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School of Communication
Department of English
Simon Fraser University Calendar | Fall 2017

English and Communication Joint Major

Bachelor of Arts

The Joint Major in English and Communication will give students the opportunity to combine the study of literature, rhetoric and writing, and cultural criticism with inquiry into the history, methods, and social significance of communication. The goal of the program is to graduate students who are adept in the analysis of communication and media, versed in literary and print traditions, and proficient in the creative and rhetorical skills of effective communicative practice. The many natural intersections between these disciplines are well-expressed by the diversity of courses offered in both the English and Communication programs.

Students may complete their BA degree in either the Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences, or in the Faculty of Communication, Art & Technology.

Lower Division English Requirements

Students complete the lower division requirement of the English major program, as follows.

Students complete at least 18 lower division units, including two of

ENGL 111W - Literary Classics in English (3) *

Examines literary “classics”, variously defined, apprehending them both on their own terms and within larger critical conversations. May incorporate the comparative study of work in related artistic fields and engage relevant media trends. Includes attention to writing skills. Students with credit for ENGL 101W may not take this course for further credit. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Michael Everton
Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
D101
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5036, Burnaby
D102
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
TASC2 7201, Burnaby
D103
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5028, Burnaby
D104
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5027, Burnaby
D105
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
D106
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 11901, Burnaby
D107
Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5025, Burnaby
D108
Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
D109
Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5028, Burnaby
D110
Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
TASC2 7201, Burnaby
D111
Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5049, Burnaby
D112
Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
TASC2 7201, Burnaby
D113
Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
D114
Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 8105, Burnaby
D115
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 8104, Burnaby
D900 Antone Minard
Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 3090, Surrey
D901
Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SUR 3010, Surrey
D902
Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SUR 3120, Surrey
D903
Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SUR 3150, Surrey
D905
Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SUR 3120, Surrey
D906
Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SUR 3150, Surrey
D907
Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 3120, Surrey
ENGL 112W - Literature Now (3) *

Introduces students to contemporary works of literature in English and/or contemporary approaches to interpreting literature. May focus on one or multiple genres. Includes attention to writing skills. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Margaret Linley
Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
D101
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5049, Burnaby
D102
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5048, Burnaby
D103
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5038, Burnaby
D104
Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5028, Burnaby
D105
Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
TASC2 7201, Burnaby
D106
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
D107
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 8105, Burnaby
D108
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
TASC2 7201, Burnaby
D109
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
D110
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
D111
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5051, Burnaby
D113
Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5050, Burnaby
D114
Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
D115
Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
RCB 8105, Burnaby
ENGL 113W - Literature and Performance (3) *

Introduces students to plays and performance works created and adapted for the stage, and/or the performative dimensions of other literary forms. May be organized historically, generically or thematically. The course may also explore the links between literary and performance theory. Includes attention to writing skills. Students with credit for ENGL 103W may not take this course for further credit. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Ronda Arab
Tu, Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
D101
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5050, Burnaby
D102
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5049, Burnaby
D103
Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5049, Burnaby
D104
Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5048, Burnaby
D105
Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
RCB 8104, Burnaby
D110
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D111
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D112
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
D113
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 8105, Burnaby
D114
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
D115
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 8105, Burnaby
D900 Nadine Flagel
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 5080, Surrey
D901
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 3150, Surrey
D902
Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SUR 3150, Surrey
D903
Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SUR 3150, Surrey
ENGL 114W - Language and Purpose (3) *

Introduces students to the relationships between writing and purpose, between the features of texts and their meaning and effects. May focus on one or more literary or non-literary genres, including (but not limited to) essays, oratory, autobiography, poetry, and journalism. Includes attention to writing skills. Students with credit for ENGL 104W may not take this course for further credit. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Leith Davis
Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SWH 10081, Burnaby
SWH 10081, Burnaby
D101
Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5046, Burnaby
D102
Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D103
Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5026, Burnaby
D104
Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5046, Burnaby
D105
Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D106
Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D107
Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D108
Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5046, Burnaby
D109
Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D110
Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
D111
Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
D112
Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 7102, Burnaby
D114
Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5050, Burnaby
ENGL 115W - Literature and Culture (3) *

An Introduction to the study of literature within the wider cultural field, with a focus on contemporary issues across genres and media. Students with credit for ENGL 105W may not take this course for further credit. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Paul Budra
Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3520, Burnaby
AQ 3182, Burnaby
D101
Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 3511, Burnaby
D102
Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2521, Burnaby
D103
Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 3511, Burnaby
D104
Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2521, Burnaby
D105
Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 3511, Burnaby
D106
Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2521, Burnaby
D107
Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5046, Burnaby
D108
Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 3511, Burnaby
D109
Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2521, Burnaby
D110
We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5048, Burnaby
D111
We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5049, Burnaby
D112
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D113
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5050, Burnaby
D114
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5049, Burnaby
D115
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5048, Burnaby
J100 Antone Minard
Th 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
HCC 1505, Vancouver
ENGL 199W - Introduction to University Writing (3) *

An introduction to reading and writing in the academic disciplines. Prerequisite: 12 units. Students with credit for ENGL 199 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Michele Valiquette
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D200 Michele Valiquette
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5026, Burnaby
D300 Daniel Dunford
Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 5120, Burnaby

and one of

ENGL 201 - Medieval Literature (3)

Anglo-Saxon literature and Middle English literature, in translation when necessary. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses. Students with credit for ENGL 204 may not take this course for further credit. Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 William Green
Mo, We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SECB 1014, Burnaby
D101
Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5026, Burnaby
D102
Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D104
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
ENGL 203 - Early Modern Literature (3)

A survey of the literature of the period from 1485 to Milton. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses. Students with credit for ENGL 204 may not take this course for further credit. Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Paul Budra
Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 4150, Burnaby
WMC 2200, Burnaby
D101
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D102
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5026, Burnaby
D103
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D104
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5019, Burnaby

and one of

ENGL 205 - Restoration and Eighteenth Century Literature (3)

A survey of the literature of the period from 1660 to 1800. May include writing from North America. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses. Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Betty Schellenberg
Tu, Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
BLU 10021, Burnaby
D101
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
D102
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 8105, Burnaby
D104
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 8104, Burnaby
ENGL 206 - Nineteenth Century Literatures in English (3)

The study of nineteenth century North American, British, and/or Post-colonial literatures. May include some writing from North America. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses. Breadth-Humanities.

and two of

ENGL 201 - Medieval Literature (3) **

Anglo-Saxon literature and Middle English literature, in translation when necessary. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses. Students with credit for ENGL 204 may not take this course for further credit. Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 William Green
Mo, We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SECB 1014, Burnaby
D101
Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5026, Burnaby
D102
Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D104
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
ENGL 203 - Early Modern Literature (3) **

A survey of the literature of the period from 1485 to Milton. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses. Students with credit for ENGL 204 may not take this course for further credit. Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Paul Budra
Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 4150, Burnaby
WMC 2200, Burnaby
D101
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D102
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5026, Burnaby
D103
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D104
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
ENGL 205 - Restoration and Eighteenth Century Literature (3) **

A survey of the literature of the period from 1660 to 1800. May include writing from North America. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses. Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Betty Schellenberg
Tu, Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
BLU 10021, Burnaby
D101
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
D102
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 8105, Burnaby
D104
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 8104, Burnaby
ENGL 206 - Nineteenth Century Literatures in English (3) **

The study of nineteenth century North American, British, and/or Post-colonial literatures. May include some writing from North America. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses. Breadth-Humanities.

ENGL 207 - Twentieth Century Literatures in English (3) **

The study of twentieth century North American, British, and/or Post-colonial literatures. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses. Breadth-Humanities.

ENGL 208 - 21st Century Literatures in English (3) **

Explores twenty-first century and contemporary literatures in English. May Include late twentieth-century literature. The course may cover the role of new media, transnational perspectives, contemporary critical theory, and emerging and/or mixed genres such as the graphic novel. Prerequisite: Two 100-level English courses. Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Paul St. Pierre
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 3517, Burnaby
D101
Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2531, Burnaby
ENGL 212 - Metrics and Prosody (3) **

A study of different historical methods of measuring poetry in English, with practice in scanning and analyzing poems using different methods of quantitative analysis (e.g. Syllabic, rhythmic, alliterative). Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Nicky Didicher
Mo, We 3:30 PM – 4:50 PM
RCB 7101, Burnaby
ENGL 214 - History and Principles of Rhetoric (3) **

Introduction to the history and principles of rhetoric, and their application to the creation and analysis of written, visual, and other forms of persuasion. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
E100 Peter Cramer
We 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
WMC 2521, Burnaby
E101
We 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
WMC 2521, Burnaby
ENGL 216 - History and Principles of Literary Criticism (3)

The study of selected works in the history of literary criticism, up to and including modern and contemporary movements in criticism. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
E100 Orion Kidder
Mo 6:30 PM – 8:20 PM
HCC 1505, Vancouver
E101
Mo 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
HCC 1505, Vancouver

Students who have completed 18 lower division English transfer units have met the lower division requirements for an English Joint Major and should contact the Department of English advisor.

Students wishing to Joint Major in English and Communication are strongly advised to submit a formal declaration to this effect to the undergraduate advisors (in English and in Communication) upon completing all lower division requirements in both units.

* any one, but not more than one of these courses may be replaced by any three unspecified transfer units in English or in ENGL-Writing

** any one, but not more than one of these courses may be replaced by any three unspecified 200 division transfer units in English.

Lower Division Communication Requirements

Students complete a total of 8 CMNS lower division courses, including both of

CMNS 110 - Introduction to Communication Studies (3)

An introduction to selected theories about human communication. This course is required for a major, honours or minor in communication. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Daniel Ahadi
Tu 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
D101
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCK 8660, Burnaby
D102
Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCK 8660, Burnaby
D103
Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCK 8660, Burnaby
D104
Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SSCK 8660, Burnaby
D105
Tu 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SSCK 8660, Burnaby
D106
We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SSCK 8660, Burnaby
D107
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCK 8660, Burnaby
D108
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SSCK 8660, Burnaby
D109
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCK 8660, Burnaby
D110
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCK 8660, Burnaby
D111
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCK 8660, Burnaby
D112
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCK 8660, Burnaby
D113
We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCK 8660, Burnaby
D114
We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCK 8660, Burnaby
D115
We 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SSCK 8660, Burnaby
D116
We 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SSCK 8660, Burnaby
CMNS 130 - Communication and Social Change (3)

An introduction to the forms, theories and institutions of communication as they relate to broader social change, with a focus on the political, economic and regulatory shifts characterizing Canadian and transnational media systems. This course is required for a major, honours or minor in communication.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Jody Baker
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
D101
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCK 8660, Burnaby
D102
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCK 8660, Burnaby
D103
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCK 8660, Burnaby
D104
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCK 8660, Burnaby
D105
Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCK 8660, Burnaby
D106
Th 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SSCK 8660, Burnaby
D107
Th 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SSCK 8660, Burnaby
D108
Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SSCK 8660, Burnaby
D109
Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCK 8660, Burnaby
D110
Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SSCK 8660, Burnaby
D111
Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCK 8660, Burnaby
D112
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCK 8660, Burnaby
D113
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCK 8652, Burnaby
D114
Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCK 8660, Burnaby

and at least six CMNS 200 division courses, including

CMNS 253W - Introduction to Information Technology: The New Media (3)

An introduction to new communication/information technologies, seen as new media of communication: the technologies, their uses, and the social issues arising from them. Prerequisite: CMNS 110 or 130. Students with credit for CMNS 253 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Frederik Lesage
Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
HCC 1700, Vancouver
D101
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
HCC 2290, Vancouver
D102
Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
HCC 2290, Vancouver
D103
Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
HCC 2290, Vancouver
D104
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
HCC 1415, Vancouver
D105
Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
HCC 1415, Vancouver
D106
Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
HCC 1415, Vancouver

at least one of

CMNS 220 - Understanding Television (3)

This course examines television, both as a medium of communication and an element of culture. Prerequisite: CMNS 110 and 130.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Anis Rahman
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 3159, Burnaby
D104
Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCK 8660, Burnaby
D105
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCK 8660, Burnaby
D106
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCK 8660, Burnaby
D107
Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCK 8652, Burnaby
D108
Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCK 8652, Burnaby
D109
Mo 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SSCK 8652, Burnaby
CMNS 221 - Media and Popular Cultures (3)

Focuses on communication for social change; historical and contemporary perspectives in consumer culture; technology, media and popular culture; media and identity; and communication as public education. Prerequisite: CMNS 110 and 130.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
E100 Martin Laba
Tu 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
HCC 1900, Vancouver
E101
Tu 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
HCC 1510, Vancouver
E102
Tu 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
HCC 1510, Vancouver
E103
Tu 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
HCC 2260, Vancouver
E104
Tu 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
HCC 2260, Vancouver
E105
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
HCC 2235, Vancouver
E106
Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
HCC 200, Vancouver
E107
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
HCC 2235, Vancouver
E108
Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
HCC 400, Vancouver
CMNS 223W - Advertising as Social Communication (3)

An interdisciplinary examination of the significance of advertising as a social message system in our consumer society. The course proposes an analytical method for appreciating the changing styles and functions of advertising in the 20th century. Prerequisite: CMNS 110 and 130. Students with credit for CMNS 223 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Jody Baker
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCC 9002, Burnaby
D101
Mo 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SSCK 8660, Burnaby
D102
Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCK 8660, Burnaby
D103
Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SSCK 8660, Burnaby
D104
Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCK 8660, Burnaby
D105
Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCK 8660, Burnaby
D106
Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCK 8660, Burnaby
D107
Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCK 8660, Burnaby
D108
Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCK 8660, Burnaby
CMNS 235 - News Media, the Public, and Democracy (3)

Introduces students to the study of the relationship between public communication, information media practices and structures, and democracy. Examines the role of media and communication in existing and emerging democratic contexts, including print and electronic journalism, alternative media, public spheres, and the challenges of constructing and maintaining a democratic media and communication environment in Canadian and global contexts. Prerequisite: CMNS 130.

at least one of

CMNS 230 - The Cultural Industries in Canada: Global Context (3)

What do we mean when we talk about the 'cultural industries' today? This course explores the business structure and economics of the cultural sectors, the regulatory and policy frameworks, and their social and cultural contexts. Students are encouraged to develop, compare and contrast at least two sectors from the audio, print or visual industries. While the primary focus is on the Canadian case, students will be encouraged to look at other countries. Overriding themes explore the following: relationships between public and private sectors; independent and commercial creators; rights of creators versus distributors; specialty and general media; indigenous and global contents. Prerequisite: CMNS 130.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
E100 Sylvia Blake
Mo 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 3003, Burnaby
E101
Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
TASC2 7460, Burnaby
E102
Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
TASC2 7460, Burnaby
E103
Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
TASC2 7460, Burnaby
E104
Mo 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
TASC2 7460, Burnaby
E105
Mo 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
TASC2 7460, Burnaby
CMNS 240 - The Political Economy of Communication (3)

Examination of the political and economic processes that have generated the policies and structures of mass media, telecommunications and related industries; the relationship between the dichotomies of state and market, citizen and consumer, capitalism and democracy, global and local, and sovereignty and globalization in media industries and policies; overview of influences on State and international policies towards the media. Prerequisite: CMNS 110 and 130.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Matthew Greaves
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 3005, Burnaby
D101
Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
TASC2 7460, Burnaby
D102
Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
TASC2 7460, Burnaby
D103
Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
TASC2 7460, Burnaby
D104
Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCK 8660, Burnaby
D105
Mo 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SSCK 8660, Burnaby
D106
Mo 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SSCK 8660, Burnaby

and both of

CMNS 201 - Empirical Communication Research Methods (4)

An introduction to empirical research methods in diverse traditions of communication enquiry. Some methods recognize communication as everyday interactions; others analyze communication as a process; still others blend traditional scientific empiricism with analytical and critical methods derived from the arts and humanities. Topics include: ethics, paradigms, conceptualizing and operationalizing research, sampling, interviews, surveys, unobtrusive observation, content analysis, and the role of statistics in communication research. Prerequisite: 24 units, and CMNS 110 and 130. Students with credit for CMNS 260 may not take CMNS 201 for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Chris Jeschelnik
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCK 9500, Burnaby
D101
We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCK 7651, Burnaby
D102
We 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCK 7651, Burnaby
D103
We 3:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCK 7651, Burnaby
D104
We 9:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SSCK 7655, Burnaby
D105
We 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
SSCK 7655, Burnaby
D106
We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCK 7655, Burnaby
D107
Tu 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCK 7655, Burnaby
D108
Tu 3:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCK 7655, Burnaby
CMNS 202 - Design and Method in Qualitative Communication Research (4)

An introduction to interpretive approaches in communication inquiry. Topics include ethics, paradigms, conceptualizing the research process, documentary research, historical methods, discourse or textual analysis, ethnographic research, and performative research. Prerequisite: 24 units, and CMNS 110 and 130. Students with credit for CMNS 262 may not take CMNS 202 for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Daniel Ahadi
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCK 9500, Burnaby
D101
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCK 7652, Burnaby
D102
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCK 7652, Burnaby
D103
Th 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SSCK 7652, Burnaby
D104
Th 6:30 PM – 8:20 PM
SSCK 7652, Burnaby
D105
Fr 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCK 7652, Burnaby
D106
Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCK 7652, Burnaby
D107
Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCK 7652, Burnaby
D108
Fr 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCK 7652, Burnaby

Students wishing to Joint Major in English and Communication are strongly advised to submit a formal declaration to this effect to the undergraduate advisors (in English and in Communication) upon completing all lower division requirements in both units.

Upper Division English Requirements

Students complete a total of 20 upper-division units, including one of

ENGL 300 - Old English (4)

The study of the basics of the Old English language and the reading of several texts of relative simplicity. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses, and two 200 division English courses.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Matthew Hussey
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D101
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 3253, Burnaby
ENGL 304 - Studies in Medieval Literature (4)

Studies of medieval authors, genres or issues, from 500-1500. Texts will be studied in the original language or in translation. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses, and two 200 division English courses.

ENGL 306 - Chaucer (4)

The study of selected works by Geoffrey Chaucer, especially The Canterbury Tales, read in the language in which they were written and situated in the context of Fourteenth century European culture. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses, and two 200 division English courses.

ENGL 310 - Studies in Early Modern Literature to 1660 (4)

The study of non-Shakespearean Early Modern Literature. May be defined by genre, theme, or author. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses, and two 200 division English courses.

ENGL 311 - Early Shakespeare (4)

A study of the works of William Shakespeare performed before 1601. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses, and two 200 division English courses. Students may take both ENGL 311 and 313 for credit towards the English major. Students with credit for ENGL 312 may not take this course for further credit without permission of the department.

ENGL 313 - Late Shakespeare (4)

A study of the works of Shakespeare performed after 1600. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses, and two 200 division English courses. Students may take both ENGL 311 and 313 for credit towards the English major. Students with credit for ENGL 312 may not take this course for further credit without permission of the department.

Section Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
ENGL 315 - Studies in Seventeenth Century Non-Dramatic Literature (4)

Selected works of seventeenth-century poetry and/or prose, situated in their cultural context. May include some writing from North America. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses, and two 200 division English courses. Students with credit for ENGL 314 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Tiffany Werth
Tiffany Werth
Mo 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5016, Burnaby
ENGL 320 - Studies in Eighteenth Century Literature (1660-1800) (4)

The study of selected works of late seventeenth century and eighteenth century literature. May include some writing from outside Britain, and may be organized by various critical issues or approaches. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses, and two 200 division English courses.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
E100 Broc Rossell
Tu 5:30 PM – 9:20 PM
SECB 1010, Burnaby
ENGL 322 - Studies in Eighteenth Century Authors (4)

The study of selected 18th century works, situated in their cultural context. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses, and two 200 division English courses. Students with credit for ENGL 408 may not take this course for further credit.

and one of

ENGL 354 - Studies in Canadian Literature before 1920 (4)

The study of selected works of Canadian literature written before 1920. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses, and two 200 division English courses.

ENGL 357 - Studies in Canadian Literature since 1920 (4)

The study of selected works of Canadian literature written after 1920. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses, and two 200 division English courses. Students with credit for ENGL 356 or 358 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Clint Burnham
Mo, We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 6206, Burnaby
ENGL 359 - Studies in the Literature of British Columbia (4)

The study of selected works of British Columbian literature. Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses, and two 200 division English courses.

ENGL 360 - Popular Writing by Indigenous Authors (4)

Examines works of popular fiction by Indigenous authors, and their use of specific genres (e.g. the mystery novel, vampire thriller, sci fi, comic book). Prerequisite: Two 100 division English courses, and two 200 division English courses. Students who have taken FNST 322 under this topic, or FNST 360 may not take this course for further credit.

ENGL 453W - Aboriginal Literatures (4)

The intensive study of selected works of aboriginal writers. May be organized by author, genre, or critical approach. Prerequisite: Two 300 division English courses. Strongly recommended: At least one First Nations Studies course. Reserved for English honors, major, joint major and minor students. Students with credit for ENGL 453 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

ENGL 455W - Topics in Canadian Literature (4)

Advanced seminar in Canadian literature. May be organized by author, genre, or critical approach. Reserved for English honors, major, joint major and minor students. Writing. Prerequisite: One of ENGL 354, 357, or 359. Students with credit for ENGL 455 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

ENGL 457W - Topics in Asian North American Literature (4)

Investigates topics in Asian-Canadian and/or Asian-American literature. The course may vary according to theoretical, historical or geographical focus. Prerequisite: One 300 division English course. Reserved for English honors, major, joint major and minor students. Writing.

and 12 units of upper division English, four of which must be at the 400 division, excluding directed studies courses (ENGL 441 and 442).

Upper Division Communication Requirements

Students complete a minimum of 24 upper division communication units, including at least one of

CMNS 304W - Communication in Everyday Life (4)

An examination of a range of theories of everyday language focused on specific forms of discursive practice, including gossip, humour, religion, and sarcasm. Prerequisite: 45 units, including one of CMNS 220, 221, 223, 223W, 235. Students with credit for CMNS 304 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Terry Neiman
Mo 12:30 PM – 3:20 PM
HCC 1800, Vancouver
D101
Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
HCC 2235, Vancouver
D102
Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
HCC 2235, Vancouver
D103
Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
HCC 2235, Vancouver
D104
Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
HCC 200, Vancouver
D105
Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
HCC 200, Vancouver
CMNS 331 - News Discourse as Political Communication (4)

An examination of journalism and the news media as a set of institutions with important political and ideological roles. The course overviews theoretical perspectives and applies selected theoretical concepts to such topics as: influences on media content, how news generates meaning, ideological aspects of media frames, and the evaluation of journalism's performance in relation to normative expectations of democratic political communication. Prerequisite: at least one of CMNS 235 or 240.

CMNS 332 - Communication and Rhetoric (4)

An examination of rhetoric and persuasion in the context of communication studies. Several classical accounts of persuasion and rhetoric are examined in order to develop a fuller understanding of the promotional ethos of the modern age. How different institutional modes of persuasive discourse have been shaped by a variety of research agendas and underlying theories about human nature is also studied. Prerequisite: 60 units including two of CMNS 220, 221, or 223 (or 223W). Cannot repeat this course for credit if taken as CMNS 286-3 in 2003-4.

and at least one 4-unit CMNS 400 division course.

CMNS Directed Study, Field Placement, and Project Group courses may not be used toward this Joint Major.

Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements

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.

WQB Graduation Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required to earn W, Q or B credit

Requirement

Units

Notes
W - Writing

6

Must include at least one upper division course, taken at Simon Fraser University within the student’s major subject
Q - Quantitative

6

Q courses may be lower or upper division
B - Breadth

18

Designated Breadth Must be outside the student’s major subject, and may be lower or upper division
6 units Social Sciences: B-Soc
6 units Humanities: B-Hum
6 units Sciences: B-Sci

6

Additional Breadth 6 units outside the student’s major subject (may or may not be B-designated courses, and will likely help fulfil individual degree program requirements)

Students choosing to complete a joint major, joint honours, double major, two extended minors, an extended minor and a minor, or two minors may satisfy the breadth requirements (designated or not designated) with courses completed in either one or both program areas.

 

Faculty Requirements

Depending on the student’s choice, either a bachelor of arts from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS), or a bachelor of arts from the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology (FCAT) will be awarded. Students must fulfil their chosen faculty’s distinct requirements.

To check your Faculty's overall degree requirements, go here: http://www.sfu.ca/students/calendar/faculties-research.html

Residency Requirements and Transfer Credit

  • At least half of the program's total units must be earned through Simon Fraser University study.
  • At least two thirds of the program's total upper division units must be earned through Simon Fraser University study.

Elective Courses

In addition to the courses listed above, students should consult an academic advisor to plan the remaining required elective courses.