This Course and Program Catalogue is effective from May 2015 to April 2016.

Not all courses described in the Course and Program Catalogue are offered each year. For a list of course offerings in 2015-2016, please consult the class search website.

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As of 2005-2006, certain course abbreviations have changed. Students with credit for a course under its former label may not take the relabeled course for credit.

The following conventions are used for course numbering:

  • 010-099 represent non-degree level courses
  • 100-699 represent undergraduate degree level courses
  • 700-999 represent graduate degree level courses

The following term designations are used:

  • 1 - Term 1 only
  • 2 - Term 2 only
  • 3 - Term 3 only
  • 1&2 - Term 1 and 2
  • 1/2 - Either Term 1 or Term 2
  • P - Phases (Medicine and Dentistry)
  • Q - Quarters (Veterinary Medicine)

The following instructional code designations are used:

  • L - Lecture
  • P - Practicum/Lab
  • S - Seminar/Discussion
  • C - Clinical Service
  • R - Reading
  • T - Tutorial

Please use the following form to look up courses and find detailed information on course prerequisites, corequisites, and other special notes. To view all 100-level courses in a subject, select a Subject Code and type 1% in the Course Number field. (200-level = 2%, etc.)


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BPBE 002.0
MITACS Globalink Undergraduate Visiting Research

BPBE 230.3 — 1/2(3L)
Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Explores the historical and economic roles of entrepreneurship in the agricultural sector of the Canadian economy. Included in this will be a discussion of the important role that entrepreneurship has played in the growth of the prairie economy. Students will be exposed to theory and practice of entrepreneurship in the context of both independent and corporate organizations. The theory of entrepreneurship is investigated through discussion of classical and current literature. Entrepreneurship practice is explored through interviews and discussions with entrepreneurs.

Formerly: AGEC 230.
Note: Students with credit for AGEC 230 or COMM 349 may not take this course for credit.


BPBE 251.3 — 1(3L)
Introduction to Agricultural Policy

Examines why government policy is important to the agricultural industry and why governments at all levels become involved. Various areas of policy are examined with emphasis on policies which affect the holding and operation of farm land and those which affect the transportation and handling of grain crops and the profit centres within the agribusiness sector. A detailed examination is made of several federal and provincial government policies as they affect the farm sector in Saskatchewan. Farm organizations, the farm lobby and the role of the media are also discussed.

Prerequisite(s): ECON 111.
Note: Students with credit for BPBE 76 will not receive credit for this course.


BPBE 254.3 — 1(3L)
Agribusiness Taxation

Provides an introduction to federal and provincial income tax as it relates to the agriculture sector. The course stresses the terms, concepts and fundamental principles of income taxation. While tax form preparation will be reviewed, tax concepts, compliance issues and tax planning will be emphasized. The course is designed to expose students to tax laws and how they affect individual decisions and how the taxpayer is/can be integrated with different business organization structures that may be utilized in the agriculture industry.

Prerequisite(s): COMM 201.


BPBE 272.3 — 1/2(3L)
Introduction to Agricultural Economics

Demonstrates the practical application of the economic theory and technique developed in previous courses. On-going and published research is used to teach the step by step process of using economic theory to understand and analyze issues with which the discipline concerns itself. In addition, current issues and policies are selected to guide students through the process of translating an economic problem into a researchable question. Students will participate by defining their own research questions, selecting the appropriate theoretical framework, finding data appropriate to conducting an analysis, doing a simple empirical analysis, summarizing results and discussing implications of their research in the form of a paper, an assignment, an in-class presentation, and/or an evaluation and analysis of a current issue.

Formerly: AGEC 272.
Prerequisite(s): AGRC 113 or permission of the instructor.
Note: Students with credit for AGEC 272 cannot take this course for credit.


BPBE 298.3
Special Topics

Offered occasionally by visiting faculty and in other special situations to cover, in depth, topics that are not thoroughly covered in regularly offered courses.

BPBE 315.3 — 1(3L-2P)
Application of Microeconomic Theory to Agriculture

A calculus-based treatment of microeconomic theory as it applies to optimal resource allocation in agriculture, individual consumer choice, and the behaviour of competitive markets.

Formerly: AGEC 315.
Prerequisite(s): ECON 211; MATH 104 or 110.
Note: Students with credit for AGEC 315 cannot take this course for credit.


BPBE 320.3 — 1(3L-2P)
Introduction to Farm Business Management

The analysis and interpretation of farm business financial statements and the use of this information in planning future farm business decisions. Other subjects include machinery economics, individual enterprise analysis, capital investment analysis and succession planning.

Restriction(s): Not open to students in the BSA (AGEC) Program or in the BSCAGB Program
Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of 60 credit units of university level courses or permission of the instructor
Note: Students with credit for BPBE 62 or AGEC 320 will not receive credit for this course.


BPBE 322.3 — 2(3L-2P)
Agricultural Business Investment Analysis Finance and Risk

An introduction to investment feasibility analysis, business finance, and risk theory. Considerable attention is given to developing spreadsheet applications including investment feasibility analysis, bid price models, machine replacements, leasing versus buying and business portfolio/diversification applications.

Formerly: AGEC 322.
Prerequisite(s): COMM 201; COMM 203.
Note: Students with credit for AGEC 322 cannot take this course for credit.


BPBE 330.3 — 1(3L)
Land Resource Economics

A study of natural resource economics with emphasis on environmental economics, measurement of non-market goods, project evaluation, issues in urban and rural land use, and conservation. Policy problems related to the foregoing will be examined.

Formerly: AGEC 330.
Prerequisite(s): ECON 211 or 213.
Note: Students with credit for AGEC 330 cannot take this course for credit.


BPBE 342.3 — 2(3L-2P)
Industrial Organization of Agricultural Markets

Describes the current structure of agriculture and changes currently taking place. Theoretical concepts such as oligopoly models, game theory, and transactions costs theory are developed. These theories are used to examine such issues as market concentration, spatial competition, vertical integration, contracting, and agricultural research and development.

Formerly: AGEC 342.
Prerequisite(s): BPBE 315 or permission of the instructor.
Note: Students with credit for AGEC 342 cannot take this course for credit.


BPBE 343.3 — 2(3L)
Grain and Livestock Marketing

A study of the Canadian grain and livestock marketing systems, procedures and institutions. Examines the price discovery methods used in grains and livestock marketing including: open (futures) market, marketing boards, teletype auctions, etc. Other topics include: the historical evolution of current marketing systems, marketing functions, government policy and regulation and market structure.

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of 30 credit units or permission of the instructor.
Note: Students with credit for AGEC 343 or BPBE 66 may not take this course for credit.


BPBE 344.3 — 2(3L)
Follow the Grain

Provides a supply chain perspective of science, technology, production practice, product handling, product marketing systems, and end uses for grain produced in Saskatchewan. Students will learn how public and private institutions have evolved to govern the process of scientific discovery and marketing to increase the value created in the sector and how different processes, regulations and institutions have evolved to address issues within the supply chain. Contemporary issues such as organic marketing, GM market impacts, and kernel visual distinguishability will be examined.

Formerly: AGEC 344.
Prerequisite(s): AGRC 113 and ECON 111 or successful completion of 60 credit units at the university level or permission from the instructor.
Note: Students with credit for AGEC 344 cannot take this course for credit. There are additional non-refundable costs in addition to tuition fees.


BPBE 346.3 — (3L)
Principles of Selling

Introduces the principles of salesmanship and their application to agricultural business. Emphasis will be placed on the application of principles to real-world situations and on building selling skills through class projects. Students will learn tactical selling skills, develop self-management skills, and study strategic selling techniques. Policies (current and impending) and regulations governing salesmanship are discussed.

Formerly: AGEC 346.
Prerequisite(s): COMM 204 or BPBE 343 or permission of the instructor
Note: Students with credit for BPBE 72 or AGEC 346 will not receive credit for this course.


BPBE 347.3 — 1/2(3L)
Agribusiness Marketing Management

Focuses on the role of the agri-marketing manager as a decision maker who is often responsible for formulating strategic marketing plans. Topics include the agricultural and agribusiness marketing environment, selecting market targets for products/services, and the development of marketing plans. The marketing activities of Saskatchewan's agribusinesses will be examined.

Formerly: AGEC 347.
Prerequisite(s): BPBE 343 or COMM 204 or permission of the instructor
Note: Students with credit for BPBE 74 or AGEC 347 will not receive credit for this course.


BPBE 354.3 — 2(3L)
Agribusiness Management Information Systems

This course offers students an introduction to management information systems (MIS) and their application to businesses within the agricultural sector. It provides an overview of hardware, software and technologies that make possible the collection of financial and agronomic data useful in agribusiness management decisions. Students will be oriented to the tools and techniques used in structuring an agribusiness management information system for different organizational structures and types of agribusiness operations.

Prerequisite(s): COMM 201.3 and 60 credit units


BPBE 356.3 — 1/2(3L)
The Economics of International Agribusiness

Provides an introduction to the international commercial policy and industrial environment within which international agribusiness operates and examines the business strategies available to firms to deal with the particular policy and commercial risks associated with international agribusiness.

Prerequisite(s): ECON 211.3 and BPBE 272.3 or permission of the instructor.
Note: Students with credit for BPBE 398 "Economics of International Agribusiness" will not receieve credit for this course.


BPBE 361.3 — 1/2(3L-2P)
Intermediate Statistics and Decision Making

Focuses on analysis of agricultural management and marketing issues using statistical methods. Topics include: data collection, estimation, and test of hypotheses in regression analysis; use of binary variables and non-linear regression. Elementary econometrics is also introduced.

Formerly: AGEC 361.
Prerequisite(s): PLSC 214.
Note: Students with credit for AGEC 361 cannot take this course for credit.


BPBE 395.3 — 2(3L)
Creative Thinking and the Entrepreneurial Process

Introduces students to the role of creativity and creative thinking skills, processes and attitudes in the life of the entrepreneur. The theory and practice of creative thinking skills in both business and personal contexts will be presented to students. Creativity is examined through discussion of articles from peer-reviewed journals, books and case studies. The practice of creativity is accomplished through a number of interactive exercises, strategies and processes integrated into the weekly fabric of the class.

Formerly: AGEC 395.
Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of 45 credit units, or permission of the instructor.
Note: Students with credit for AGEC 395 cannot take this course for credit.


BPBE 398.3
Special Topics

Offered occasionally by visiting faculty and in other special situations to cover, in depth, topics that are not thoroughly covered in regularly offered courses.

BPBE 400.3 — 1(3L)
Entrepreneurial Leadership Leading Development Change and Growth in New Business

Will introduce students to conceptual leadership theory and contemporary leadership models, and will also provide opportunities for experiential learning in the area of applied leadership practice. Leadership will be examined from a process-oriented framework with a focus on practical and applied elements in the context of entrepreneurship.

Formerly: AGEC 400.
Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of 75 credit units, or permission of the instructor.
Note: Students with credit for AGEC 400 cannot take this course for credit.


BPBE 420.3 — 1(3L-2P)
Farm and Agricultural Business Operations Management

An introduction to the theory and practice of operations and financial management under risk and uncertainty. This consists of an examination of techniques and procedures which can be used by the manager and by the professional acting as consultant to the manager. Techniques reviewed include total farm budgeting, linear and quadratic programming and decision analysis.

Prerequisite(s): BPBE 322 or COMM 203.
Note: Students with credit for AGEC 420 may not take this course for credit.


BPBE 428.3 — 2(3L)
Case Studies in Agribusiness Management

This course uses case studies to apply theories learned during previous courses to real-world decisions made within the agribusiness environment. Students will use critical thinking while they work individually and in teams to identify problems and develop solutions to issues faced by agribusiness managers. Cases will cover a variety of agribusiness topics including finance, management, marketing, and strategy.

Prerequisite(s):Successful completion of 75 credit units of university-level courses or consent of the instructor.


BPBE 430.3 — 1(3L)
Natural Resource Economics

Management and allocation of natural resources requires an understanding of the biophysical characteristics of resources, and the economics underlying decisions of resource users and society. This course will develop a series of tools to evaluate natural resource use from the management and policy perspective. The course will focus on renewable resources with some consideration of nonrenewable resources. Students will evaluate existing natural resource and environmental policy measures using the tools developed in the course.

Prerequisite(s): One of BPBE 330, ECON 275 or ECON 277, or permission of the instructor.
Note: Students with credit for AGEC 430 may not take this course for credit.


BPBE 432.3 — 1(3L)
Rural Development Theory Policy and Case Studies

Rural development patterns are investigated in this course using a Regional Economics (including Community Economics) Framework. The class focusses on measurement of rural development, theories of rural development, and business and personal location patterns. Review also includes studies related to central place hierarchy and rural-urban fringe. Review of rural development polocies and economic evaluation of rural development programs is also a part of this class.

Prerequisite(s): ECON 211; some knowledge of macroeconomics preferred
Note: Students with credit for AGEC 432 may not take this course for credit.


BPBE 433.3 — 2(3L)
Methods of Rural Analysis Theory and Application

The methods used in the analysis of rural economies, with particular emphasis on economic impact analyses, will be examined. Case studies utilizing these techniques will be reviewed and analyzed.

Formerly: AGEC 433.
Prerequisite(s): ECON 211 and 214
Note: Students with credit for AGEC 433 cannot take this course for credit.


BPBE 435.3 — 2(3L-2P)
Agricultural Finance and Appraisal

Study and application of economic principles in agricultural finance and capital investments analysis and farm real estate appraisal. Farm finance includes the study of financial management and agricultural credit. Farm appraisal includes a study of land values and the various approaches to the valuation and assessment of farm real estate.

Formerly: AGEC 435.
Prerequisite(s): BPBE 322 or COMM 203
Note: Students with credit for AGEC 435 cannot take this course for credit.


BPBE 440.3 — 1(3L)
Agricultural Marketing Systems

Examines the agricultural marketing system from analytical and strategic perspectives. Analytical methods for assessing consumer demand are explored. Generic advertising, agricultural commodity grading systems and quality verification systems are discussed. The organization of supply chains is examined, including an exploration of the growth of contracting. The economic implications of various collective marketing structures are examined, including cooperatives and supply management marketing boards.

Formerly: AGEC 440.
Prerequisite(s): BPBE 315 and 342 or permission of the instructor
Note: Students with credit for AGEC 440 cannot take this course for credit.


BPBE 445.3 — 2(3L)
Competition Regulation and Antitrust Theory and Applications

This course describes the structure of competition, regulation and anti-trust policy in Canada, the U.S. and the E.U. Beginning with the development of traditional models of competition and regulation as well as an introduction to anti-trust methods, a set of analytic tools applicable to modern regulatory analysis will be developed, including contestability theory, auction theory, mechanism design and an overview of structural econometric modeling for regulatory analysis. The course will also examine the role and behavior of key regulatory and anti-trust agencies. While applicable to a vast number of industries, where possible analysis will focus on agricultural applications of the methods and policies.

Prerequisite(s): BPBE 315 and 361 or permission of the instructor.


BPBE 451.3 — 1(3L)
Agricultural Problems and Policies

A review of the scope and character of problems affecting Western Canadian agriculture, and a study of the policies and legislation bearing on those problems. Students will be assigned special references for review and discussion and will complete a term assignment on a special phase of the course. Special emphasis is given to student participation.

Formerly: AGEC 451.
Prerequisite(s): BPBE 315
Note: Students with credit for AGEC 451 cannot take this course for credit.


BPBE 461.3 — 2(3L-2P)
Agricultural Commodity Analysis

This course is an extension of the introductory econometrics. Further treatment of econometric issues is introduced. This is followed by two basic approaches to analysis of agricultural commodities. The first approach focuses on the causal relationships among economic variables, and the topics include supply-disposition analysis, regression analysis, and further examination of econometric assumptions. The second approach focuses on the time series characteristics of an economic variable and the topics include trend extrapolation, projection methods and Box-Jenkins analysis.

Prerequisite(s): BPBE 315 and 361.
Note: Students with credit for AGEC 461 may not take this course for credit.


BPBE 492.3 — 1&2
Research Project and Technical Writing

This is a major research, technical writing and communications project that involves investigation of a relevant economic problem. The project includes a literature review utilizing electronic and library resources, a clear articulation of the appropriate economic concepts, an empirical investigation, and interpretation of results. A comprehensive research report is written. Research methodology and technical writing skills are addressed in a series of lectures at the beginning of the term.

Prerequisite(s): BPBE 315 and 361 and successful completion of 75 credit units of university level courses.
Restriction(s): Restricted to B.S.A. (AGEC) and BSCAGB programs.
Note: Students with credit for AGEC 492 or AGRC 492 may not take this course for credit.


BPBE 494.6 — 1&2
Research and Technical Writing (Honours Thesis)

This is a research, technical writing and communications course in which the student conducts independent research on a relevant economic problem. The research project includes a literature review utilizing electronic and library resources, a clear articulation and use of the appropriate concepts, an empirical investigation, and the interpretation and presentation of results. A comprehensive and formal research paper is written. Research methodology and technical writing skills are addressed in a series of lectures at the beginning of the term. An oral exam of the thesis is required.

Prerequisite(s): BPBE 315 and 361 and successful completion of 75 credit units of university level courses.
Restriction(s): Restricted to B.S.A. (AGEC) and BSCAGB Honours programs.
Note: Students with credit for AGEC 494 may not take this course for credit.


BPBE 495.3 — 1/2(3L)
Agribusiness Venture Management

Designed to assist students in developing and understanding the skills and tools required in the preparation and presentation of a complete and professional business plan for a business entity in the agricultural industry. All aspects of the business plan are included in the project: operations, human resources, marketing and finance. Students will be expected to form groups to complete a major project.

Prerequisite(s): Successful completion of 90 credit units of university level courses or permission of the department.
Note: Students with credit for AGEC 495, COMM 447, COMM 492, BPBE 75, or ENT 310 may not take this course for credit.


BPBE 498.3
Special Topics

Offered occasionally by visiting faculty and in other special situations to cover, in depth, topics that are not thoroughly covered in regularly offered courses.

BPBE 810.3 — 2(3L)
Agribusiness Management

This course is designed to provide an in-depth look at the trends and challenges facing agribusiness managers today. The course will provide agribusiness managers with the concepts and tools required to build a sustainable competitive advantage in an ever-changing economic environment. These concepts and tools are necessary for agribusiness managers to lead their human and capital resources for profit and success.

Permission of the department is required.
Restriction(s): Students will have completed a Bachelor's program in any discipline. Not available for credit to students in the M.Sc. and Ph.D. Agricultural Economics programs.


BPBE 812.3 — 1(3L)
Aboriginal Nation Building in the Twenty First Century

This course examines issues Aboriginal Governments and communities face as they enter the 21st century, including: political sovereignty, economic development, constitutional reform, cultural and language maintenance and promotio, land and water rights, religious freedom, health and social welfare, and education. Because the challenges are broad and comprehensive, the course emphasizes the breadth of issues that leaders must confront, from health, education, and social services to politics, economics, and cultural change. Research finds that the viaable approaches to such areas of Nation Building must be compatible with individual societies' cultures, and Aboriginal societies are culturally heterogeneous. Therefore there is not "one size" that fits all. As such case studies derived from field research in Canada and the United States will be utilized to engage students in the classroom discussion about the challenges and opportunities that confront Aboriginal Nation in the 21st century.

Permission of the department is required.
Restriction(s): Students will have completed a Bachelor's program in any discipline.


BPBE 813.3 — 3S
Aboriginal Land Management Seminar Course

The components of this course will allow students to pursue an in-depth examination of selected topics in agribusiness and aboriginal land management. The seminars will be presented by students based on their structured reading and synthesis reports. The faculty course coordinator(s) will be responsible for coordinating the seminar series and for linking students with appropriate faculty mentors for reading assignments and evaluation of synthesis reports.

Permission of the department is required.
Restriction(s): Students will have completed a Bachelor's program in any discipline.


BPBE 820.3 — 2(3L)
Agricultural Production Economics

A study of the application of economic theory to production economics and consumer demand systems. The course links static micro economic theory to the behavior of economic systems. This course includes a survey on the choice of functional form, the application of duality in demand theory and the use of Bayesian econometrics to impose inequality restrictions in system estimation. The course also examines several aspects of technological change and dynamic problems involving risk and uncertainty.

Permission of instructor required.
Note: Students with credit for AGEC 820 may not take this course for credit.


BPBE 825.3 — 1/2(3L)
Research Issues in Agribusiness Management

Lectures/discussions will emphasize the development and illustration of concepts, issues, and research questions in agribusiness, both past and present. The course readings will provide a general framework for class lecture/discussions. Through assignments and in-class discussions, students will broaden their understanding of practical and research issues within the context of agribusiness management.

Note: Formerly offered as BPBE 898 "Current Issues in Agribusiness Research."


BPBE 832.3 — 2(3L)
Rural Development

The study of theories of rural development in advanced-market economies, a review of empirical studies of selected North American rural economies and a survey of national and subnational North American development policies. A particular emphasis will be placed on empirical analysis of economic development issues.

Permission of instructor required.
Formerly: AGEC 832
Note: Students with credit for AGEC 832 may not take this course for credit.


BPBE 837.3 — 1(3S)
Non-market Valuation for Natural Resources and the Environment

Will emphasize the development and illustration of concepts, issues, and analytical techniques for non-market valuation. Students will examine competing theories in resource and environmental economics and learn to apply analytic models. Students will also need to apply non-market valuation techniques and enhance understanding of natural resource policy implications.

Restriction(s): Graduate standing (enrollment in the M.Sc. or Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics or M.A. in Economics programs) or permission of the instructor.


BPBE 840.3 — 1(3L)
Economics of Agri-Food Marketing

Economic analysis of agriculture and food marketing systems. Topics include transactions costs and the role of institutions, spot markets, contracts and vertical integration, market power, price discovery, quality signalling and information asymmetry in agri-food markets. The relevant theoretical literature and empirical applications in these areas are reviewed.

Permission of instructor required.
Formerly: AGEC 840
Note: Students interested in a specialization in agricultural marketing should take both BPBE 840 and 842.
Note: Students with credit for AGEC 840 may not take this course for credit.


BPBE 842.3 — 2(3L)
Agricultural Market Organizations

Develops a conceptual framework in which organizations, their behaviour, their interactions with other firms and their impact on an industry can be studied, compared and analyzed. The relevant literature in organizational theory, industrial organization and contract theory is reviewed, especially as it focuses on theoretical and empirical work in the areas of co-operatives, agri-business firms and other forms of organizations. Examination of these types of firms is undertaken to better understand their behaviour and to develop concepts that can be put to use in analyzing other types of organizations.

Formerly: AGEC 842
Permission of instructor required.
Note: Students interested in a specialization in agricultural marketing should take both BPBE 840 and 842.
Note: Students with credit for AGEC 842 may not take this course for credit.


BPBE 845.3 — 2(3L)
Transportation Economics and Regulatory Policy

Economic analysis of the Canadian transportation sector, with particular emphasis on the movement of agricultural commodities. Specific topics include an overview of basic operations research methods including linear programming and efficiency measurement, analysis of industrial organization and regulation in the transportation sector using contestability theory and the new empirical industrial organization (NEIO), an introduction to the economics of networks, and an examination of the link between transportation and economic development.

Permission of instructor required.
Formerly: AGEC 845
Note: Students with credit for AGEC 845 may not take this course for credit.


BPBE 851.3 — 1(3L)
Agricultural Policy

Focuses on an economic analysis of agricultural policies in Canada. In addition, general economic policy will be discussed in terms of how it impacts on trade, investments, economic growth and efficiency.

Permission of instructor required.
Formerly: AGEC 851
Note: Students with credit for AGEC 851 may not take this course for credit.


BPBE 855.3 — 1(3L)
International Agricultural Trade Policy

The economic analysis of agricultural trade policy. Topics include introduction to international trade theory, an introduction to trade policy, methods of protection by importers and methods of protection by exporters.

Permission of instructor required.
Formerly: AGEC 855
Note: Students with credit for AGEC 855 may not take this course for credit.


BPBE 860.3 — 1(3L)
Econometrics for Agricultural Economists I

Deals with the alternative methods of estimating economic relationships. Topics include a review of single-variable statistical inference, the two-variable regression model, violations of the basic assumptions of ordinary least squares regression, the multiple-variable regression model, and models that use qualitative variables.

Formerly: AGEC 860
Prerequisite(s): BPBE 461 or ECON 404.
Note: Students with credit for AGEC 860 or ECON 808 may not take this course for credit.


BPBE 862.3 — 2(3L)
Advanced Econometrics

A study of advanced concepts in econometric theory and foundations. Topics include inference and distribution theory including asymptotic distributions, statistical analysis of disturbances and generalized least squares, aggregation, non-linear estimation, Bayesian methods, and control theory.

Formerly: AGEC 862
Prerequisite(s): BPBE 861 or ECON 809.
Note: Students with credit for AGEC 862 may not take this course for credit.


BPBE 890.3 — 1(3L)
Research Procedures in Agricultural Economics

Topics from the areas of the philosophical basis of research in agricultural economics, the methods of science as applied to economic problems, current issues and problematic aspects of both the methods and substance of research in agricultural economics and initiating, organizing, funding and utilizing the results from research are examined.

Formerly: AGEC 890
Permission of instructor required.
Note: Students with credit for AGEC 890 may not take this course for credit.


BPBE 892.6 — 1&2
Aboriginal Land Management Project Course

This field-based project course focuses on some of the major issues Aboriginal Peoples face in the 21st century. It provides in-depth, hands-on exposure to Aboriginal development issues, including: wildlife, sovereignty, economic development, constitutional reform, leadership, land and water rights, etc. In particular, the course emphasizes problem definition, client relationships, and designing and completing a community based research project related to an identified community need. The course is devoted primarily to preparation and presentation of a comprehensive paper based on a field investigation. Students, in teams of two, will work with Aboriginal communities to address critical issues as identified by the community.

Permission of the department is required.
Restriction(s): Students will have completed a Bachelor's program in any discipline.


BPBE 898.3 — 1/2(3L)
Special Topics

Reading essays and discussion in an approved special field.

BPBE 899
Special Topics

Offered occasionally in special situations. Students interested in these courses should contact the department for more information.

BPBE 990
Seminar

Reports and discussion on current development and research. All graduate students in Agricultural Economics are required to register. Attendance and at least one presentation required of postgraduate students during the period of their candidacy.

Formerly: AGEC 990
Note: Students with credit for AGEC 990 may not take this course for credit.


BPBE 992.0
Project

Students undertaking the project Master's degree (M.Agr.) must complete the course as part of the requirements for the degree.

Formerly: AGEC 992
Note: Students with credit for AGEC 992 may not take this course for credit.


BPBE 994
Research

Students writing a Master's thesis must register for this course.

Formerly: AGEC 994
Note: Students with credit for AGEC 994 may not take this course for credit.


BPBE 996
Research

Students writing a Ph.D. thesis must register for this course.

Formerly: AGEC 996
Note: Students with credit for AGEC 996 may not take this course for credit.