Academic Calendar - 2018

Western University Academic Calendar. - 2018

Western Main Campus

Honors Specialization HONORS SPECIALIZATION IN ECONOMICS
Faculty of Social Science - Economics



Admission Requirements


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. (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%, may enter the Honors 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.