Courses & Programs

Courses & Programs

The Department of Economics offers Honours, Major and Minor programmes in economics.

The Honours programmes are the most intensive and provide the greatest exposure to the discipline. The Major programmes are less specialized and allow the student to take a wider range of complementary courses or even to add a major or a minor in another discipline. For example, a popular choice is to combine a Major in Economics with a BBA in Finance.

The Minor in economics is the least specialized programme and is added to your major or minor from another discipline once studies are in progress at Bishop’s.

We also offer a major and honours programs in International Political Economy.

B.A. (Honours Economics)

B.A. (Major in Economics)

Minor in Economics

B.A. (Major in International Political Economy)

For complete details, view the Economics section of the academic calendar.

Course Schedule of the Department

Many required economics courses are only taught once a year. It is therefore important to carefully plan your course schedule in keeping with the following:

Required courses for both major and honours in Economics:
ECO102 Principles of Economics: Microeconomics (taught in the Fall and Winter terms)
ECO103 Principles of Economics: Macroeconomics (taught in the Fall and Winter terms)
ECO208 Intermediate Microeconomics I (taught only in the Fall term)
ECO212 Intermediate Macroeconomics I (taught only in the Winter term)
EMA141 Statistics for Economics I (taught in the Fall and Winter terms)
EMA261 Econometrics I (taught in the Fall term, and sometimes in the Winter term)

Additional required courses for major in Economics:
ECO361 Applied Economic Analysis (taught only in the Winter term)

Additional required courses for honours in Economics:
ECO209 Intermediate Microeconomics II (taught only in the Winter term)
ECO342 Advanced Macroeconomics (taught only in the Winter term)
ECO343 Advanced Microeconomics (taught only in the Fall term)
EMA361 Econometrics II (taught only in the Winter term)

All other ECO elective courses are offered on a rotation basis.

Please contact the Chairperson of the department for more information.