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Department of Economics | Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Simon Fraser University Calendar | Fall 2024

Economics Minor

Declaration Requirements

Students are eligible to apply for entry to the minor program once the minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) is met, the ECON program GPA is met, and they have completed

  • 30 units
  • ECON 103 - Principles of Microeconomics (4) with a minimum grade of C- or ECON 113 - Introduction to Microeconomics (3) with a minimum grade of A- on first attempt
  • ECON 105 - Principles of Macroeconomics (4) with a minimum grade of C- or ECON 115 - Introduction to Macroeconomics (3) with a minimum grade of A- on first attempt

The department announces the minimum CGPA below which students will not normally be considered for entry to the program.

Students should contact a departmental advisor to apply. 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

In order to graduate from any ECON major, joint major, minor, or extended minor program, students must have a minimum ECON cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.0 and a minimum ECON cumulative upper division grade point average (CUDGPA) of 2.0, calculated on all ECON courses completed at SFU.

Lower Division Requirements

Students complete

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. Quantitative/Breadth-Soc.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Douglas Allen
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 8:30–9:20 a.m.
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 8:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
Burnaby
D101 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 8:30–9:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D102 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 8:30–9:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D103 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D104 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D106 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D109 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D110 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D114 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 8:30–9:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D200 Marie Rekkas
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 11:30 a.m.–1:20 p.m.
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
Burnaby
D201 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 10:30–11:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D202 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D203 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 8:30–9:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D205 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D206 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 10:30–11:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D207 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D208 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D210 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D211 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 10:30–11:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D213 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 10:30–11:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D900 Yan Yan
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, Fri, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Surrey
or ECON 113 - Introduction to Microeconomics (3) *

Focused on basic competencies in microeconomics, this course is suitable for business and other students not intending to specialize in economics. Topics include gains from trade, supply and demand, prices, competition and monopoly, market failures, and government policies. Economic literacy is an important part of the course. Students who have taken ECON 103 first may not then take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Soc.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Pierre Mouganie
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 12:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D101 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D102 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 3:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D103 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D104 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D105 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 3:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D106 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D107 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 10:30–11:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D108 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D109 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D110 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D111 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Tue, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D112 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D113 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 10:30–11:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D114 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
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. Quantitative/Breadth-Soc.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 John Knowles
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Fri, 12:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
Burnaby
D101 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Fri, 8:30–9:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D102 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Fri, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D103 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Fri, 10:30–11:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D104 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Fri, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D107 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 10:30–11:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D108 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D109 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D200 Vasyl Golovetskyy
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 2:30–5:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D201 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D202 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D203 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D204 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 3:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D208 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D209 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D210 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D900 Yan Yan
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, Fri, 2:30–4:20 p.m.
Surrey
or ECON 115 - Introduction to Macroeconomics (3) *

Focused on basic competencies in macroeconomics, this course is suitable for business and other students not intending to specialize in economics. Topics include GDP, economic growth, business cycles, unemployment, inflation, money, monetary and fiscal policies, exchange rates, government debt, globalization and trade policy. Economic literacy is an important part of the course. Students who have taken ECON 105 first may not then take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Soc.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Maliha Nazir
Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Mon, 2:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D101 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Fri, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D102 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Fri, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D105 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D106 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D107 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D108 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Thu, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D109 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D110 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D111 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Fri, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D113 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 10:30–11:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D114 Sep 4 – Dec 3, 2024: Wed, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby

two 200 division ECON courses

* ECON 113 and ECON 115 with a minimum grade of A- on first attempt

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 overall CGPA of at least 2.0, and program CGPA and upper division program CGPA of at least 2.0 on the course work used to satisfy the minimum program requirements. FASS departments may define additional GPA 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; two courses (minimum three units each)

Q - Quantitative

6

Q courses may be lower or upper division; two courses (total six units or more)
B - Breadth

18

Designated Breadth

Must be outside the student's major subject, and may be lower or upper division:

Two courses (total six units or more) Social Sciences: B-Soc
Two courses (total six units or more) Humanities: B-Hum
Two courses (total six units or more) Sciences: B-Sci

6

Additional Breadth

Two courses (total six units or more) 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.