Spring 2020 - ECON 220W D400

Communication in Economics (4)

Class Number: 4408

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu, Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
    RCB 6125, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    ECON 201, minimum 30 units and no more than 80 units. This course is only open to approved Economics majors/joint majors/honours/joint honours/extended minor students.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Examine and review today's global economy through critical analysis of differing perspectives. Develop techniques and strategies for clear and effective written and oral communication of economic ideas. Improve critical and analytical thinking via the application of core principles to news stories or other economic data in writing and presentations. Writing.

COURSE DETAILS:

The goal of this course is to improve student communication skills in the context of economic analysis and reasoning.  Students will learn how to write summary essays, argument essays, and research papers.  Students will learn how to deliver oral presentations of their work. 

Topics:  Development of academic writing skills; grammar, essay organization and presentation, library research skills, oral presentations  

Prerequisites:  ECON 201 or 301; 60 units. Students who have completed Econ 103 and Econ 105 (with a minimum C-) may enroll in ECON 220W.  Permission must be obtained from the Economics Advisors either in person or by completing the online Contact Form: ‘Request permission to take ECON 220W in Spring 2020 available at:  http://www.sfu.ca/economics/undergraduate/undergraduate-advising/contact-an-advisor.html

Grading

  • In-class exams 30%
  • Research paper 30%
  • Presentations 20%
  • Assignments 20%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

None.

Department Undergraduate Notes:

***NO TUTORIALS DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF CLASSES***

Students requiring accommodations as a result of a disability must contact the Centre for Accessible Learning (CAL) at 778-782-3112 or caladmin@sfu.ca.

Registrar Notes:

SFU’s Academic Integrity web site http://www.sfu.ca/students/academicintegrity.html is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University. http://www.sfu.ca/policies/gazette/student/s10-01.html

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS