Text: Economics Now: Analyzing Current Issues (2002)

This course is intended as an introductory study of the Canadian economy. The overall objective of the course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills they need to understand an array of economic issues and concepts and to prepare them for effective decision-making and responsible citizenship. A focus on developing and applying the processes of economic inquiry are integrated throughout the program so that students will take with them some understanding and appreciation of the tools of economists as well as the concepts of economics.

Course Structure:


The course is organized thematically and examines the fundamental principals and concepts of economics and makes application at both the national and global level. These themes contribute to a comprehensive examination of fundamental principles of economic issues:


  • Fundamental Economic Concepts
  • Microeconomic Concepts
  • Macroeconomics
  • Economic Development Concepts
  • Global Economic Concepts
  • New Economy and the Future




Weighting of Evaluation Component:

Quizzes and Unit Tests 50%
Assignments & Term Work 50%