Economics (ECON)

Economics:  What ECON course should I take?

The Department of Economics offers first year Economics in one of two different formats.  The content of both formats is the same. 

ECON 110/6.0     Principles of Economics

ECON 110/6.0 is the first year course that introduces you to Economics at the university level.  It is offered on the main Queen’s campus, and is the version of first year Economics usually taken by first year students.  The first half of the course examines microeconomics, the second half macroeconomics.  Any student interested in pursuing a Plan in Economics should take this course.  It is required by all students in the Bachelor of Commerce Program.  It is a good elective choice for any student in Arts or Science. 

 ECON 111/3.0     Introductory Microeconomics


ECON 112/3.0      Introductory Macroeconomics

The combination of ECON 111/3.0 and ECON 112/3.0 is equivalent to ECON 110/6.0 for all academic purposes.  First year economics is offered in this format to students at the Bader International Study Centre, who should register in these two courses if they are studying there.  These two courses are also offered as distance courses to off-campus Queen’s students.  First year students are strongly discouraged from taking distance courses, so should take ECON 110/6.0 instead.


NOTE:  All 6.0 unit courses are multi-term courses. These courses are offered across the Fall and Winter Terms.  When students enrol in the "A" suffix course in the Fall Term, the "B" suffix will automatically be added to the Winter Term. Both halves of the course will be offered at the same time in the course timetable. 

SECTIONED COURSE:  This course is offered in more than one lecture and lab/tutorial section.  When you register in the course, you must choose the lecture and lab/tutorial sections that best suit your timetable.