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Sociology and Criminology Joint Major

Bachelor of Arts

These disciplines have some common methods and theoretical concerns: the relation between such variables as class, gender, ethnicity and crime; the social construction of deviance; the law as a social phenomenon; and the general social, political, and economic frameworks of society that condition the nature and perception of social problems. This program is for those who share these concerns.

Students interested in a joint program in criminology and sociology should contact both department advisors.

Program Declaration and Continuation

Students must satisfy the program declaration requirements for both Criminology and Sociology programs. Interested students should contact advisors in both programs. Students with a minimum 2.25 cumulative grade point average (CGPA)* apply for program declaration after completing following requirements:

Criminology declaration: students must complete the Sociology declaration requirements and the following courses with minimum C- grades

All of

CRIM 101 - Introduction to Criminology (3)

Topics will include: examination of different terms and concepts commonly used in criminology, such as crime, delinquency, deviance, criminal, victim, rehabilitation and treatment. Criminology as a body of knowledge and as a profession. Position and subject matter of criminology. Relationship between criminology and other academic disciplines. Specificity of criminology. Relationship between theory and practice. History and evolution of criminological thought. Elements of continuity and discontinuity between classical and modern theories of criminality. Levels of explanations in criminology. Practical applications of criminology. The foundations of a modern criminal policy. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Val Spicer
Mo 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SWH 10041, Burnaby
D101
Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D102
Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D103
Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D104
Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D105
Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D106
Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D107
Tu 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D108
Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D109
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D110
Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
CRIM 104 - Sociological Explanations of Criminal and Deviant Behavior (3)

A survey of some major sociological perspectives on crime and deviance that will include both mainstream and critical theories. These will include: anomie, neutralization, control, group conflict, sub-cultural, ecological, functionalist and critical theories. Critical analysis of the assumptions upon which each theory is based. Examination of the similarities and differences between/among the various explanations. Prerequisite: SA 150 is recommended. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Carlos Ponce
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SWH 10041, Burnaby
D101
Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D102
Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D103
We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D104
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D105
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D106
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D900 Sarah Yercich
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 3310, Surrey
D901
Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SUR 3150, Surrey
D902
Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SUR 3150, Surrey
D903
Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SUR 3150, Surrey
D904
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SUR 3150, Surrey
D906
Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SUR 3150, Surrey
CRIM 131 - Introduction to the Criminal Justice System - A Total System Approach (3)

Introductory analysis of the structure and operation of the Canadian criminal justice system. Examination of the patterns of crime and victimization; police operations, discretion and decision making; the criminal courts, including sentencing; the corrections system, including correctional institutions and community-based models; the youth justice system. Patterns of contact and conflict between various social groups and the criminal justice system. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D900 Sarah Yercich
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 3090, Surrey
D901
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SUR 3200, Surrey
D902
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SUR 2750, Surrey
D903
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 3200, Surrey
D905
Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SUR 2750, Surrey
CRIM 135 - Introduction to Canadian Law and Legal Institutions: A Criminal Justice Perspective (3)

A general introduction to the fundamental and competing principles of jurisprudence and to the basic legal institutions of Canada. Prepares students for those law and law related courses offered within the School of Criminology and will consider the history of Canadian law, the development of the Canadian constitution, the system of Canadian courts and the roles and responsibilities of members of the legal profession. In addition, the course will consider the nature of legal reasoning, the doctrine of precedent, principles of statutory interpretation and will also introduce the fields of contract, torts, administrative law, and family law. Also examines the process of law reform in Canada. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D900 Persia Sayyari
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 3090, Surrey
D901
Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SUR 3150, Surrey
D902
Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 3150, Surrey
D903
Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SUR 3150, Surrey
D904
Mo 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SUR 3150, Surrey

And one of

CRIM 220 - Research Methods in Criminology (3)

An introduction to criminological research that is intended to develop the student's research and analytical skills. Specifically, the course will focus on the theory of inquiry, the logic, and structure of criminological inquiry, research design, data gathering, analysis and reporting. Prerequisite: Any 100 division CRIM course is recommended. Students with credit for CRIM 120 may not take CRIM 220 for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Sessional
Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 8100, Burnaby
D101
Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
D102
Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
D103
Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
D104
Fr 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
J100 Sessional
Th 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
SUR 5100, Surrey
SA 255 - Introduction to Social Research (SA) (4)

Explores how sociologists and anthropologists investigate social relations and contexts. Students learn to develop research questions and turn them into research projects. Introduces data collection techniques and related ethical issues, the relationship between theory and research, and other fundamental concepts and issues involved in conducting qualitative and quantitative research. Prerequisite: SA 101 or 150. Quantitative.

Sociology declaration: see lower division requirements (listed below); students must contact the Sociology advisor

To continue in the joint major, students must maintain a 2.25 CGPA. Students whose CGPA falls below 2.25 cannot enrol in any upper division CRIM courses.

*transfer students who meet the Criminology program declaration requirements upon admission to SFU may use their admission CGPA for declaration purposes

Program Requirements

A minimum of 120 units, including a minimum of 45 upper division units, as listed below.

Lower Division Criminology Requirements

All of

CRIM 101 - Introduction to Criminology (3)

Topics will include: examination of different terms and concepts commonly used in criminology, such as crime, delinquency, deviance, criminal, victim, rehabilitation and treatment. Criminology as a body of knowledge and as a profession. Position and subject matter of criminology. Relationship between criminology and other academic disciplines. Specificity of criminology. Relationship between theory and practice. History and evolution of criminological thought. Elements of continuity and discontinuity between classical and modern theories of criminality. Levels of explanations in criminology. Practical applications of criminology. The foundations of a modern criminal policy. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Val Spicer
Mo 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SWH 10041, Burnaby
D101
Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D102
Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D103
Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D104
Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D105
Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D106
Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D107
Tu 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D108
Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D109
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D110
Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
CRIM 103 - Psychological Explanations of Criminal and Deviant Behavior (3)

An introduction to, and critical examination of, biogenetic, psychiatric, and psychological explanations of criminal and deviant behavior. Special attention will be given to the hypothesized links between criminality and genetics, physiology, the endocrine system, mental disorders, personality, moral development, and other forms of social learning. Prerequisite: PSYC 100 and 102 are recommended. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Jodie Warren
Fr 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
BLU 9660, Burnaby
D101
Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D102
Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D103
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D104
Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D105
Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D106
Fr 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
CRIM 104 - Sociological Explanations of Criminal and Deviant Behavior (3)

A survey of some major sociological perspectives on crime and deviance that will include both mainstream and critical theories. These will include: anomie, neutralization, control, group conflict, sub-cultural, ecological, functionalist and critical theories. Critical analysis of the assumptions upon which each theory is based. Examination of the similarities and differences between/among the various explanations. Prerequisite: SA 150 is recommended. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Carlos Ponce
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SWH 10041, Burnaby
D101
Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D102
Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D103
We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D104
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D105
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D106
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D900 Sarah Yercich
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 3310, Surrey
D901
Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SUR 3150, Surrey
D902
Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SUR 3150, Surrey
D903
Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SUR 3150, Surrey
D904
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SUR 3150, Surrey
D906
Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SUR 3150, Surrey
CRIM 131 - Introduction to the Criminal Justice System - A Total System Approach (3)

Introductory analysis of the structure and operation of the Canadian criminal justice system. Examination of the patterns of crime and victimization; police operations, discretion and decision making; the criminal courts, including sentencing; the corrections system, including correctional institutions and community-based models; the youth justice system. Patterns of contact and conflict between various social groups and the criminal justice system. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D900 Sarah Yercich
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 3090, Surrey
D901
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SUR 3200, Surrey
D902
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SUR 2750, Surrey
D903
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 3200, Surrey
D905
Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SUR 2750, Surrey
CRIM 135 - Introduction to Canadian Law and Legal Institutions: A Criminal Justice Perspective (3)

A general introduction to the fundamental and competing principles of jurisprudence and to the basic legal institutions of Canada. Prepares students for those law and law related courses offered within the School of Criminology and will consider the history of Canadian law, the development of the Canadian constitution, the system of Canadian courts and the roles and responsibilities of members of the legal profession. In addition, the course will consider the nature of legal reasoning, the doctrine of precedent, principles of statutory interpretation and will also introduce the fields of contract, torts, administrative law, and family law. Also examines the process of law reform in Canada. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D900 Persia Sayyari
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 3090, Surrey
D901
Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SUR 3150, Surrey
D902
Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 3150, Surrey
D903
Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SUR 3150, Surrey
D904
Mo 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SUR 3150, Surrey
CRIM 203 - Historical Reactions to Crime and Deviance (3)

Historical review of society's reaction to crime and deviance, relating this history to religious, political, social and philosophical movements and schools of thought. Consideration of the history and evolution of punishment and penal methods and the historical forces influencing the development, implementation, and modification of these methods. Prerequisite: Any 100 division CRIM course.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
J100 Amy Conroy
Mo 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
HCC 1425, Vancouver
CRIM 230 - Criminal Law (3)

Nature, purpose, scope, sources and basic principles of the criminal law. Study of certain fundamental legal concepts such as mens rea, negligence and strict liability. Analysis of the concept of criminal responsibility in Canada. Critical examination of the legislative policies expressed in the Criminal Code. Study of the basic elements of a criminal offence. Examination of the legal principles relating to certain specific crimes and to certain major defences. Impact of Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms on the criminal law. Prerequisite: CRIM 135.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Iryna Ponomareko
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 8100, Burnaby
D101
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D102
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D103
Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D104
Th 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby

and one of

CRIM 220 - Research Methods in Criminology (3)

An introduction to criminological research that is intended to develop the student's research and analytical skills. Specifically, the course will focus on the theory of inquiry, the logic, and structure of criminological inquiry, research design, data gathering, analysis and reporting. Prerequisite: Any 100 division CRIM course is recommended. Students with credit for CRIM 120 may not take CRIM 220 for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Sessional
Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 8100, Burnaby
D101
Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
D102
Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
D103
Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
D104
Fr 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
J100 Sessional
Th 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
SUR 5100, Surrey
SA 255 - Introduction to Social Research (SA) (4)

Explores how sociologists and anthropologists investigate social relations and contexts. Students learn to develop research questions and turn them into research projects. Introduces data collection techniques and related ethical issues, the relationship between theory and research, and other fundamental concepts and issues involved in conducting qualitative and quantitative research. Prerequisite: SA 101 or 150. Quantitative.

and

STAT 203 - Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences (3)

Descriptive and inferential statistics aimed at students in the social sciences. Scales of measurement. Descriptive statistics. Measures of association. Hypothesis tests and confidence intervals. Students in Sociology and Anthropology are expected to take SA 255 before this course. Intended to be particularly accessible to students who are not specializing in Statistics. Prerequisite: Recommended: 30 units including a research methods course such as SA 255, CRIM 220, POL 200, or equivalent. Students cannot obtain credit for STAT 203 if they already have credit for - or are taking concurrently - STAT 101, 201, 205, 285, or any upper division STAT course. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
E100 Gamage Perera
Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
Th 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 3005, Burnaby
AQ 3005, Burnaby
OP01
TBD

or one of

BUEC 232 - Data and Decisions I (4)

An introduction to business statistics with a heavy emphasis on applications and the use of EXCEL. Students will be required to use statistical applications to solve business problems. Prerequisite: MATH 150, MATH 151, MATH 154, or MATH 157; 15 units. MATH 150, MATH 151, MATH 154, or MATH 157 may be taken concurrently with BUEC 232. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Andrew Flostrand
Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
E100 Andrew Flostrand
Tu, Th 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
OP01
Tu 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
OP02
We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
OP03
Th 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
OP04
Th 7:30 PM – 10:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
OP05
Tu 8:30 PM – 10:20 PM
WMC 2305, Burnaby
OP06
We 7:30 PM – 10:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
OP07
Mo 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
OP08
We 3:30 PM – 6:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
PSYC 210 - Introduction to Data Analysis in Psychology (4)

Covers basic descriptive and inferential techniques most appropriately applied to the various forms of data from psychological research. Prerequisite: PSYC 201W and BC high school Math 12 with a minimum grade of C (2.0) or BC high school Math 11 with a minimum grade of B- (2.67) or any level MATH or STAT course with a C- (1.67) or FAN X99 taken at SFU with a minimum grade of C (2.00). Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Matthew Sigal
We, Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
D101
Mo, Th 9:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
D102
Mo, Th 9:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5014, Burnaby
D103
Mo, Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2522, Burnaby
D104
Mo, Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
D105
Mo, Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2260, Burnaby
D106
Mo, Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
STAT 205 - Introduction to Statistics (3)

The collection, description, analysis and summary of data, including the concepts of frequency distribution, parameter estimation and hypothesis testing. Intended to be particularly accessible to students who are not specializing in Statistics. Prerequisite: Recommended: 30 units. Students cannot obtain credit for STAT 205 if they already have credit for - or are taking concurrently - STAT 101, 201, 203, 285, or any upper division STAT course. Quantitative.

* Students who complete CRIM 220 must obtain a waiver of the SA 255 prerequisite for SA 355 and 356 from the SA advisor in advance of enrolling for these courses. Students who complete SA 255 must obtain a waiver of the CRIM 220 prerequisite for CRIM 320 from the CRIM advisor in advance of enrolling for this course.

Lower Division Sociology Requirements

Students complete a minimum of 17 units, including all of

SA 100W - Perspectives on Canadian Society (SA) (4)

An examination of Canadian society from the perspective of the social sciences -- an introduction both to the nature of Canadian society and to the use of sociological and anthropological concepts applied to the analysis of modern societies in general. This course is meant to appeal to those who specifically wish to expand their knowledge of Canadian Society, and also to those who may be considering further work in sociology and anthropology. Topics to be considered include class structure, the nature of Canada's population, regional variation, gender relations, multiculturalism, native issues. Writing/Breadth-Social Sci.

Section Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
SA 101 - Introduction to Anthropology (A) (4)

Anthropology asks fundamental questions about how people live and interact in different contexts. Engages with contemporary social life around the world, including the relations among people, ideas, and things. Provides analytical tools to help understand the role of culture and society in our lives. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
SA 150 - Introduction to Sociology (S) (4)

Explores how sociologists study, describe, and explain social life. Introduces the sociological perspective and applies it to fundamental social process and everyday issues. As we consider phenomena ranging from interactions among individuals to societal and global inequalities, students critically examine social issues to build their understanding of the world. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Suzanna Crage
Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
D101
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D102
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D103
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
D104
Mo 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
D105
Mo 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
RCB 7102, Burnaby
D106
Mo 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
RCB 7101, Burnaby
D107
Mo 6:30 PM – 8:20 PM
RCB 7102, Burnaby
D108
Mo 6:30 PM – 8:20 PM
RCB 7101, Burnaby
SA 250 - Introduction to Sociological Theory (S) (4)

An account of sociological theory, outlining the main ideas and concepts of the principal schools of thought. Prerequisite: SA 150.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
J100 Ataman Avdan
Tu 5:30 PM – 9:20 PM
SUR 5100, Surrey

and one of

CRIM 220 - Research Methods in Criminology (3)

An introduction to criminological research that is intended to develop the student's research and analytical skills. Specifically, the course will focus on the theory of inquiry, the logic, and structure of criminological inquiry, research design, data gathering, analysis and reporting. Prerequisite: Any 100 division CRIM course is recommended. Students with credit for CRIM 120 may not take CRIM 220 for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Sessional
Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 8100, Burnaby
D101
Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
D102
Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
D103
Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
D104
Fr 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SWH 10304, Burnaby
J100 Sessional
Th 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
SUR 5100, Surrey
SA 255 - Introduction to Social Research (SA) (4)

Explores how sociologists and anthropologists investigate social relations and contexts. Students learn to develop research questions and turn them into research projects. Introduces data collection techniques and related ethical issues, the relationship between theory and research, and other fundamental concepts and issues involved in conducting qualitative and quantitative research. Prerequisite: SA 101 or 150. Quantitative.

* Students who complete CRIM 220 must obtain a waiver of the SA 255 prerequisite for SA 355 and 356 from the SA advisor in advance of enrolling for these courses. Students who complete SA 255 must obtain a waiver of the CRIM 220 prerequisite for CRIM 320 from the CRIM advisor in advance of enrolling for this course.

Upper Division Criminology Course Access and Requirements

Students with a minimum 2.25 CGPA are eligible to enrol in upper division Criminology courses upon successful completion of 60 units including all lower division requirements and Criminology Joint Major program declaration.

Students complete a minimum of 45 upper division units. Of these 45 units, students complete a minimum of 20 upper division Criminology units*, including all of

CRIM 300W - Current Theories and Perspectives in Criminology (3)

A detailed examination of current theories and perspectives in criminology. The content of the course will change with developments in the area. Students can expect to study biological, psychological and sociological theories and perspectives, as well as those from other relevant disciplines and fields of inquiry (e.g. geography, political science and cultural studies). Prerequisite: CRIM 101. Students with credit for CRIM 300 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

Section Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
CRIM 330 - Criminal Procedure and Evidence (3)

Critical examination of selected topics in criminal procedure and evidence, including jurisdiction, police powers of search and seizure, the right to counsel and pre-trial and trial procedures. Brief survey of the system of rules and standards by means of which the admissibility of evidence is determined. Close examination of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and its impact on criminal procedure and evidence. Prerequisite: CRIM 101 and 230.

Section Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
CRIM 332 - Sociology of Law (3)

Introduction to the theory of sociology of law. Law and social structure. Law as a product of a social system and as an instrument of social change. Social functions of the law. Relationship between law and the structure and function of various other social institutions. The process of law-making. Process by which various interests become translated into legal rules. The social reality of the law; the law in action. Social sciences findings into the operation and practice of the law. Critical and feminist perspectives on law. Public knowledge, awareness, opinions and attitudes to the law, sanctions and the criminal justice system. Prerequisite: CRIM 101 and 135.

Section Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education

*Declared Criminology students may not take CRIM 301 for credit. CRIM 369 or 462 may not be used for credit towards this joint major.

Upper Division Sociology Requirements

Students complete a minimum total of 20 units, including

SA 350 - Classical Sociological Thought (S) (4)

An examination of aspects of the work of one or more of the nineteenth or early twentieth century sociological theorists. Prerequisite: SA 250.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Ann Travers
We 9:30 AM – 1:20 PM
SWH 10051, Burnaby
SA 355 - Quantitative Methods (S) (4)

Examines the methods, concepts and statistical procedures central to quantitative sociological research. Emphasizing the meaningful application of statistical analysis to social issues, the course provides intermediate quantitative research skills. Students use statistics software to conduct applicable statistical analyses and interpret results. Prerequisite: SA 255 and SA 257. Students with credit for SA 355 may not take POL 315 for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
J100 Chris Atchison
Mo 5:30 PM – 9:20 PM
HCC 2510, Vancouver

and one of

SA 356W - Ethnography and Qualitative Methods (SA) (4)

An examination of qualitative field methods, including participant observation, interviewing, archival research, cross-cultural research, life histories, network analysis, mapping, and ethical problems of fieldwork. Prerequisite: SA 255. Writing.

Section Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education

and two additional upper division SA courses designated sociology (S)

The following is highly recommended.

SA 304 - Social Control (S) (4)

This course examines how the organization of control (formal and informal) affects both individuals and society. It will investigate how control takes form, how it functions, the ideologies supporting it, and the resistance it produces. We will ask the following questions: who are the agents of social control; who or what do they control; and how do they control? Prerequisite: SA 101 or 150 or 201W.

Graduation Requirements

Students must obtain a minimum grade of C- in all required CRIM courses. For graduation, students must obtain a minimum 2.25 CGPA, 2.25 UDGPA, 2.25 Criminology program CGPA, and 2.25 Criminology program UDGPA.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Degree Requirements

For all bachelor of arts (BA) programs, students complete 120 units, which includes

  • at least 60 units that must be completed at Simon Fraser University
  • at least 45 upper division units, of which at least 30 upper division units must be completed at Simon Fraser University
  • at least 65 units (including 21 upper division units) in Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences courses
  • satisfaction of the writing, quantitative, and breadth requirements
  • an overall cumulative grade point average (CGPA) and upper division CGPA of at least 2.0, and a program (major, joint major, extended minor, minor) CGPA and upper division CGPA of at least 2.0

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.

 

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.