Course

Principles of Macroeconomics

Faculty
Commerce & Business Administration
Department
Economics
Course Code
ECON 1250
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
12 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 a framework for the analysis of models of income determination. The components of national income will be examined in the context of these models. Theory relating to the role of money and the potential role of government in the maintenance of both internal and external balance will be presented.
Course Content
  1. Introduction to macroeconomics.
  2. Measuring macroeconomic variables.
  3. Aggregate expenditure model of income determination.
  4. Aggregate demand-aggregate supply model of income determination.
  5. Business cycles and fluctuations in national income.
  6. Fiscal policy.
  7. The money supply, the banking system, the Bank of Canada and monetary policy.
  8. Trade theory, including comparative advantage, and protectionism.
  9. Balance of payments and macroeconomic policy.
  10. Foreign exchange rates.
Methods Of Instruction

Lecture and Seminar.

Means of Assessment
Final Examination  30% - 40%
Term Examination(s)  30% - 70%
Assignments   0% - 30%
Participation and/or Quizzes        0% - 10%
Total          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. construct a model for national income determination and analyze the effects of a change in one of the variables, as in multiplier analysis;
  2. analyze the effects of inflation and deflation, and develop policy alternatives.
  3. apply the economic concepts of supply and demand to explain the determination of foreign exchange and interest rates;
  4. analyze the effectiveness of monetary and fiscal policies under fixed and flexible exchange rate regimes;
  5. analyze the policy options available to central authorities to maintain both internal and external balance in an open economy.
Textbook Materials

Textbooks and Materials to be Purchased by Students

The main text is to be chosen from the following, as determined by the instructor:

 

  • Lipsey, R.G., Purvis et al.  Economics, Latest Ed.  New York:  Harper & Row.
  • Mankiw, N.G. et al.  Principles of Macroeconomics, Latest Ed.  Thomson Nelson.
  • McConnel, Campbell R., Brue et al.  Economics, Latest Ed.  Toronto:  McGraw-Hill Ryerson Limited
  • Parkin, Michael and Robin Bade.  Economics:  Canada in the Global Environment, Latest Ed. Don Mills:  Addison-Wesley Publishers Limited.

 

  • Supplementary material may be chosen from the following, as determined by the instructor:

                Study guides for the above texts and the available software.

Requisites

Prerequisites

BC Pre-Calculus 11 OR currently active in one of the following:

PBD Accounting
PBD Advanced Human Resource Management
PBD Advanced Supply Chain Management
PBD Finance
PBD International Supply Chain Management
PDD Accounting Studies
PDD Financial Analysis
PDD Financial Planning
PDD Global Banking and Economics
PDD Human Resource Management
PDD International Business Management
PDD Supply Chain Management
PDD Project Management

ECON 1101 recommended

 



Corequisites

No corequisite courses.

Equivalencies

No equivalent 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

These are for current course guidelines only. For a full list of archived courses please see https://www.bctransferguide.ca

Institution Transfer Details for ECON 1250
Acsenda School of Management (ASM) ASM ECON 122 (3)
Alexander College (ALEX) ALEX ECON 105 (3)
Athabasca University (AU) AU ECON 248 (3)
BC Institute of Technology (BCIT) BCIT ECON 2200 (4)
Camosun College (CAMO) CAMO ECON 104 (3)
Capilano University (CAPU) CAPU ECON 112 (3)
Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) FDU ECON 2102 (3)
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) KPU ECON 1250 (3)
Langara College (LANG) LANG ECON 1221 (3)
North Island College (NIC) NIC ECO 111 (3)
Okanagan College (OC) OC ECON 125 (3)
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU ECON 105 (3)
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU ECON 1950 (3)
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU ECON 102 (3)
University Canada West (UCW) UCW ECON 104 (3)
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) UBCO ECON 102 (3)
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) UBCV ECON 102 (3)
University of Northern BC (UNBC) UNBC ECON 101 (3)
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV ECON 101 (3)
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC ECON 104 (1.5)
Vancouver Community College (VCC) VCC ECON 1200 (3)
Vancouver Island University (VIU) VIU ECON 212 (3)

Course Offerings

Fall 2022

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
32078
Tue
06-Sep-2022
- 07-Dec-2022
06-Sep-2022
07-Dec-2022
TBA
(Faculty)
Open
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
5
30
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue
Coquitlam - Bldg. A
A1170
12:30 - 15:20
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
32079
Wed
06-Sep-2022
- 07-Dec-2022
06-Sep-2022
07-Dec-2022
Badh
Sukhvinder
Open
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
7
28
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Wed
New Westminster - North Bldg.
N4310
9:00 - 11:50
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
32080
Wed
06-Sep-2022
- 07-Dec-2022
06-Sep-2022
07-Dec-2022
Midgley
Rodney
Open
Max
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Remaining
Waitlist
35
12
23
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Wed
New Westminster - North Bldg.
N4310
18:30 - 21:20
CRN
Days
Dates
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End Date
Instructor
Status
32378
Thu
06-Sep-2022
- 07-Dec-2022
06-Sep-2022
07-Dec-2022
Badh
Sukhvinder
Open
Max
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Remaining
Waitlist
35
8
27
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Thu
New Westminster - North Bldg.
N4308
9:00 - 11:50
CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
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Instructor
Status
32581
Tue Thu
06-Sep-2022
- 07-Dec-2022
06-Sep-2022
07-Dec-2022
Ward
Jeffrey
Open
Max
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35
34
1
0
Days
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Room
Time
Tue Thu
New Westminster - North Bldg.
N2203
10:30 - 12:20
CRN
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End Date
Instructor
Status
32582
Tue Thu
06-Sep-2022
- 07-Dec-2022
06-Sep-2022
07-Dec-2022
Ward
Jeffrey
Waitlist
Max
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Remaining
Waitlist
35
35
0
2
Days
Building
Room
Time
Tue Thu
New Westminster - South Bldg.
S0620
12:30 - 14:20
CRN
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Dates
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End Date
Instructor
Status
34093
Mon Wed
06-Sep-2022
- 07-Dec-2022
06-Sep-2022
07-Dec-2022
Teng
Rosilyn
Open
Max
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35
3
32
0
Days
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Mon Wed
New Westminster - South Bldg.
S1650
12:30 - 14:20
CRN
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End Date
Instructor
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35480
Mon Wed
06-Sep-2022
- 07-Dec-2022
06-Sep-2022
07-Dec-2022
Solyom
Michael
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Max
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35
14
21
0
Days
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Mon Wed
New Westminster - South Bldg.
S1650
14:30 - 16:20
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Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
36216
Wed Fri
06-Sep-2022
- 07-Dec-2022
06-Sep-2022
07-Dec-2022
TBA
(Faculty)
Open
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
35
1
34
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Wed Fri
New Westminster - North Bldg.
N4307
10:30 - 12:20