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Interactive Arts and Technology and Business Joint Major

Bachelor of Science

This bachelor of science (BSc) program produces well-rounded graduates with expertise in the school’s concentrations as well as solid business knowledge. All programs are human-centred and technology oriented. Combining these aspects with business knowledge prepares for industry leadership positions, and provides a strong understanding of how to deploy design processes in larger managerial and technological contexts. As well, students will identify market and funding opportunities.

All bachelor's degree programs for a first bachelor's degree require successful completion of a minimum of 120 units including at least 44 upper division units.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements - Beedie School of Business

Joint major applicants should apply to Beedie through the internal transfer process, which is outlined here, after completing 30 units, including the lower division courses (except BUS 207, BUS 217W and BUS 254) and must either already be accepted to the interactive arts and technology portion of the joint major or be eligible for admission that term.

Students not accepted upon initial application may reapply. Unsuccessful applicants are permitted to appeal.

Application Deadlines 

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

School of Interactive Arts and Technology Admission Criteria

Please refer to the admission requirements section.

Grade Requirements

In addition to normal university grade point average requirements, the Beedie School of Business requires a minimum 2.30 overall SFU Business 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).

Students must achieve a minimum C- grade (or higher) in all required courses.

Program Requirements

Prerequisite Grade Requirement

Interactive Arts and Technology course entry requires a grade of C- or better in each prerequisite course.

Students must obtain permission from the department if they wish to complete, for further credit, any course that is a prerequisite for a course the student has already completed with a grade of C- or higher.

Continuance Requirements

Students in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology are required to maintain a 2.4 GPA in their IAT courses. Students who fall below this continuance requirement will be placed on academic warning in the School of Interactive Arts and Technology and will have two semesters to bring their IAT GPA to a 2.4 or higher. Failure to do so will result in removal from the Interactive Arts and Technology Major or Joint Major program.

Students removed from the Interactive Arts and Technology Major or Joint Major program will be placed in the Faculty of Communication, Art and Technology Double Minor Program.  Students wishing to transfer back into the Major or Joint Major will need to meet the admission requirements to obtain re-entry.

Lower Division Business Requirements

Students complete all of

BUS 207 - Managerial Economics (3)

Emphasis is upon the relevance of economic models to business decision-making and, in particular, upon the rational analysis of choice alternatives within the firm. Course will include consideration of optimizing techniques and analysis of risk, demand, production and profit in addition to examination of long-term investment decisions and business forecasting. Prerequisite: ECON 103 or ECON 113, ECON 105 or ECON 115, MATH 157, all with a minimum grade of C-; 15 units. Students with credit for ECON 301, ECON 201, or BUS 307 may not take BUS 207 for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Karen Ruckman
Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
D200 M EMRUL HASAN
Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 5240, Surrey
E100 Peng Zhang
Mo 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
SWH 10041, 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 with a minimum grade of C- 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 major with 15 units. Writing.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Luana Carcano
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 3154, Burnaby
D200 Matthew Martell
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 5240, Surrey
D300 Susan Christie-Bell
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 8100, Burnaby
D400 Matthew Martell
Th 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2230, Burnaby
E100 Jerome Francis
We 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 2230, Burnaby
E200 Michelle Corbett
Tu 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
AQ 3149, 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 Susan Bubra
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
D101 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
D102 Th 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
WMC 2523, Burnaby
D103 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
D104 Th 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
WMC 3511, Burnaby
D105 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 3253, Burnaby
D106 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 3255, Burnaby
D107 Th 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
WMC 3513, Burnaby
D108 Th 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
WMC 3515, Burnaby
D200 Praise Ma
Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 5240, Surrey
D201 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SRYC 5060, Surrey
D202 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SRYC 5320, Surrey
D203 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 5060, Surrey
D204 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 5320, Surrey
E100 Susan Bubra
Th 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
E101 Th 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 3253, Burnaby
E102 Th 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 3250, Burnaby
E103 Th 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 2507, Burnaby
E104 Th 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
WMC 3513, Burnaby
E105 Th 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
WMC 3251, Burnaby
E106 Th 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
WMC 3511, 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 with a minimum grade of C-; 15 units. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Hwee Cheng Tan
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
D101 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 3515, Burnaby
D102 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2533, Burnaby
D103 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 3517, Burnaby
D104 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
D105 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
D106 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 3515, Burnaby
D107 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D200 Lei Zhang
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 3090, Surrey
D201 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 3120, Surrey
D202 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 3260, Surrey
D203 Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SRYC 3120, Surrey
D204 Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SRYC 3260, Surrey
E100 Hwee Cheng Tan
Th 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
E101 Th 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
E102 Th 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
E103 Th 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
E104 Th 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
SWH 10061, Burnaby
E105 Th 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
E106 Th 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
SWH 10075, 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 Sam Thiara
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCC 9002, Burnaby
D101 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 2122, Burnaby
D102 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 3513, Burnaby
D103 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 3515, Burnaby
D104 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2533, Burnaby
D105 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2268, Burnaby
D106 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2260, Burnaby
D107 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 3513, Burnaby
D200 Sam Thiara
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 3170, 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
D300 William Scott
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
D301 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 3513, Burnaby
D302 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 3517, Burnaby
D303 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 3517, Burnaby
D304 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
D305 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2533, Burnaby
D306 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2531, Burnaby
E100 Chris Zatzick
We 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SSCC 9002, Burnaby
E101 We 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
E102 We 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
AQ 5014, Burnaby
E103 We 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
E104 We 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
E105 We 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
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 Imin Chen
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
D400 Mo, We, Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SRYC 5280, Surrey
OP01 TBD
OP02 TBD

and one of

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
Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
D101 Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5049, Burnaby
D102 Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5038, Burnaby
D103 Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5050, Burnaby
D104 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5028, Burnaby
D105 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5049, Burnaby
D106 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2521, Burnaby
D107 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5047, Burnaby
D108 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
D109 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
D110 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 2104, Burnaby
D111 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 10031, Burnaby
D112 We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5036, Burnaby
D113 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
BLU 11901, Burnaby
D114 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 3531, Burnaby
D115 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
D116 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 3511, Burnaby
D117 Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
D118 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5038, Burnaby
D200 Marie Rekkas
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SWH 10081, Burnaby
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
D201 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 3510, Burnaby
D202 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5025, Burnaby
D203 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
D204 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5048, Burnaby
D205 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2532, Burnaby
D206 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D208 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 2104, Burnaby
D210 Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 3531, Burnaby
D212 Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
D213 Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5047, Burnaby
D214 Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
D215 Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D216 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D900 Vasyl Golovetskyy
We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 5280, Surrey
SRYC 5280, Surrey
ECON 113 - Introduction to Microeconomics (3)

Focused on basic competencies in microeconomics, this course is suitable for business and other students not intending to specialize in economics. Topics include gains from trade, supply and demand, prices, competition and monopoly, market failures, and government policies. Economic literacy is an important part of the course. Students who have taken ECON 103 first may not then take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Soc.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Joshua Boitnott
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3520, Burnaby
D101 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2260, Burnaby
D102 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 3513, Burnaby
D104 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2268, Burnaby
D107 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 2104, Burnaby
D108 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
D113 Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5004, Burnaby

and one of

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 William Shen
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
D101 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
BLU 10021, Burnaby
D102 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
D103 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 3255, Burnaby
D104 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
D105 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 5120, Burnaby
D106 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 10921, Burnaby
D108 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2531, Burnaby
D113 Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5036, Burnaby
D114 Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 3511, Burnaby
D115 Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 3251, Burnaby
D200 Gorkem Ozdemir
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
D201 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
D202 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
D203 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5014, Burnaby
D204 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5014, Burnaby
D205 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
D206 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2523, Burnaby
D208 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5014, Burnaby
D212 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D214 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2507, Burnaby
D215 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2523, Burnaby
D900 Seong Choi
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYE 1002, Surrey
SRYE 1002, Surrey
ECON 115 - Introduction to Macroeconomics (3)

Focused on basic competencies in macroeconomics, this course is suitable for business and other students not intending to specialize in economics. Topics include GDP, economic growth, business cycles, unemployment, inflation, money, monetary and fiscal policies, exchange rates, government debt, globalization and trade policy. Economic literacy is an important part of the course. Students who have taken ECON 105 first may not then take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Soc.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Joshua Boitnott
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3520, Burnaby
D101 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
D102 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D104 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
D105 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 3255, Burnaby
D109 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
D111 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5039, Burnaby

and one of

BUS 232 - Business Statistics (3)

An introduction to business statistics (descriptive and inferential statistics) with a heavy emphasis on applications and the use of EXCEL. Students will be required to use statistical applications to solve business problems. Corequisite: MATH 150, MATH 151, MATH 154, or MATH 157, with a minimum grade of C-; 15 units. Students with credit for BUEC 232 or ECON 233 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
D200 Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 3090, Surrey
E100 Mohammad Ghotboddini
Mo 6:00 PM – 8:50 PM
WMC 3520, Burnaby
OP01 Mo 12:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2303, Burnaby
OP02 Tu 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2303, Burnaby
OP03 We 12:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2303, Burnaby
OP04 Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 3050, Surrey
OP05 Fr 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 3050, Surrey
OP06 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:50 PM
WMC 2303, Burnaby
OP07 Tu 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
WMC 2303, Burnaby
OP08 We 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
WMC 2303, Burnaby
OP09 Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2303, Burnaby
OP10 Fr 12:30 PM – 2:50 PM
WMC 2303, Burnaby
ECON 233 - Introduction to Economic Data and Statistics (4)

Introduces statistical methods, concepts and their application to economic data using both spreadsheets (e.g., Excel) and a specialized statistical programming language such as R. Prerequisite: MATH 150, MATH 151, MATH 154, or MATH 157, with a minimum grade of C-; 15 units. MATH 150, MATH 151, MATH 154, or MATH 157 may be taken concurrently with ECON 233. Students who have taken ECON 333 first may not then take this course for further credit. STAT 270 or BUS 232 will be accepted in lieu of this course.

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, with a minimum grade of C-. 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
D100 Sonja Isberg
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
OL01 Distance Education
OP01 TBD

Lower Division Interactive Arts and Technology

Students complete all of

CMPT 166 - An Animated Introduction to Programming (3)

An informal introduction to programming using examples drawn from animation and graphics. Fundamental programming language features are covered, including variables, expressions, statements, loops, functions, and objects. Class design, event-driven programming or other advanced programming techniques may be introduced as needed. No prior programming experience is assumed. Prerequisite: Recommended: BC Math 12 or equivalent. Students with credit for CMPT 102, 120, 128 or 130 may not take this course for further credit. Students who have taken CMPT 125, 129 or 135 first may not then take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

or an equivalent introductory programming course such as CMPT 102, 120, 125, 126, 128, or 130

IAT 100 - Digital Image Design (3)

This is a project-based course that introduces the theory and hands-on practice of art and design in digital media. As the introductory course in IAT, this course teaches the core fundamental principles in 2D visual design, sequential and animation design. Students learn the fundamentals of digital photography and vector image creation. The theory is contextualized in contemporary new media design practice and is broadly applicable across disciplines. Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Susan Clements-Vivian
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SRYC 2600, Surrey
D101 We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 3130, Surrey
D102 We 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 3130, Surrey
D103 We 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SRYC 3130, Surrey
D104 We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 3300, Surrey
D105 We 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 3300, Surrey
D106 We 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SRYC 3300, Surrey
D107 We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 3050, Surrey
D108 We 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 3050, Surrey
IAT 102 - Graphic Design (3)

Introduction to fundamental design principles for visual communication. Organized as a continual interplay of theory and practice, students will examine historical, philosophical, perceptual and semiotic approaches to understanding graphic design, and will explore principles of form, such as structure and composition, hierarchy, form, color, space, scale, typography, and legibility and readability through hands-on projects. Traditional time-based and interactive media forms will be compared and contrasted.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 2600, Surrey
D101 Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 3130, Surrey
D102 Mo 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SRYC 3130, Surrey
D103 Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 3300, Surrey
D104 Mo 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SRYC 3300, Surrey
D105 Mo 3:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 3300, Surrey
D106 Mo 3:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 3130, Surrey
IAT 167 - Digital Games: Genre, Structure, Programming and Play (3)

Introduces game genres, structures, and programming methods basic to developing games. Students learn how games are designed and how to program the underlying patterns that facilitate play and engagement. Issues of user interface, skills and competition are discussed as are principles of compelling entertainment for players. Prerequisite: CMPT 166 (or equivalent first year programming course such as CMPT 120, 125, 126, 128, 130 or 135) with a minimum grade of C-. Students who have obtained credit for, or are currently enrolled in, a CMPT course at the 200-division or higher, or IAT 265 or 267 may not complete this course for credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Marek Hatala
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SRYC 5140, Surrey
SRYC 5140, Surrey
D101 Marek Hatala
We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 3140, Surrey
D102 Marek Hatala
We 3:00 PM – 4:50 PM
SRYC 3140, Surrey
IAT 201 - Human-Computer Interaction and Cognition (3)

Introduces topics in human perception, cognition and embodied action as a foundation of design for human use. It explores the practical application of techniques for analyzing diverse interactive situations and designing effective user interfaces. Students will engage in the analysis and design of a simple user interface, gaining detailed knowledge and experience with the standard basic techniques for interface specification, prototyping and evaluation. Prerequisite: Completion of 21 units, including at least one lower division "W" course.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Brian Fisher
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 2600, Surrey
D101 Brian Fisher
Th 5:00 PM – 6:50 PM
SRYC 2995, Surrey
D102 Brian Fisher
Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 2995, Surrey
D103 Brian Fisher
Th 5:00 PM – 6:50 PM
SRYC 2710, Surrey
D104 Brian Fisher
Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 2990, Surrey
IAT 235 - Information Design (3)

Introduces theory and practice of designing visual representations of information. Students will learn to visually translate textual, numerical and evidentiary information so that it can be communicated to diverse user communities and contexts. An emphasis will be on understanding how the meaning of images can change over time and across contexts and cultures. Beginning with photographic images, interactive charts, graphs, and maps, projects progress to more complex information in media forms ranging from advanced aspects of the web to interactive 3D visualizations. The relationship between visual display is explored in relation to its technology of creation, including code and information architecture. Prerequisite: Completion of 21 units and IAT 102 with a minimum grade of C-.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Russell Taylor
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 3310, Surrey
D101 Russell Taylor
Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 3240, Surrey
D102 Russell Taylor
Mo 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 3240, Surrey
D103 Russell Taylor
Mo 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SRYC 3240, Surrey
IAT 265 - Multimedia Programming for Art and Design (3)

Using cases from topics such as animation, cinema, music and design, this course introduces a variety of programming tools and techniques. Practical use of multimedia scripting languages and authoring environments is covered in the context of a series of composition and design projects. Code libraries and programming techniques for specific media will be introduced. Assessment will be based on both programming and the expressive use of programs in their case context. Prerequisite: Completion of 21 units and IAT 167 with a minimum grade of C- and one of MATH 130, MACM 101, MATH 150, MATH 151, MATH 154, or MATH 157, with a minimum grade of C-. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
B100 Yingchen Yang
TBD
B101 Yingchen Yang
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 3130, Surrey
B102 Yingchen Yang
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 3130, Surrey
B103 Yingchen Yang
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 3050, Surrey
B104 Yingchen Yang
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 3050, Surrey

SIAT Concentrations

In addition, students are required to choose one of three concentrations. Take one of the courses listed that corresponds with the desired concentration.

Media Arts

IAT 202 - New Media Images (3)

Explores the computational nature of technology as applied to contemporary art and design. It is a studio-based, media production course that explores new forms of art and design that are mediated by or modeled after computing processes as opposed to transforming or digitizing existing forms. Prerequisite: IAT 100 with a minimum grade of C- and a minimum of 21 units. Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Susan Clements-Vivian
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 3310, Surrey
D101 Susan Clements-Vivian
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 3130, Surrey
D102 Susan Clements-Vivian
Tu 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SRYC 3130, Surrey
D103 Susan Clements-Vivian
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 3050, Surrey
D104 Susan Clements-Vivian
Tu 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SRYC 3050, Surrey

Design

IAT 233 - Spatial Design (3)

Designing and understanding spaces used by people. The iterative process of making and criticizing, experiencing and analyzing spatial form. Compositional ideas for form-making. Critical thinking applied to design. Computers are the principal medium used in this course for form-making and visualization. Prerequisite: Completion of 21 units, IAT 102, and IAT 106, both with a minimum grade of C-.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Halil Erhan
We 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SRYC 2740, Surrey
D101 Halil Erhan
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 3130, Surrey
D102 Halil Erhan
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 3130, Surrey
D103 Halil Erhan
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 3300, Surrey
D104 Halil Erhan
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 3300, Surrey

Interactive Systems

IAT 267 - Introduction to Technological Systems (3)

Introduction to the core technologies and systems used in media-rich interactive environments, including computer hardware, operating systems, input and output technologies, networking and media. The concepts will be examined by working in a high-level media programming environment. Prerequisite: Completion of 21 units and IAT 167 with a minimum grade of C- and one of MATH 130, MACM 101, MATH 150, MATH 151, MATH 154, or MATH 157, with a minimum grade of C-. Recommended: IAT 265.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Helmine Serban
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 3310, Surrey
D101 Helmine Serban
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 3140, Surrey
D102 Helmine Serban
Mo 5:00 PM – 6:50 PM
SRYC 3140, Surrey
D103 Helmine Serban
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 3100, Surrey
D104 Helmine Serban
Mo 5:00 PM – 6:50 PM
SRYC 3100, Surrey

Upper Division Business Requirements

Students complete all of

BUS 303 - Business, Society and Ethics (3)

Examines the context of business in society and the paradigms, frameworks, and theories that shape how we think about business ethics and make ethical decisions. Incorporates recent cross-disciplinary research in the development of reflective practice, moral literacy, and decision-making under conditions of uncertainty, ambiguity, complexity, and diverse competing interests. 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 Kathleen Burke
Tu 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2230, Burnaby
D200 Kathleen Burke
We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 5080, Surrey
D300 Thomas Culham
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 9000, Burnaby
D400 Thomas Culham
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2200, Burnaby
D500 Sara Graves
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2202, Burnaby
E100 Sara Graves
We 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 2200, Burnaby
BUS 312 - Introduction to Finance (3)

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) with a minimum grade of C-; 45 units. Recommended: BUS 207, ECON 201, or ECON 301. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Husna Memon
Fr 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3520, Burnaby
D200 Tara Immell
Tu 8:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SRYC 5240, Surrey
E100 Husna Memon
Th 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SSCC 9002, 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
Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 3181, Burnaby
D101 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 2120, Burnaby
D102 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 8105, Burnaby
D103 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 8104, Burnaby
D104 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 8104, Burnaby
D105 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
D106 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D107 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
D108 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D109 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
TASC2 7201, Burnaby
D110 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D111 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
D200 Pei-Shiuan Lin
Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SRYC 3090, Surrey
D201 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SRYC 3260, Surrey
D202 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SRYC 3010, Surrey
D203 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 3260, Surrey
D204 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 3010, Surrey
D205 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SRYC 3010, 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
Fr 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 3260, Burnaby
D101 Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D102 Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
TASC2 7201, Burnaby
D103 Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D104 Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
TASC2 7201, Burnaby
D200 James Pflanz
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 3210, Burnaby
D201 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
D202 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D203 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
D204 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D300 Melissa Panjer
Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3210, Burnaby
D301 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D302 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
TASC2 7201, Burnaby
D303 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D304 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
TASC2 7201, Burnaby
D400 Sasha Ramnarine
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 5280, Surrey
D401 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 5100, Surrey
D402 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 5320, Surrey
D403 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 5100, Surrey
D404 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 5320, Surrey
E100 Shafik Bhalloo
Mo 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
BLU 10011, Burnaby
E101 Mo 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
E102 Mo 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
TASC2 7201, Burnaby
E103 Mo 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
E104 Mo 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
TASC2 7201, Burnaby
BUS 478 - Strategy (3) ^

Students will demonstrate strategic decision making and critical thinking skills by integrating knowledge and skills acquired in prior course work within the various functional areas of business. Students will conduct rigorous and comprehensive strategic analyses of firms and industries which relate to the strategic fit between internal and external organizational environments, competitive dynamics over an industry’s life cycle, and value creation and competitive advantage through the development of effective corporate and business-level strategies. Prerequisite: BUS 207 (or ECON 201 or ECON 301), BUS 312, 343, 360W and either BUS 374 or 381, all with a minimum grade of C-; 90 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Eric Gedajlovic
Mo 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3253, Burnaby
D200 Eric Gedajlovic
Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 7100, Burnaby
D300 Luana Carcano
Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2230, Burnaby
D400 Yuri Taira
Th 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
WMC 3250, Burnaby
D500 Yuri Taira
We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3510, Burnaby
D600 Rui Jorge Basto da Silva
Tu 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
WMC 3510, Burnaby
D700 Anthony Chan
Th 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 5100, Surrey
E100 Rui Jorge Basto da Silva
Tu 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
WMC 3250, 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) with a minimum grade of C-.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Medha Satish Kumar
Fr 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 3260, 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) with a minimum grade of C-; 45 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Bahareh Assadi
Th 8:30 AM – 11:20 AM
BLU 9660, Burnaby
E100 Robert Weston
We 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
SWH 10041, Burnaby

BUS 360W is recommended but not required. BUS 360W will be waived as a prerequisite for 400 division business courses for those in approved business joint programs, provided that an alternative approved upper division W course is in progress, or has been completed. Students should consult with a Beedie School of Business Academic Advisor for further information on obtaining a waiver.

BUS 360W must be completed at Simon Fraser University in accordance with the WQB requirements.

^ Must be completed at Simon Fraser University.

Business 400 Division Requirement

Students must complete at least one 400 division BUS course, worth a minimum of three units (excluding BUS 478 and practicum courses).

Business Concentration Requirement

Students may choose to complete one or more business concentrations by meeting the concentration requirements listed on the business major page of the calendar.

Upper Division Interactive Arts and Technology Requirements

SIAT Concentrations

A concentration is an area of specialization that approved IAT majors may pursue within their Bachelor of Arts. SIAT offers concentrations in Media Arts, Interactive Systems and Design.

Students are required to complete five courses from one concentration listed below and an additional six upper division IAT units (6).

To enroll in 400 level courses, students must complete the IAT lower division requirements as specified above and a required upper division writing course.

Media Arts

This concentration studies the creation, analysis and understanding of new media. New media environments are both computational artifacts and cultural experiences that include historical, social, aesthetic, and economic processes.

Graduates will be skilled in the critical analysis and making of new media forms such as electronic games, digital video, computer animation, and interactive multimedia.

Students complete five of

IAT 313 - Narrative and New Media (3)

Explores the role of narrative in various media and New Media environments, from traditional linear environments and multi-linear and networked media environments. Examines the relationship of narrative elements in the light of the practice and the aesthetics of New Media. It will include an overview of New Media theorists. Prerequisite: Completion of 48 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Susan Clements-Vivian
We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 5140, Surrey
IAT 320 - Body Interface (3)

Explores ideas of embodiment, knowledge, and space within the human relationship to technology. Throughout this course, students will construct and analyze contemporary and historical models of bodily interaction with machines, understand physical practices of embodiment, and apply these concepts to representation, design, and the production of artistic interfaces. Prerequisite: Completion of 48 units, including IAT 267 and 222, with a minimum grade of C-.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
E100 Mo 4:30 PM – 8:20 PM
SRYC 2750, Surrey
IAT 343 - Animation (3)

An introduction to techniques for 3D computer animation such as keyframing, performance animation, procedural methods, motion capture, and simulation. The course also includes an overview of story-boarding, scene composition, lighting and sound track generation. The course will explore current research topics in computer animation such as facial animation, behavioral animation, artificial life and interactive systems. Prerequisite: Minimum of 24 units, including MATH 130 or MACM 101 or MATH 150 or MATH 151 or MATH 154 or MATH 157, with a minimum grade of C-.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Steve DiPaola
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 5380, Surrey
D101 Steve DiPaola
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 3050, Surrey
D102 Steve DiPaola
Mo 5:00 PM – 6:50 PM
SRYC 3050, Surrey
IAT 344 - Moving Images (3)

Reviews and consolidates the fundamentals of digital video production, including camera and composition skills, the role of sound, lighting, and continuity and montage editing. Students will review and analyze works from traditional cinema and from contemporary digital video. The course will reinforce fundamental skills and extend the student's abilities to use a range of digital production, post-production, and presentation techniques. Prerequisite: Minimum of 48 units and IAT 202 with a minimum grade of C-.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Kate Hennessy
Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 5380, Surrey
D101 Kate Hennessy
Fr 1:00 PM – 2:50 PM
SRYC 3100, Surrey
D102 Kate Hennessy
Fr 3:00 PM – 4:50 PM
SRYC 3100, Surrey
IAT 443 - Interactive Video (3)

An intermediate level investigation of interactivity explored through media, in the context of current display technologies relevant to Interactive Arts and Design. Examines recombinant, computational and compositional structures related to image, sound and video. Students explore video within technologies ranging from cell phones and mobile locative media, and hand held and wearable devices, to 3D immersive virtual and/or networked environments, video art installations, multiple scales of display technology, and responsive spaces. Students will design, produce and critically appraise work. Prerequisite: Completion of 60 units, including IAT 344 with a minimum grade of C-.

IAT 445 - Immersive Environments (3)

Introduces advanced 3D computer animation and virtual world building techniques. Integrates hands-on fundamentals with design praxis and theoretical and research concerns. Fundamentals are complemented with examples from current research and design praxis. The studio aspect of the course will include assignments focusing on specific animation and behaviour modeling techniques and a team-based design project. Prerequisite: Completion of 60 units, including IAT 343 with a minimum grade of C-.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 5380, Surrey
D101 Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 3050, Surrey
D102 Th 5:00 PM – 6:50 PM
SRYC 3050, Surrey

Interactive Systems

Students in this concentration learn how to design and program interactive technology used in work, play and learning.

This concentration emphasizes applying human-computer interaction principles to highly interactive applications, devices and systems. Graduates will be able to conceive, design and program applications in areas such as the web, handheld devices and games.

Students complete five of

IAT 351 - Advanced Human-Computer Interaction (3)

Students will learn about and gain experience with a wide variety of interaction technologies, environments and architectures supporting user interaction with systems in work, learning and play. Applied topics may include, but are not limited to, collaboration and computers; ubiquitous and responsive environments; security, trust and privacy; networking; and distributed and heterogeneous interfaces. Emphasis is on practical experience, involving a group design/analysis project in advanced topics in human computer interaction. Prerequisite: Completion of 48 units, including IAT 201 and IAT 265, with a minimum grade of C-. Strongly recommended: IAT 267.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
E100 Brian Fisher
We 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SRYC 3310, Surrey
E101 Brian Fisher
We 6:30 PM – 8:20 PM
SRYC 3100, Surrey
E102 Brian Fisher
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 3100, Surrey
IAT 352 - Internet Computing Technologies (3)

XML technologies, databases and data mining are reviewed as means of storing and extracting knowledge. Server-client and service oriented architectures are examined from the perspective of building interactive systems. Web 2.0 technologies are reviewed, including peer-to-peer systems, social networking portals, and personalization technologies. Students apply conceptual knowledge by programming a web application using AJAX, servlets and a database. Prerequisite: Completion of 48 units, including IAT 235 and IAT 265, with a minimum grade of C-.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Marek Hatala
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 5360, Surrey
D101 Marek Hatala
Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 3130, Surrey
D102 Marek Hatala
Fr 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 3130, Surrey
IAT 355 - Introduction to Visual Analytics (3)

Focuses on the design and implementation of interactive computer visualization techniques for the analysis, comprehension, and explanation of large collections of abstract information. The application of principles from perception, information visualization, interaction and visual analytics will be covered. Introduces tools for programming geometric information and displaying the results. Emphasizes development of practical skills in using graphics libraries and tools: students will develop programming experience with relevant examples and techniques. Prerequisite: IAT 201 and IAT 267 and either IAT 265 or CMPT 225, all with a minimum grade of C-. Recommended: IAT 235.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Lyn Bartram
Mo, Fr 3:30 PM – 4:50 PM
SRYC 3170, Surrey
IAT 359 - Mobile Computing (3)

An introduction to mobile computing and the development of applications for mobile environments. The three areas that will be covered in the course are mobile technologies, application development and user interaction in a mobile setting. Students will make use of mobile application frameworks and development environments to develop their own application and project, while reinforcing concepts covered in the lectures. Topics covered include mobile development environments, user interfaces, user experience and application development guidelines, gesture recognition, location, sensors, and graphics, and others, as will be outlined in the weekly schedule. Prerequisite: Completion of 48 units, including IAT 265 and IAT 267, with a minimum grade of C-. Students with credit for CMPT 362 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 2740, Surrey
D101 Tu 3:00 PM – 4:50 PM
SRYC 3100, Surrey
D102 Tu 5:00 PM – 6:50 PM
SRYC 3100, Surrey
IAT 410 - Advanced Game Design (3)

Students will design and develop a variety of electronic games, culminating in an advanced game project. They will continue to analyze the experience of play within the game, and the connections between the game experience and broader cultural phenomena. Prerequisite: Completion of 60 units, including IAT 265 and IAT 312, with a minimum grade of C-.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 3240, Surrey
D101 Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 3050, Surrey
D102 Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 3050, Surrey
IAT 452 - Developing Design Tools (3)

Introduces approaches to customizing and developing software applications as design-support tools to be employed in dynamic design environments comprising people, other tools, and their interactions in relation to the tasks to be performed. Discusses effective strategies for software development to find the best matching solutions for a given situation and applies the select methods in software design, prototyping, and evaluation. Makes use of software development processes, languages, and notations in representing design of the tools being developed. Experiments with contemporary systems such as drafting tools (CAD), authoring applications (for games, Websites, animations), parametric design-modeling systems, etc.; and searches their potentials to enhance design environments. Prerequisite: Completion of 60 units, including IAT 351 with a minimum grade of C-.

IAT 455 - Computational Media (3)

The representation of media is introduced: specifically one dimensional (sound), two dimensional (images) and three dimensional (moving images). This course focuses on techniques and methods for creating digital video special effects, allowing students to explore their creativity while extending their graphics and programming skills in digital media. Computational techniques based on signal processing are developed that support the creation, manipulation, combination, transformation, compression, storage and display/performance of different media forms. An important aspect is representation in the temporal/spatial vs. the frequency domain and different transformation techniques. Students will be required to generate special effects, critique and analyze effects from movies, develop skills and abilities to manipulate digital video and audio, and implement their own algorithms to express their technical and artistic skills. Prerequisite: Completion of 60 units, including IAT 265 and MACM 101, with a minimum grade of C-. Recommended: MATH 151 or equivalent.

Design

This concentration focuses on the design and use of interactive products and systems. It emphasizes designing and understanding all aspects of successful designs. Graduates will demonstrate ability in contemporary design from requirements through design to critique and evaluation.

Students complete five of

IAT 333 - Interaction Design Methods (3)

Examines concepts of design practice and related design methods for interaction designers. Design methods include ethnography, personas, design games, role-playing, scenarios, participatory workshops, and prototyping. Prerequisite: Completion of 48 units, including IAT 265 with a minimum grade of C-. Recommended: IAT 102 or 233.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Th 8:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SRYC 3250, Surrey
IAT 334 - Interface Design (3)

Provides an introduction to the art and design of human-computer interfaces, design methods, prototyping and evaluation of user interfaces. Examines issues of interactivity and its relation to human contexts and technological systems. The role of aesthetic, symbolic, affective and cultural factors will be assessed in concert with scientific and technological issues. The class is primarily focused on visual interfaces on computer monitors and hand-held devices, but culminates with considerations of increasingly physical interactions in ubiquitous environments. Prerequisite: Completion of 48 units, including IAT 235 with a minimum grade of C-.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Wolfgang Stuerzlinger
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 3170, Surrey
D101 Wolfgang Stuerzlinger
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 3300, Surrey
D102 Wolfgang Stuerzlinger
Tu 3:00 PM – 4:50 PM
SRYC 3300, Surrey
D103 Wolfgang Stuerzlinger
Tu 5:00 PM – 6:50 PM
SRYC 3300, Surrey
IAT 336 - Materials in Design (3)

Introduces material properties and performance in the context of interactive artifacts. Covers criteria for material selection, including durability, environmental effects, tactile properties, manufacturing processes, compatibility and effects of particular forms of use. Prerequisite: IAT 233 with a minimum grade of C-.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Kenneth Zupan
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 5140, Surrey
D101 Kenneth Zupan
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 3350, Surrey
D102 Kenneth Zupan
Tu 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SRYC 3350, Surrey
IAT 339 - Web Design and Development (3)

Advanced theory and implementation of web media from a design perspective. Students will design and develop web media that focuses on communication and design issues for a variety of users. This course will address design methods and approaches for technical aspects such as content management, responsive design, and server-side support. Prerequisite: IAT 235 and IAT 265, with a minimum grade of C-.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Helmine Serban
Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 5100, Surrey
D101 Helmine Serban
Fr 3:00 PM – 4:50 PM
SRYC 3140, Surrey
D102 Helmine Serban
Fr 5:00 PM – 6:50 PM
SRYC 3140, Surrey
IAT 431 - Speculative Design (3)

Provides students with the opportunity to experiment with designing in various non-normative frameworks provided by cultural studies, critical theory and phenomenology. Students will examine design's potential for cultural, social and ethical critique of emerging technologies and society. Rather than merely illustrating theoretical positions, this examination involves enacting and embodying differing theoretical positions, thereby rendering criticism productive. Individual design expertise and voice is emphasized. Prerequisite: Completion of 60 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Diane Gromala
Fr 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SRYC 2740, Surrey
IAT 432 - Design Evaluation (3)

Examines evaluation concepts and methods for designers. Introduces a range of evaluation approaches including informal usability studies, lab experiments, field studies, and analytically-based evaluations. Students will explore techniques for feedback including usability tests, observation, interviews, heuristic reviews, and discursive evaluations. Underlying concepts of evaluation including scientific experimentation, ethnography, phenomenology, and aesthetics will be discussed. Students will learn how to design and implement appropriate evaluation studies for a range of design projects. Prerequisite: IAT 334 with a minimum grade of C- and completion of 60 units. Recommended: IAT 201 and 235.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Mo 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 2740, Surrey
IAT 437 - Representation and Fabrication (3)

Introduces computer-based tools for representing and fabricating designs. Covers the representation of work within a design process, the use of visualization techniques to communicate with clients, and the use of digital fabrication technology to build prototypes. Projects are chosen to highlight key representational issues in contemporary design practice. Prerequisite: Completion of 60 units and IAT 336 with a minimum grade of C-.

IAT 438 - User Experience Design (3)

Advanced level course that examines design practice for Interaction and User Experience Designers. Students apply professional industry standards to related strategies from Graphic Design, Visual Design, Interaction Design, Content Strategy and User Interface Design, to develop a rich understanding of client-based product design and service design projects. Portfolio-quality projects will be grounded in design research, and cultural context, and evaluated in rigorous evidence-based design critiques. Prerequisite: Completion of 75 units, including IAT 309W, 333 and 334, with a minimum grade of C-.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
E100 Russell Taylor
Th 4:30 PM – 8:20 PM
HCC 2510, Vancouver

IAT BSc Requirements

Of the total of 44 upper division units required to their degree, students must complete a total of 24 units chosen from the following science courses to satisfy the BSc requirements:

IAT 333 - Interaction Design Methods (3)

Examines concepts of design practice and related design methods for interaction designers. Design methods include ethnography, personas, design games, role-playing, scenarios, participatory workshops, and prototyping. Prerequisite: Completion of 48 units, including IAT 265 with a minimum grade of C-. Recommended: IAT 102 or 233.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Th 8:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SRYC 3250, Surrey
IAT 336 - Materials in Design (3)

Introduces material properties and performance in the context of interactive artifacts. Covers criteria for material selection, including durability, environmental effects, tactile properties, manufacturing processes, compatibility and effects of particular forms of use. Prerequisite: IAT 233 with a minimum grade of C-.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Kenneth Zupan
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 5140, Surrey
D101 Kenneth Zupan
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 3350, Surrey
D102 Kenneth Zupan
Tu 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SRYC 3350, Surrey
IAT 339 - Web Design and Development (3)

Advanced theory and implementation of web media from a design perspective. Students will design and develop web media that focuses on communication and design issues for a variety of users. This course will address design methods and approaches for technical aspects such as content management, responsive design, and server-side support. Prerequisite: IAT 235 and IAT 265, with a minimum grade of C-.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Helmine Serban
Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 5100, Surrey
D101 Helmine Serban
Fr 3:00 PM – 4:50 PM
SRYC 3140, Surrey
D102 Helmine Serban
Fr 5:00 PM – 6:50 PM
SRYC 3140, Surrey
IAT 351 - Advanced Human-Computer Interaction (3)

Students will learn about and gain experience with a wide variety of interaction technologies, environments and architectures supporting user interaction with systems in work, learning and play. Applied topics may include, but are not limited to, collaboration and computers; ubiquitous and responsive environments; security, trust and privacy; networking; and distributed and heterogeneous interfaces. Emphasis is on practical experience, involving a group design/analysis project in advanced topics in human computer interaction. Prerequisite: Completion of 48 units, including IAT 201 and IAT 265, with a minimum grade of C-. Strongly recommended: IAT 267.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
E100 Brian Fisher
We 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SRYC 3310, Surrey
E101 Brian Fisher
We 6:30 PM – 8:20 PM
SRYC 3100, Surrey
E102 Brian Fisher
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 3100, Surrey
IAT 352 - Internet Computing Technologies (3)

XML technologies, databases and data mining are reviewed as means of storing and extracting knowledge. Server-client and service oriented architectures are examined from the perspective of building interactive systems. Web 2.0 technologies are reviewed, including peer-to-peer systems, social networking portals, and personalization technologies. Students apply conceptual knowledge by programming a web application using AJAX, servlets and a database. Prerequisite: Completion of 48 units, including IAT 235 and IAT 265, with a minimum grade of C-.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Marek Hatala
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 5360, Surrey
D101 Marek Hatala
Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 3130, Surrey
D102 Marek Hatala
Fr 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 3130, Surrey
IAT 355 - Introduction to Visual Analytics (3)

Focuses on the design and implementation of interactive computer visualization techniques for the analysis, comprehension, and explanation of large collections of abstract information. The application of principles from perception, information visualization, interaction and visual analytics will be covered. Introduces tools for programming geometric information and displaying the results. Emphasizes development of practical skills in using graphics libraries and tools: students will develop programming experience with relevant examples and techniques. Prerequisite: IAT 201 and IAT 267 and either IAT 265 or CMPT 225, all with a minimum grade of C-. Recommended: IAT 235.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Lyn Bartram
Mo, Fr 3:30 PM – 4:50 PM
SRYC 3170, Surrey
IAT 381 - Special Topics in Interactive Arts and Technology (Science) (3)

Specific details of courses to be offered will be published prior to registration each semester. This course can be repeated for credit up to a maximum of three times, if topic studied is different. Variable units: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9. Prerequisite: Completion of 45 units.

IAT 387 - Directed Studies (3)

Independent reading and research topics selected in consultation with individual members of the SIAT faculty. This course can be repeated for credit up to a maximum of three times, if topic studied is different. Prerequisite: Completion of 45 units, and permission of the School and the instructor is required. No more than six units of Directed Studies may be taken.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Philippe Pasquier
TBD
D200 TBD
D300 TBD
D400 TBD
IAT 410 - Advanced Game Design (3)

Students will design and develop a variety of electronic games, culminating in an advanced game project. They will continue to analyze the experience of play within the game, and the connections between the game experience and broader cultural phenomena. Prerequisite: Completion of 60 units, including IAT 265 and IAT 312, with a minimum grade of C-.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 3240, Surrey
D101 Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 3050, Surrey
D102 Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 3050, Surrey
IAT 432 - Design Evaluation (3)

Examines evaluation concepts and methods for designers. Introduces a range of evaluation approaches including informal usability studies, lab experiments, field studies, and analytically-based evaluations. Students will explore techniques for feedback including usability tests, observation, interviews, heuristic reviews, and discursive evaluations. Underlying concepts of evaluation including scientific experimentation, ethnography, phenomenology, and aesthetics will be discussed. Students will learn how to design and implement appropriate evaluation studies for a range of design projects. Prerequisite: IAT 334 with a minimum grade of C- and completion of 60 units. Recommended: IAT 201 and 235.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Mo 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 2740, Surrey
IAT 437 - Representation and Fabrication (3)

Introduces computer-based tools for representing and fabricating designs. Covers the representation of work within a design process, the use of visualization techniques to communicate with clients, and the use of digital fabrication technology to build prototypes. Projects are chosen to highlight key representational issues in contemporary design practice. Prerequisite: Completion of 60 units and IAT 336 with a minimum grade of C-.

IAT 452 - Developing Design Tools (3)

Introduces approaches to customizing and developing software applications as design-support tools to be employed in dynamic design environments comprising people, other tools, and their interactions in relation to the tasks to be performed. Discusses effective strategies for software development to find the best matching solutions for a given situation and applies the select methods in software design, prototyping, and evaluation. Makes use of software development processes, languages, and notations in representing design of the tools being developed. Experiments with contemporary systems such as drafting tools (CAD), authoring applications (for games, Websites, animations), parametric design-modeling systems, etc.; and searches their potentials to enhance design environments. Prerequisite: Completion of 60 units, including IAT 351 with a minimum grade of C-.

IAT 455 - Computational Media (3)

The representation of media is introduced: specifically one dimensional (sound), two dimensional (images) and three dimensional (moving images). This course focuses on techniques and methods for creating digital video special effects, allowing students to explore their creativity while extending their graphics and programming skills in digital media. Computational techniques based on signal processing are developed that support the creation, manipulation, combination, transformation, compression, storage and display/performance of different media forms. An important aspect is representation in the temporal/spatial vs. the frequency domain and different transformation techniques. Students will be required to generate special effects, critique and analyze effects from movies, develop skills and abilities to manipulate digital video and audio, and implement their own algorithms to express their technical and artistic skills. Prerequisite: Completion of 60 units, including IAT 265 and MACM 101, with a minimum grade of C-. Recommended: MATH 151 or equivalent.

IAT 481 - Special Topics in Interactive Arts and Technology (Science) (3)

Specific details of courses to be offered will be published prior to enrollment each term. This course can be repeated for credit up to a maximum of three times, if topic studied is different. Variable units: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. Prerequisite: Completion of 60 units.

IAT 487 - Directed Studies (3)

Independent reading and research topics selected in consultation with individual members of the SIAT faculty. This course can be repeated for credit up to a maximum of three times, if topic studied is different. Prerequisite: Completion of 69 units, and permission of the instructor and School are required. No more than six units of Directed Studies may be taken.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 TBD
D200 TBD
D300 TBD
D400 TBD

Or upper division course from: computing science (CMPT), engineering science (ENSC), biomedical physiology and kinesiology (BPK), management and systems science (MSSC), mathematics (MATH), mathematics and computing science (MACM), cognitive science (COGS), or psychology (PSYC)

SFU Degree Requirements

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.