Academic Calendar - 2022

Western University Academic Calendar. - 2022

Western Main Campus

Honours Specialization HONOURS SPECIALIZATION IN ECONOMICS
Faculty of Social Science - Economics



Admission Requirements


Completion of first-year requirements with no failures. Students must have an average of at least 70% with no mark less than 60% in 3.0 principal courses, including an average of at least 70% with no mark less than 60% in the following 2.5 courses: Economics 1021A/B and Economics 1022A/B; Calculus 1000A/B, or Calculus 1500A/B; Calculus 1501A/B (or Calculus 1301A/B with a mark of at least 85%); and Mathematics 1600A/B. Economics 1021A/B and Economics 1022A/B, and Calculus 1000A/B or Calculus 1500A/B, must be completed before admission to the module. Calculus 1501A/B (or Calculus 1301A/B with a mark of at least 85%) and Mathematics 1600A/B can be taken after entering the module, but must be completed by the end of the second year in the module, but must be completed by the end of the second year in the module. Students are strongly advised to complete these courses within twelve months of starting the module. (Engineering students and Science students may substitute Economics 2001A/B for Economics 1021A/B and Economics 1022A/B, the former Applied Mathematics 1413 for Calculus 1000A/B or Calculus 1500A/B, and Calculus 1501A/B, Numerical and Mathematical Methods 1412A/B for Calculus 1000A/B or Calculus 1500A/B, Numerical and Mathematical Methods 1414A/B in place of Calculus 1301A/B or Calculus 1501A/B, and Numerical and Mathematical Methods 1411A/B in place of Mathematics 1600A/B. Please contact the department for details.)

Module/Program Information


Module
9.0 Courses:

3.0 courses normally taken in second year: Economics 2220A/B, Economics 2221A/B, Economics 2222A/B, Economics 2223A/B, Economics 2260A/B, Economics 2261A/B.*
1.0 course normally taken in third year: Economics 3320A/B, Economics 3382A/B.
1.0 course in Economics at the 2200 or 3000 level with an F/G designation, normally taken in third year.
1.5 courses normally taken in fourth year: Economics 3388A/B, Economics 4400E.
2.5 additional courses from: Economics at the 3000 level**, Epidemiology 4615B.

*Students who have taken a full or half course in introductory statistics at the 2100 level or higher in the Department of Statistical and Actuarial Sciences can substitute that course for Economics 2222A/B towards the module requirements (exception: if the statistics course is being used in another module, no credit overlap is allowed, and students are required to replace Economics 2222A/B with another 0.5 course in Economics at the 2200 level or higher). Students who have completed any other introductory statistics course listed as an anti-requisite to Economics 2222A/B must replace Economics 2222A/B with 0.5 course in Economics at the 2200 or 3000 level.

Students who have taken Statistical Sciences 3859A/B starting from the fall term of 2019 and onwards can substitute that course for Economics 2223A/B towards the modular requirements (exception: if the statistics course is being used in another module, no credit overlap is allowed, and students are required to replace Economics 2223A/B with another 0.5 course in Economics at the 2200 level or higher).

**Students who are not counting Economics 3310A/B towards their module may substitute up to 1.0 course from the following list toward this requirement: Calculus 2502A/B, Calculus 2503A/B; any Mathematics course numbered 2100 or higher; Applied Mathematics 2402A/B, or the former Differential Equations 2402A, Applied Mathematics 2811A/B, the former Applied Mathematics 2813B, Applied Mathematics 3811A/B, Applied Mathematics 3813A/B, Applied Mathematics 3815A/B, the former Applied Mathematics 3911F/G, the former Applied Mathematics 4353B, Numerical and Mathematical Methods 4613A/B or the former Applied Mathematics 4613A/B, Numerical and Mathematical Methods 4617A/B or the former Applied Mathematics 4617A/B, Applied Mathematics 4815A/B, Numerical and Mathematical Methods 4817A/B or the former Applied Mathematics 4817A/B, Financial Modelling 3817A/B, Statistical Sciences 2503A/B, Statistical Sciences 2864A/B, Statistical Sciences 3657A/B, and Statistical Sciences 3858A/B.

Students who have completed Economics 2150A/B, Economics 2151A/B, Economics 2152A/B and Economics 2153A/B with no mark less than 75%, and who have taken Calculus 1000A/B or Calculus 1500A/B or the former Calculus 1100A/B, and Mathematics 1600A/B or the former Linear Algebra 1600A/B, with no mark less than 60%, and have completed first year requirements including earning an average of at least 70% with no mark less than 60% in their required 3.0 principal courses may enter the Honours Specialization and be exempt from taking Economics 2220A/B, Economics 2221A/B, Economics 2260A/B and Economics 2261A/B. Students who have completed these requirements and have also completed Economics 2122A/B and Economics 2123A/B with no mark less than 75% may also be exempt from taking Economics 2222A/B and Economics 2223A/B.

Students admitted into the Honours Specialization in Economics module by transferring to main campus from an affiliate college and who completed Economics 2220A/B and/or Economics 2221A/B (or Economics 2152A/B and/or Economics 2153A/B with marks at 75% or higher) at an affiliate college must retake them at main campus.