Lectures and seminars.
- Introduction and basic concepts.
- Economic goals, e.g., price stability, high employment, growth.
- Government of Canada economic indicators.
- Model(s) of income determination.
- The money supply, Bank of Canada and monetary policy.
- Fiscal policy, stabilizers, public debt.
- International economics.
- Demand, supply and elasticities.
- The labour market.
- Perfect and imperfect competition.
- Current economic issues
At the end of the course, the successful student should be able to:
- demonstrate knowledge of the basic terminology of economics;
- examine and evaluate the degree to which the goals of the economy are currently achieved;
- apply various analytical concepts required in the study of macro and microeconomics.
|Term Tests||40% - 70%|
|Term Paper and/or Written Assignment(s)||0% - 20%|
|Final Examination||30% - 40%|
|Participation and/or quizzes||0% - 10%|
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.
Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students
Hird, H. Richard. Working with Economics, Latest Ed. Toronto: Maxwell MacMillan Canada Inc.
BC Pre-Calculus 11
Courses listed here are equivalent to this course and cannot be taken for further credit:
- No equivalency courses