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Business, Philosophy and the Law Joint Major

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Business Administration

Students may opt for a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, or a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Beedie School of Business, depending upon the faculty from which they enter the program. Students are required to complete all faculty requirements for the faculty in which they are enrolled.

Admission Requirements

Beedie School of Business Admission Requirements

Internal transfer (Category 3 or 4) applicants should apply to Beedie by submitting a supplemental application form after completing 30 units (including lower division requirements, except BUS 217W and BUS 254), meeting a minimum 2.30 overall SFU Business course grade point average, and must either already be accepted to the Philosophy portion of the Joint Major or be eligible for admission that term. The supplemental application can be found on Beedie's website. Students not accepted upon initial application may reapply. Unsuccessful applicants may appeal through the faculty admissions appeals committee.

Application Deadlines

Visit http://beedie.sfu.ca/bba/apply for application deadlines.

Grade Requirements

In addition to normal university grade point average requirements, the Beedie School of Business requires a minimum 2.30 overall SFU Business course grade point average for entry into all 300 and 400 division business courses.

A minimum 2.30 overall SFU Business course grade point average is required for graduation from a Business major, joint major, or double degree program.

For a course to be accepted as fulfilling a prerequisite, or for a lower division requirement, or for a core course to be accepted in a student's program in business, a student must have obtained a minimum grade of C- (C minus).

Course Limit

Students with fewer than 60 units may enroll in a maximum of 16 units per term. Those with 60 or more may enroll in a maximum of 18 units.

Letters of Permission

The Beedie School of Business Administration does not normally approve letters of permission for students already enrolled at Simon Fraser University.

Program Requirements

Business Lower Division Requirements

Students must complete all of

BUS 217W - Critical Thinking in Business (3)

Examine and review today's global economy through critical analysis of differing perspectives. Develop and improve critical thinking and communication skills appropriate to the business environment. Prerequisite: BUS 201 and 15 units; OR 45 units and corequisite: BUS 202; OR Business Administration joint major, joint honours, or double degree students with 45 units; OR Data Science majors with 15 units. Writing.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Susan Christie-Bell
Fr 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2532, Burnaby
D200 Susan Christie-Bell
Fr 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2200, Burnaby
D300 Afzalur Rahman
Tu 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 5080, Surrey
D400 Leanne Smith-Barlow
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2532, Burnaby
D500 Leanne Smith-Barlow
Th 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2503, Burnaby
E100 Robin Elliott
Tu 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
WMC 2532, Burnaby
E200 Afzalur Rahman
Th 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 2503, Burnaby
BUS 237 - Introduction to Business Technology Management (3)

Introduces students to the knowledge and skills necessary to make full use of business information systems. Demonstrates how information systems are used by organizations to improve productivity and create competitive advantage. Provides hands on training in productivity tools including Excel, Visio, Access and Web design tools. Prerequisite: 12 units. Students with credit for BUS 337 and COMM 337 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Liaqat Ali
Fr 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
D101 Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
D102 Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
WMC 2305, Burnaby
D103 Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
D104 Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
D105 Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
D106 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
D107 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2305, Burnaby
D108 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
D109 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2305, Burnaby
D200 Chin Swee Seah
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 5240, Surrey
D201 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 3300, Surrey
D202 Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SRYC 3300, Surrey
D203 Tu 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SRYC 3300, Surrey
D204 Tu 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
SRYC 3300, Surrey
E100 Ahmad Bisher
Th 6:30 PM – 8:20 PM
SSCK 9500, Burnaby
E101 Th 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
WMC 2305, Burnaby
E102 Th 9:30 PM – 10:20 PM
WMC 2305, Burnaby
E103 Mo 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
WMC 2305, Burnaby
E104 Mo 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
WMC 2305, Burnaby
E105 Mo 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 2305, Burnaby
E106 Mo 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
WMC 2305, Burnaby
BUS 251 - Financial Accounting I (3)

An introduction to financial accounting, including accounting terminology, understanding financial statements, analysis of a business entity using financial statements. Includes also time value of money and a critical review of the conventional accounting system. Prerequisite: 12 units. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Anne Macdonald
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
D101 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
D102 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 3515, Burnaby
D103 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2533, Burnaby
D104 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2531, Burnaby
D105 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2533, Burnaby
D106 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2531, Burnaby
D107 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2531, Burnaby
D200 Anne Macdonald
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 5140, Surrey
D201 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SRYC 5060, Surrey
D202 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SRYC 5320, Surrey
D203 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 5060, Surrey
D204 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 5320, Surrey
E100 Susan Bubra
Mo 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
E101 Mo 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
RCB 7101, Burnaby
E102 Mo 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
RCB 7102, Burnaby
E103 Mo 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
RCB 7101, Burnaby
E104 Mo 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
RCB 7102, Burnaby
E105 Mo 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
E106 Mo 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
E107 Mo 9:30 PM – 10:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
BUS 254 - Managerial Accounting I (3)

Theory and methods of cost compilation for managerial planning, control and decision making; the use of budgets and analysis in planning and controlling operations, establishing supervisory and departmental responsibility, and various techniques of measuring results. Prerequisite: BUS 251; 15 units. Students with credit for BUS 324, BUS 328, or COMM 324 may not take BUS 254 for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Michael Favere-Marchesi
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 3520, Burnaby
D101 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 7102, Burnaby
D102 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D103 Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
RCB 7102, Burnaby
D104 Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D105 Tu 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D106 Tu 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
D107 Tu 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D200 Susan Bubra
Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 5240, Surrey
D201 Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SRYC 5060, Surrey
D202 Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SRYC 5320, Surrey
D203 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 5060, Surrey
D204 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 5320, Surrey
E100 Michael Favere-Marchesi
Tu 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
WMC 3260, Burnaby
E101 Tu 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
RCB 7101, Burnaby
E102 Tu 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
RCB 7102, Burnaby
E103 Tu 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
RCB 7101, Burnaby
E104 Tu 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
RCB 7102, Burnaby
E105 Tu 9:30 PM – 10:20 PM
RCB 7102, Burnaby
BUS 272 - Behaviour in Organizations (3)

Theories, concepts and issues in the field of organizational behaviour with an emphasis on individual and team processes. Core topics include employee motivation and performance, stress management, communication, work perceptions and attitudes, decision-making, team dynamics, employee involvement and conflict management. Prerequisite: 12 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Chris Zatzick
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 9660, Burnaby
D101 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2533, Burnaby
D102 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2531, Burnaby
D103 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 4125, Burnaby
D104 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D105 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 7101, Burnaby
D106 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 7102, Burnaby
D200 Sam Thiara
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 3170, Surrey
D205 Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SRYC 3150, Surrey
D206 Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SRYC 3290, Surrey
D207 Tu 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SRYC 3150, Surrey
D208 Tu 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SRYC 3290, Surrey
E100 Chris Zatzick
Mo 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SWH 10041, Burnaby
E101 Mo 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 2533, Burnaby
E102 Mo 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
E103 Mo 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
E104 Mo 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
WMC 2533, Burnaby
E105 Mo 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
BLU 10031, Burnaby
E106 Mo 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
SWH 10061, Burnaby
E200 Afzalur Rahman
We 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
WMC 3520, Burnaby
E201 We 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 2532, Burnaby
E202 We 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 3535, Burnaby
E203 We 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
WMC 3253, Burnaby
E204 We 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
WMC 2522, Burnaby
E207 We 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 2522, Burnaby
ECON 103 - Principles of Microeconomics (4)

The principal elements of theory concerning utility and value, price and costs, factor analysis, productivity, labor organization, competition and monopoly, and the theory of the firm. Students with credit for ECON 200 cannot take ECON 103 for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Soc.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Douglas Allen
Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
SWH 10081, Burnaby
D101 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 3251, Burnaby
D102 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3255, Burnaby
D103 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
D105 We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
RCB 7101, Burnaby
D106 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5014, Burnaby
D108 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
D110 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 8105, Burnaby
D111 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 3531, Burnaby
D112 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3251, Burnaby
D113 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2521, Burnaby
D114 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 7100, Burnaby
D117 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 3515, Burnaby
D200 Gordon Myers
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
D201 We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
WMC 3531, Burnaby
D202 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 3515, Burnaby
D203 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 2120, Burnaby
D204 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 3531, Burnaby
D205 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5047, Burnaby
D206 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 2104, Burnaby
D207 We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 4115, Burnaby
D208 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5049, Burnaby
D209 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5035, Burnaby
D210 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2260, Burnaby
D211 Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 2120, Burnaby
D212 Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
RCB 5100, Burnaby
D213 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 2104, Burnaby
D214 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D215 We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5017, Burnaby
D216 We 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
D217 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5017, Burnaby
D218 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5025, Burnaby
D219 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 5100, Burnaby
D220 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 2122, Burnaby
D900 Vasyl Golovetskyy
Tu, Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 5280, Surrey
ECON 105 - Principles of Macroeconomics (4)

The principal elements of theory concerning money and income, distribution, social accounts, public finance, international trade, comparative systems, and development and growth. Students with credit for ECON 205 cannot take ECON 105 for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Soc.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Martin Santamaria
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
D101 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D102 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2522, Burnaby
D103 Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 2120, Burnaby
D104 Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 2120, Burnaby
D105 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5038, Burnaby
D106 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5038, Burnaby
D107 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 4125, Burnaby
D108 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2200, Burnaby
D109 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 3255, Burnaby
D110 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2200, Burnaby
D111 Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 8104, Burnaby
D112 Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 8104, Burnaby
D113 We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5028, Burnaby
D114 Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
RCB 8105, Burnaby
D115 Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
RCB 8105, Burnaby
D116 We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5049, Burnaby
D200 Eliav Danziger
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
D201 Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
D202 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D203 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5048, Burnaby
D204 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
D205 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
D206 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 3515, Burnaby
D207 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 4115, Burnaby
D208 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 7102, Burnaby
D209 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 7102, Burnaby
D210 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 7102, Burnaby
D211 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
D212 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
D214 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 2531, Burnaby
D900 Vasyl Golovetskyy
Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 5280, Surrey

and one of

MATH 150 - Calculus I with Review (4)

Designed for students specializing in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computing science and engineering. Topics as for Math 151 with a more extensive review of functions, their properties and their graphs. Recommended for students with no previous knowledge of Calculus. In addition to regularly scheduled lectures, students enrolled in this course are encouraged to come for assistance to the Calculus Workshop (Burnaby), or Math Open Lab (Surrey). Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus 12 (or equivalent) with a grade of at least B+, or MATH 100 with a grade of at least B-, or achieving a satisfactory grade on the Simon Fraser University Calculus Readiness Test. Students with credit for either MATH 151, 154 or 157 may not take MATH 150 for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Veselin Jungic
Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
D101 Tu 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
WMC 3535, Burnaby
D102 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 3535, Burnaby
D103 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 3535, Burnaby
D104 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 3535, Burnaby
D200 Natalia Kouzniak
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 3170, Surrey
D201 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 3240, Surrey
D202 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 3240, Surrey
OP01 TBD
OP02 TBD
MATH 151 - Calculus I (3)

Designed for students specializing in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computing science and engineering. Logarithmic and exponential functions, trigonometric functions, inverse functions. Limits, continuity, and derivatives. Techniques of differentiation, including logarithmic and implicit differentiation. The Mean Value Theorem. Applications of differentiation including extrema, curve sketching, Newton's method. Introduction to modeling with differential equations. Polar coordinates, parametric curves. Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus 12 (or equivalent) with a grade of at least A, or MATH 100 with a grade of at least B, or achieving a satisfactory grade on the Simon Fraser University Calculus Readiness Test. Students with credit for either MATH 150, 154 or 157 may not take MATH 151 for further credit. Quantitative.

MATH 154 - Calculus I for the Biological Sciences (3)

Designed for students specializing in the biological and medical sciences. Topics include: limits, growth rate and the derivative; elementary functions, optimization and approximation methods, and their applications; mathematical models of biological processes. Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus 12 (or equivalent) with a grade of at least B, or MATH 100 with a grade of at least C, or achieving a satisfactory grade on the Simon Fraser University Calculus Readiness Test. Students with credit for either MATH 150, 151 or 157 may not take MATH 154 for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Matthew DeVos
Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
OP01 TBD
MATH 157 - Calculus I for the Social Sciences (3)

Designed for students specializing in business or the social sciences. Topics include: limits, growth rate and the derivative; logarithmic, exponential and trigonometric functions and their application to business, economics, optimization and approximation methods; introduction to functions of several variables with emphasis on partial derivatives and extrema. Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus 12 (or equivalent) with a grade of at least B, or MATH 100 with a grade of at least C, or achieving a satisfactory grade on the Simon Fraser University Calculus Readiness Test. Students with credit for either MATH 150, 151 or 154 may not take MATH 157 for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Vijaykumar Singh
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
D200 Natalia Kouzniak
Mo, We, Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SRYC 5280, Surrey
OP01 TBD
OP02 TBD

and one of

BUS 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 BUS 232. Students with credit for BUEC 232 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Nathaniel Payne
Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
D200 George Zhang
Tu, Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SRYC 5240, Surrey
E100 Nathaniel Payne
Tu, Th 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
OP01 Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
OP02 Th 10:30 AM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
OP03 We 11:30 AM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
OP07 Tu 7:30 PM – 10:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
OP08 Th 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
OP09 We 6:30 PM – 10:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
OP10 Mo 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
OP11 Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 3050, Surrey
OP12 Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 3050, Surrey
STAT 270 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics (3)

Basic laws of probability, sample distributions. Introduction to statistical inference and applications. Prerequisite: or Corequisite: MATH 152 or 155 or 158. Students wishing an intuitive appreciation of a broad range of statistical strategies may wish to take STAT 100 first. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C900 Tim Swartz
Distance Education
D100 Scott Pai
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCC 9002, Burnaby
D900 Scott Pai
Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SRYC 2750, Surrey
SRYC 2750, Surrey
OP01 TBD
OP09 TBD

It is recommended that students complete BUS 202 - Foundations for Collaborative Work Environments (3) in order to ensure they possess the foundational skills in communication and collaborating necessary for successful completion of upper division business coursework. Students wishing to register in BUS 202 should consult with an Undergraduate Academic Advisor in the Beedie School of Business.

Philosophy Lower Division Requirements

Students complete a total of at least 15 units, including one of

PHIL 100W - Knowledge and Reality (3)

An introduction to some of the central problems of philosophy. Topics to be discussed include the different theories of reality; the nature and sources of knowledge, truth, evidence, and reason; the justification of belief and knowledge about the universe. These topics and problems will be considered as they arise in the context of issues such as: relativism versus absolutism; the existence of God; personal identity; the nature of the mind and its relation to the body; free will and determinism; the possibility of moral knowledge. Open to all students. Students with credit for PHIL 100 may not take this course for further credit. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Michaela Lucas
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3520, Burnaby
D101 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
D102 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D103 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5026, Burnaby
D104 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2268, Burnaby
D105 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
D106 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5025, Burnaby
D107 Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 2268, Burnaby
D108 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 4125, Burnaby
D109 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
D110 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D111 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5025, Burnaby
D112 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 8105, Burnaby
D113 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5026, Burnaby
D114 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 2122, Burnaby
PHIL 120W - Moral and Legal Problems (3)

A critical examination of a range of moral and legal issues we confront in our dealings with the state and our fellow human beings, such as: Is it wrong to break the law? Should pornography and recreational drugs be illegal? Do animals have rights? Is there a duty to admit immigrants? Are there duties to the world's poor? Are indigenous peoples owed reparations? Students with credit for PHIL 120 may not take this course for further credit. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Bruno Guindon
Tu, Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
D101 Tu 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D102 Tu 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5026, Burnaby
D103 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 2120, Burnaby
D104 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 8105, Burnaby
D105 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D106 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 8104, Burnaby
D107 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5046, Burnaby
D108 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 2120, Burnaby
D109 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 8105, Burnaby
D110 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5027, Burnaby
D111 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5026, Burnaby
D113 Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 2260, Burnaby
D114 Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
D115 Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D116 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 2120, Burnaby
D117 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 8105, Burnaby
D118 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5046, Burnaby
D119 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
E200 Brian Thomas
Tu 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
HCC 1530, Vancouver
PHIL 150 - Great Works in the History of Philosophy (3)

A thematic survey of some classical texts in the history of Western philosophy, from late Antiquity to the 19th century, including by figures such as Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Aquinas, Descartes, de Gournay, Elisabeth of Bohemia, Spinoza, Leibniz, du Ch√Ętelet, Hume, Astell, Wollstonecraft, Kant, Mill, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Nietzsche, and others. Themes may include the nature of the human being, the role of God in philosophical thought, conceptions of the good life, and others. Open to all students. Students with credit for PHIL 151 may not take this course for further credit. Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Sarah Hogarth Rossiter
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 3210, Burnaby
WMC 3210, Burnaby
D900 Simon Pollon
Fr 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 3250, Surrey

and all of

PHIL 110 - Introduction to Logic and Reasoning (3)

The aim of this course is to familiarize students with fundamental techniques of correct reasoning. Special attention is given to the methods of logic in particular, and to their role in the discovery of truth not only within science and philosophy but within all forms of rational enquiry. Open to all students. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Thomas Donaldson
Tu, Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 3520, Burnaby
D101 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5027, Burnaby
D102 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5051, Burnaby
D103 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5028, Burnaby
D104 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5049, Burnaby
D105 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 3513, Burnaby
D106 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 2122, Burnaby
D107 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 5120, Burnaby
D108 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 3531, Burnaby
D109 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5027, Burnaby
D110 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5017, Burnaby
D111 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2260, Burnaby
D112 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 3251, Burnaby
D113 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 4125, Burnaby
PHIL 201 - Epistemology (3)

A critical overview of recent accounts of the nature and scope of human knowledge and of justified or rational belief, and of philosophical issues that these accounts are intended to address. Prerequisite: One of PHIL 100W (or equivalent), 120W (or equivalent), 121, 144, 150, 151, or COGS 100. Students who have taken PHIL 301 cannot take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 James Hutchinson
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SECB 1012, Burnaby
PHIL 203 - Metaphysics (3)

An examination of central problems of metaphysics such as space and time, universals and particulars, substance, identity and individuation and personal identity. Prerequisite: One of PHIL 100W (or equivalent), 120W (or equivalent), 121, 144, 150, 151, or COGS 100.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 James Hutchinson
Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5030, Burnaby
PHIL 221 - Ethical Theory (3)

An examination of the major ethical theories, including deontology, consequentialism and virtue ethics. Applications of these theories and related topics in value theory may also be discussed. Prerequisite: One of: PHIL 100W (or equivalent), PHIL 120W (or equivalent), PHIL 121, PHIL 144, PHIL 150 or PHIL 151.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Evan Tiffany
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 8100, Burnaby
RCB 8100, Burnaby

Business Upper Division Requirements

Core Courses

Students complete at least 29 upper division units in BUS or BUEC courses, including all of

BUS 303 - Business, Society and Ethics (3)

This course examines and reviews contemporary thinking on the changing role of business and business persons in the operations of society, particularly Canadian society. The course explores the changing legal, ethical and regulatory environments of business focusing on the critical alignments -- values, policies, technology and legal approaches -- between the modern organization and its broader public. Prerequisite: 45 units. Students with credit for BUS 103, COMM 103, or COMM 303 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Shafik Bhalloo
Fr 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 3210, Burnaby
D200 Kathleen Burke
Th 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2230, Burnaby
D300 Kathleen Burke
We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 5140, Surrey
D400 Thomas Culham
Tu 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
SECB 1011, Burnaby
D500 Thomas Culham
We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SECB 1014, Burnaby
E100 Daniel Hooley
Mo 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 2220, Burnaby
BUS 312 - Introduction to Finance (4)

Role and function of financial managers, financial analysis, compound interest valuation and capital budgeting, management of current assets, introduction to financial instruments and institutions. Prerequisite: BUS 254 (or 324); 45 units. Recommended: BUS 207, ECON 201, or ECON 301. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 George Blazenko
Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
D200 Amal Hili
Mo, We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 3090, Surrey
E100 George Blazenko
Tu, Th 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
BUS 336 - Data and Decisions II (4)

This course is an extension of BUEC 232. It develops and applies the quantitative models that are most directly relevant to business decisions. Beginning with material on multiple regression and forecasting modeling, the course moves on to decision analysis, business simulation, quality control, and an introduction to optimization. Prerequisite: MATH 150, MATH 151, MATH 154, or 157; BUEC 232 or STAT 270; 45 units. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Gorkem Ozdemir
Tu 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
D200 Gorkem Ozdemir
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 3170, Surrey
E100 Andrew Flostrand
Tu, Th 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SSCC 9002, Burnaby
OP01 Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
OP02 Mo 9:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
OP03 We 9:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
OP04 Tu 6:30 PM – 8:20 PM
SRYC 3140, Surrey
OP05 Th 6:30 PM – 8:20 PM
SRYC 3300, Surrey
OP07 Th 8:30 PM – 10:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
OP08 Tu 7:30 PM – 10:20 PM
WMC 2305, Burnaby
BUS 343 - Introduction to Marketing (3)

The environment of marketing; relation of social sciences to marketing; evaluation of marketing theory and research; assessment of demand, consumer behaviour analysis; market institutions; method and mechanics of distribution in domestic, foreign and overseas markets; sales organization; advertising; new product development, publicity and promotion; marketing programs. Prerequisite: 45 units. Students with credit for COMM 343 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Miremad Soleymanian
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 3181, Burnaby
D101 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
BLU 10031, Burnaby
D102 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 3255, Burnaby
D103 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 2104, Burnaby
D104 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 2120, Burnaby
D105 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 8105, Burnaby
D106 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
D107 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2260, Burnaby
D108 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 4125, Burnaby
D109 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
D110 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 4115, Burnaby
D111 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5028, Burnaby
D200 Miremad Soleymanian
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 3310, Surrey
D201 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SRYC 3150, Surrey
D202 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SRYC 3010, Surrey
D203 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SRYC 3260, Surrey
D204 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 3010, Surrey
D205 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 3150, Surrey
BUS 393 - Commercial Law (3)

Common law, equity, and statute law; contracts, agency, and negotiable instruments; partnership and corporation law; international commercial law. Prerequisite: 45 units. BUEC 391 is not to be taken concurrently with BUS 393. Students with credit for COMM 393 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Shafik Bhalloo
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 3153, Burnaby
D101 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 5100, Burnaby
D102 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
D103 Mo 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
RCB 5100, Burnaby
D104 Mo 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
D200 Robert Adamson
Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYP 291, Surrey
D201 Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SRYC 2990, Surrey
D202 Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SRYC 2995, Surrey
D203 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 2990, Surrey
D204 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 2995, Surrey
D300 Robert Adamson
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 3260, Burnaby
D301 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D302 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
TASC2 7201, Burnaby
D303 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5049, Burnaby
D304 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
D400 Shafik Bhalloo
Mo 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 3153, Burnaby
D401 Mo 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
RCB 5100, Burnaby
D402 Mo 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
D403 Mo 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
RCB 5100, Burnaby
D404 Mo 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
E100 Robert Adamson
Tu 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 3153, Burnaby
E101 Tu 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
E102 Tu 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
E103 Tu 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
RCB 5100, Burnaby
E104 Tu 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
BUS 478 - Strategy (3) ^

Integration of the various areas of business for the purpose of analysing and recommending strategies for planning and decision-making within the firm and a defined environment. Prerequisite: BUS 207 (or ECON 201 or ECON 301), BUS 312, 343, 360W and either BUS 374 or 381; 90 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Rui Jorge Basto da Silva
Th 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
WMC 3250, Burnaby
D200 Matthew Martell
Th 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5018, Burnaby
D300 Karen Ruckman
Fr 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3220, Burnaby
D500 Daniela Blettner
Tu 8:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 4150, Burnaby
D600 Jerry Sheppard
Mo 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3535, Burnaby
D700 Rui Jorge Basto da Silva
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 5380, Surrey
D800 Jerry Sheppard
Tu 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
WMC 3250, Burnaby
E200 Matthew Martell
Th 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
WMC 2507, Burnaby

and one of

BUS 374 - Organization Theory (3)

This course will examine theories of organization which use the organization as a basic unit of analysis. It will show how the structure and internal processes of an organization are linked to and partially determined by forces in the external environment of the organization. Contextual factors such as the technology and corporate strategy of the organization will also be examined. Prerequisite: 45 units; BUS 272 (or 372).

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D200 Sara Graves
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
BLU 9660, Burnaby
BUS 381 - Introduction to Human Resource Management (3)

Subjects include human resource planning, job analysis and design, recruitment, employment equity, selection and placement, performance appraisal, compensation and benefits, training and development, occupational health and safety, and industrial relations. For each subject an overview of current Canadian issues and practices is presented. Prerequisite: BUS 272 (or 372); 45 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Lisa Phillips
Fr 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 3153, Burnaby
D200 Robert Weston
We 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
SWH 10041, Burnaby

and both† of

BUS 371 - Critical Thinking Through Business Case Analysis (3)

Critical thinking is the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action. This course builds on the critical thinking process introduced in BUS 217W and explores its use in solving business problems. Prerequisite: 45 units; BUS 217W.

BUS 483 - Introduction to Employment Law For Business (3)

Provides a solid foundation for students in understanding the legal obligations, statutes, and limitations within provincial legislation that govern employment relationships in non-union contexts. Additionally, will explore the legal aspects of matters of particular importance for managers faced with human resource policy decisions. Prerequisite: BUS 393, BUS 360W and 60 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Melissa Panjer
Tu 8:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 4120, Burnaby

^To be completed at Simon Fraser University.

†Any 400-level business course worth at least three units and deemed to have significant relevance may, with prior faculty permission, be substituted for one of the above courses.

BUS 360W is recommended but not required. BUS 360W will be waived as a prerequisite for 400 division BUS courses for those in approved BUS joint programs. BUS 360W must be completed at Simon Fraser University in accordance with the WQB requirements.

Business 400 Division Requirement

Students must complete two* 400 division BUS or BUEC courses, each worth a minimum of 3 units (excluding BUS 478 and practicum courses).

*Note that BUEC courses may count only once as business units or as economic units.

Business Concentration Requirement

Students have the option to complete a concentration in one of several areas by taking courses in an area: Accounting, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resources Management, International Business, Management Information Systems, Operations Management, Marketing, Strategic Analysis.

Philosophy Upper Division Requirements

Students complete a total of at least 25 PHIL units, including both of

PHIL 326 - Topics in Law and Philosophy (3)

Explores in detail classic problems in the law using the methods and resources of philosophy. Topics may include: problems in professional ethics facing lawyers; philosophical issues in international law and human rights; constitutional interpretation and the philosophy of language; the assessment of evidence and formal epistemology; the intellectual origins of the theory of natural law and natural rights; or others. Students may repeat this course for further credit under a different topic. Prerequisite: One of PHIL 120W (or equivalent), 121, 220, 221, ENV 320W, or with permission of instructor.

PHIL 329 - Law and Justice (3)

Explores in detail the relationship between the law and theories of justice. Topics range over: the philosophy of punishment, theories of moral responsibility, charter equality rights, and theories of distributive justice. Prerequisite: One of PHIL 120W (or equivalent), 121, 220, 221, ENV 320W, or with permission of instructor. Students with credit for PHIL 333 in Spring 2016 cannot take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Chelsea Rosenthal
Tu 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2507, Burnaby
WMC 3255, Burnaby

and at least two of

PHIL 315 - Formal Methods in Philosophy (3)

A survey of formal methods used in philosophy. Topics will include some of the following: propositional logic, predicate logic, formal syntax, formal semantics, the probability calculus, decision theory, game theory and formal causal modeling. Prerequisite: One of: PHIL 110, 210, 310, 314, MACM 101, BUEC 232 or STAT 270.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Jennifer Wang
Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 3255, Burnaby
WMC 3255, Burnaby
PHIL 320 - Social and Political Philosophy (3)

An examination of an issue or selection of issues in social and political philosophy. Contemporary or historical readings or a mixture of these will be used. Possible topics include: justice, the law and legal systems, sovereignty, power and authority, democracy, liberty and equality. Sometimes the course will focus on the views of historically important political philosophers, such as Plato, Aristotle, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Burke, Bentham, Mill and Marx. Prerequisite: One of PHIL 120W (or equivalent), 121, 220, 221 or ENV 320W.

PHIL 321 - Topics in Moral Philosophy (3)

An advanced investigation of central issues and theories in moral philosophy. In any given term, the course may focus on a general theory or concept or concern, for example meta-ethics, utilitarianism, or theories of rights. Sometimes it will focus on a particular problem or problems, such as medical ethics, moral personhood, or free will and moral responsibility. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: One of PHIL 120W (or equivalent), 121, 220, 221 or ENV 320W.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Bruno Guindon
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5037, Burnaby
WMC 3510, Burnaby
PHIL 322 - History of Ethics (3)

An examination of an issue or selection of issues in the history of moral or political philosophy. Historical readings will be the primary focus and may include important figures such as Aristotle, Hobbes, Locke, Hume, and Kant. Prerequisite: One of PHIL 120W (or equivalent), 121, 150, 151, 220 or 221.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Jennifer Wang
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 2104, Burnaby
AQ 5018, Burnaby
PHIL 327 - Global Health Ethics (3)

Ethical issues related to public health as they are located in and influenced by a global context. Consideration of several ethical approaches including utilitarianism, deontic ethics, and the capabilities approach, as well as theories of justice. Application of approaches to topics ranging from global markets in human organs to international migration of health workers and pharmaceutical testing in the developing world. Prerequisite: 60 units and one of PHIL 120W (or equivalent), 121 or 221; or HSCI 319. PHIL 327 is identical to HSCI 327 and students may not receive credit for both. Students who have completed HSCI 320 or the spring 2011 offering of PHIL 331 may not complete this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Richard Veerapen
We 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
BLU 9021, Burnaby
PHIL 328 - Environmental Philosophy (3)

A survey of contemporary issues in environmental ethics. Topics may include: animal rights, the intrinsic value of nature, 'deep ecology', obligations to future generations, conservation, environmental justice, as well as relevant background materials in ethical theory. Prerequisite: One of PHIL 120W (or equivalent), 121, 220, 221 or ENV 320W. Students who have completed PHIL 318 may not take this course for further credit.

PHIL 421W - Advanced Topics in Ethical Theory (4)

A highly focused, advanced examination of a selection of topics in normative or meta-ethics. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: two 300 level PHIL courses; it is strongly recommended that students have taken some prior course in moral theory. Writing.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
E100 Chelsea Rosenthal
Tu, Th 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5009, Burnaby

and at least two of

PHIL 302 - Topics in Epistemology and Metaphysics (3)

An exploration of philosophical issues concerning, e.g.: causation, time, modality, or the self; the realism/nominalism or realism/idealism debate; relativism; the concept of truth; naturalized epistemology; global epistemological skepticism or perhaps a 'local' form of skepticism such as skepticism about induction or about sensory belief. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: PHIL 201 or 203.

PHIL 310 - Logic, Proofs and Set Theory (3)

An advanced introduction to the logical techniques and concepts required for the construction of proofs, including the fundamental principles of set theory and concepts such as set, relation, function, sequence, orderings and others. Prerequisite: One of PHIL 110, 210, 314, 315, or MACM 101; or a minimum of 12 units in MATH. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Nicolas Fillion
Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 4130, Burnaby
PHIL 314 - Topics in Logic (3)

An examination of one or more topics such as: alethic modal logic, applied modal logic, classical metatheory, and non-classical logic. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: One of PHIL 110, 210, 310, 315, or MACM 101, or with the approval of the instructor or department.

PHIL 341 - Philosophy of Science (3)

A study of the nature of scientific enquiry, classificatory systems, laws and theories, the role of observation in science, the demarcation between science and non-science, causality, the status of theoretical constructs, and teleological explanation. Prerequisite: Either one of: PHIL 201 or 203; or both of PHIL 100W (or equivalent) and COGS 200.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
E100 Nicolas Fillion
We 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SWH 10051, Burnaby
PHIL 343 - Philosophy of Mind (3)

A study of theories of the mind, consciousness, and human action. Prerequisite: Either one of: PHIL 201 or 203; or both of PHIL 100W (or equivalent) and COGS 200.

PHIL 344 - Philosophy of Language (3)

An introduction to the major philosophic theories of language. Topics to be considered include the relationship between language and mind, language and the world, language and society. Prerequisite: Either one of: PHIL 201 or 203; or both of PHIL 100W (or equivalent) and COGS 200.

PHIL 345W - Philosophy of Mathematics (3)

Examines central philosophical issues related to mathematics. Topics may include the metaphysical status of mathematical entities, mathematical knowledge, set theory and others. Prerequisite: One of PHIL 110, 210, 314, 315 or MACM 101; and one of PHIL 100W, 201 or 203. Writing.

PHIL 350 - Ancient Philosophy (3)

Examines central philosophical themes and figures in ancient philosophy. Topics may include justice, knowledge, the good life, time, change, appearance and reality, the nature of God, and others. Historical readings will be the central focus and may include works by Plato, Aristotle, Thales, Anaximander, Pythagoras, Parmenides and others. Prerequisite: PHIL 150 or 151.

PHIL 352 - 17th Century Philosophy (3)

An examination of some central issues in 17th century philosophy. Themes may include: changing theories of causation, of the mind, and of the relation between mind and world. Historical readings will be the primary focus and may include important figures such as Descartes, Elisabeth of Bohemia, Malebranche, Spinoza, Leibniz, and Locke. Prerequisite: One of PHIL 150 or 151. Students who have completed PHIL 353 or PHIL 354 prior to Fall 2006 may not take this course for further credit.

PHIL 356 - 18th Century Philosophy (3)

An examination of some central issues of 18th century philosophy. Themes may include the development of the theory of ideas and epistemology associated with it. The primary focus may include important figures such as Locke, Berkeley, Hume, and Condillac. Prerequisite: One of PHIL 150 or 151. Students with credit for PHIL 355 prior to Fall 2006 may not take this course for further credit.

PHIL 357 - Topics in the History of Philosophy (3)

May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: PHIL 150 or 151.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Sarah Hogarth Rossiter
We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5030, Burnaby
PHIL 358 - 19th Century Philosophy (3)

An examination of some major figures in 19th century philosophy. Themes may include German idealism and romanticism, British idealism, positivism and American pragmatism; studied figures may include Schopenhauer, Fichte, Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche, Comte, Kierkegaard, Brentano, Meinong, Mill, Pierce and James, depending on theme. Prerequisite: PHIL 150 or 151.

and at least one 400-level course in Philosophy

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.

 

Business Career Passport Requirements

Business Career Passport (BCP) is a mandatory program for Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) students to kick-start their career.

  • Students admitted to the BBA program for the Fall 2017 term onwards are required to complete the program within 12 months of the start of their program.
  • Students admitted to the BBA program from the Fall 2012 term to the Summer 2017 term are required to complete the program prior to graduation.

For more information, click here.

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.