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First-Year Seminars (FYSM)

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FYSM 1003 [1.0 credit]

Introduction to Economics

An introduction to the major tools and policy problems of economics. Economic analysis is applied to a variety of contemporary problems such as pollution, poverty, the control of monopoly, unemployment, inflation and international economic problems.
Precludes additional credit for ECON 1000, ECON 1001, and ECON 1002.
Prerequisite: normally restricted to students entering the first year of a B.A. program.
This course is an intensive version of ECON 1000 geared to students in the Honours program in Economics or Applied Economics.
Seminars three hours a week, tutorials one hour a week.

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