University of Guelph 2002-2003 Undergraduate Calendar

X--Degree Programs, Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)

Agricultural Economics (AGEC)

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.

Major (Honours Program)

A minimum of 11.00 credits, consisting of the 17 courses specified below plus 4 restricted electives, is required, including:

AGEC*2220 [0.50] Financial Accounting

AGEC*2700 [0.50] Survey of Natural Resource Economics

AGEC*3030 [0.50] The Firm and Markets

AGEC*4000 [0.50] Agricultural and Food Policy

AGEC*4500 [0.50] Decision Science

AGR*1250 [0.50] Agrifood System Trends and Issues

ECON*1050 [0.50] Introductory Microeconomics

ECON*1100 [0.50] Introductory Macroeconomics

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 three of which must be in agricultural economics and at least one of which must be at the 4000 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 Economics

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*1200 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 one of the following statistics prerequisites ECON*2740, STAT*2040, STAT*2060, or STAT*2080.

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