Major & Joint Major

Lower Division: 18 units including

HUM 101W-3 Introduction to the Humanities

plus two of

  • HUM 102W-3 Classical Mythology
  • HUM 105-3 Western Civilization from the Ancient World to the Reformation Era
  • HUM 130-3 Introduction to Religious Studies
  • plus one of
  • HUM 201-3 Great Texts in the Humanities I
  • HUM 202-3 Great Texts in the Humanities II
  • HUM 203-3 Great Texts in the Humanities III

plus two further lower division HUM courses

Upper Division: 32 units in upper division Humanities* courses which must include HUM 490-4 Humanities Seminar plus 28 units in upper division Humanities. Students must therefore consult the advisor to plan their upper division course selection.

*with humanities advisor prior approval, students may substitute one humanities-related upper division course from another academic unit towards the upper division humanities requirement. The same course may not be used toward more than one program (honours, joint honours, major, joint major, minor or extended minor). See About Humanities for a definition of humanities related subjects.


JOINT MAJOR PROGRAMS

Humanities offers joint major programs with English, French, History, Philosophy or Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies. Students must plan their programs in consultation with advisors in each department.

Humanities Joint Major Requirements (required for all HUM joint major programs)

Lower Division: 15 units including

HUM 101W-3 Introduction to the Humanities

One of

  • HUM 102W-3 Classical Mythology
  • HUM 105-3 Western Civilization from the Ancient World to the Reformation Era
  • HUM 130-3 Introduction to Religious Studies

plus one of

  • HUM 201-3 Great Texts in the Humanities I
  • HUM 202-3 Great Texts in the Humanities II
  • HUM 203-3 Great Texts in the Humanities III

plus two further lower division humanities courses

Upper Division: 20 units in upper division humanities courses.


English Joint Major requirements:

Students complete the lower division requirements of the English Major program. 
(Please refer to the SFU calendar or the English Department website.)

Upper Division:
20 upper division English units. One course must come from within the grouping of ENLG 300, 304, 306, 310, 311, 313, 320 and 322; and one from within the grouping of ENGL 354, 357 and 359. Four units must be at the 400 level (excluding Directed Studies courses).


French Joint Major requirements:

Students complete the lower division requirements of the French Major program. 

(Please refer to the SFU calendar or the French Department website.)

Upper Division:

FREN 301-3 Advanced French Composition

One of

  • FREN 360-3 Intermediate French Literature
  • FREN 370-3 Introduction to French Linguistics II

And 15 units from the 400 level French linguistics or literature offerings. FREN 461 and 462 are recommended.


History Joint Major requirements:

Students complete the lower division requirement of the History Major program. (Please refer to the SFU calendar or the History Department website.)

Upper Division:

24 units of 300 and 400 level history courses of which 12 units must be in 400 level courses. Courses must be distributed within all four groups. Students complete at least one course from each group. Global/comparative courses that are also included in another group may only be counted towards fulfilling the upper division course requirement for one group. For a description of the three groups, see the SFU calendar or the History Department website.


Philosophy Joint Major requirements:

Lower division:

15 units, including all of

  • PHIL 100-3 Knowledge and Reality
  • PHIL 120-3 Introduction to Moral Philosophy
  • PHIL 203-3 Metaphysics

and one of

  • PHIL 150-3 History of Philosophy I, or
  • PHIL 151-3 History of Philosophy II

Upper division:

21 units of upper level Philosophy courses.


Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies Joint Major requirements:

Lower Division: 12 units, including two of

  • GSWS 100: Sex Talk (formerly GDST 200)
  • GSWS 101: Gender Talk (formerly WS 101)
  • GSWS 102: Feminist Action (formerly WS 102)
Upper Division:
20 upper division units in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies courses.

With permission of the department, one course of designated Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies credit offered by another department may be substituted for one course.