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Department of Economics | Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Simon Fraser University Calendar | Fall 2020

Economics Extended Minor

Admission Requirements

Program admission is limited. Entry is via a formal department application. Students may apply for admission once 30 units have been completed, ECON 201 is completed with at least a C-, the minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) is met and the ECON program GPA is met.

The department announces the minimum CGPA below which students will not normally be considered for admission to its programs.

Applications with appropriate documentation should be filed with the departmental advisor. Students not accepted upon initial application may reapply.

Continuation in Program

To continue in an economics program, students must maintain a 2.0 CGPA.

Course Information

For a course to fulfil a prerequisite, or for a required course to be accepted in a student’s economics program, a grade of C- or higher must be obtained.

Access to ECON 402, 403, 435 and 499W is restricted to students who have excelled in their studies (see ECON course descriptions). These advanced courses are recommended for students wishing to pursue more challenging work or who plan to complete an additional degree.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Requirements

Students should fulfil Faculty requirements early in their programs and obtain broadly based backgrounds before entering upper division courses.

For a course to fulfil a prerequisite, or for a required course to be accepted in an economics program students must have a grade of C- or higher.

Program Requirements

Students complete the same lower division requirements as a major. The requirements are as follows.

Lower Division Requirements

Students complete the following with at least a C- grade in each course prior to program admission.

ECON 103 - Principles of Microeconomics (4)

The principal elements of theory concerning utility and value, price and costs, factor analysis, productivity, labor organization, competition and monopoly, and the theory of the firm. Students with credit for ECON 200 cannot take ECON 103 for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Soc.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Douglas Allen
Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D102 Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D103 Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D104 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D105 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D106 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D107 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D108 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D109 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D110 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D118 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D120 We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D123 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D124 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D200 Martin Santamaria
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D201 TBD
D202 TBD
D203 TBD
D204 TBD
D205 TBD
D206 TBD
D207 TBD
D208 TBD
D209 TBD
D210 TBD
D211 TBD
D212 TBD
D213 TBD
D214 TBD
D215 TBD
D216 TBD
D217 TBD
D218 TBD
D300 Duman B Rad
Tu 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D301 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D302 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D303 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D304 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D305 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D306 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D307 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D308 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D311 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D312 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D314 We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D320 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D323 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D324 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
ECON 105 - Principles of Macroeconomics (4)

The principal elements of theory concerning money and income, distribution, social accounts, public finance, international trade, comparative systems, and development and growth. Students with credit for ECON 205 cannot take ECON 105 for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Soc.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Vasyl Golovetskyy
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D102 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D103 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D104 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D105 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D109 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D110 Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D114 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D123 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D124 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D200 Gorkem Ozdemir
Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D201 Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D203 Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D204 Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D207 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D208 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D209 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D214 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D215 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D219 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D220 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D222 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D223 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D300 Yaser Sattari
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D302 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D303 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D304 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D317 Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D324 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
ECON 201 - Microeconomic Theory I: Competitive Behavior (4)

Aspects of microeconomic theory involving competitive markets. Topics include the behavior of households and firms, partial equilibrium analysis of product and factor markets, and general equilibrium. Prerequisite: ECON 103 and 105; MATH 157. Students with credit for ECON 301 may not complete this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Christoph Luelfesmann
We 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
Fr 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 TBD
D102 TBD
D103 TBD
D104 TBD
D105 TBD
D106 TBD
D107 TBD
D108 TBD
D109 TBD
D110 TBD
D111 TBD
D112 TBD
D113 TBD
D114 TBD
MATH 157 - Calculus I for the Social Sciences (3)

Designed for students specializing in business or the social sciences. Topics include: limits, growth rate and the derivative; logarithmic, exponential and trigonometric functions and their application to business, economics, optimization and approximation methods; introduction to functions of several variables with emphasis on partial derivatives and extrema. Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus 12 (or equivalent) with a grade of at least B, or MATH 100 with a grade of at least C, or achieving a satisfactory grade on the Simon Fraser University Calculus Readiness Test. Students with credit for either MATH 150, 151 or 154 may not take MATH 157 for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Stephen Choi
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D200 Randall Pyke
Mo, We, Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
OP01 TBD
OP02 TBD

Students also complete one of

BUS 232 - Data and Decisions I (4)

An introduction to business statistics with a heavy emphasis on applications and the use of EXCEL. Students will be required to use statistical applications to solve business problems. Prerequisite: MATH 150, MATH 151, MATH 154, or MATH 157; 15 units. MATH 150, MATH 151, MATH 154, or MATH 157 may be taken concurrently with BUS 232. Students with credit for BUEC 232 or ECON 233 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Nathaniel Payne
Fr 12:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D200 George Zhang
Tu, Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
E100 Nathaniel Payne
Th 5:30 PM – 9:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
OP01 Th 12:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
OP02 Mo 12:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
OP03 We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
OP04 Mo 10:30 AM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
OP05 Tu 10:30 AM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
OP06 Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
OP07 We 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
OP08 Fr 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
OP09 Tu 8:30 PM – 10:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
OP10 TBD
ECON 233 - Introduction to Economics Data and Statistics (4)

Introduces statistical methods, concepts and their application to economic data using both spreadsheets (e.g., Excel) and a specialized statistical programming language such as R. Prerequisite: MATH 150, MATH 151, MATH 154, or MATH 157; 15 units. MATH 150, MATH 151, MATH 154, or MATH 157 may be taken concurrently with ECON 233. Students who have taken ECON 333 first may not then take this course for further credit. STAT 270 or BUS 232 will be accepted in lieu of this course.

and both of

ECON 220W - Communication in Economics (4)

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. Prerequisite: 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. Writing.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Thomas Vigie
Sepideh Fotovatian
Mo, We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 Mo, We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D102 Mo, We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D103 Mo, We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D200 Thomas Vigie
Sepideh Fotovatian
Mo, We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D201 Mo, We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D202 Mo, We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D203 Mo, We 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D300 Thomas Vigie
Sepideh Fotovatian
Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D301 Tu, Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D302 Tu, Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D303 Tu, Th 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

one additional 200 division ECON course

Students who earn a grade of A- or better at Simon Fraser University on their first attempt in ECON 201 are exempt from the requirement of one additional 200 division ECON course.

Upper Division Requirements

Students complete at least 15 upper division ECON units following the completion of 60 lower division units. A maximum of eight ECON upper division units from another institution can be applied to the extended minor.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Degree Requirements

For all bachelor of arts (BA) programs, students complete 120 units, which includes

  • at least 60 units that must be completed at Simon Fraser University
  • at least 45 upper division units, of which at least 30 upper division units must be completed at Simon Fraser University
  • at least 65 units (including 21 upper division units) in Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences courses
  • satisfaction of the writing, quantitative, and breadth requirements
  • an overall cumulative grade point average (CGPA) and upper division CGPA of at least 2.0, and a program (major, joint major, extended minor, minor) CGPA and upper division CGPA of at least 2.0

For students in other Faculties, please check your Faculty's overall degree requirements: https://www.sfu.ca/students/calendar/faculties-research.html

Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements

Students admitted to Simon Fraser University beginning in the fall 2006 term must meet writing, quantitative and breadth requirements as part of any degree program they may undertake. See Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements for university-wide information.

WQB Graduation Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required to earn W, Q or B credit

Requirement

Units

Notes
W - Writing

6

Must include at least one upper division course, taken at Simon Fraser University within the student’s major subject
Q - Quantitative

6

Q courses may be lower or upper division
B - Breadth

18

Designated Breadth Must be outside the student’s major subject, and may be lower or upper division
6 units Social Sciences: B-Soc
6 units Humanities: B-Hum
6 units Sciences: B-Sci

6

Additional Breadth 6 units outside the student’s major subject (may or may not be B-designated courses, and will likely help fulfil individual degree program requirements)

Students choosing to complete a joint major, joint honours, double major, two extended minors, an extended minor and a minor, or two minors may satisfy the breadth requirements (designated or not designated) with courses completed in either one or both program areas.