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Minor Agricultural Economics (24 credits)

Offered by: Agricultural Economics     Degree: Bachelor of Science (Agricultural and Environmental Sciences)

Program Requirements

The Minor in Agricultural Economics will complement a student's education in four ways. First, as a social science, Economics will provide an alternative perspective for students in the Faculty. Second, the Minor will provide an excellent foundation of the workings of the economy at large. Third, it will aid students in understanding the business environment surrounding the agri-food industry. Finally, it will challenge students to analyze the interaction between the agricultural economy and the natural resource base.

Minor Coordinator: Professor John Henning
Macdonald-Stewart Building, Room 3-038
Telephone: 514-398-7826

Required Courses (12 credits)

  • AGEC 200 Principles of Microeconomics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Agricultural Economics (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Agricultural Economics : The field of economics as it relates to the activities of individual consumers, firms and organizations. Emphasis is on the application of economic principles and concepts to everyday decision making and to the analysis of current economic issues.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Kakali Mukhopadhyay (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 lectures
  • AGEC 201 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Agricultural Economics (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Agricultural Economics : The overall economic system, how it works, and the instruments used to solve social problems. Emphasis will be on decision-making involving the entire economic system and segments of it.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Winter
    • 3 lectures
    • Prerequisite: AGEC 200 or equivalent
  • AGEC 330 Agriculture and Food Markets (3 credits)

    Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Agricultural Economics : Nature and organization of agricultural and food markets as economic institutions, including the application of economic theory to problems within the agri-food marketing chain. Spatial and temporal price relationships, and the role of market structure.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: John C Henning (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: AGEC 200 or equivalent
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken AGEC 440
  • AGEC 333 Resource Economics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Agricultural Economics (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Agricultural Economics : The role of resources in the environment, use of resources, and management of economic resources within the firm or organization. Problem-solving, case studies involving private and public decision-making in organizations are utilized.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Paul Thomassin (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisites: AGEC 200 or equivalent

Complementary Courses (12 credits)

12 credits of complementary courses selected from:

  • AGEC 231 Economic Systems of Agriculture (3 credits)

    Offered by: Agricultural Economics (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Agricultural Economics : The structure and organization of Canada's agriculture-food system, the operation, financing, linkages, and functions of its components. Focus to be on management of the various components and the entire system, types of problems confronted now and in the future.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Laurence B B Baker (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 3 lectures
    • Prerequisite: AGEC 200 or equivalent
  • AGEC 242 Management Theories and Practices (3 credits)

    Offered by: Agricultural Economics (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Agricultural Economics : An introduction to contemporary management theories and practices in organizations of the food sector.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Brahm Canzer (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 lectures
  • AGEC 320 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (3 credits)

    Offered by: Agricultural Economics (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Agricultural Economics : An intermediate theory course in agricultural economics, dealing with economic concepts as applied to agricultural production and cost functions. Includes theory and application of linear programming as related to production decisions.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: John C Henning (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 3 lectures
    • Prerequisite: AGEC 200 or equivalent
  • AGEC 332 Farm Management and Finance (3 credits)

    Offered by: Natural Resource Sciences (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Agricultural Economics : Managing and financing a farm business. Topics include: the decision making process, farm management and economic concepts, the analysis of financial statements, farm planning and budgeting, input management, investment analysis, risk in financial management, the acquisition and cost of capital.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Laurence B B Baker (Fall)

    • Fall
    • Prerequisite: AGEC 200 or equivalent
    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken AGEC 331 or AGEC 350
  • AGEC 343 Accounting and Cost Control (3 credits)

    Offered by: Agricultural Economics (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Agricultural Economics : An introduction to the basic principles and concepts of responsibility accounting and cost control, analysis and utilization of financial statements and control system data for decision making.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Steven Landry (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 lectures
  • AGEC 425 Applied Econometrics (3 credits)

    Offered by: Agricultural Economics (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Agricultural Economics : The theory and application of econometrics to empirical issues in agriculture and environment. Diagnosis and treatment of standard violations of the assumptions underlying ordinary least squares.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Fall
    • 3 lectures
    • Prerequisites: AEMA 310, AGEC 200 and AGEC 201 or equivalents
  • AGEC 430 Agriculture, Food and Resource Policy (3 credits)

    Offered by: Agricultural Economics (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Agricultural Economics : Examination of North American and international agriculture, food and resource policies, policy instruments, programs and their implications. Economic analysis applied to the principles, procedures and objectives of various policy actions affecting agriculture, and the environment.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: John C Henning (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 3 lectures
    • Prerequisites: AGEC 200 or equivalent
  • AGEC 442 Economics of International Agricultural Development (3 credits)

    Offered by: Agricultural Economics (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Agricultural Economics : The course deals with economic aspects of international development with emphasis on the role of food, agriculture and the resource sector in the economy of developing countries. Topics will include world food analysis, development project analysis and policies for sustainable development. Development case studies will be used.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2013-2014 academic year.

    • Winter
    • 3 lectures
    • Prerequisites: AGEC 200 or AGEC 201 or equivalent
  • AGEC 450 Agriculture Business Management (3 credits)

    Offered by: Agricultural Economics (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Agricultural Economics : Management of operations in agribusiness firms. The use of computer models to make decisions on output mix, facility location, expansion, inventory management and production and strategy.

    Terms: Winter 2014

    Instructors: Laurence B B Baker (Winter)

    • Winter
    • 3 lectures
    • Prerequisites: AGEC 230 and AEMA 310
  • AGEC 491 Research & Methodology (3 credits)

    Offered by: Agricultural Economics (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Agricultural Economics : Conceptual and philosophical foundations of research methodology, and the procedural aspects of planning, designing and conducting research in applied economics.

    Terms: Fall 2013

    Instructors: Paul Thomassin (Fall)

    • Fall
    • 3 lectures
    • Prerequisites: AGEC 201 or equivalent, and AGEC 320
  • AGEC 492 Special Topics in Agricultural Economics 01 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Agricultural Economics (Agricultural & Environmental Sciences)

    Overview

    Agricultural Economics : Students will pursue topics that are not otherwise available in formal courses. An individual course of study will be followed under the supervision of a member of the staff qualified in the appropriate discipline or area.

    Terms: Fall 2013, Winter 2014

    Instructors: John C Henning (Fall) John C Henning (Winter)

    • Fall, Winter
    • Prerequisite: AGEC 201 or equivalent
Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences—2013-2014 (last updated Aug. 21, 2013) (disclaimer)