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Department of Economics Simon Fraser University Calendar | Spring 2018

Economics Major

Bachelor of Arts

Admission Requirements

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

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.

BUEC courses are offered jointly by the Faculty of Business Administration and the Department of Economics. They may count for credit in either business administration or economics programs, but not for both.

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.

Program Requirements

Students complete 120 units, as specified below.

All major students must meet BA degree requirements as described in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences section.

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
C100 Distance Education
D100 Douglas Allen
Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
D101
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D102
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5046, Burnaby
D103
Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
D104
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
BLU 11901, Burnaby
D105
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 11901, Burnaby
D106
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 8104, Burnaby
D107
Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D108
Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5047, Burnaby
D109
Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5025, Burnaby
D110
We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5051, Burnaby
D111
We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
WMC 2521, Burnaby
D112
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 2521, Burnaby
D113
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D114
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 8104, Burnaby
D115
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5035, Burnaby
D116
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
D117
We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5046, Burnaby
D118
We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D119
We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5026, Burnaby
D120
We 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 2120, Burnaby
D121
We 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5046, Burnaby
D122
We 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D123
Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5035, Burnaby
D124
We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5049, Burnaby
D125
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 7101, Burnaby
D126
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D127
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5014, Burnaby
D128
Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5026, Burnaby
D129
Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D130
Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
D131
Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5025, Burnaby
D132
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D900 Seong Choi
Tu, Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 5140, Surrey
E100 Iryna Dudnyk
Tu 5:30 PM – 9:20 PM
HCC 1700, Vancouver
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 Brian Krauth
Tu 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
D101
Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
TASC2 7201, Burnaby
D102
Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
D103
Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
RCB 8105, Burnaby
D104
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D105
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5046, Burnaby
D106
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5046, Burnaby
D107
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 4125, Burnaby
D108
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5051, Burnaby
D109
Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5025, Burnaby
D110
We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D111
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2533, Burnaby
D112
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5047, Burnaby
D113
Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
WMC 3531, Burnaby
D114
Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
D115
Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 7102, Burnaby
D116
Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5051, Burnaby
D117
Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
D118
Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
D119
Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 7102, Burnaby
D120
Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
D121
We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5048, Burnaby
D122
We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5038, Burnaby
D123
We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D124
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D125
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 2531, Burnaby
D126
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
TASC2 7201, Burnaby
D127
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
D128
We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5046, Burnaby
D129
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 2268, Burnaby
D130
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 2533, Burnaby
D131
We 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5026, Burnaby
D132
We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5028, Burnaby
D900 Seong Choi
Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 5240, Surrey
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 Fernando Aragon Sanchez
Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
BLU 9660, Burnaby
AQ 3182, Burnaby
D101
Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D102
Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
D103
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
TASC2 7201, Burnaby
D104
Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D105
Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5046, Burnaby
D106
Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 4125, Burnaby
D107
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
D108
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5025, Burnaby
D109
We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
TASC2 7201, Burnaby
D110
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D200 Fernando Aragon Sanchez
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SWH 10081, Burnaby
SSCC 9002, Burnaby
D201
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D202
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D203
We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D204
Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
RCB 8104, Burnaby
D205
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 8104, Burnaby
D206
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D207
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5046, Burnaby
D208
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5046, Burnaby
D209
Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D210
Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
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; functions of several variables. 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 Luis Goddyn
Mo, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SWH 10081, Burnaby
DFA 300, Burnaby
D200 Natalia Kouzniak
Mo, We, Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SUR 3090, Surrey
OP01
TBD
OP02
TBD

Students must also complete

BUEC 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 BUEC 232. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Andrew Flostrand
Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
D200 George Zhang
Tu, Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SUR 3310, Surrey
E100 Andrew Flostrand
Tu, Th 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
WMC 3520, Burnaby
OP01
Tu 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
OP02
We 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
OP03
Th 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
OP04
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 3300, Surrey
OP05
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 3300, Surrey
OP06
Tu 7:30 PM – 10:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
OP07
We 5:30 PM – 9:20 PM
WMC 2305, Burnaby
OP08
Th 7:30 PM – 10:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby

one additional 200 division ECON or BUEC courses

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 or BUEC course. These students should see Early Access to Upper Division Courses below for additional program information.

Upper Division Requirements

Normally, majors students will include 45 upper division units in their last 60 units of work that is counted toward the degree.

At least 30 upper division units in economics is required, including

BUEC 333 - Statistical Analysis of Economic Data (4)

An introduction to the use and interpretation of statistical analysis in the context of data typical of economic applications. Students with a minimum grade of A- in BUEC 232 or STAT 270 can take BUEC 333 after 30 units. Students seeking permission to enrol based on their BUEC 232 or STAT 270 grade must contact the Undergraduate Advisor in Economics. Prerequisite: ECON 103 or 200; ECON 105 or 205; BUEC 232 or STAT 270; MATH 157; 60 units. Students with credit for ECON/COMM 236 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Marie Rekkas
Tu 8:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SSCK 9500, Burnaby
D101
Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5046, Burnaby
D102
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5046, Burnaby
D103
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D104
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D105
Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5046, Burnaby
D106
Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5046, Burnaby
D107
We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5046, Burnaby
D108
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5046, Burnaby
D200 Bertille Antoine
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 9660, Burnaby
AQ 5037, Burnaby
D201
We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D202
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D203
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D204
Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5026, Burnaby
D205
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5026, Burnaby
D206
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5026, Burnaby
OP01
TBD
OP02
TBD
ECON 302 - Microeconomic Theory II: Strategic Behavior (4)

Aspects of microeconomic theory concerned with strategic behavior, imperfect information, and market failure. Topics include game theory and oligopoly; uncertainty and insurance; asymmetric information and market power, externalities and public goods, together with related issues in welfare economics. Prerequisite: ECON 201 or 301; 60 Units. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Steeve Mongrain
We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Fr 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCC 9002, Burnaby
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
D101
We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
D102
Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
D103
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5046, Burnaby
D104
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5046, Burnaby
D105
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5026, Burnaby
D106
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5026, Burnaby
D107
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D108
Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5026, Burnaby
D109
Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5046, Burnaby
D110
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5046, Burnaby
D111
Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5046, Burnaby
D112
We 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
ECON 305 - Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (4)

Concepts and methods of analysis of macroeconomic variables -- consumption, investment, government and foreign trade. Classical and Keynesian models compared; analysis of economic statics and dynamics. Prerequisite: ECON 201 or 301, 60 units. Students with a minimum grade of A- in ECON 103 and 105 at Simon Fraser University at their first attempt can complete ECON 305 concurrently with ECON 201 after 30 units. Students seeking permission to register on this basis must contact the undergraduate advisor in economics. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 John Knowles
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
EDB 7618, Burnaby
D101
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5046, Burnaby
D102
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
D103
We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
D104
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D105
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D106
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5026, Burnaby
D107
Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D108
Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5029, Burnaby

and at least one 400 division ECON (excluding ECON 402, 403, 431 and 435).

Early Access to Upper Division Courses

Students normally cannot enter ECON upper division courses during the first 60 units, but for those who have the minimum Simon Fraser University grade point average required to access upper division ECON/BUEC courses, the following exceptions are permitted.

Students who earn a grade of A- or better at Simon Fraser University on their first attempt in ECON 201 may enrol in ECON 302 and 305, and all courses for which they have satisfied the prerequisites, once 30 units is completed.

Students who earn an A- grade or better at Simon Fraser University on their first attempt in BUEC 232 or STAT 270 may enrol for BUEC 333 once they have completed 30 units. These upper division courses will count towards Department of Economics and Simon Fraser University upper division requirements. See BUEC and ECON course descriptions for access information.

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

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.

 

Residency Requirements and Transfer Credit

  • At least half of the program's total units must be earned through Simon Fraser University study.
  • At least two thirds of the program's total upper division units must be earned through Simon Fraser University study.

Elective Courses

In addition to the courses listed above, students should consult an academic advisor to plan the remaining required elective courses.