Academic Calendar - 2020

Western University Academic Calendar. - 2020

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 and Applied Mathematics 1413 for Calculus 1000A/B or Calculus 1500A/B, and Calculus 1501A/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 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, or the former Differential Equations 2402A, Applied Mathematics 2811B, the former Applied Mathematics 2813B, Applied Mathematics 3811A/B, Applied Mathematics 3813A/B, Applied Mathematics 3815A/B, Applied Mathematics 3911F/G, the former Applied Mathematics 4353B, Applied Mathematics 4613A/B, Applied Mathematics 4617A/B, Applied Mathematics 4815A/B, Applied Mathematics 4817A/B and Financial Modelling 3817A/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.