This joint major is for those interested in focusing and expanding their expertise where these two disciplines intersect. Students will gain insight into the languages and cultures of British Columbia and North America First Nations people. In particular, the program will provide an in‐depth understanding of at least one First Nations language and will develop skills related to language teaching and curriculum development.Students should plan their studies in consultation with both the Department of First Nations Studies and the Department of Linguistics advisors.
Department Info - Linguistics: http://www.sfu.ca/linguistics/index.html
To view the latest Joint Major requirements, please refer to the SFU Academic Calendar: http://students.sfu.ca/calendar/2013/fall/programs/first-nations-studies-and-linguistics/joint-major/bachelor-of-arts.html
An overall 2.25 cumulative GPA and a minimum C+ grade in LING 220 is required for admission to all joint major programs.
Students must complete 120 units as specified below.
Lower Division First Nations Studies Requirements
Students complete at least 13 units of lower division First Nations studies courses including all of
and three additional units in a 100 or 200 division course with significant First Nations content, subject to approval by the program director. Examples of these courses:
Lower Division Linguistics Requirements
Students complete at least 15 units of lower division linguistics courses including both of
plus nine additional units in 100 or 200 division linguistics courses. Note that LING 222 is required for many upper division courses. The following are recommended:
* preferably in the same First Nations Language.
Subject to approval by the program director, other lower division courses that have First Nations language content may be applied toward this program
Upper Division First Nations Studies Requirements
Students complete at least 21 units of upper division First Nations studies including all of
and the remaining nine units from the following
*only one of the two courses may be used
Other courses that have First Nations content may be applied toward this program, subject to approval by the program director.
Upper Division Linguistics Requirements
Students complete at least 21 units of upper division linguistics courses including two of
and two of
and nine additional upper division linguistics units. The following are recommended:
Special topics and/or directed readings courses may be applied toward this program, subject to approval by the program director or program advisor.
Students admitted to Simon Fraser University beginning in the Fall 2006 term must meet writing, quantitative and breadth requirements as part of any degree program they may undertake. See Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements for university-wide information.
The University’s residency requirement stipulates that, in most cases, total transfer and course challenge credit may not exceed 60 units, and may not include more than 15 as upper division work.
In addition to the courses listed above, students should consult an academic advisor to plan the remaining required elective courses.