University of Guelph 1998-99 Undergraduate Calendar

X--Degree Programs


Department of Economics, College of Social and Applied Human Sciences

The Department of Economics offers courses in economic theory, applied economics and quantitative methods. Students may take courses leading to a B.A. in either the honours or the general program. It is possible to combine Economics with various other disciplines such as mathematics and statistics, business administration, political science, geography and history. Students are urged to consult the department's program planning guide and the department's advisors for detailed information about courses and programs and about the course of study most appropriate as preparation for graduate work in economics or business administration, for professional degrees such as the Bachelor's degree in Law, and for careers in business and government.

NOTE: Students specializing in Economics who fail an Economics course twice will not be permitted to continue in the Economics program.

Economics Core Requirements

36-110 [0.50] Introductory Macroeconomics
36-120 [0.50] Introductory Microeconomics
36-231 [0.50] Intermediate Microeconomics
36-241 [0.50] Intermediate Macroeconomics
36-274 [0.50] Economic Statistics

General Program Area of Concentration

A minimum of [5.00] credits in Economics is required, including:

  1. Economics core
  2. 36-360
  3. [2.00] other credits in Economics at the 300 or 400 level

Honours Program Major

A minimum of [9.00] credits in Economics is required, including:
The Economics core requirements
36-277 [0.50] Introductory Mathematical Economics *
36-360 [0.50] Macroeconomics in an Open Economy
36-371 [0.50] Advanced Microeconomics
36-374 [0.50] Introduction to Econometrics
36-471 [0.50] Advanced Topics in Microeconomics
36-481 [0.50] Advanced Macroeconomic Theory
One of:
36-232 [0.50] Europe and the World Economy to 1914
36-272 [0.50] Business History
36-355 [0.50] North American Economic History
36-372 [0.50] History of the World Economy since 1850
36-472 [0.50] Topics in Economic History
and [3.00] other credits in Economics at the 300 or 400 level, at least [1.50] of which must be at the 400 level.

* Requires a first year university calculus course

NOTE: Students contemplating graduate studies in Economics should take 36-474 Econometrics I and 36-484 Econometrics II.

Honours Program Minor

A minimum of [5.00] credits in Economics is required, including:
The Economics core requirements
36-360 [0.50] Macroeconomics in an Open Economy
and [2.00] other credits in economics at the 300 or 400 level.

NOTE: 36-374 Introduction to Econometrics is recommended.

NOTE: Students wishing to pursue a more structured Economics minor should take 36-371 Advanced Microeconomics as well as 36-374.

NOTE: Only 1 of 36-220 or 36-320 may be counted towards the minor. 36-480 may not be counted at the 400 level for purposes of satisfying the minimum 400 level credit requirements in the B.A. Honours Economics major or the B.A. Honours Management Economics programs. Only 1 of 36-490/36-491 may count in the B.A. program towards the minimum 400 level requirement.

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Last revised: March 16 1998.