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Minor Agricultural Economics (24 credits)

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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:

Faculty of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences—2013-2014 (last updated Aug. 21, 2013) (disclaimer)