Summer 2023 - ECON 220W D100
Communication in Economics (4)
Class Number: 2736
Delivery Method: In Person
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.
The goal of this course is to improve students’ reading comprehension, oral and written expression skills in the field of Economics. This includes graph analysis, article summary, writing op-eds, reading responses, essays, reports, and oral presentation.
This course is only open to approved Economics majors/joint majors/honours/joint honours/extended minor students.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
- Academic literacy skills applied in economics (graph analysis, Op-Eds, essay writing, reading responses, summary report writing)
- Appropriate referencing based on APA style-guide
- Oral communication skills for economists
- Understanding key economics jargons and concepts
- Professional engagement in debates, discussions, newscasts about current economics topics
- Six assignments 70%
- Mid-term 10%
- Term exam 10%
- Participation 10%
The weighting scheme is subject to change within the first weeks of the course.
Standard letter grades will be given the following interpretation:
- A+, A, A-: Excellent. Student has demonstrated knowledge of all or almost all course content and can apply this knowledge in unfamiliar or complex settings. Students regularly earning grades in this range are well-suited for honours and/or graduate study in economics. Students regularly earning a grade of A+ merit consideration for major undergraduate awards.
- B+, B, B-: Good. Student has demonstrated knowledge of most course content and can apply this knowledge in familiar settings. Students regularly earning grades in this range are well-suited for the economics major or minor.
- C+, C: Satisfactory. Student has demonstrated knowledge of basic course content. Students earning a grade in this range are qual ified to take any economics course for which this course is a prerequisite.
- C-: Marginally satisfactory. Student has demonstrated knowledge of most of the basic course content. Students earning this grade are marginally qualified to take any economics course for which this course is a prerequisite.
- D: Marginally unsatisfactory. Student has demonstrated knowledge of some basic course content. Students earning this grade are not qualified to take economics courses for which this course is a prerequisite.
- F: Unsatisfactory. Student has not demonstrated adequate knowledge of basic course content.
The course will be taught in person. Attendance will be required for some tutorials and for examinations. Communication will happen through Canvas.
Downloadable articles all available through SFU library and Canvas
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
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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 during the second month of classes. If your course has a final exam, please ensure that you are available during the entire final exam period 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 email@example.com.
***NO TUTORIALS DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF CLASSES***
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