Summer 2020 - ECON 220W D300

Communication in Economics (4)

Class Number: 1893

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Mo, We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
    REMOTE LEARNING, 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

Please note: 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 Summer 2020’ available at:  http://www.sfu.ca/economics/undergraduate/undergraduate-advising/contact-an-advisor.html

Grading

  • On-line exam 10%
  • Research paper 30%
  • Presentations 15%
  • Assignments 30%
  • Completion of Milestones 15%

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.

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 SUMMER 2020

Please note that all teaching at SFU in summer term 2020 will be conducted through remote methods. Enrollment in this course 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.

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) as soon as possible to ensure that they are eligible and that approved accommodations and services are implemented in a timely fashion.