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News and Events
- COURSE EVALUATION TIME! Students please be aware that online course evaluations for the Faculty of Social Science will open on November 20th at 10 am. See poster for details!
Are You Registered in Economics 2Q03, Economics of Bad Behaviour or Interested In Taking This Course? If so, please read this note carefully.
Thanks for registering in this course. This is a very new step for our department – an online course with no economics prerequisites. Our intent has always been to let this count only as an elective and not towards an Economics Major or Minor. That remains our policy. The department clearly erred in not making this clearer to students, and you have our apologies if you have already registered.
Some of you may have to adjust your schedules in order to meet the requirements for a BA, an Honours BA or a Minor in Economics. We stand ready to help you however we can to make this adjustment. If you are registered in a BA, Honours or Combined Honours program in Economics, we will guarantee you a seat in any economics course for which you have the prerequisites. Please e-mail Professor Martin Dooley (email@example.com) if you are having trouble getting such a seat. If you are planning on graduating in June 2014 with an Economics Minor and are having trouble getting a seat in a course that you need for a Minor, then e-mail Professor Dooley and he will do his best to get you a seat.
- Collaborative Learning versus Traditional Tutorials in Large Classrooms:
During the 2012/2013 academic year, tutorials were offered in Introductory Macroeconomics
(Econ 1BB3) for the first time in twenty years. As part of a research project, data was collected to study
the impact of the tutorials on student performance in the course. This research study will examine
overall rates of participation in tutorials and overall performance. No individual student will be
identifiable and the researchers will not know who participated in the study and who did not. This study
has been approved by the McMaster Research Ethics Board, and also complies with the McMaster FIPPA
policy on the collection of personal information. We understand that some students may not wish to
participate in such a research project. If you do not want your course records included in the project or
if you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
To see the full letter of information, please click here.
- Professor Byron Spencer was selected (along with Michael Wolfson, the former Assistant Chief Statistician at Statistics Canada) as the 2013 winner of the Mike McCacken Award for Economic Statistics, which recognizes both theoretical and applied contributions to the development and use of the official economic statistics in Canada
- The Department of Economics is pleased to offer the following Fall/Winter Economics Undergraduate Courses.
- If you have the prerequisites for a course but it is full on SOLAR, please fill out a SPACE form and we will respond prior to the start of term.
For more information, click here
Undergraduate (Graduate) Students write to:
School of Graduate Studies
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