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Labour Studies Program | Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Simon Fraser University Calendar | Spring 2022

Labour Studies Major

Bachelor of Arts

The major in Labour Studies offers a comprehensive approach to labour, working people and labour movements in Canada and internationally. Students gain a solid understanding of capitalism and the forces shaping work and employment today, as well as important transferable skills such as critical thinking, economic and social analysis, writing, and research.

Admission Requirements

Students may declare this plan upon successful completion of one Labour Studies course and upon application to the Undergraduate Advisor in the Labour Studies Program.

Program Declaration

Students may declare Labour Studies as their major either upon completion of LBST 101, or during the course of their degree, subject to a minimum 2.00 cumulative grade point average (CGPA). Historically students have applied for program declaration during the term they are completing their final lower division required courses; however, for the new Major students are given the opportunity - and encouraged - to declare earlier. Students declare their major through the Labour Studies advisor.

Program Requirements

Students complete minimum 120 units, as specified below.

Lower Division Requirements

Students complete a minimum of 21 units, including the following required courses

one of

LBST 100 - Equality and Inequality at Work (3)

Introduces concepts of equality, inequality, diversity, and inclusion as we experience them at work. Includes discussion of what counts as work, who does paid and unpaid work, and how workers challenge inequality and discrimination. Examines how contemporary experiences in Canada of inequality at work are shaped by ongoing colonialism, racialization, gendering, class and other forms of social difference. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Logan Masilamani
Tu 8:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SWH 10051, Burnaby
LBST 101 - Work and Worker's Rights: Introducing Labour Studies (3)

Introduces key concepts and approaches for understanding the character and organization of work, employment relations, worker’s rights, and labour movements in contemporary society. Explores who does paid and unpaid work and under what conditions through the study of trends and issues, including migration and immigration, unionization, precarious employment, and automation. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Evelyn Encalada Grez
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 4150, Burnaby
D101 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
D102 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 3251, Burnaby
D103 Th 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5027, Burnaby
D900 John-Henry Harter
Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 5360, Surrey

and

LBST 201 - Workers in the Global Economy: Globalization, Labour and Uneven Development (3) **

Explores how people experience paid and unpaid work in the global economy. Focuses on processes such as migration and economic structuring, and applies critical development studies and critical geopolitics to study labour and employment. Explores links between capitalism, urbanization and labour struggles. Examines labour internationalism and global labour rights. Prerequisite: Strongly Recommended: LBST 101. Students with credit for LBST 230 under the title "Workers and Global Capitalism" or "Work and Employment in a Globalized World" and IS 221 may not take this course for further credit. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Anushay Malik
Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2532, Burnaby
LBST 202 - Labour Research for Social Change: Methods and Approaches (3)

Introduces students to labour research through methodology and research methods for social change. By exploring what methodology is, the methods common in labour research, and understandings of social justice, students gain experience of quantitative and qualitative approaches, including survey research. Focuses on using and interpreting quantitative data and statistics for social justice and social change. Prerequisite: LBST 100 or LBST 101 or with permission of instructor. Quantitative.

plus at least 12 units taken from the following

ECON 102 - The World Economy (3)

An overview of the broad economic trends in the development of the world economy over the last five decades with reference to the major debates related to economic interdependence, development and growth, globalization, and the role of the major multilateral economic institutions (IMF, World Bank, OCED, ILO, UN). (lecture/tutorial). Breadth-Social Sciences.

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
ECON 280 - Introduction to Labor Economics (3)

Basic analysis of the labor market and the industrial relations system with emphasis on the major issues of public policy in Canada. Prerequisite: ECON 103 or 200, with a minimum grade of C-. Students who have taken COMM 280, ECON 301, 305 or 381 may not take ECON 280 for further credit. Quantitative.

GEOG 221 - Economic Worlds (3)

The fundamentals of economics geography, the study of the forces that shape the arrangement of economic activity in the real world. Prerequisite: GEOG 100. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Leanne Roderick
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2200, Burnaby
D101 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5049, Burnaby
D102 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5051, Burnaby
D103 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5038, Burnaby
GEOG 241 - People, Place, Society (3)

An introduction to key concepts and contexts in contemporary geographical approaches to social practices, meanings, and struggles. Prerequisite: GEOG 100. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Paul Kingsbury
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 3154, Burnaby
D101 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5028, Burnaby
D102 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
D103 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5027, Burnaby
GSWS 102 - Feminist Action (3)

An historical and comparative survey of feminisms and feminist activism in Western European, North American, and Global communities. Students who have completed WS 102 may not take GSWS 102 for further credit. Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Jennifer Marchbank
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
D101 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 3251, Burnaby
D102 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2268, Burnaby
D103 Th 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM
WMC 2260, Burnaby
D104 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5017, Burnaby
D105 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D106 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5017, Burnaby
D107 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
,
D108 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 3511, Burnaby
D109 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D110 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 4125, Burnaby
GSWS 201 - Colonizing Women: Canadian Women in Historical Perspective, 1600-1870s (3)

Examines the lives of Canadian women in the colonial context, including the role of women in European-Aboriginal relations, the founding of New France, and settlement in British North America. Themes such as sexuality, race, work, religion and politics will be explored through the study of primary documents and historical literature. Students who have taken WS 201 under the title Women in Canada, 1600-1920 may not take this course for further credit.

HIST 204 - The Social History of Canada (3)

A survey of major themes in Canadian social history from the arrival of Europeans to the present day. Particular attention will be paid to the effects of gender, race and class on the experience of Canadians over time. Prerequisite: Recommended: HIST 101 and 102W. Breadth-Humanities.

LBST 100 - Equality and Inequality at Work (3)

Introduces concepts of equality, inequality, diversity, and inclusion as we experience them at work. Includes discussion of what counts as work, who does paid and unpaid work, and how workers challenge inequality and discrimination. Examines how contemporary experiences in Canada of inequality at work are shaped by ongoing colonialism, racialization, gendering, class and other forms of social difference. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Logan Masilamani
Tu 8:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SWH 10051, Burnaby
LBST 101 - Work and Worker's Rights: Introducing Labour Studies (3)

Introduces key concepts and approaches for understanding the character and organization of work, employment relations, worker’s rights, and labour movements in contemporary society. Explores who does paid and unpaid work and under what conditions through the study of trends and issues, including migration and immigration, unionization, precarious employment, and automation. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Evelyn Encalada Grez
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 4150, Burnaby
D101 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
D102 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 3251, Burnaby
D103 Th 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5027, Burnaby
D900 John-Henry Harter
Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 5360, Surrey
LBST 230 - Special Topics in Labour Studies (3) *

A seminar devoted to the in-depth examination of a topic in Labour Studies not regularly offered by the Program. The course may be repeated for credit when different topics are offered. Prerequisite: Strongly Recommended: LBST 101.

POL 100 - Introduction to Politics and Government (3)

A comprehensive introduction to the study of politics and government for both political science majors and students specializing in other disciplines. The course will explore the major concepts, methods, approaches and issues in political science, as well as the primary components of government structure and the political process. Students with credit for POL 101W may not take this course for further credit. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Stewart Prest
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 3520, Burnaby
D101 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 4125, Burnaby
D102 Mo 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5027, Burnaby
D103 Mo 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
AQ 5017, Burnaby
D104 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5017, Burnaby
D105 Mo 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5017, Burnaby
D106 Mo 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
AQ 5028, Burnaby
D107 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5049, Burnaby
D108 Mo 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5049, Burnaby
D109 Mo 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
AQ 5049, Burnaby
D110 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5035, Burnaby
D111 Mo 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5038, Burnaby
D112 Mo 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
AQ 5038, Burnaby
POL 201 - Introductory Quantitative Methods in Political Science (4)

Introduces quantitative research techniques in political science. Introduces important analytical and conceptual skills necessary to understand and evaluate quantitative political science research. Corequisite: POL 200W or permission of department. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
B100 Mark Pickup
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby
B101 We 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 3511, Burnaby
B102 We 3:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 3253, Burnaby
B103 Th 9:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5050, Burnaby
SA 150 - Introduction to Sociology (S) (4)

Explores how sociologists study, describe, and explain social life. Introduces the sociological perspective and applies it to fundamental social process and everyday issues. As we consider phenomena ranging from interactions among individuals to societal and global inequalities, students critically examine social issues to build their understanding of the world. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Kyle Willmott
Tu 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
WMC 3520, Burnaby
D101 We 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5027, Burnaby
D102 We 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
D103 We 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D104 We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3511, Burnaby
D105 We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D106 We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 4125, Burnaby
D107 We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 11901, Burnaby
D108 We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 3531, Burnaby
D109 We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
D110 Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
D111 Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D112 Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D113 Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5027, Burnaby
D114 Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
D115 Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D900 Agnes MacDonald
Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 2600, Surrey
D901 Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 2990, Surrey
D902 Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 2995, Surrey
D903 Mo 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SRYC 2990, Surrey
D904 Mo 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SRYC 2995, Surrey
D905 Mo 6:30 PM – 8:20 PM
SRYC 2990, Surrey
D906 Mo 6:30 PM – 8:20 PM
SRYC 2995, Surrey
SA 200W - Power, Conflict and Change in Canadian Society (SA) (4)

Examines Canadian society from the perspective of the social sciences. Students apply sociological and anthropological concepts to analyze issues in modern societies, focusing on Canada as a case. Topics include class structure, the nature of Canada's population, regional variation, gender relations, multiculturalism, and colonialism. Students with credit for SA 100W are not eligible to take this course for further credit. Writing/Breadth-Social Sci.

SA 255 - Introduction to Social Research (SA) (4)

Explores how sociologists and anthropologists investigate social relations and contexts. Students learn to develop research questions and turn them into research projects. Introduces data collection techniques and related ethical issues, the relationship between theory and research, and other fundamental concepts and issues involved in conducting qualitative and quantitative research. Prerequisite: SA 101 or 150. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Nicholas Scott
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 4130, Burnaby
D101 Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D102 Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 3511, Burnaby
D103 Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
STAT 203 - Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences (3)

Descriptive and inferential statistics aimed at students in the social sciences. Scales of measurement. Descriptive statistics. Measures of association. Hypothesis tests and confidence intervals. Students in Sociology and Anthropology are expected to take SA 255 before this course. Intended to be particularly accessible to students who are not specializing in Statistics. Prerequisite: Recommended: 30 units including a research methods course such as SA 255, CRIM 220, POL 200W, or equivalent. Students cannot obtain credit for STAT 203 if they already have credit for - or are taking concurrently - STAT 101, 201, 205, 285, or any upper division STAT course. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Gamage Perera
Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SSCC 9002, Burnaby
WMC 3520, Burnaby
OL01 Tim Swartz
TBD
OP01 TBD

* Students may take more than one offering of LBST Selected Topics courses for credit and towards the Major, as long as the topic for each offering is different.

** Students with credit for LBST 230 under the title "Workers and Global Capitalism" or "Work and Employment in a Globalized World" may not take this course for further credit.

Upper Division Requirements

Students complete a minimum of 30 units, including

LBST 301W - Labour Movements: Issues, Images and Popular Culture (3)

Provides a comprehensive understanding of the contemporary structure, issues, and perceptions of labour unions and other forms of working-class organization and social movements. The treatment of labour in the media and popular culture will provide an understanding of how labour is viewed in society, how labour views itself, and how working-class culture informs and is informed by the larger culture. Prerequisite: LBST 100 or LBST 101 or on permission of instructor. Students with credit for LBST 301 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 John-Henry Harter
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
REMOTE LEARNING, Burnaby

plus 21 units taken from the following

LBST 305 - Gendering Economy: Paid and Unpaid Labour (4)

Takes a broad approach to gender, placing it dialogue with race and ethnicity, class, nation, and space, to think through the complex dynamic between gender and labour from a variety of perspectives. Explores workers’ lived experiences of gender regimes while critically examining how gender ‘matters’ within the workplace. Prerequisite: 30 units including LBST 100 or three units in GSWS or WS or GDST. Students with credit for GSWS 305 (or GSWS 308) may not take this course for further credit. Students with credit for LBST 331 under the title Gender - Paid and Unpaid may not take this course for further credit.

LBST 306 - The Political Economy of Labour Markets: Critical and Radical Approaches (3)

An exploration of critical and radical political economy traditions in Labour Studies with a focus on how these approaches have diverged from, and provided alternatives to, classical and orthodox economic understandings of labour and labour markets. Prerequisite: Strongly Recommended: LBST 101.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 John Irwin
Mo 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 5120, Burnaby
LBST 307 - Unfree Labour and Modern Slavery: Understanding Coercion and Exploitation in Contemporary Labour Markets (3)

An exploration of the expanding forms of unfree labour in capitalist economies as products of changing labour processes, global labour markets, and the policies of neoliberalism and 'austerity'. Prerequisite: Strongly Recommended: LBST 101.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Maureen Kihika
Th 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
RCB 5118, Burnaby
LBST 308 - The Labour Process: Technological Change and the Future of Work (3)

Technological change and globalization are constantly transforming the nature of work under capitalism. These transformations are examined in the historical development of work, the changing nature of the labour process and how automation and artificial intelligence might transform work in the future. Prerequisite: Strongly Recommended: LBST 101 and/or 301. Breadth-Social Sciences.

LBST 309 - Labour and Collective Bargaining (3)

An introduction to collective bargaining: it will cover the legal requirements of the Labour Code, the bargaining process and the organizational structure and components of collective agreements, including the grievance-arbitration process. Prerequisite: Strongly Recommended: LBST 101 and at least one other Labour Studies course.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
E100 Sonya Sabet-Rasekh
We 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
RCB 5120, Burnaby
LBST 310 - The Politics of Labour (3)

Explores working class politics and the labour movement in the context of neoliberal economic and public policy, recurring economic crises, the changing nature of work, and declining union membership. Explores electoral politics and organized labour's relationship to political parties. Examines community unionism and workers' roles in social movements focused on civil rights, gender, and the environment, among others. Prerequisite: 30 units. Strongly Recommended: LBST 101. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Logan Masilamani
We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2522, Burnaby
LBST 311 - Labour and the Environment (3)

The changing relationships between unions and environmental groups; how work in various industries contribute to climate change; and how climate-change policies affect workers in different ways. The consequences of climate policies for different categories of workers, identified by economic sector, geographic location, gender, ethnicity, and Aboriginal status. Prerequisite: 30 units. Strongly Recommended: LBST 101.

LBST 312 - Global Labour Migration (3)

Global labour migration has increased substantially in the last several decades. What factors contribute to the current wave of labour migration? Which countries send and receive migrants, and what is the role of internal migration? What challenges do migrant workers face in their host countries? This course will examine these questions to uncover the nature, trends and impacts of this growing phenomenon. Prerequisite: Strongly Recommended: LBST 101. Students who have taken LBST 330 Global Labour Migration may not take this course for further credit.

LBST 313 - Introduction to Canadian Labour Law (3)

An introduction to labour and employment law in Canada, covering both union and non-union sectors. The course will focus variously on: the principles and practice of the BC Labour Relations Code, the Canada Labour Code, BC Employment Standards Act. BC Human Rights Code, the Workers Compensation Act (WorkSafeBC), and the contested history of labour legislation and related common law. Prerequisite: Strongly Recommended: LBST 101.

LBST 328 - Labour Geographies (4)

Examines contemporary debates in Labour Geography and geographical approaches to work and employment. Lectures explore the relationships between space, place and labour market change in the context of globalization and uneven development. Prerequisite: 60 units; LBST 101 or GEOG 221. Students with credit for GEOG 328 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Veronique Sioufi
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
BLU 10011, Burnaby
or GEOG 328 - Labour Geographies (4)

An examination of contemporary debates in Labour Geography, surveying geographical approaches to work and employment. Lectures will explore the relationships between space, place and labour market change in the context of globalization and uneven development. Prerequisite: At least 45 units, including GEOG 100 or LBST 101. Students with credit for LBST 328 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Veronique Sioufi
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
BLU 10011, Burnaby
LBST 330 - Selected Topics in Labour Studies (3) *

Selected topics in areas not currently offered within the undergraduate course offerings. Students may take more than one offering of LBST Selected Topics courses for credit, as long as the topic for each offering is different. Prerequisite: Strongly Recommended: LBST 101 and/or 301.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Xinying Hu
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
HCC 1325, Vancouver
LBST 331 - Selected Topics in Labour Studies (4) *

Selected topics in areas not currently offered within the undergraduate course offerings. Students may take more than one offering of LBST Selected Topics courses for credit, as long as the topic for each offering is different. Prerequisite: Will vary according to topic. LBST 101 is strongly recommended for all upper division LBST courses.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 John-Henry Harter
Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2503, Burnaby
LBST 431 - Selected Topics in Labour Studies (4) *

Selected topics in areas not currently offered within the undergraduate course offerings. Students may take more than one offering of LBST Special/Selected Topics courses for credit as long as the topic for each offering is different. Prerequisite: Will vary according to topic. LBST 101 is strongly recommended for all upper division LBST courses.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Enda Brophy
Fr 12:30 PM – 4:20 PM
HCC 2205, Vancouver

plus six units which can be taken from the list of upper division LBST courses or from the following

ECON 325 - Industrial Organization (3)

Introduces students to the economics of imperfect competition. Topics covered include the theory of the firm, market structure, and various aspects of firm strategy such as pricing, advertising, product differentiation, and innovation. Related questions of public policy will also be addressed. Prerequisite: ECON 201 or 301, with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Marie Rekkas
Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
D101 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5028, Burnaby
D102 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5038, Burnaby
D103 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5038, Burnaby
D104 Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2523, Burnaby
D105 Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 2523, Burnaby
D106 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D107 Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 4115, Burnaby
D108 Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5028, Burnaby
D109 Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5017, Burnaby
D110 Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5049, Burnaby
ECON 342 - International Trade (3)

Topics discussed in this course are: gains from trade in a classical world; the modern theory of international trade; factor price equalization; empirical tests and extensions of the pure theory model; economic growth and international trade; the nature and effects of protection; motives and welfare effects of factor movements; multinational enterprises; the brain drain; customs union theory; pollution control and international trade. Prerequisite: ECON 103 or 200 and 105 or 205, all with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units or permission of the department. Students with credit for ECON 442 cannot take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Dave Cox
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 3150, Burnaby
D101 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5027, Burnaby
D102 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 3511, Burnaby
D103 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 3251, Burnaby
D104 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2523, Burnaby
D105 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D106 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2268, Burnaby
D107 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
D108 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3510, Burnaby
ECON 381 - Labor Economics (3)

Analysis of the economics of the labor market with particular emphasis on the roles of skills, technology, discrimination, market power, family life, and public policy in determining wages and working conditions. Prerequisite: ECON 201 or 301, with a minimum grade of C-; 60 units. Quantitative.

ECON 426W - Industrial Organization: Governance and Institutions (3)

A study of how markets, firms and other institutions are organized using information and transaction cost theories. Topics covered may include: theories of the firm (governance, structure, ownership, signaling and screening behavior); theories of non-market institutions (marriage, non-profit organizations, governments); institutional theories of growth and economic history; and the organization of markets (reputations, contracts, vertical control). Emphasis will be given to covering a limited number of issues and theoretical perspectives in detail rather than attempting a broad survey of new institutional economics. Prerequisite: ECON 302 with a minimum grade of C-. Students with credit for ECON 426 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

ECON 480 - Seminar in the Economics of Labor Market Policy (3)

Seminar focusing on public policy as it relates to employment and income security. Special emphasis will vary from term to term, but may include such topics as examinations of current manpower, welfare and public insurance programs, labor legislation, and private institutional practices (such as union-management pension arrangements) that may affect income security. Prerequisite: ECON (or BUEC) 333 with a minimum grade of C-.

GSWS 305 - Gendering Economy: Paid and Unpaid Labour (4)

Takes a broad approach to gender, placing it dialogue with race and ethnicity, class, nation, and space, to think through the complex dynamic between gender and labour from a variety of perspectives. Explores workers’ lived experiences of gender regimes while critically examining how gender ‘matters’ within the workplace. Prerequisite: 30 units including three units in GSWS or WS or GDST or LBST. Students who have taken GSWS 308, LBST 305, LBST 331 under the title Gender - Paid & Unpaid, or WS 310 under the title Women and Work may not take this course for further credit.

GSWS 312 - Immigrants, Women and Transnational Migration (4)

Examines the global division of labor where migrant women as well as immigrant women tend to be exploited in numerous forms, ranging from lack of citizenship rights and erosion of skills to the risk of sexual assault, due to immigration/migration and social policies of various countries. Prerequisite: 15 units. Students with credit for WS 320 Special Topics: Immigrant Women and Economic Security may not complete this course for further credit.

GSWS 322 - Feminist Approaches to Research (4) **

Explores a variety of feminist research methods including the definition of feminist research, the quantitative/qualitative controversy, action research, participant observation, survey, ethnography, case study, oral history, transnational study, interviews and research ethics. Prerequisite: 30 units, including three units in GSWS or WS or GDST. Students who have taken WS 208 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Tiffany Muller Myrdahl
Mo 9:30 AM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
HIST 327 - Canadian Labor and Working Class History (4)

An examination of the history of labor, primarily in English Canada, during the 19th and 20th centuries. The evolution of trade unions and labor-political movements will be examined together with the impact of industrialization, the rise of mass production, changing patterns of immigration and other contexts of working-class culture and material life. Special attention will be paid to British Columbia as a case study. Historically the course examines 'working class history' as a particular way of studying the past. What is the concept of 'the working class'? Prerequisite: 45 units, including six units of lower division history. Recommended: HIST 101, 102W and 204.

HIST 428 - Problems in the Social and Economic History of Canada (4)

Selected problems in the history of Canadian agriculture and industrial development, migration and settlement, labor, native policy and class structure. Content may vary from offering to offering; see course outline for further information. HIST 428 may be repeated for credit only when a different topic is taught. Prerequisite: 45 units including nine units of lower division history. Recommended: HIST 101, 102W.

HIST 463W - Rebellion and Revolution: Topics in the Theory and Practice of Resistance (4)

Explores ideas, people, and movements of social criticism and social justice, stressing history as a way to understand and engage the present. Content may vary from offering to offering; see course outline for further information. HIST 463W may be repeated for credit only when a different topic is taught. Prerequisite: 45 units including nine units of lower division history. Students with credit for HIST 412 or HIST 412W cannot take HIST 463W for further credit when offered with the course topic "Marxism.". Writing.

HSCI 404 - Public Policy and Health Systems (3)

Major public policy issues affecting Canadian and international health care systems. How the public policy process affects financing, delivery, and regulation of health programs and services. Theories of policy development in the health sector. Evaluation of the extent to which evidence influences policy decisions. Controversies, including: finance, regulatory issue, system restructuring, models of governance, public vs. private service delivery and resource allocation. Prerequisite: 60 units including one HSCI course with a minimum grade of C-.

POL 315 - Intermediate Quantitative Methods (4) **

Introduces intermediate quantitative methods and data analysis. Teaches students how to build statistical models and apply them to social and political research. Also covers the fundamentals of probability, sampling, and causal inference; students will learns how to conduct their own data-driven research. Prerequisite: POL 201 or permission of instructor. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Edana Beauvais
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5048, Burnaby
AQ 4115, Burnaby
POL 350 - Public Policy for Women (4)

Examines issues where ideas about males and females either explicitly or implicitly influence policy makers. Focuses on current public policies and their relationship to women on topics such as sexuality and violence, economic security, race and inequality, and climate change. Prerequisite: 30 units. Students with credit for GSWS (or WS) 350 may not take this course for further credit. Students who have taken this topic under GSWS (or WS) 320 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Laurel Weldon
Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 7100, Burnaby
SA 302W - Global Problems and the Culture of Capitalism (SA) (4)

An introduction to the political economy and culture of capitalism in relation to global problems. Case studies may focus on issues of population, famine, disease, poverty, environmental destruction, social inequality, and nation-state violence. Resistance, rebellion and social movements in response to these problems also will be addressed. Writing/Breadth-Social Sci.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Amanda Watson
Mo 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
SA 304 - Social Control (S) (4)

This course examines how the organization of control (formal and informal) affects both individuals and society. It will investigate how control takes form, how it functions, the ideologies supporting it, and the resistance it produces. We will ask the following questions: who are the agents of social control; who or what do they control; and how do they control? Prerequisite: SA 101 or 150 or 201W.

SA 321 - Social Movements (S) (4)

A study of the sources, development and effects of social movements in transitional and modernized societies. Specific types of movements will be analysed. Prerequisite: SA 101 or 150 or 201W.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Agnes MacDonald
Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
HCC 1315, Vancouver
SA 325 - Political Sociology (S) (4)

An examination of the relations of power and authority. This course will analyze the interrelations of family, church, class, interest groups, etc., particularly as they influence and are influenced by the state. The relations of law and ideology to the structures of government will form the context for this analysis. The course may also focus on broad theoretical questions of contemporary political interest. Prerequisite: SA 101 or 150 or 201W.

SA 351 - Classical Marxist Thought (S) (4)

A detailed study of classical Marxist social thought. Prerequisite: SA 250.

SA 355 - Quantitative Methods (S) (4) **

Examines the methods, concepts and statistical procedures central to quantitative sociological research. Emphasizing the meaningful application of statistical analysis to social issues, the course provides intermediate quantitative research skills. Students use statistics software to conduct applicable statistical analyses and interpret results. Prerequisite: SA 255 and SA 257. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Suzanna Crage
Th 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5040, Burnaby
SA 362 - Society and the Changing Global Division of Labour (S) (4)

An examination of the social and political implications of the global economy. Topics to be considered include the influence of neo-liberal economics, the decline of the national welfare state, transnational political agencies and public policy, the internationalization of culture, the global labour market, the 'world city' hypothesis, ethnic resurgence and alternatives to these developments. Prerequisite: SA 101 or 150 or 201W.

* Students may take more than one offering of LBST Selected Topics courses for credit and towards the Major, as long as the topic for each offering is different.

** Completion of GSWS 322, POL 315, or SA 355 is strongly recommended.

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.

 

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.