The Canadian Economy

Faculty
Commerce & Business Administration
Department
Economics
Course Code
ECON 1101
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
15 Weeks X 4 Hours per Week = 60 Hours
Max Class Size
35
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Seminar
Typically Offered
To be determined

Overview

Course Description
This course will provide the student with an economics framework for the analysis of the Canadian economy. Topics will include supply and demand, economic goals, monetary policy, fiscal policy and market structure. Issues of current economic interest will be discussed.
Course Content
  1. Introduction and basic concepts.
  2. Economic goals, e.g., price stability, high employment, growth.
  3. Government of Canada economic indicators.
  4. Model(s) of income determination.
  5. The money supply, Bank of Canada and monetary policy.
  6. Fiscal policy, stabilizers, public debt.
  7. International economics.
  8. Demand, supply and elasticities.
  9. The labour market.
  10. Perfect and imperfect competition.
  11. Current economic issues
Methods Of Instruction

Lectures and seminars.

Means of Assessment
Term Tests 40% - 70%
Term Paper and/or Written Assignment(s)  0% - 20%
Final Examination 30% - 40%
Participation and/or quizzes  0% - 10%
          100%

THERE WILL BE A MINIMUM OF THREE (3) EVALUATIONS.

Students may conduct research as part of their coursework in this class. Instructors for the course are responsible for ensuring that student research projects comply with College policies on ethical conduct for research involving humans, which can require obtaining Informed Consent from participants and getting the approval of the Douglas College Research Ethics Board prior to conducting the research.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, the successful student should be able to:

  1. demonstrate knowledge of the basic terminology of economics;
  2. examine and evaluate the degree to which the goals of the economy are currently achieved;
  3. apply various analytical concepts required in the study of macro and microeconomics.
Textbook Materials

Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students

Hird, H. Richard.  Working with Economics, Latest Ed.  Toronto: Maxwell MacMillan Canada Inc.

Requisites

Prerequisites

BC Pre-Calculus 11

Corequisites

No corequisite courses.

Equivalencies

Courses listed here are equivalent to this course and cannot be taken for further credit:

  • No equivalency courses

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
BC Institute of Technology (BCIT) BCIT ECON 1150 (3) 2009/01/01 to -
Capilano University (CAPU) CAPU ECON 1XX (3) 2004/09/01 to -
College of the Rockies (COTR) COTR ECON 100 (3) 2013/09/01 to -
Coquitlam College (COQU) COQU ECON 100 (3) 2004/09/01 to -
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) KPU ECON 1101 (3) 2004/09/01 to -
Langara College (LANG) LANG ECON 1119 (3) 2004/09/01 to -
North Island College (NIC) NIC TRM 202 (3) 2008/01/01 to 2008/12/31
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU ECON 1XX (3) 2004/09/01 to -
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU ECON 111 (3) 2004/09/01 to 2010/08/31
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU ECON 1220 (3) 2011/09/01 to -
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU ECON 1110 (3) 2010/09/01 to 2011/08/31
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU ECON 1XX (3) 2004/09/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) UBCO ECON 112 (3) 2005/05/01 to -
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) UBCV ECON 1st (3) 2004/09/01 to -
University of Northern BC (UNBC) UNBC ECON 1XX (3) 2004/09/01 to -
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV ECON 215 (3) 2004/09/01 to -
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC ECON 100 (1.5) 2004/09/01 to -
Vancouver Island University (VIU) VIU ECON 100 (3) 2004/09/01 to -

Course Offerings

Fall 2021

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
32069
Tue
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Richter
Kevin
Full
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
35
0
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue
Online
12:30 - 15:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
32070
Tue
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Midgley
Rodney
Open
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
32
3
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue
New Westminster - North Bldg.
N4370
15:30 - 18:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
32071
Mon Wed
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Ward
Jeffrey
Open
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
20
15
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Mon Wed
Coquitlam - Bldg. A
A1170
12:30 - 14:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
32748
Wed
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Xiang
Haitao
Open
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
34
1
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Wed
12:30 - 15:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
35617
Fri
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Xiang
Haitao
Open
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
27
8
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Fri
New Westminster - North Bldg.
N4215
8:30 - 11:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
35777
Thu
07-Sep-2021
- 08-Dec-2021
07-Sep-2021
08-Dec-2021
Richter
Kevin
Open
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
34
1
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Thu
Online
12:30 - 15:20