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Honours Agricultural Economics (42 credits)

Offered by: Agricultural Economics     Degree: Bachelor of Science (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences)

Program Requirements

Program Director: Professor John Henning

Students can use their electives to complete the Honours program. The courses credited to the Honours program must be in addition to any required or complementary courses taken to satisfy the requirements of the student's major and specialization.

In addition to satisfying the research requirements, students must apply for the Honours program in March or April of their U2 year. It is the responsibility of the student to find a professor who is willing to support and supervise the research project. No student will be accepted into the program until a supervisor has agreed to supervise the student. Applicants must have a minimum CGPA of 3.3 to enter the Honours program and they must earn a B grade (3.0) or higher in the courses making up the Honours program. Students are required to achieve a minimum overall CGPA of 3.3 at graduation to obtain Honours. Students can use their electives to complete the Honours program. The courses credited to the Honours program must be in addition to any required or complementary courses taken to satisfy the requirements of the student's major and specialization.

The Honours program consists of 12 credits of courses that follow one of two plans listed below.

Students who meet all the requirements will have the name of their program changed to include the word "Honours."

A brief description of the research activities involved will be documented and signed by the Program Director of the student's major, the supervisor of the research project, and the student.

Program Prerequisites

Refer to "Faculty Information and Regulations" > "Minimum Credit Requirements" in this eCalendar for prerequisites and minimum credit requirements.

Required Courses (33 credits)

  • AGEC 200 Principles of Microeconomics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Agricultural Economics (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Agricultural Economics : The field of economics as it relates to the activities of individual consumers, firms and organizations. Emphasis is on the application of economic principles and concepts to everyday decision making and to the analysis of current economic issues.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Nicolas Kosoy (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 lectures
  • AGEC 201 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Agricultural Economics (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Agricultural Economics : The overall economic system, how it works, and the instruments used to solve social problems. Emphasis will be on decision-making involving the entire economic system and segments of it.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Winter
    • 3 lectures
    • Prerequisite: AGEC 200 or equivalent
  • AGEC 231 Economic Systems of Agriculture (3 credits)

    Offered by: Agricultural Economics (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Agricultural Economics : The structure and organization of Canada's agriculture-food system, the operation, financing, linkages, and functions of its components. Focus to be on management of the various components and the entire system, types of problems confronted now and in the future.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Laurence B B Baker (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 3 lectures
    • Prerequisite: AGEC 200 or equivalent
  • AGEC 320 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Agricultural Economics (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Agricultural Economics : An intermediate theory course in agricultural economics, dealing with economic concepts as applied to agricultural production and cost functions. Includes theory and application of linear programming as related to production decisions.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: John C Henning (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 3 lectures
    • Prerequisite: AGEC 200 or equivalent
  • AGEC 330 Agriculture and Food Markets (3 credits)

    Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Agricultural Economics : Nature and organization of agricultural and food markets as economic institutions, including the application of economic theory to problems within the agri-food marketing chain. Spatial and temporal price relationships, and the role of market structure.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: AGEC 200 or equivalent
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken AGEC 440
  • AGEC 333 Resource Economics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Agricultural Economics (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Agricultural Economics : The role of resources in the environment, use of resources, and management of economic resources within the firm or organization. Problem-solving, case studies involving private and public decision-making in organizations are utilized.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Paul Thomassin (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisites: AGEC 200 or equivalent
  • AGEC 425 Applied Econometrics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Agricultural Economics (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Agricultural Economics : The theory and application of econometrics to empirical issues in agriculture and environment. Diagnosis and treatment of standard violations of the assumptions underlying ordinary least squares.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: John C Henning (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 lectures
    • Prerequisites: AEMA 310, AGEC 200 and AGEC 201 or equivalents
  • AGEC 430 Agriculture, Food and Resource Policy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Agricultural Economics (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Agricultural Economics : Examination of North American and international agriculture, food and resource policies, policy instruments, programs and their implications. Economic analysis applied to the principles, procedures and objectives of various policy actions affecting agriculture, and the environment.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Paul Thomassin (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 3 lectures
    • Prerequisites: AGEC 200 or equivalent
  • AGEC 442 Economics of International Agricultural Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Agricultural Economics (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Agricultural Economics : The course deals with economic aspects of international development with emphasis on the role of food, agriculture and the resource sector in the economy of developing countries. Topics will include world food analysis, development project analysis and policies for sustainable development. Development case studies will be used.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2014-2015 academic year.

    • Winter
    • 3 lectures
    • Prerequisites: AGEC 200 or AGEC 201 or equivalent
  • AGEC 491 Research & Methodology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Agricultural Economics (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Agricultural Economics : Conceptual and philosophical foundations of research methodology, and the procedural aspects of planning, designing and conducting research in applied economics.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Paul Thomassin (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 lectures
    • Prerequisites: AGEC 201 or equivalent, and AGEC 320
  • ENVB 210 The Biophysical Environment (3 credits)

    Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Environmental Biology : With reference to the ecosystems in the St Lawrence lowlands, the principles and processes governing climate-landform-water-soil-vegetation systems and their interactions will be examined in lecture and laboratory. Emphasis on the natural environment as an integrated system.

    Terms: Fall 2014

    Instructors: Caroline B Begg (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken SOIL 210

Honours Courses

Students choose either Plan A or Plan B.

Honours Plan A

Two 6-credit Honours research courses in the subject area of the student's major, chosen in consultation with the Program Director of the student's major and the professor who has agreed to supervise the research project.

  • FAES 401 Honours Research Project 1 (6 credits)

    Offered by: Agricultural & Env.Sc.-Dean (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Faculty of Agric & Envir Sci : Students will prepare a Literature Review, Progress Report and deliver a Proposal Seminar as well as begin work on the research project. Completion of the project will take place in FAES 402, Honours Research Project 2.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Brian T Driscoll, Salwa Karboune, Roger I Cue (Fall) Valerie Orsat (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
    • Restrictions: This course is intended for senior undergraduate students (U3) in the final year of their Honours program.
  • FAES 402 Honours Research Project 2 (6 credits)

    Offered by: Agricultural & Env.Sc.-Dean (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Faculty of Agric & Envir Sci : Honours Research Project 2 is the completion of the project begun in FAES 401 and requires a Progress Report, a Final Project Report and a Project Presentation.

    Terms: Winter 2015

    Instructors: Brian T Driscoll, Roger I Cue, Humberto Monardes (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: FAES 401 and permission of instructor
    • Restrictions: This course is intended for senior undergraduate students (U3) in the final year of their Honours program.

Honours Plan B

A minimum of two 3-credit Honours courses and 6 credits in 400- or 500-level courses, from the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, selected in consultation with the Program Director of the student's major. The topic of the Honours research project must be on a topic related to their major and selected in consultation with the Program Director of the student's major and the professor who has agreed to supervise the research project.

  • FAES 405 Honours Project 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Agricultural & Env.Sc.-Dean (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Faculty of Agric & Envir Sci : Students will prepare a Literature Review, Progress Report and deliver a Proposal Seminar as well as begin work on the research project. Completion of the project will take place in FAES 406, Honours Project 2.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Roger I Cue, Salwa Karboune, Brian T Driscoll (Fall) Roger I Cue, Humberto Monardes, John C Henning (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: Permission of instructor
    • Restrictions: This course is intended for senior undergraduate students (U3) in the final year of their Honours program.
  • FAES 406 Honours Project 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Agricultural & Env.Sc.-Dean (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Faculty of Agric & Envir Sci : Honours Project 2 is the completion of the project begun in FAES 405 and requires a Progress Report, a Final Project Report and a Project Presentation.

    Terms: Fall 2014, Winter 2015

    Instructors: Roger I Cue, Salwa Karboune, Brian T Driscoll (Fall) Roger I Cue, Humberto Monardes, John C Henning (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: FAES 405 and permission of instructor
    • Restrictions: This course is intended for senior undergraduate students (U3) in the final year of their Honours program.

Complementary Courses (9 credits)

With the approval of the Academic Adviser, one introductory course in each of the following areas:

- Accounting
- Statistics
- Written/Oral Communication

Specialization (21 - 24 credits)

Specializations designed to be taken with the Agricultural Economics Major:

- Agribusiness (24 credits)*
- Environmental Economics (24 credits)
- Professional Agrology (21 credits)*

* Membership to the OAQ requires successful completion of these two specializations.

Note: For a complete list of specializations offered for students in the Bachelor of Science in Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, please refer to "Academic Programs" > "Bachelor of Science (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences) - B.Sc.(Ag.Env.Sc.)" > "Specializations" in this eCalendar.

Electives

To meet the minimum credit requirement for the degree.

Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences—2014-2015 (last updated Feb. 18, 2014) (disclaimer)