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Business and Psychology Joint Major

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Business Administration

Students may opt for a degree from either the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, or from the Beedie School of Business. Faculty requirements will be governed by the faculty from which the student chooses to complete a degree.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements - Beedie School of Business

Joint Major applicants should apply to Beedie through the internal transfer process, which is outlined here, in the term in which their 45th unit will be completed, including the eight lower division courses required for admission. Students will need to complete BUS 336 (min C-) in their first term in Beedie in order to obtain a waiver for PSYC 210, which is required for admission to the Psychology portion of the joint major. Students not accepted upon initial application may reapply. Unsuccessful candidates are permitted to appeal.

Application Deadlines

Visit https://beedie.sfu.ca/programs/undergraduate/bba-major/how-to-apply for application deadlines.

Admission Requirements - Psychology

To be admitted to the Psychology portion of this program, students must complete

  • PSYC 100 - Introduction to Psychology I (3)
  • PSYC 102 - Introduction to Psychology II (3)
  • PSYC 201W - Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology (4) with a grade of C (2.0) or better

and complete

  • PSYC 210 - Introduction to Data Analysis in Psychology (4) or
  • BUS 232 - Data and Decisions I (4) and BUS 336 - Data and Decisions II (4) with a grade of C- (1.67) or better

Course Selection

Students should complete PSYC 100, 102 and 201 as soon as possible to gain better access to upper division PSYC courses. Students who plan a major in psychology should also complete PSYC 210. Students who have completed BUS 232 and BUS 336 with grades of C -or better are eligible for a waiver of PSYC 210.

The Psychology Department strongly recommends that students do not leave any of these required courses to the end of their degree. If a student is unable to obtain the required grade in PSYC 201, he or she will not be able to graduate with a major in psychology.

To enroll in psychology courses, students are required to meet the prerequisites or special instructions that may be stipulated for each. The listed prerequisites indicate the minimal background expected by instructors.

The Psychology Department reserves one hundred percent of all 300 and 400 division PSYC courses for approved psychology major, minor or honours students. Those who are not approved cannot enroll in these upper division courses until the open enrollment date.

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.

Regarding business requirements, 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).

Letters of Permission

The Beedie School of Business and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences do not normally approve letters of permission for students already enrolled at Simon Fraser University.

Program Requirements

Students complete a minimum of 120 units, as specified below.

Business Requirements

Lower Division Requirements

Students complete all 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, Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D200 Nathaniel Payne
Mo, We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
OP01 Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
OP02 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
OP03 Fr 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
OP04 We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
OP05 Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
OP06 We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
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 Leanne Barlow
We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D200 Brent Amburgey
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D300 Leanne Barlow
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D500 Robin Elliott
Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D700 Brent Amburgey
Th 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D800 Susan Christie-Bell
Mo, Fr 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
E100 Marco Galvani
Tu 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, 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 Richard Wong
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D102 Th 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D103 Th 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D104 Th 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D105 Th 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D106 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D107 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
E100 Richard Wong
Mo 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
E101 Mo 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
E102 Mo 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
E103 Mo 9:30 PM – 10:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
E104 Tu 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, 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
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D102 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D103 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D104 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D105 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D106 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D107 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D200 Anne Macdonald
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D201 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D202 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D203 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D204 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, 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. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Hwee Cheng Tan
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D102 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D103 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D104 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D105 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D106 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D107 Th 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
E100 Hwee Cheng Tan
Th 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
E101 Th 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
E102 Th 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
E103 Th 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
E104 Th 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, 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 William Scott
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D102 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D103 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D104 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D105 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D106 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D107 Th 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
E100 Sam Thiara
We 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
E101 We 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
E102 We 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
E103 We 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
E104 We 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
E105 We 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
E106 We 9:30 PM – 10:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
E107 We 9:30 PM – 10:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, 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 Junjie Liu
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D102 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D103 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D104 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D105 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D106 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D107 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D108 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D109 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D110 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D111 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D112 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D113 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D114 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D116 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D900 Seong Choi
We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
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 Vasyl Golovetskyy
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D102 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D103 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D104 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D105 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D107 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D108 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D109 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D110 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D111 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D112 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D113 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D114 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D900 Vasyl Golovetskyy
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

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 Justin Chan
Mo, We, Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D102 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D103 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
OP01 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.

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 Justin Chan
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
OP01 TBD

and one 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.

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
D100 Nicky Didicher
Mo, We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D102 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D103 Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D104 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D105 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D106 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D107 Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D108 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D109 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, 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.

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
D900 Betty Schellenberg
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D901 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D902 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D903 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D904 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D905 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, 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.

ENGL 199W - Writing to Persuade (3)

An introduction to reading and writing from a rhetorical perspective. The course treats reading and writing as activities that take place in particular circumstances and situations, in contrast to the traditional emphasis on decontextualized, formal features of texts. It prepares students for reading and writing challenges they are likely to encounter within and beyond the classroom. Prerequisite: 12 units. Students with credit for ENGL 199 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Daniel Dunford
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D200 Daniel Dunford
Mo 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM
,
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 Martin Hahn
Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D102 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D103 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D104 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D105 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D106 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D107 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D108 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D109 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D110 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
PHIL 105 - Critical Thinking (3)

An introduction to the evaluation of arguments as they are encountered in everyday life. The central aim will be to sharpen skills of reasoning and argumentation by understanding how arguments work and learning to distinguish those which actually prove what they set out to show from those which do not. Open to all students. Students with credit for PHIL XX1 may not take this course for further credit. Q/Breadth-Social Sci/Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Lyle Crawford
Tu, Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D102 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D103 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D104 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D105 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D106 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D107 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D108 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D109 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D111 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D112 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, 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 Chelsea Rosenthal
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D102 Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D103 Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D104 Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D105 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D106 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D107 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D108 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D109 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D110 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D111 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D112 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D113 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
,
D114 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
,
WL 101W - Writing in World Literature (3)

Explores literary texts from diverse linguistic and cultural origins while introducing students to the fundamentals of comparative literary analysis and critical writing. May examine cross-cultural interactions, or compare texts thematically. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

WL 103W - Early World Literatures (3)

Introduces ways of comparing early world literatures across time and space. May explore fundamental themes such as love, heroism, or the underworld. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

WL 104W - Modern World Literatures (3)

Introduces ways of comparing modern world literatures across time and space. May explore topics such as revolution, technology, or existentialism. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

Section Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education

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. 

*Any one of these courses may be replaced by any three unspecified transfer units in English or in ENGL-Writing at the 100- or 200-level.

Core Courses

The Beedie School of Business core courses must be completed, as listed below. Students complete 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 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D200 Thomas Culham
Tu 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D300 Daniel Hooley
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D400 Daniel Hooley
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, 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 Bahram Dadgostar
Tu, Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D200 Frederick Willeboordse
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, 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 Andrew Flostrand
Tu, Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D200 George Zhang
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
OP01 Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
OP02 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
OP03 Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
OP04 Th 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
OP05 Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, 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 Pei-Shiuan Lin
Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D102 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D103 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D104 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D105 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D106 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D107 Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D108 Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D109 Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D200 Pei-Shiuan Lin
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D201 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D202 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D203 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D204 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D205 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
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
Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D102 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D103 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D104 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D200 Robert Adamson
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D201 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D202 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D203 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D204 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
E100 Robert Adamson
Mo 5:00 PM – 6:50 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
E101 Mo 7:00 PM – 7:50 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
E102 Mo 7:00 PM – 7:50 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
E103 Mo 8:00 PM – 8:50 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
E104 Mo 8:00 PM – 8:50 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, 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 Matthew Martell
Tu 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D200 Pek-Hooi Soh
Mo 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D300 Edward Bukszar
We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D400 Edward Bukszar
Fr 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D500 Rui Jorge Basto da Silva
Fr 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
E100 Rui Jorge Basto da Silva
Th 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
E200 Matthew Martell
Tu 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, 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
D100 Sara Graves
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, 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
D200 Vanessa Shum
Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
E100 Robert Weston
Mo 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

and successful completion of at least one 400 division BUS course worth a minimum of three units, chosen from the human resource management concentration listed under the Business Major program. Students may choose to complete one or more business concentrations by meeting the concentration requirements listed on the Business Major page of the calendar.

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.

^ To be completed at Simon Fraser University.

Psychology Requirements

Lower Division Requirements

Students complete all of

PSYC 100 - Introduction to Psychology I (3)

Acquaints the student with the major issues in contemporary psychology and considers the historical antecedents. Special attention is given to questions of methodology and research design in psychology. Topics in physiological psychology, perception, learning and motivation are considered. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Sherrie Atwood
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
PSYC 102 - Introduction to Psychology II (3)

Acquaints the student with major issues in contemporary psychology and considers their historical antecedents. Topics in learning, cognition, social psychology and abnormal psychology are considered. Recommended: PSYC 100 is recommended but not required. Breadth-Social Sciences.

PSYC 201W - Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology (4) *

An introduction to the procedures used in psychological research, and to the logic underlying them. Topics include the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches to research, the formulation of testable questions, the control of extraneous influences, the measurement of effects, and the drawing of valid conclusions from empirical evidence. Provides a background for senior psychology courses since it offers a basis for the critical evaluation and conduct of research. Prerequisite: PSYC 100 or 102. Students with credit for PSYC 201 may not take this course for further credit. Writing/Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Lesley Schimanski
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D102 Tu 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D103 We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D104 We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D105 We 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D106 Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D107 Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
,
D108 We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
,
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 Adam Blanchard
Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D101 Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D102 Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D103 Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D104 Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D105 Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
D106 Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
PSYC 260 - Introduction to Social Psychology (3)

Examines methodology and content in social psychology. Topics include: attitudes and values; social perception and cognition; group behavior; social includence; prejudice, discrimination, and sexism; aggression; altruism, interpersonal attraction and interpersonal relationships. Prerequisite: PSYC 102. Breadth-Social Sciences.

and one of

PSYC 221 - Introduction to Cognitive Psychology (3)

Introduction to the study of cognitive and perceptual processes. Topics include memory, perception, attention, language, mental imagery, creativity, judgment and decision-making, and an introduction to cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, dyslexia, aphasia and attention-deficit disorder. Prerequisite: PSYC 100.

PSYC 241 - Introduction to Abnormal Psychology (3)

Introduces students to the area of abnormal psychology. Topics include the definition and classification of pathological behavior, factors involved in the development of pathology, and evaluation of therapy outcome. Prerequisite: PSYC 102.

PSYC 250 - Introduction to Developmental Psychology (3)

Considers the psychological and physical aspects of human development from conception through middle childhood. Topics include social, emotional, language, cognitive, perceptual and physical development. Prerequisite: PSYC 102.

PSYC 268 - Introduction to Law and Psychology (3)

An introduction to the area of law and psychology. The role and influence of psychology in the legal system will be discussed. Topics include: social psychology and law, developmental psychology and law, juvenile justice, experimental psychology and law, mental disability and law. Prerequisite: PSYC 102.

PSYC 280 - Introduction to Biological Psychology (3)

Surveys the major areas in biological psychology. Topics include the basics of neuroanatomy and nerve cell function, the behavioral and physiological effects of drugs and hormones in the nervous system, evolutionary perspectives on the brain and behavior, and the biopsychology of vision, the chemical senses, hearing, movement, biological rhythms, sex, and cognitive processes. Prerequisite: PSYC 100. Recommended: BISC 101. Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Neil Watson
Tu, Th 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
J100 Lesley Schimanski
Mo 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

*With a final course grade of C (2.0) or better.

+May be substituted by the combination of BUS 232 and BUS 336, both with grades of C- or better. For Psychology students, BUS 336 is only available after a student has been admitted to the Business portion of the joint major.

Upper Division Requirements

Students complete 21 units in upper division psychology courses.

No more than three Research Engagement or Directed Studies units may be applied to this program. No more than three PSYC Field School units may be applied to this program. At least 11 upper division psychology units must be completed at Simon Fraser University.

Research Engagement Course

PSYC 393 - Research Engagement (0)

Students will engage in research activities to advance their understanding of the Psychology research process. The student will find a research supervisor and will meet at least bi-weekly with the supervisor. Workload will be equal to or greater than that of a regular course, with each credit corresponding to 3 hours of work in the lab; research activities will be determined by the supervisor. Variable units: 1, 2, 3. Graded on a pass/fail. Prerequisite: PSYC 201, 60 units, a UDGPA of at least 2.5, and permission of the department. Tri-council ethics certificate.

Enrollment enables an individual to work with psychological research in consultation with the supervising instructor.

The minimum requirement is completion of the Tri-council ethics certificate, PSYC 201, 60 units, an upper division GPA of at least 2.5, and departmental permission. Research Engagement students complete an application form from the SFU Psychology website with the intended instructor. This course can be repeated for additional credit with the same or different instructor.

Directed Studies Courses

PSYC 493 - Directed Studies (3)

Independent reading or research in topics selected in consultation with the supervising instructor. Prerequisite: PSYC 201, 210, 60 units, a UDGPA of at least 3.0, and permission of the department.

Enrollment enables an individual or small group to work with a faculty member on a reading or research project of mutual interest.

The minimum requirement is an upper division GPA of at least 3.00, at least 60 units and department permission. Directed studies students complete an application form from the SFU Psychology website with the intended instructor.

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.

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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.