The central theme of economics is scarcity and choice. Students apply their economics skills as responsible decisionmakers in an increasingly diverse and complex global society.