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School of Criminology | Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Simon Fraser University Calendar | Spring 2022

Criminology Minor

Program Declaration and Continuation

Students with a minimum 2.25 cumulative grade point average (CGPA)* apply for program declaration to the School of Criminology after completing 30 units including all of the Criminology lower division requirements with minimum C- grades.

To continue in the minor, students must maintain a 2.25 CGPA. Students whose CGPA falls below 2.25 cannot enrol in any upper division CRIM courses.

*transfer students who meet the Criminology program declaration requirements upon admission to SFU may use their admission CGPA for declaration purposes

Program Requirements

Lower Division Requirements

All of

CRIM 101 - Introduction to Criminology (3)

Topics will include: examination of different terms and concepts commonly used in criminology, such as crime, delinquency, deviance, criminal, victim, rehabilitation and treatment. Criminology as a body of knowledge and as a profession. Position and subject matter of criminology. Relationship between criminology and other academic disciplines. Specificity of criminology. Relationship between theory and practice. History and evolution of criminological thought. Elements of continuity and discontinuity between classical and modern theories of criminality. Levels of explanations in criminology. Practical applications of criminology. The foundations of a modern criminal policy. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Bryan Kinney
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
D101 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SWH 10218, Burnaby
D102 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SWH 10218, Burnaby
D103 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SWH 10218, Burnaby
D104 We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SWH 10218, Burnaby
D105 We 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SWH 10218, Burnaby
D106 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
D107 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D108 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D109 We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D110 We 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5027, Burnaby
D111 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D112 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D113 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D114 We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D115 We 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SWH 10315, Burnaby
D116 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
D117 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SWH 10218, Burnaby
D118 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SWH 10218, Burnaby
D119 We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
D120 We 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
D900 Zachary Rowan
Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SRYC 2600, Surrey
D901 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SRYC 2990, Surrey
D902 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 2990, Surrey
D903 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 2990, Surrey
D904 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 2990, Surrey
D905 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SRYC 5320, Surrey
D906 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 5320, Surrey
D907 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 5320, Surrey
D908 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 5320, Surrey
CRIM 131 - Introduction to the Criminal Justice System - A Total System Approach (3)

Introductory analysis of the structure and operation of the Canadian criminal justice system. Examination of the patterns of crime and victimization; police operations, discretion and decision making; the criminal courts, including sentencing; the corrections system, including correctional institutions and community-based models; the youth justice system. Patterns of contact and conflict between various social groups and the criminal justice system. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Nikolay Shchitov
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
D101 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
D102 We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D103 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 2521, Burnaby
D104 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 2523, Burnaby
D105 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2521, Burnaby
D106 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5014, Burnaby
D107 We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 4125, Burnaby
D108 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5047, Burnaby
D109 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 2521, Burnaby
D110 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5047, Burnaby
D111 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 2122, Burnaby
D900 Danielle Murdoch
Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 2600, Surrey
D901 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 2990, Surrey
D902 Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 2990, Surrey
D903 Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 2990, Surrey
D904 Fr 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 2990, Surrey
D905 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 2995, Surrey
D906 Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 2995, Surrey
D907 Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 2995, Surrey
D908 Fr 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 2995, Surrey
CRIM 135 - Introduction to Canadian Law and Legal Institutions: A Criminal Justice Perspective (3)

A general introduction to the fundamental and competing principles of jurisprudence and to the basic legal institutions of Canada. Prepares students for those law and law related courses offered within the School of Criminology and will consider the history of Canadian law, the development of the Canadian constitution, the system of Canadian courts and the roles and responsibilities of members of the legal profession. In addition, the course will consider the nature of legal reasoning, the doctrine of precedent, principles of statutory interpretation and will also introduce the fields of contract, torts, administrative law, and family law. Also examines the process of law reform in Canada. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Day/Time Location
OL01 Distance Education

Students may also complete a police studies concentration.

Upper Division Course Access and Requirements

Students with a minimum 2.25 CGPA are eligible to enrol in upper division Criminology courses upon successful completion of 60 units and Criminology program declaration.

Students complete a minimum of 18 upper division units in Criminology*.

*Declared Criminology students may not take CRIM 301 for credit.

Graduation Requirements

Students must obtain a minimum grade of C- in all required courses. For graduation, students must obtain a minimum 2.25 CGPA, 2.25 UDGPA, 2.25 Criminology program CGPA, and 2.25 Criminology program UDGPA.

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.

For students in other Faculties, please check your Faculty's overall degree requirements: https://www.sfu.ca/students/calendar/faculties-research.html

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.