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Major Concentration Economics (36 credits)

Offered by: Economics     Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Program Requirements

The Major Concentration Economics is a planned sequence of courses designed to permit the student a degree of specialization in economics. It consists of 36 credits in courses approved by the Economics Department.

All students who wish to begin (or continue) the Major Concentration Economics should see a majors adviser in the Department of Economics in each of their university years. Further information may be obtained from the Department's website, or from any major adviser; consult the Departmental office for a list of advisers.

Students who are registering for the first time with the Department should attend the orientation meeting (check the website for details) before seeing an adviser.

A student choosing the Major Concentration Economics must take 36 credits in Economics. The Economics courses will normally be taken at McGill and will be selected from the courses shown below. Major Concentration Economics students entering University at the U1 year in September should directly proceed to ECON 230D1/ECON 230D2 without taking ECON 208 and ECON 209.

Students who wish to switch from the Major concentration to Honours Economics must complete all the requirements of the Honours program.

Required Courses (18 credits)

Please note that all students taking the Major Concentration Economics (whether in the B.A. or B.Com.) must take 6 credits of approved statistics courses. Please refer to the Department's document "Rules on Stats Courses for Economics Students" available at: http://www.mcgill.ca/economics/undergraduates/courses/.

Mathematics: Mastery of high school mathematics is required for all economics courses. For majors and minors in Economics, it is recommended, but not required, that students acquire mastery of elementary Calculus and matrix algebra in their undergraduate years. (See courses listed under the Honours program.)

  • ECON 227D1 Economic Statistics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : Distributions, averages, dispersions, sampling, testing, estimation, correlation, regression, index numbers, trends and seasonals.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: Kenneth MacKenzie (Fall)

    • Students must register for both ECON 227D1 and ECON 227D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ECON 227D1 and ECON 227D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
    • ECON 227D1 and ECON 227D2 together are equivalent to ECON 227
    • You may not be able to receive credit for this course and other statistic courses. Be sure to check the Course Overlap section under Faculty Degree Requirements in the Arts or Science section of the Calendar.
  • ECON 227D2 Economic Statistics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : See ECON 227D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Kenneth MacKenzie (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: ECON 227D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ECON 227D1 and ECON 227D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
    • ECON 227D1 and ECON 227D2 together are equivalent to ECON 227
    • You may not be able to receive credit for this course and other statistic courses. Be sure to check the Course Overlap section under Faculty Degree Requirements in the Arts or Science section of the Calendar.
  • ECON 230D1 Microeconomic Theory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : The introductory course for Economics Major students in microeconomic theory. In depth and critical presentation of the theory of consumer behaviour, theory of production and cost curves, theory of the firm, theory of distribution, welfare economics and the theory of general equilibrium.

    Terms: Fall 2012

    Instructors: James Engle-Warnick, Fabian Lange (Fall)

    • Students must register for both ECON 230D1 and ECON 230D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ECON 230D1 and ECON 230D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • ECON 230D2 Microeconomic Theory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : See ECON 230D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: John C Kurien, James Engle-Warnick (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: ECON 230D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ECON 230D1 and ECON 230D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • ECON 330D1 Macroeconomic Theory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : A review of basic economic concepts and tools with an in depth and critical presentation of the fundamental areas of macroeconomic theory. Topics include: the determination of output, employment and price level; money and banking and business cycles; stabilization policy; international finance and growth theory.

    Terms: Fall 2012, Winter 2013

    Instructors: Daniel Barczyk, Jagdish Handa (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: ECON 230 or ECON 250. If a student has already taken 154-200 or 154-203 and 154-204 or ECON 208 and ECON 209, it may be concurrently taken with ECON 230 with the permission of the instructor
    • Students must register for both ECON 330D1 and ECON 330D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ECON 330D1 and ECON 330D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • ECON 330D2 Macroeconomic Theory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : See ECON 330D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2013

    Instructors: Markus Poschke, Jagdish Handa (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: ECON 330D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ECON 330D1 and ECON 330D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

Complementary Courses (18 credits)

18 credits in Economics selected from other 200- (with numbers above 209), 300-, 400- and 500-level courses. At least 6 of these credits must be in 400- or 500-level courses. No more than 6 credits may be at the 200 level.

Prerequisites: In general, 200-level courses have no prerequisites; 300-level courses have ECON 230D1/ECON 230D2 (or the lower level courses ECON 208 and ECON 209, or the combination of MGCR 293 and ECON 295) as prerequisites; and 400-level courses have ECON 230D1/ECON 230D2 as a prerequisite.

Faculty of Arts—2012-2013 (last updated Dec. 20, 2012) (disclaimer)