The purpose of the BA with a major in Economics is to introduce students to the core body of knowledge within the Economics discipline; thereby developing within the students a particular set of abilities or skills. These include: i. evaluative and critical thinking (being able to analyse and comment on the work of others); ii. analytics (being able to use either deductive or mathematical reasoning to solve problems); iii. learning skills (the ability to meet goals, manage time, and complete a project successfully); iv. cooperation skills (the ability to cooperate with others and work in teams); v. information technologies skills (the ability to use a number of systems and programs); vi. applications (being able to apply the tools of economic analysis to real- world problems); vii. effective oral and written communication skills (being able to write and speak with clarity); viii. creativity (being innovative in formulating and testing hypotheses about economic issues); ix. research skills (the ability to conduct research and organize material effectively); and x. decision making skills (the exercise of independent judgment and ethical decision-making). The program is designed to provide students with the standard training offered in any other four year college and university. Emphasis will be given on the application of the basic tools to policy areas.
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
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Students are expected to enter the Major program in the third year of their studies. The minimum admission requirements into the Economics Major are admission to the B.A. program, and completion of ECON 190, ECON 195 and one of the following courses: MATH 117 or MATH 114, or equivalent.
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