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University of Alberta Calendar 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Economics [Arts]


Honors in Economics


Students planning to apply for admission to the Honors program should consult BA Honors  for admission requirements. See BA (Honors)  for Faculty regulations concerning the Honors program.

Honors in Economics requires a minimum of ★54 and a maximum of ★72 in Economics (at the 200-level and above). The Department offers two different routes or sets of course requirements to obtain Honors in Economics. One route includes advanced training in econometrics and mathematical economics and is appropriate for students contemplating continuing their studies in economics at the graduate level. The other also leads to a specialized degree in economics and requires completion of an honors essay; it is more appropriate for students with different career objectives or contemplating studies in related disciplines after graduation. Students should consult the Department Advisor to determine which route to select. Requirements for the two alternatives follow:

Note:


(ECON 481 , ECON 482 , ECON 497  should be taken in Year 4).

This program does not have a minor


Additional courses


in mathematics (especially MATH 115  and MATH 225 ), statistics, and computing science are recommended as options.

Note:


400-level AREC courses approved as Arts options will be applied as senior level ECON, but will not fulfill 400-level ECON requirements.

Promotion Requirements


Promotion from year to year requires a GPA of at least 3.0 with an average of at least 3.3 in all Economics courses.

Graduation Requirements


Graduation with Honors in Economics requires a graduation average of at least 3.0 with an average of at least 3.3 in all Economics courses. Graduation with First Class Honors requires an average of at least 3.7 on all senior level Economics courses and a GPA of 3.5 or better on all courses in the final year (last ★30).

Combined Honors in Economics


Students may also pursue a combined program in Economics and another discipline. The common requirements in a Combined Honors program are the same as for other Honors programs (see BA (Honors) ).

A Combined Honors program in Economics and another discipline requires a minimum of ★36 (at the junior and senior levels) in Economics and a minimum of ★36 in the other discipline. Requirements in Economics for all Combined Honors programs in Economics except Economics and Mathematics are the same as listed in Honors in Economics.

Students in the Combined Honors program


Students in the Combined Honors program in Economics and Mathematics may not receive credit for either ECON 386  or ECON 387 , and should select further mathematics courses from MATH 334 , MATH 372 , MATH 373 , MATH 381 , MATH 417 , MATH 418 , MATH 421 , and MATH 472 .

Each Combined Honors program


Must have the approval of the Department of Economics and the other discipline. Only students enrolled in the Honors Essay route complete an Honors Essay. With the permission of the Honors Advisor, students pursuing Combined Honors in Economics (Honors Essay Route) and another discipline may write a combined honors essay (INT D 520 ) that is supervised jointly by faculty from both programs and the subject of which integrates both disciplines. In these circumstances, students will complete INT D 520  in place of ECON 400 .

Note: 400-level AREC courses approved as Arts options will be applied as senior level ECON, but will not fulfill 400-level ECON requirements.

Promotion and Graduation Requirements


In a Combined Honors program, students must meet the promotion and graduation standards of each department. Requirements in Economics are outlined in Honors in Economics.

Major and Minor in Economics


Degree of BA


See Bachelor of Arts (BA) .

Senior-Level Credit Requirement for ECON


STAT 265  and STAT 266  can be presented in lieu of ECON 299  but are not applicable to the overall senior-level credit requirement for ECON.

Notes


  1. To have the greatest possible flexibility in their choice of the 300- and 400-level courses required to complete a concentration in Economics, students should complete all the departmental requirements earlier rather than later in their programs. In particular, students should complete the ECON 101  and ECON 102  (or ECON 204 ); MATH 113 ; STAT 141  or STAT 151 ; ECON 299 , ECON 281  and ECON 282  requirements as part of their first ★60. Students are urged to take MATH 113  as soon as possible, preferably in their first year.
  2. MATH 113  and STAT 141  or STAT 151 , meet the requirements for ★6 from the Faculty of Science.
  3. 400-level AREC courses approved as Arts options will be applied as senior level ECON in the major or minor, but will not fulfill 400-level ECON requirements.

For students taking Economics as a minor, the following courses are required:


Economics majors may choose


Economics majors may choose Mathematics or Statistics as their minor subject rather than a discipline offered by another program in the Faculty of Arts.

Promotion and Graduation Requirements


Promotion from year to year requires a GPA of at least 2.3. Students who wish to return to the Economics Major must present a GPA of 2.3 on a minimum of ★9 in a subsequent Fall/Winter.

Graduation with Majors in Economics requires a graduation average of at least 2.3 with an average of at least 2.3 in all Economics courses.

Certificate in the Economics and Management of Natural Resources, Energy and the Environment


See the Certificate in the Economics and Management of Natural Resources, Energy and the Environment  .

Certificate in Finance


See the Certificate in Finance .