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Department of Economics | Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Simon Fraser University Calendar | Summer 2022

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 Vasyl Golovetskyy
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
D101 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
D102 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5025, Burnaby
D103 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D104 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5025, Burnaby
D105 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D106 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D107 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D108 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5025, Burnaby
D113 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5035, Burnaby
D118 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D119 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D120 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5014, 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 Martin Santamaria
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
D101 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
D102 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5025, Burnaby
D103 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D104 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
D105 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
D106 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
D107 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5025, Burnaby
D109 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
D110 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
D113 Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D118 Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 5118, Burnaby
D119 Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 7100, Burnaby
D120 Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D900 Seong Choi
Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 2740, 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, with a minimum grade of C-; MATH 157 with a minimum grade of C-. Students with credit for ECON 301 may not complete this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Kevin Wainwright
Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
D101 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 3251, Burnaby
D102 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2522, Burnaby
D103 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2521, Burnaby
D104 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2521, Burnaby
D108 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2522, Burnaby
D110 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5025, Burnaby
D111 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5017, Burnaby
D112 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D113 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5028, Burnaby
D114 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5035, 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; 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
WMC 3520, Burnaby
OP01 TBD

Students must also complete

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, with a minimum grade of C-; 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 Chehra Aboukinane
We, Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
D200 Andrew Flostrand
We, Fr 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SRYC 5140, Surrey
OP01 We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2303, Burnaby
OP03 Fr 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2303, Burnaby
OP05 We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 3300, Surrey
OP06 Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 3300, Surrey
or ECON 233 - Introduction to Economic 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, with a minimum grade of C-; 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

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 with a minimum grade of C-, minimum 30 units and no more than 80 units. Writing.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Sepideh Fotovatian
Thomas Vigie
Mo, We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5037, Burnaby
D101 Mo, Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5014, Burnaby
D102 Mo, We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5025, Burnaby
D200 Sepideh Fotovatian
Thomas Vigie
Mo, We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5030, Burnaby
D201 Mo, Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5035, Burnaby
D202 Mo, We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5035, Burnaby

and one additional 200 division ECON course (other than ECON 201, 220W, and 233)

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 60 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 minimum CGPA and upper division CGPA of at least 2.0 across all units attempted in each subject that is a major, a joint major, a minor, or an extended minor. FASS Departments may define specific requirements for their respective programs.

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.