Spring 2021 - ECON 499W D100

Honours Research Project (6)

Class Number: 4386

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

    We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    ECON 494.

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Intensive work in a particular topic in the general field of Economics. Involves an extensive individual research project under the direct supervision of the instructor, who will provide guidance and critical feedback as necessary. Presentation of completed project at end of term. Students with credit for ECON 499 may not repeat this course for further credit. Writing.

COURSE DETAILS:

In this course, students will complete an honours research project by carrying out their proposal from ECON 494. In the event of unforeseen difficulties, students may complete a different project; however, doing so would involve substantially more work. In addition to writing and presenting his or her own paper, each student will be required to participate actively in the development of papers by the other students in the class.

The main requirements are as follows:

  • two progress report presentations (one just before Reading Week, and one 3-4 weeks before the final presentation);
  • a final presentation toward the end of the semester; and
  • the final paper, due on the last day of class.  

Students will also be required to provide feedback on their peers’ work. During certain weeks, class time will be devoted to one-on-one meetings with the instructor.

Grading

  • Progress report presentations 10%
  • Final presentation 20%
  • Participation, feedback and meetins with instructor 12%
  • Final paper 58%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

None.

Department Undergraduate Notes:

Please note that, as per Policy T20.01, the course requirements (and grading scheme) outlined here are subject to change up until the end of the first week of classes.

Final exam schedules will be released in February. This will allow students to avoid enrollment conflicts, and will significantly reduce instances of exam hardship. If your course has a final exam, please ensure that you are available during the final exam period of April 14 - 26 until you receive confirmation of your exam dates. 

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.

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

Registrar Notes:

ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS

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

TEACHING AT SFU IN SPRING 2021

Teaching at SFU in spring 2021 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112).