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<span id="_ctl16__ctl0_head_title">Ryerson: The Chang School: Course: CECN 210</span>

CECN 210 Understanding Economics


Certificate and Degree Credit
Arts Program Area


Antirequisite(s): ECN 101, CECN 104, ECN 201, CECN 204; Not Available to students in Ted Rogers School of Management.
Duration: 39 Hours
Fee: $631.27* (Payment in full is required at time of enrolment.)


The lower level liberal studies course introduces the economic way of thinking. Economists seek objective ways to analyse how humans act in social settings. Economic models or theories are used to understand economic behaviour. The course uses basic supply and demand theory to analyze a range of economic issues such as how university fees are set or the effect of the minimum wage on unemployment. At a microeconomic level students will learn how to analyse markets under different structures such as perfect competition and monopoly. At a macroeconomic level students will learn how to analyse how the Canadian economy works and how the major problems of unemployment and inflation can be dealt with. Other topics covered are fiscal and monetary policy and the overall role of government in the economy. (Lower-level liberal studies elective)

Fall 2017
Enrolment for this term is closed.
There are no classes/sections scheduled for this course in Fall 2017.
Winter 2018
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Spring/Summer 2018
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There are no classes/sections scheduled for this course in Spring/Summer 2018.

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