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Business, Philosophy and the Law Joint Major

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Business Administration

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

Admission Requirements

Beedie School of Business Admission Requirements

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

Application Deadlines

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

Grade Requirements

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

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

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

Letters of Permission

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

Program Requirements

Business Lower Division Requirements

Students must complete all of

BUS 217W - Critical Thinking in Business (3)

Examine and review today's global economy through critical analysis of differing perspectives. Develop and improve critical thinking and communication skills appropriate to the business environment. Prerequisite: BUS 201 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 majors with 15 units. Writing.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Brent Amburgey
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2503, Burnaby
D200 Susan Christie-Bell
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2532, Burnaby
D300 Luana Carcano
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 5100, Surrey
D400 Susan Christie-Bell
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2503, Burnaby
D500 Susan Christie-Bell
Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2532, Burnaby
D600 Jane McCarthy
Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 4140, Burnaby
E100 Brent Amburgey
We 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
WMC 2532, Burnaby
E200 Jerome Francis
Tu 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 2230, 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 Connie Kar Wai Liu
Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 3520, Burnaby
D101 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
D102 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
D103 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
D104 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2305, Burnaby
D105 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
D106 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2305, Burnaby
D107 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
D200 Connie Kar Wai Liu
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 5140, Surrey
D201 Tu 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM
SRYC 3130, Surrey
D202 Tu 11:00 AM – 11:50 AM
SRYC 3140, Surrey
D203 Tu 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SRYC 3130, Surrey
D204 Tu 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SRYC 3140, Surrey
E100 Ahmad Bisher
Th 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
E101 Th 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
E102 Th 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 2305, Burnaby
E103 Th 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
E104 Th 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
WMC 2305, Burnaby
E105 Th 9:30 PM – 10:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
E106 Th 9:30 PM – 10:20 PM
WMC 2305, Burnaby
E107 TBD
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
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCC 9002, Burnaby
D101 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2260, Burnaby
D102 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
D103 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D104 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D105 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 4125, Burnaby
D106 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2523, Burnaby
D107 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 4125, Burnaby
D108 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
D200 Praise Ma
Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 5240, Surrey
D201 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SRYC 3120, Surrey
D202 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SRYC 3150, Surrey
D203 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 3120, Surrey
D204 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 3150, Surrey
E100 Anne Macdonald
We 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
E101 We 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
E102 We 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
E103 We 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
E104 We 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
E105 We 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
E106 We 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
E107 We 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
RCB 5125, 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 Safia Suleman
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
D101 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 3517, Burnaby
D102 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
D103 Th 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D104 Th 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D105 Th 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D106 Th 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
D200 Xin Li
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 5140, Surrey
D201 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 5060, Surrey
D202 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 5320, Surrey
D203 Mo 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SRYC 5060, Surrey
D204 Mo 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SRYC 5320, Surrey
E100 Safia Suleman
Th 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SSCC 9002, Burnaby
E101 Th 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 2533, Burnaby
E102 Th 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
E103 Th 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
E104 Th 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
E105 Th 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
E106 Th 9:30 PM – 10:20 PM
RCB 5125, 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 Bahareh Assadi
Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
D101 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D102 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D103 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D104 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
D105 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 4125, Burnaby
D106 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2521, Burnaby
D107 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5014, Burnaby
D200 Sam Thiara
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 3310, Surrey
D201 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SRYC 3120, Surrey
D202 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 3120, Surrey
D203 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 3290, Surrey
D204 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 3120, Surrey
D300 William Scott
Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCK 9500, Burnaby
D301 Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D302 Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
D303 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D304 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
D305 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D306 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 4140, Burnaby
E100 Lisa Higashi
Mo 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
E101 Mo 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
AQ 4125, Burnaby
E102 Mo 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
E103 Mo 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
E104 Mo 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
E105 Mo 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
E106 Mo 9:30 PM – 10:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
ECON 103 - Principles of Microeconomics (4)

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

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Douglas Allen
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
D101 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2522, Burnaby
D102 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D103 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
D104 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2523, Burnaby
D105 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 3531, Burnaby
D106 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
D107 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5025, Burnaby
D108 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3251, Burnaby
D109 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
D110 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 3531, Burnaby
D111 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
D112 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
D113 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5049, Burnaby
D114 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 2122, Burnaby
D115 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
BLU 11901, Burnaby
D116 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
D117 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
D118 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5014, Burnaby
D119 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 2122, Burnaby
D120 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
BLU 11901, Burnaby
D121 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5027, Burnaby
D122 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5027, Burnaby
D200 Marie Rekkas
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
SWH 10081, Burnaby
D201 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5025, Burnaby
D202 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D203 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5035, Burnaby
D204 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D205 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5035, Burnaby
D206 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5038, Burnaby
D207 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2523, Burnaby
D208 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
D209 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 2122, Burnaby
D210 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2533, Burnaby
D211 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2268, Burnaby
D212 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 3511, Burnaby
D213 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 2523, Burnaby
D214 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5025, Burnaby
D215 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D216 Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5051, Burnaby
D217 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 3535, Burnaby
D218 Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5047, Burnaby
D219 Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D220 Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5017, Burnaby
D900 Vasyl Golovetskyy
Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 2600, Surrey
ECON 105 - Principles of Macroeconomics (4)

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

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Dave Cox
Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SWH 10081, Burnaby
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
D101 Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5028, Burnaby
D102 Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5049, Burnaby
D103 Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5038, Burnaby
D104 Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5028, Burnaby
D105 Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5049, Burnaby
D106 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 4125, Burnaby
D107 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
D108 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2523, Burnaby
D109 Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2523, Burnaby
D110 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
BLU 11901, Burnaby
D111 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 3531, Burnaby
D112 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
D113 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5039, Burnaby
D114 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2523, Burnaby
D115 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3253, Burnaby
D116 Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5050, Burnaby
D117 Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 4115, Burnaby
D118 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 4125, Burnaby
D119 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 3515, Burnaby
D120 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D200 Rabia Aziz
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SWH 10081, Burnaby
D201 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
EDB 9651, Burnaby
D202 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
D203 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2521, Burnaby
D204 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5047, Burnaby
D205 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 3511, Burnaby
D206 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D207 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
D208 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D209 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2523, Burnaby
D210 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2531, Burnaby
D211 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 3531, Burnaby
D212 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
D213 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3531, Burnaby
D214 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
D215 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5035, Burnaby
D216 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 3251, Burnaby
D217 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D218 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 11901, Burnaby
D219 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 3531, Burnaby
D220 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
D221 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5027, Burnaby
D222 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5047, Burnaby
D900 Vasyl Golovetskyy
We, Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 3090, Surrey

and one of

MATH 150 - Calculus I with Review (4)

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

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Mahsa Faizrahnemoon
Mo, Tu, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
D200 Natalia Kouzniak
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 3170, Surrey
SRYC 3170, Surrey
OP01 TBD
OP02 TBD
MATH 151 - Calculus I (3)

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

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

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

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

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

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Stephen Choi
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
D200 Sarah Nataj
Mo, We, Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SRYC 3090, Surrey
OP01 TBD
OP02 TBD

and one of

BUS 232 - Data and Decisions I (4)

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

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D200 Andrew Flostrand
Tu, Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SRYC 5140, Surrey
E100 Mohammad Ghotboddini
Tu 6:00 PM – 9:50 PM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
E200 Mohammad Ghotboddini
Th 6:00 PM – 9:50 PM
WMC 3520, Burnaby
OP06 We 4:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 2301, 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 Derek Bingham
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 3520, Burnaby
D900 Wei Lin
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 3310, Surrey
SRYC 3310, Surrey
OL01 Tim Swartz
TBD
OP01 TBD
OP09 TBD

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

Philosophy Lower Division Requirements

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

PHIL 100W - Knowledge and Reality (3)

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

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Thomas Donaldson
Mo, We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SWH 10081, Burnaby
D101 Mo 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D102 Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D103 Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
D104 Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D105 Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
D106 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
D107 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D108 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D109 We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
D110 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 3531, Burnaby
D111 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
D112 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D113 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5049, Burnaby
D114 Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D115 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5051, Burnaby
D116 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D900 Brian Thomas
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 5100, Surrey
PHIL 120W - Moral and Legal Problems (3)

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

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Bruno Guindon
Mo, We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
D101 Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D102 Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D103 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D104 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5046, Burnaby
D105 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 3511, Burnaby
D106 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D107 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5017, Burnaby
D108 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5028, Burnaby
D109 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D110 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2521, Burnaby
D111 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
D112 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D113 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D114 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5046, Burnaby
D115 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 4125, Burnaby
D116 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D117 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
D118 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
PHIL 150 - Great Works in the History of Philosophy (3)

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

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D900 Simon Pollon
Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 3250, Surrey

and all of

PHIL 110 - Introduction to Logic and Reasoning (3)

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

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Nicolas Fillion
Mo, We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
D101 Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5051, Burnaby
D102 Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 4115, Burnaby
D103 Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5027, Burnaby
D104 Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5027, Burnaby
D105 Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5051, Burnaby
D106 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2260, Burnaby
D110 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 3251, Burnaby
D111 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2260, Burnaby
D900 Simon Pollon
Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 5100, Surrey
PHIL 201 - Epistemology (3)

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

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Thomas Donaldson
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
BLU 10031, Burnaby
PHIL 203 - Metaphysics (3)

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

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 David Heide
Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3533, Burnaby
WMC 3253, Burnaby
PHIL 221 - Ethical Theory (3)

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

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Alexandra King
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 3253, Burnaby
WMC 2202, Burnaby

Business Upper Division Requirements

Core Courses

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

BUS 303 - Business, Society and Ethics (3)

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

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Thomas Culham
Tu 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
AQ 3153, Burnaby
D200 Shafik Bhalloo
Fr 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
BLU 10021, Burnaby
D300 Daniel Hooley
Mo 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2202, Burnaby
D400 Kathleen Burke
We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 5140, Surrey
D500 Daniel Hooley
Tu 8:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 2200, Burnaby
E100 Sara Graves
We 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
AQ 4150, 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) with a minimum grade of C-; 45 units. Recommended: BUS 207, ECON 201, or ECON 301. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Yuriy Zabolotnyuk
Fr 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
BLU 9660, Burnaby
D200 Fr 12:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 5240, Surrey
BUS 336 - Data and Decisions II (4)

This course is an extension of BUS 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 MATH 157, with a minimum grade of C-; BUS 232, ECON 233, or STAT 270, with a minimum grade of C-; 45 units. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Forough Pourhossein
Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SWH 10081, Burnaby
D200 Michael Johnson
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 5140, Surrey
D201 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SRYC 5140, Surrey
E100 Forough Pourhossein
Tu, Th 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SWH 10081, Burnaby
OP01 Tu 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
,
OP02 Th 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
OP03 Mo 3:30 PM – 6:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
OP04 We 7:30 PM – 9:20 PM
SRYC 3300, Surrey
OP05 We 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SRYC 3300, Surrey
OP06 Tu 8:30 PM – 10:20 PM
WMC 2305, Burnaby
OP07 Th 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
OP08 Mo 6:30 PM – 10:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
BUS 343 - Introduction to Marketing (3)

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

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Miremad Soleymanian
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
D101 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D102 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 4125, Burnaby
D103 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5017, Burnaby
D104 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5017, Burnaby
D105 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5028, Burnaby
D106 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5049, Burnaby
D107 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2521, Burnaby
D108 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D200 Miremad Soleymanian
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 5280, Surrey
D201 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 5060, Surrey
D202 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 5320, Surrey
D203 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 3150, Surrey
D204 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 5060, Surrey
D205 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 5320, Surrey
D206 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 3150, Surrey
D207 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 5060, 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 2230, Burnaby
D101 Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 3511, Burnaby
D102 Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 3251, Burnaby
D103 Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3515, Burnaby
D104 Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3251, Burnaby
D200 Robert Adamson
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3210, Burnaby
D201 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
D202 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5017, Burnaby
D203 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5028, Burnaby
D204 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5049, Burnaby
D300 Robert Adamson
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCC 9000, Burnaby
D301 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D302 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5017, Burnaby
D303 Th 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
D304 Th 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D400 James Pflanz
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 3170, Surrey
D401 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 3010, Surrey
D402 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 3290, Surrey
D403 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 3010, Surrey
D404 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 3290, Surrey
E100 Shafik Bhalloo
We 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
WMC 3210, Burnaby
E101 We 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 2533, Burnaby
E102 We 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 2523, Burnaby
E103 We 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
WMC 2533, Burnaby
E104 We 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
WMC 2523, 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, all with a minimum grade of C-; 90 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Eric Gedajlovic
We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SWH 10061, Burnaby
D200 Eric Gedajlovic
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 3533, Burnaby
D300 Jerry Sheppard
Mo 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3510, Burnaby
D400 Daniela Blettner
Tu 8:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 6125, Burnaby
D500 Pek-Hooi Soh
Mo 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3250, Burnaby
D600 Pek-Hooi Soh
Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 3250, Burnaby
D700 Rui Jorge Basto da Silva
Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 5380, Surrey
E100 Jerry Sheppard
Tu 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 3510, 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 Rajiv Kozhikode
Fr 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 3181, 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 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
E100 Robert Weston
We 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
EDB 7618, Burnaby

and both† of

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

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

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

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

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Melissa Panjer
Tu 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
RCB 5120, Burnaby

^To be completed at Simon Fraser University.

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

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

Business 400 Division Requirement

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

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

Business Concentration Requirement

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

Philosophy Upper Division Requirements

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

PHIL 326 - Topics in Law and Philosophy (3)

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

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
E100 Jorge Sanchez Perez
Th 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
AQ 2104, Burnaby
PHIL 329 - Law and Justice (3)

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

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Chelsea Rosenthal
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

and at least two of

PHIL 315 - Formal Methods (3)

A survey of formal methods used in philosophy. Topics will include some of the following: propositional logic, predicate logic, formal syntax, formal semantics, the probability calculus, decision theory, game theory and formal causal modeling. Prerequisite: One of: PHIL 110, 210, 310, 314, MACM 101, BUEC 232, BUS 232, or STAT 270. Students with credit for COGS 315 cannot take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Jennifer Wang
Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 4130, Burnaby
AQ 4120, Burnaby
PHIL 320 - Social and Political Philosophy (3)

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

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Sam Black
Fr 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3533, Burnaby
PHIL 321 - Topics in Moral Philosophy (3)

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

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Alexandra King
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2507, Burnaby
WMC 3253, Burnaby
PHIL 322 - History of Ethics (3)

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

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Brian Thomas
We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 7100, Burnaby
PHIL 327 - Global Health Ethics (3)

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

PHIL 328 - Environmental Philosophy (3)

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

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

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

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
B100 Bruno Guindon
Mo 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
AQ 2104, Burnaby

and at least two of

PHIL 302 - Topics in Epistemology and Metaphysics (3)

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

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

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

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Nicolas Fillion
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 2104, Burnaby
PHIL 314 - Topics in Logic (3)

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

PHIL 341 - Philosophy of Science (3)

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

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Simon Pollon
Tu 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
RCB 7100, Burnaby
PHIL 343 - Topics in the Philosophy of Mind (3)

A study of theories of the mind, consciousness, and human action. Students may repeat this course for further credit under a different topic. Prerequisite: Either one of: PHIL 201 or 203; or both of PHIL 100W (or equivalent) and COGS 200.

PHIL 344 - Topics in the Philosophy of Language (3)

An introduction to the major philosophic theories of language. Topics to be considered include the relationship between language and mind, language and the world, language and society. Students may repeat this course for further credit under a different topic. Prerequisite: Either one of: PHIL 201 or 203; or both of PHIL 100W (or equivalent) and COGS 200.

PHIL 345W - Philosophy of Mathematics (3)

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

PHIL 350 - Ancient Philosophy (3)

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

PHIL 352 - 17th Century Philosophy (3)

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

PHIL 356 - 18th Century Philosophy (3)

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

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

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

and at least one 400-level course in Philosophy

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Degree Requirements

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

  • at least 60 units that must be completed at Simon Fraser University
  • at least 45 upper division units, of which at least 30 upper division units must be completed at Simon Fraser University
  • at least 60 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 minimum CGPA and upper division CGPA of at least 2.0 across all units attempted in each subject that is a major, a joint major, a minor, or an extended minor. FASS Departments may define specific requirements for their respective programs.

Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements

Students admitted to Simon Fraser University beginning in the fall 2006 term must meet writing, quantitative and breadth requirements as part of any degree program they may undertake. See Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements for university-wide information.

WQB Graduation Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required to earn W, Q or B credit

Requirement

Units

Notes
W - Writing

6

Must include at least one upper division course, taken at Simon Fraser University within the student’s major subject
Q - Quantitative

6

Q courses may be lower or upper division
B - Breadth

18

Designated Breadth Must be outside the student’s major subject, and may be lower or upper division
6 units Social Sciences: B-Soc
6 units Humanities: B-Hum
6 units Sciences: B-Sci

6

Additional Breadth 6 units outside the student’s major subject (may or may not be B-designated courses, and will likely help fulfil individual degree program requirements)

Students choosing to complete a joint major, joint honours, double major, two extended minors, an extended minor and a minor, or two minors may satisfy the breadth requirements (designated or not designated) with courses completed in either one or both program areas.

 

Business Career Passport Requirements

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

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

For more information, click here.

Residency Requirements and Transfer Credit

  • At least half of the program's total units must be earned through Simon Fraser University study.
  • At least two thirds of the program's total upper division units must be earned through Simon Fraser University study.

Elective Courses

In addition to the courses listed above, students should consult an academic advisor to plan the remaining required elective courses.