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2019 May Semester
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ECON 100 - Microeconomics
The interactions of households, firms and government policies. An analysis of how different economic agents interact to determine what is produced, how it is produced and to whom it is distributed.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

ECON 101 - Macroeconomics
The determinants of unemployment, inflation and growth focusing on Canada's macroeconomics performance.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

ECON 204 - Contemporary Economic Issues
This course provides an introduction to contemporary economic issues. Issues examined will vary by year and may be related to trade, finance, demographic change, regional economic development, Aboriginal economic development, energy, and various aspects of government policy and behaviour. This course may be repeated to a maximum of 6 credit hours if the material is substantially different.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

ECON 205 - Statistics for Business and the Social Sciences
This course is an introduction to the principles and applications of statistics relevant to business and the social sciences, with emphasis on making inferences based on observed data. Topics covered include descriptive statistics, probability, random variables, decision theory, estimation, hypothesis testing, and statistical software.

Please note: You must register separately in lecture and lab components.


Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Laboratory

ECON 206 - Methods of Economic Evaluation
This course provides an introduction to the analysis and evaluation of socio-economic issues, projects, programs and policies. Contemporary techniques of project and program evaluation are examined. Methods of economic evaluation include cost-benefit, cost-effectiveness and impact analyses. These methods and techniques are applied to issues such as health care, deregulation, wildlife, and resource investment.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

ECON 210 - Introduction to Health Economics and Policy
This course provides a general understanding of health and health care from an economic perspective. It introduces models of health production and discusses the socio- economic determinants of health. Topics considered may include the efficient and equitable allocation of scarce resources in health, alternative methods of health care financing and delivery, the effect of health uncertainty on insurance, and the effects of externalities and information asymmetries in the health sector on the behaviour of health care providers and receivers. Issues of health policy in Canada, including those for remote and rural areas, and other countries are examined.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

ECON 220 - Global Economic Shifts
This course examines the shifting spatial dynamics of the world economy. Trends in global production, trade, and investment over the past 200 years are analyzed and the reasons for these shifts discussed. Contemporary dimensions of globalization are identified with a focus on examining the rise and re-emergence of new global powers such as Brazil, Russia, India and China.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

ECON 300 - Labour Economics
An examination of the Canadian labour market. The course considers labour demand and supply, wages and terms of employment, wage structures and differentials, education and training, unemployment, unions, and selected labour market policies.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

ECON 301 - Women and the Economy
This course examines women's economic situations in Canada and other industrialized economies. Labour market topics such as why women earn lower wages than men, occupational segregation, and the international division of labour are considered. Other topics include the unequal distribution of resources within the household, pay equity, and the feminization of poverty; attention is paid to public policies relating to these issues.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

ECON 305 - Environmental Economics and Environmental Policy
This course is an introduction to environmental economics emphasizing the relationship between economic activities and environmental quality. It introduces students to frameworks for measuring environmental costs and benefits, and evaluating the efficiency and equity of environmental policies. Local and global environmental issues, including ozone depletion and climate change, are analyzed.
Credits: 0.000 OR 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Laboratory

ECON 307 - Northern BC in Global Economy
This course compares the economic characteristics of Northern BC with other Canadian regions. Regional development in the context of global economic integration is examined. Past and present regional economic development programs and initiatives taken by various levels of government are analyzed and contemporary resource projects discussed.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

ECON 308 - International Economic Relations
Trade theory, multilateral institutions (such as the World Bank and International Monetary Fund), trading blocs (such as NAFTA), internationalization of finance, world debt, North-South relations.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

ECON 310 - Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
This course examines the main principles and techniques of economic analysis in their application to modern theories of price, production, distribution and theory of the firm.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

Course Attributes:
ECON 310 Equivalent

ECON 311 - Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
Concepts and methods of analysis of macroeconomic variables; consumption, investment, government and foreign trade. Classical and Keynesian models compared; analysis of economic statics and dynamics.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

ECON 312 - Introduction to Econometrics
In this course, simple linear regression, maximum likelihood estimators, and multiple regression are used in applied economic analysis. Students are introduced to various software programs.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

ECON 315 - Economics of Social Policy
Examination of public expenditure with specific reference to health, education and social security. Examples will be drawn from various countries.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

ECON 317 - Money, Banking and Financial Institutions
An examination of the operations of the Canadian financial system and the impact of monetary policy and regulation on the performance of the economy.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

ECON 320 - Introduction to Mathematical Economics
In this course, the mathematical interpretation of fundamental economic concepts such as demand, supply and competitive equilibrium are examined. Calculus is used in the analysis of production and distribution theory.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

ECON 321 - Economics of Developing Countries
An analysis of the economic problems and policy choices facing developing countries. The course takes a comparative approach analysing why some developing countries have been more successful than others.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

ECON 322 - Public Finance
Examination of selected policy problems from areas of taxation, income security and public expenditures. Examples in Canadian public pension policy, privatization, tax reform and federal-provincial cost-sharing programs.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

ECON 331 - Forestry Economics
Economic analysis of private and public forest management. Topics include the measurement of timber and non-timber values, multiple use management, and the regulation of forest practices.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam, Lec/Lab/Tut Combination, Laboratory, Tutorial

ECON 350 - Managerial Economics
This course is concerned with the application of economic principles and methodologies to key management decisions within organizations. It provides principles to foster the goals of the organization, as well as a better understanding of the external business environment in which an organization operates. Topics may include: demand, production, and cost analysis; market structure and pricing practices; objectives in private and public organizations; regulation and; entrepreneurship.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

ECON 401 - Global Economy and Development
This course analyzes the evolution, and assesses competing theories of, the global economy. The prospects for developing countries within the global economy are examined.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

ECON 404 - Poverty, Inequality and Development
This course examines the dimensions and causes of poverty and inequality. It analyzes development strategies aimed at reducing poverty and inequality.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

ECON 410 - Health Economics
In this course, economic analysis is applied to health care. Topics covered may include models of physician-induced demand, health insurance (private versus national), cost benefit analysis and the evaluation of health technology.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

ECON 411 - Cost-Benefit Analysis
Techniques and problems in cost-benefit analysis. Case studies of projects in areas of natural resources, the environment, human resources, public services and transportation.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

ECON 412 - Applying Economics in the Community
In this course, students apply their economics knowledge to a real-world problem or question. Working with a local organization, students will design the methodology to answer the problem or question identified by the organization, engage in collaborative research, and produce a group report. The organization chosen may vary from year to year.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam, Seminar

ECON 423 - Economics Field School
This course allows students to learn about the application of economics in specific contexts. Course location varies with instructor and year taken. This course may be repeated to a maximum of 6 credit hours if the course content differs.
Credits: 3.000 OR 6.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

ECON 425 - Trade and the Environment
This course considers the relationship between different international trade regimes and environmental issues.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

ECON 435 - Financial Economics and Quantitative Methods
This course explores the theoretical and conceptual foundations of financial economics. The course also includes the study of quantitative methods for testing some of the basic financial propositions in finance.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

ECON 440 - Internship

Credits: 3.000 TO 6.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Internship

Course Attributes:
Upper Division Course

ECON 451 - Advanced Microeconomic Theory
This course examines selected topics in microeconomics.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

ECON 498 - Special Topics in Economics

Credits: 3.000 TO 6.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam, Audio/Video

Course Attributes:
Upper Division Course

ECON 499 - Independent Study

Credits: 3.000 TO 6.000

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Self-Directed

Course Attributes:
Upper Division Course

ECON 601 - Global Economy and Development
This course analyzes the evolution, and assesses competing theories of, the global economy. The prospects for developing countries within the global economy are examined.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

ECON 604 - Poverty, Inequality and Development
This course examines the dimensions and causes of poverty and inequality. It analyzes development strategies aimed at reducing poverty and inequality.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

ECON 608 - Managerial Economics
This course examines the economic basis of managerial decision-making. The focus is on demand analysis, production and costs, and price determination in different market structures. Other topics covered include pricing strategies, decision-making under risk, and the economic rationale for business regulation. Case studies and events reported in the business press inform the course.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

ECON 610 - Health Economics
Economic analysis applied to health care. Topics covered may include models of physician induced demand, health insurance (private versus national), cost benefit analysis and the evaluation of health technology.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

ECON 611 - Cost-Benefit Analysis
Techniques and problems in cost-benefit analysis. Case studies of projects in the areas of natural resources, the environment, human resources, public services and transportation.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

ECON 623 - Economics Field Study
This course allows students to learn about the application of economics in specific contexts. Course location varies with instructor and year taken. This course may be repeated to a maximum of 6 credit hours if the course content differs.
Credits: 3.000 OR 6.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

ECON 625 - Trade and the Environment
This course considers the relationship between different international trade regimes and environmental issues.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

ECON 635 - Financial Economics and Quantitative Methods
This course explores the theoretical and conceptual foundations of financial economics. The course also includes quantitative methods for testing some of the basic financial propositions in finance.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Final Exam

ECON 651 - Microeconomic Theory and Applications
This course provides an understanding of microeconomic theory and an ability to apply it to solve selected problems.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

ECON 698 - Special Topics in Economics
Special Topics in Economics.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

ECON 700 - Graduate Colloquia
Students attend colloquia on a range of research conducted on global issues. Students must register twice in this course. The course is offered during the September and January semesters. This is a PASS/FAIL course.
Credits: 0.500

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture, Self-Directed, Final Exam

ECON 710 - Macroeconomic Policy for Development
This course provides a critical understanding of macroeconomic models used in International Monetary Fund stabilization programs. Structuralist and other heterodox approaches are also considered. Topics covered include exchange rate policies, inflation, interest rate policies and financial liberalization.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Final Exam, Seminar

ECON 712 - Applied Econometrics
This course provides an introduction to econometric methods. Topics covered include simple and multiple regressions, hypothesis and diagnostic testing, and time series models. Students are expected to become familiar with one or more course-related software packages.
Credits: 3.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Final Exam, Seminar

ECON 798 - Economics Project
The project is a policy and/or applied paper relevant to one or more developing countries. Proposals for projects and the projects themselves are evaluated by the supervisory committee. An oral defence is required.
Credits: 9.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Masters Project

ECON 799 - Master's Thesis
The MA thesis should pose and examine a significant development question in a way that demonstrates critical thinking, an understanding of the relevant literature, and the ability to conduct systematic research. In preparation for the thesis, a research proposal is to be drafted for approval by a supervisory committee. An oral defence of the thesis is required.
Credits: 12.000

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Masters Thesis


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