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Joint Honours Component Economics (30 credits)

Offered by: Economics     Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Program Requirements

Students wishing to study at the Honours level in two disciplines can combine Joint Honours program components in any two approved disciplines. For a list of available Joint Honours programs, see "Overview of Programs Offered" and "Joint Honours Programs" on the Economics Department webiste.

Joint Honours students should consult an adviser in each of the relevant departments to discuss their course selection and their interdisciplinary research project (if applicable) in each year of their program.

For the Economics component of this program, Joint Honours students should consult: http://www.mcgill.ca/economics/undergraduates/honours. For the current list of advisers in Economics and their advising times, see the website of the Department of Economics.

Continuation in the Economic component of this program from one year to the next requires a minimum grade of B- in ECON 250, and a minimum B- average in the required and complementary Honours Economics courses. Students failing to meet these requirements must switch out of the Honours program. If they continue to register in Honours, they will not be allowed to graduate with Honours. Note that graduation with Honours has more stringent requirements (see below) than these.

For graduation with the Economics component, a student must also obtain a 3.00 GPA in the required courses, a 3.00 average in the required and complementary credits in Economics, and a CGPA of 3.00. For a First Class Honours degree, the minimum requirements are a 3.50 program GPA in the required courses, a 3.50 average in the required and complementary credits in Economics, and a CGPA of 3.50. In cases where a student takes a Supplemental Exam in an Economics course, both the original and the Supplemental Exam grades will be counted in the calculation of the GPA and CGPA averages.

Students also have to meet the requirements of the other component of this program and of the relevant Faculty for Honours and First Class Honours.

Program Prerequisites (0-10 credits)

For entering the program:

  • MATH 133 Linear Algebra and Geometry (3 credits) *

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : Systems of linear equations, matrices, inverses, determinants; geometric vectors in three dimensions, dot product, cross product, lines and planes; introduction to vector spaces, linear dependence and independence, bases; quadratic loci in two and three dimensions.

    Terms: Fall 2015, Winter 2016

    Instructors: Djivede Kelome, William J Anderson (Fall) Djivede Kelome (Winter)

    • 3 hours lecture, 1 hour tutorial
    • Prerequisite: a course in functions
    • Restriction A: Not open to students who have taken MATH 221 or CEGEP objective 00UQ or equivalent.
    • Restriction B: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 123, MATH 130 or MATH 131, except by permission of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
    • Restriction C: Not open to students who are taking or have taken MATH 134.
  • MATH 140 Calculus 1 (3 credits) **

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : Review of functions and graphs. Limits, continuity, derivative. Differentiation of elementary functions. Antidifferentiation. Applications.

    Terms: Fall 2015, Winter 2016

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • 3 hours lecture, 1 hour tutorial
    • Prerequisite: High School Calculus
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MATH 120, MATH 139 or CEGEP objective 00UN or equivalent
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 122 or MATH 130 or MATH 131, except by permission of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics
    • Each Tutorial section is enrolment limited
  • MATH 141 Calculus 2 (4 credits) **

    Offered by: Mathematics and Statistics (Faculty of Science)

    Overview

    Mathematics & Statistics (Sci) : The definite integral. Techniques of integration. Applications. Introduction to sequences and series.

    Terms: Fall 2015, Winter 2016

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2015-2016 academic year.

    • Prerequisites: MATH 139 or MATH 140 or MATH 150.
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken MATH 121 or CEGEP objective 00UP or equivalent
    • Restriction Note B: Not open to students who have taken or are taking MATH 122 or MATH 130 or MATH 131, except by permission of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
    • Each Tutorial section is enrolment limited

* Or equivalent (to be completed prior to U2)
** Or equivalent

Required Courses (27 credits)

Please refer to the Department's document "Rules on Stats Courses for Economics Students" available at: http://www.mcgill.ca/economics/undergraduates/courses/. Students who have taken equivalent statistics courses may be waived the ECON 257D1/ECON 257D2 requirement. These students will normally be required to take ECON 469 in addition to ECON 468.

  • ECON 250D1 Introduction to Economic Theory: Honours (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : An intermediate level microeconomics course. Includes theory of exchange, theory of consumer behaviour, theory of production and cost curves, theory of the firm, theory of distribution; general equilibrium and welfare economics. The assumptions underlying the traditional neo-classical approach to economic theory will be carefully specified.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Licun Xue (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: MATH 140 and MATH 141 or equivalent
    • Students must register for both ECON 250D1 and ECON 250D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ECON 250D1 and ECON 250D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • ECON 250D2 Introduction to Economic Theory: Honours (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : See ECON 250D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2016

    Instructors: Rohan Dutta (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: ECON 250D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ECON 250D1 and ECON 250D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • ECON 257D1 Economic Statistics - Honours (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : Stochastic phenomena; probability and frequency distributions, introduction to probability theory. Statistical inference about proportions, means and variances; analysis of variance; nonparametric statistics; index numbers and time series; economic forecasting; regression and correlation analysis; introduction to general linear models, its uses and limitations; uses and misuses of statistics.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: John W Galbraith (Fall)

    • Corequisites: MATH 141 and MATH 133 and ECON 250
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken 154-357 or are taking ECON 217 or ECON 227.
    • Students must register for both ECON 257D1 and ECON 257D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ECON 257D1 and ECON 257D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
    • 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 257D2 Economic Statistics - Honours (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : See ECON 257D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2016

    Instructors: Victoria Zinde-Walsh (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: ECON 257D1
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ECON 257D1 and ECON 257D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
    • 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 352D1 Macroeconomics - Honours (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : Basic macroeconomic theory, emphasizing the Classical and Keynesian ideas for the short-run determination of output, employment, interest rates and prices in the economy. Elements of international economics, money and banking and growth theory. The structure of the Canadian economy.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Francisco Alvarez-Cuadrado (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: ECON 250D1/ECON 250D2
    • Corequisite: ECON 257D1
    • Students must register for both ECON 352D1 and ECON 352D2
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ECON 352D1 and ECON 352D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • ECON 352D2 Macroeconomics - Honours (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : See ECON 352D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2016

    Instructors: Francisco Ruge-Murcia (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: ECON 352D1.
    • Corequisite: ECON 357D2.
    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ECON 352D1 and ECON 352D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms
  • ECON 450 Advanced Economic Theory 1 - Honours (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : Selected topics in economic theory from recent periodical and monograph literature.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Francisco Alvarez-Cuadrado (Fall)

    • Prerequisites: ECON 250D1/ECON 250D2 and ECON 352D1/ECON 352D2
    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken ECON 450D1 and ECON 450D2.
  • ECON 452 Advanced Economic Theory 2 - Honours (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : Selected topics in economic theory from recent periodical and monograph literature.

    Terms: Winter 2016

    Instructors: Licun Xue (Winter)

    • Prerequisites: ECON 250D1/ECON 250D2 and ECON 352D1/ECON 352D2
    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken ECON 450D1 and ECON 450D2.
  • ECON 468 Econometrics 1 - Honours (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : The statistical basis of econometric modelling and treatment of the linear regression model; simple time series models; procedures for inference in linear cases; an introduction to methods for dealing with endogeneity and non-constant variance.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: Russell Davidson (Fall)

    • Prerequisite(s): ECON 257D1/D2 or permission of the instructor.
    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken or are taking ECON 467D1/D2

Complementary Course (3 credits)

3 credits from:

  • ECON 460 History of Thought 1 - Honours (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : The evolution of economic thought prior to the close of the 19th century, as reflected in the writings of prominent economists from the time of Adam Smith to the emergence of marginalism and neoclassical economics.

    Terms: Fall 2015

    Instructors: William Watson (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: ECON 250
    • Corequisite: ECON 352
  • ECON 461 History of Thought 2 - Honours (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : The evolution of economic thought in the 20th century, as reflected in the writings of prominent economists on equilibrium, dynamics, games, expectations, econometrics, industrial structure, economic policy and other primary areas of interest.

    Terms: Winter 2016

    Instructors: Jagdish Handa (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: ECON 250.
    • Corequisite: ECON 352
  • ECON 469 Econometrics 2 - Honours (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : Treatment of asymptotic theory and classical inferential procedures, an introduction to the bootstrap, maximum likelihood, non-linear models, mis-specification testing, non-stationarity and limited dependent variable models.

    Terms: Winter 2016

    Instructors: Mayssun El-Attar Vilalta (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: ECON 468
    • Restriction(s): Not open to students who have taken or are taking ECON 467D1/D2
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