University of Guelph 1999-2000 Undergraduate Calendar

X--Degree Programs

Agricultural Economics

Department of Agricultural Economics and Business, Ontario Agricultural College.

The study of agricultural economics prepares students for careers as economic analysts in the agrifood sector and in public agencies. In addition, this major provides excellent background for those students planning to do graduate work in agricultural and resource economics and other fields of applied economics.

Agricultural Economics is offered as a major in the honours program. A detailed program planning guide is available in the Department of Agricultural Economics and Business.

Honours Program Major

A minimum of 11.00 credits, consisting of the 17 courses specified below plus 4 restricted electives, is required, including:
AGR*1250 [0.50] Agrifood System Trends and Issues
AGR*2401/2 [1.00] Economics of the Canadian Food System
AGEC*2220 [0.50] Financial Accounting
AGEC*2700 [0.50] Survey of Natural Resource Economics
AGEC*3030 [0.50] Price and Production Analysis
AGEC*4000 [0.50] Agricultural and Food Policy
AGEC*4500 [0.50] Decision Science
ECON*1100 [0.50] Introductory Macroeconomics
ECON*1200 [0.50] Introductory Microeconomics
ECON*2310 [0.50] Intermediate Microeconomics
ECON*2410 [0.50] Intermediate Macroeconomics
ECON*2770 [0.50] Introductory Mathematical Economics
ECON*3600 [0.50] Macroeconomics in an Open Economy
ECON*3710 [0.50] Advanced Microeconomics
ECON*3740 [0.50] Introduction to Econometrics
UNIV*1500 [0.50] Introduction to Higher Learning
Four additional courses, at least 3 of which must be in agricultural economics and at least 1 of which must be at the 400 level, chosen from the following list:
AGEC*2230 [0.50] Management Accounting
AGEC*4210 [0.50] World Agriculture and Economic Development
AGEC*4220 [0.50] Advanced Farm Management
AGEC*4240 [0.50] Futures and Options Markets
AGEC*4290 [0.50] Land Economics
AGEC*4310 [0.50] Resource Economics
ECON*3510 [0.50] Money, Credit and the Financial System
ECON*3530 [0.50] Industrial Organization
ECON*3580 [0.50] Economics of Regulation
ECON*3610 [0.50] Public Finance
ECON*3620 [0.50] International Trade
ECON*3720 [0.50] History of the World Economy since 1850

Notes: Prerequisites for the above courses will require students to take MATH*1000, MATH*1080 or MATH*1210 during their first year of study. A student may obtain permission to substitute certain other courses for the ones listed if the substitute courses fit with the students program. Approval from a departmental advisor is required.

Unless taken to satisfy the requirements of another program, no student may receive credit in this program for more than 1 of the following statistics prerequisites ECON*2740, 89-100, STAT*2040, STAT*2060 or STAT*2080.

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Last revised: January 1999.