Major Concentration Economics (36 credits)

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Offered by: Economics     Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Program Requirements

The Major Concentration in Economics is a planned sequence of courses designed to permit the student a degree of specialization in economics. It consists of 36 credits in courses approved by the Economics Department. Students wishing to pursue this concentration need to consult the department's rules and regulations at: www.mcgill.ca/economics/undergraduates/majorminor.

All students who wish to begin (or continue) the Major Concentration Economics should see a majors adviser in the Department of Economics in each of their university years. Further information may be obtained from the Department's website, or from any majors adviser; consult the Departmental office for a list of advisers and their advising times.

Students who are registering for the first time with the Department should attend the orientation meeting in August (check the website for details) before seeing an adviser.

A student choosing the Major Concentration Economics must take 36 credits in Economics. The Economics courses will normally be taken at McGill and will be selected from the courses shown below. Major Concentration in Economics students entering University at the U1 year in September should directly proceed to ECON 230D1/ECON 230D2 without taking ECON 208 and ECON 209.

Note: Students who wish to switch from the Major Concentration to Honours Economics must complete all the requirements of the Honours program.

Mathematics: Mastery of high school mathematics is required for all economics courses.

Prerequisites: In general, 200-level courses have no prerequisites and 300-level and 400-level courses have ECON 230D1/ECON 230D2 or ECON 250D1/ECON 250D2 (or ECON 208 and ECON 209, or MGCR 293 and ECON 295) as prerequisites. In addition, 400-level courses have Calculus 1 (or its equivalent) or a course in mathematical techniques for economic analysis (or its equivalent) as a prerequisite.

Required Courses (18 credits)

All students must take 6 credits of approved statistics courses. Students should refer to the Department's document "Rules on Stats Courses for Economics Students" available at: http://www.mcgill.ca/economics/undergraduates/courses/.

  • ECON 227D1 Economic Statistics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : Distributions, averages, dispersions, sampling, testing, estimation, correlation, regression, index numbers, trends and seasonals.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Mathieu T-Blais, Kenneth MacKenzie, Yang Li (Fall)

    • Students must register for both ECON 227D1 and ECON 227D2.

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ECON 227D1 and ECON 227D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

    • ECON 227D1 and ECON 227D2 together are equivalent to ECON 227

    • You may not be able to receive credit for this course and other statistic courses. Be sure to check the Course Overlap section under Faculty Degree Requirements in the Arts or Science section of the Calendar.

  • ECON 227D2 Economic Statistics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : See ECON 227D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Kenneth MacKenzie, Mathieu T-Blais (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: ECON 227D1

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ECON 227D1 and ECON 227D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

    • ECON 227D1 and ECON 227D2 together are equivalent to ECON 227

    • You may not be able to receive credit for this course and other statistic courses. Be sure to check the Course Overlap section under Faculty Degree Requirements in the Arts or Science section of the Calendar.

  • ECON 230D1 Microeconomic Theory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : The introductory course for Economics Major students in microeconomic theory. In depth and critical presentation of the theory of consumer behaviour, theory of production and cost curves, theory of the firm, theory of distribution, welfare economics and the theory of general equilibrium.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Ling Ling Zhang, Wladimir Zanoni (Fall)

  • ECON 230D2 Microeconomic Theory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : See ECON 230D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Ling Ling Zhang, Hassan Benchekroun (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: ECON 230D1

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ECON 230D1 and ECON 230D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

  • ECON 330D1 Macroeconomic Theory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : A review of basic economic concepts and tools with an in depth and critical presentation of the fundamental areas of macroeconomic theory. Topics include: the determination of output, employment and price level; money and banking and business cycles; stabilization policy; international finance and growth theory.

    Terms: Fall 2017, Winter 2018

    Instructors: Jagdish Handa, Chinmay Sharma (Fall)

  • ECON 330D2 Macroeconomic Theory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Economics (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Economics (Arts) : See ECON 330D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2018

    Instructors: Moshe Lander, Chinmay Sharma (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: ECON 330D1

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ECON 330D1 and ECON 330D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

Complementary Courses (18 credits)

18 credits in Economics selected from other 200- (with numbers above 209), 300-, 400- and 500-level courses. At least 6 of these credits must be in 400- or 500-level courses. No more than 6 credits may be at the 200 level.

Faculty of Arts—2017-2018 (last updated Aug. 23, 2017) (disclaimer)