Pre-Approved Complementary Studies Electives (Fall 2013 and after)

For students admitted Fall 2013 and later

The information on this page is only intended for students admitted to ENSC from Fall 2013 onward.

If you were admitted before Fall 2006, please follow these guidelines.

If you were admitted between Fall 2006 and Summer 2013, please follow these guidelines.

Complementary Electives and WQB Requirements for Engineering Students

All SFU Engineering students are required to fulfill two types of requirements designed to introduce you to concepts that are outside of the field of engineering:

  1. Complementary electives and Science Electives are required for all engineering programs in Canada.
  2. Writing, Quantitative and Breadth (WQB) requirements  are courses required by all students graduating from SFU, and have been adapted for Engineering students.

You can use the same course to complete both a complementary elective and a breadth requirement.

What do I take?

 

Complementary Electives + Breadth Humanities and Social Science Requirements:

 

Engineering Physics, Systems Engineering, Electronics Engineering & Computer Engineering

The requirements involve completing 3 courses:

  1. ECON 103 (B-Soc)
  2. A course from the Central Issues, Methodology & Thought Process list below. This course will either be a B-Soc or B-Hum as indicated.
  3. A course that meets the following criteria:
  • If you take Central Issues course that is a B-HUM, your third course can be any B-Soc or  B-Hum from the SFU list of Breadth (B) Courses.
  • If you take a Central Issues course that is a B-SOC, your third course must be any   B-HUM from the SFU list of Breadth (B) Courses.

Biomedical Engineering

The Biomedical option currently recommends completion of GERO 300 (B-Soc/Central Issues course).

Students (on the new curriculum) who have already taken GERO 300 must take the following courses to meet the complementary elective and breadth requirements:

  1. ECON 103
  2. Any 3 unit course from the SFU approved B-Hum list

Students (on the new curriculum) who have NOT yet taken GERO 300 can appeal to substitute this course for a B-Hum course as indicated in point 2 below.  Students granted a substitution must take the following courses to meet the complementary elective and breadth requirements:

  1. ECON 103
  2. Any 3 unit B-Hum course that is also on the Central Issues, Methodology and Thought Process list *

* This option requires an appeal (https://coursys.sfu.ca/forms/ensc-appeal-form/). 

Breadth Science Requirements

Breadth-Science (B-Sci) - 6 units: This requirement is satisfied by Chemistry and Physics courses required by the program. (Phys 120, 121, Chem 180 etc).

Pre-Approved Science Elective Requirements

In addition to meeting B-Sci requirements, complete:

Biomedical Engineering

Computer Engineering:

Electronics, Engineering Physics, Systems Engineering:

  • No science electives required

Other WQB Requirements

University Writing Intensive Requirement:

  • Lower Division: ENSC 100W & ENSC 105W 
  • Upper Division: ENSC 405W

University Quantitative Requirement:

  • Satisfied by the math courses required by the program.

Other University Breadth Requirements:

  • 6 units of B-Undesignated: satisfied by Chemistry, Computing Science, Math and Physics courses required by the program.

Courses on Central Issues, Methodology & Thought Process

All Engineering students must take at least one course in this category.

NOTE: these course have been deemed to cover ideas and techniques that are in the "mainstream'' of the humanities. Courses intended to teach specific skills (such as ENGL 214-3 and FPA 120-3), that don't contain sufficient "analysis'' (such as BISC 003-3), or are too focused on a specific application (such as KIN 140-3 and CRIM 151-3) are generally not acceptable in this category.

ARCHAEOLOGY

Course No.

Course Title

B Type

ARCH 100-3

Ancient Peoples and Places

B-Soc

ARCH 131-3

Human Origins

B-Soc

ARCH 223-3

The Prehistory of Canada

B-Soc

ARCH 272W-3

Archaeology of the Old World

B-Soc

ARCH 273-3

Archaeology of the New World

B-Soc

CRIMINOLOGY

Course No.

Course Title

B Type

CRIM 101-3

Introduction to Criminology

B-Soc

ECONOMICS

Course No.

Course Title

B Type

ECON 105-4

Principles of Macroeconomics

B-Soc

EDUCATION

Course No.

Course Title

B Type

EDU 230-3

Introduction to the Philosophy of Education

B-Hum

ENGLISH

Course No.

Course Title

B Type

ENGL 101W-3*

Introduction to Fiction B-Hum

ENGL 102W-3*

Introduction to Poetry B-Hum

ENGL 103W-3*

Introduction to Drama B-Hum

ENGL 104W-3*

Introduction to Prose Genres B-Hum

ENGL 111W-3

Literary Classics in English 

B-Hum

ENGL 112W-3

Literature Now

B-Hum

ENGL 113W-3

Literature and Performance 

B-Hum

ENGL 114W-3

Language and Purpose

B-Hum

ENGL 115W-3

Literature and Culture B-Hum

GEOGRAPHY

Course No.

Course Title

B Type

GEOG 100-3

Society, Space and Environment: Introducing Human Geography

B-Soc

GEOG 102-3

World Problems in Geographic Perspective

B-Soc

GEOG 162-3

Canada

B-Soc

GERONTOLOGY

Course No.

Course Title

B Type

GERO 300-3

Introduction to Gerontology

B-Soc

HISTORY

Course No.

Course Title

B Type

HIST 101-3

Canada to Confederation

B-Hum

HIST 102W-3

Canada Since Confederation **

B-Hum

HIST 105-3

Western Civilization from the Ancient World to the Reformation Era **

B-Hum

HIST 106-3

The Making of Modern Europe

B-Hum

HIST 151-3

The Modern Middle East

B-Hum

HIST 225-3

20th Century Europe

B-Hum

HUMANITIES

Course No.

Course Title

B Type

HUM 102W-3

Classical Mythology

B-Hum

HUM 130-3

Introduction to Religious Studies

B-Hum

HUM 201-3

Great Texts: Ancient World to Renaissance

B-Hum

HUM 202-3

Great Texts: Renaissance to Modernity

B-Hum

LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES

Course No.

Course Title

B Type

LAS 140-3

Cultural Heritage of Latin America **

B-Hum

LAS 200-3

Introduction to Latin American Issues

B-Soc

PHILOSOPHY

Course No.

Course Title

B Type

PHIL 100W-3

Knowledge and Reality

B-Hum

PHIL 120-3

Introduction to Moral Philosophy

B-Hum

PHIL 150-3

History of Philosophy I

B-Hum

PHIL 151-3

History of Philosophy II

B-Hum

PHIL 300-3

Introduction to Philosophy

B-Hum

POLITICAL SCIENCE

Course No.

Course Title

B Type

POL 100-3

Introduction to Politics and Government

B-Soc

PSYCHOLOGY

Course No.

Course Title

B Type

PSYC 100-3

Introduction to Psychology I

B-Soc

PSYC 102-3

Introduction to Psychology II

B-Soc

PSYC 106-3

Psychological Issues in Contemporary Society

B-Soc

RESOURCE AND ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT

Course No.

Course Title

B Type

REM 100-3

Global Change

B-Soc

SOCIOLOGY AND ANTHROPOLOGY

Course No.

Course Title

B Type

SA 100W-4

Perspectives on Canadian Society

B-Soc

SA 101-4

Introduction to Anthropology

B-Soc

SA 150-3

Introduction to Sociology

B-Soc

GENDER, SEXUALITY, AND WOMEN'S STUDIES

Course No.

Course Title

B Type

GSWS 101-3

Gender Talk

B-Soc

GSWS 102-3

Feminist Action

B-Hum

** denotes courses which are no longer offered.

 

Last updated January 13, 2017