Course Designations (Effective Summer 2019)

There are three designation groups for courses in the SA department: (S), (A), and (SA).

When a plan checklist specifies courses from a specific designation group, students must choose those courses from the corresponding lists below. For example, the Sociology major requires two (S) designated upper division electives. These electives must be chosen from the (S) list, not the (A) or (SA) list.

These designations came into effect in the Fall of 2012. For questions about how courses taken before this, and designated (S and A) or (S or A), will be considered for plan requirements, please contact the SA advisor (saadvise@sfu.ca).

Courses designated (A) Anthropology

  • SA 101-4 Introduction to Anthropology
  • SA 201W-4 Anthropology and Contemporary Life
  • SA 245-4 Cultures and Images
  • SA 301-4 Contemporary Ethnography
  • SA 318-4 The Anthropology of Medicine
  • SA 319-4 Transnational Aging
  • SA 323-4 Symbol, Myth and Meaning
  • SA 332-4 The Anthropology of Childhood
  • SA 352-4 Games, Sports and Cultures
  • SA 359-4 Special Topics in Anthropology
  • SA 365-4 Selected Regional Areas
  • SA 368-4 Language, Ideology, and Power
  • SA 375-4 Labour and the Arts of Living
  • SA 388-4 Comparative Studies of Minority Indigenous Peoples
  • SA 402-4 The Practice of Anthropology
  • SA 418-4 Global Health: Humanitarian Encounters
  • SA 421-4 Commodities and Substances: Bodies, Consumption and Ingestion
  • SA 451-4 Issues in Anthropological Theory
  • SA 459-4 Special Topics in Anthropology
  • SA 472-4 Anthropology and the Past
  • SA 474-4 Cultures, Politics, Performance: Conversations with Performance Studies
  • SA 496-4 Directed Readings in Anthropology

Courses designated (S) Sociology

  • SA 150-4 Introduction to Sociology
  • SA 210-4 The Return of the Folk Devils
  • SA 231-4 Sociology of Families
  • SA 250-4 Introduction of Sociological Theory
  • SA 260-4 Individual and Society
  • SA 300-4 Canadian Social Structure
  • SA 304-4 Social Control
  • SA 316-4 Tourism and Social Policy
  • SA 317-4 Sociology of Art Forms
  • SA 321-4 Social Movements
  • SA 325-4 Political Sociology
  • SA 326-4 Ecology and Social Thought
  • SA 327-4 Sociology of Knowledge
  • SA 331-4 Politics of the Family
  • SA 335-4 Gender Relations and Social Issues
  • SA 337-4 Sexuality and Society
  • SA 345-4 Race, Immigration and the Canadian State
  • SA 350-4 Classical Sociological Thought
  • SA 351-4 Classical Marxist Thought
  • SA 353-4 Sociology of Sport
  • SA 355-4 Quantitative Methods
  • SA 358-4 The Philosophy of the Social Sciences
  • SA 362-4 Society and the Changing Global Division of Labour
  • SA 363-4 Processes of Development and Underdevelopment
  • SA 366-4 Special Topics in Sociology
  • SA 410-4 Sociology of Dangerous Classes
  • SA 417-4 Contemporary Issues in Medical Sociology
  • SA 420-4 Sociology of Aging
  • SA 450-4 Advanced Sociological Theory
  • SA 461-4 Special Topics in Sociology
  • SA 497-4 Directed Readings in Sociology

Courses designated (SA) Sociology/Anthropology

  • SA 100W-4 Perspectives on Canadian Society
  • SA 203-4 Violence in War and Peace
  • SA 218-4 Illness, Culture and Society
  • SA 255-4 Introduction to Social Research
  • SA 257-4 Understanding Quantitative Research in Sociology and Anthropology
  • SA 275-4 China in Transition
  • SA 302W-4 Global Problems and the Culture of Capitalism
  • SA 315-4 New Information Technology and Society
  • SA 322-4 Religion and Society
  • SA 328-4 States, Cultures and Global Transitions
  • SA 329-4 Sex, Work, and International Capital
  • SA 330-4 Global Islam
  • SA 340-4 Social Issues and Social Policy Analysis
  • SA 356W-4 Ethnography and Qualitative Methods
  • SA 360-4 Special Topics in Sociology and Anthropology
  • SA 364-4 Urban Communities and Cultures
  • SA 371-4 The Environment and Society
  • SA 386-4 The Ethnography of Politics
  • SA 396-4 Selected Regional Area
  • SA 460-4 Special Topics in Sociology and Anthropology
  • SA 498-8 Field Study in Sociology and/or Anthropology
  • SA 499-8 Honours Essay