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

Economics Minor

Admission Requirements

Program admission is limited. Entry is via a formal department application. Students may apply for admission to the minor program once 30 units have been completed, ECON 103 and 105 are completed with at least a C- grade in each course, 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 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

Lower Division Requirements

A minimum C- grade in all of the required courses listed below is required.

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

two 200 division ECON courses

Upper Division Requirements

At least 15 upper division units in economics courses, completed following the completion of 60 units, are required. A maximum of eight ECON upper division units from another institution can be applied to the minor.

With economics department approval, up to six units of relevant courses from other departments may be counted for the minor. These courses may not be used to satisfy the credit requirements of any other program at Simon Fraser University.

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.