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Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Courses

FASS 200 - STT-Writing Right: Strategies for Effective Revision (1)

Provides an opportunity for students to undertake a close revision of a previously written paper in order to learn how to improve the clarity, economy, and flow of their writing. Activities are designed to teach students how to revise their work more effectively. The writing and revision strategies worked on in this course are applicable across all disciplines. Prerequisite: 15 units.

FASS 201 - FASS Co-op Practicum I (3)

First term of work experience in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Co-operative Education Program. Units for this course do not count towards the units required for an SFU degree. Graded as pass/fail (P/F). Prerequisite: Open only to students accepted to the FASS Co-op Program.

FASS 202 - STT-Social Media for Work and Play (1)

Provides opportunities to explore how social media works for personal use, career progress, at work, and to gain skills to use it more effectively. Many jobs need a working knowledge of social media even if not clearly positioned within the fields of communications or marketing. Learning will be through classroom presentations, online discussion, and practical assignments (group & individual). Prerequisite: 30 units.

FASS 203 - STT-The Art of Debate: Constructive Adversarialism in Theory and Practice (1)

Introduces analyzing and participating in formal debates. Through lectures, discussions, practice debates and analysis assignments, students will be introduced to the foundational argumentation skills of persuasive debating. Prerequisite: 30 units.

FASS 204 - STT-Communicating in Conflict and Negotiation: An Introduction to the Essential Skills (1)

Introduces an overview of essential skills and strategies for dealing effectively with conflict and negotiating in a range of contexts, including business, work, home, and community. Students will be introduced to foundational readings on the methods and theories of effective, collaborative negotiation and conflict resolution. Prerequisite: 15 units.

FASS 205 - STT-Finding Voice: Public Speaking for Social Change (1)

Provides an opportunity for a skills-based immersion into the art of Public Speaking. In a workshop setting, learners will critically analyze contemporary speeches while developing their own skills in speech, rhetoric, non-verbal communication, and storytelling. This course is for students, in any discipline, who wish to learn to be effective public speakers in academia and beyond. Prerequisite: 30 units.

FASS 206 - STT-Creating Effective Teams (1)

Explores how teams require a self-awareness, awareness of others and the ability to communicate expectations and norms. This course will use a selection of articles, tools and current events to develop an awareness of individual strengths, weaknesses and the impact on the team environment. Classes will be discussion and activity based. Mandatory Core Strengths assessment $70.00. Prerequisite: 30 units.

FASS 207 - STT-Cultural Humility: Understanding Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (1)

Explores the broad topic of cultural humility in order to gain a greater understanding of how cultural beliefs and values impact behaviour. Students will learn to distinguish key terms in the area of diversity, inclusion and equity. Students will explore ways to improve inclusion. Prerequisite: 15 units.

FASS 208 - STT-Introduction to Personal Financial Planning for Students (1)

Introduces students how to optimize their financial resources. Some of the topics which will be covered are debt management, crypto currencies, saving vs investing, creating and maintaining a budget, tax planning strategies, passive income and side hustles, and the importance to networking. The goal is to help students learn and develop the habits needed to reach their financial goals. Prerequisite: 15 units.

FASS 209 - STT-Write-minded: Writing with a Public Audience in Mind (1)

Provides an opportunity to write persuasively for a non-academic audience. In the first part of each class, students analyze and practice elements of persuasive writing. In the second part, students workshop their drafts of a short opinion piece in roundtable editing sessions. Each student will produce a polished piece of writing that they could submit for publication. Prerequisite: 30 units.

FASS 210 - STT-Exploring Language with the Power of Network Science (1)

Our lives are richly intertwined with networks: from social networks, to the Internet, to the micro-structure of our brains. Though programming exercises, students will learn the science behind networks and apply them to problems in modern linguistics, including language networks of bilingual Canadians, language learning, and the network structure of the mental lexicon. Prerequisite: 15 units.

FASS 211 - STT-Data Literacy and the City (1)

Finding, analyzing, and communicating data findings can be three of the most valuable professional and academic skills a student of the City can have. This course is high level overview at the development of these skills. The course focuses on finding and defining problems, and critical reading of data rather than software proficiency or statistical techniques. Math skills are not required. Prerequisite: 15 units.

FASS 301 - FASS Co-op Practicum II (3)

Second term of work experience in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Co-operative Education Program. Units for this course do not count towards the units required for an SFU degree. Graded as pass/fail (P/F). Prerequisite: Open only to students accepted to the FASS Co-op Program.

FASS 302 - FASS Co-op Practicum III (3)

Third term of work experience in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Co-operative Education Program. Units for this course do not count towards the units required for an SFU degree. Graded as pass/fail (P/F). Prerequisite: Open only to students accepted to the FASS Co-op Program.

FASS 401 - FASS Co-op Practicum IV (3)

Fourth term of work experience in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Co-operative Education Program. Units for this course do not count towards the units required for an SFU degree. Graded as pass/fail (P/F). Prerequisite: Open only to students accepted to the FASS Co-op Program.

FASS 402 - FASS Co-op Practicum V (3)

Fifth term of work experience in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Co-operative Education Program. Units for this course do not count towards the units required for an SFU degree. Graded as pass/fail (P/F). May be repeated for additive credit. Prerequisite: Open only to students accepted to the FASS Co-op Program.