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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

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

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

Application Deadlines

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

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 major with 15 units. Writing.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Luana Carcano
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
BLU 10021, Burnaby
D200 Matthew Martell
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 5080, Surrey
D300 Matthew Martell
Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2230, Burnaby
D500 Jane McCarthy
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 3153, Burnaby
E100 Michelle Corbett
We 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 2230, Burnaby
E200 Jane McCarthy
Mo 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
AQ 3003, 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
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 3181, Burnaby
D101 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
D102 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 2305, Burnaby
D103 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
D104 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 2305, Burnaby
D105 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
D106 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
D107 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
D108 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
D109 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2305, Burnaby
D200 Connie Kar Wai Liu
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 5280, Surrey
D201 Tu 5:00 PM – 5:50 PM
SRYC 3130, Surrey
D202 Tu 5:00 PM – 5:50 PM
SRYC 3300, Surrey
D203 Tu 6:00 PM – 6:50 PM
SRYC 3130, Surrey
D204 Tu 6:00 PM – 6:50 PM
SRYC 3300, 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 Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
E103 Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 2305, Burnaby
E104 Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
E105 Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 2305, Burnaby
E106 Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
E107 Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2305, Burnaby
BUS 251 - Financial Accounting I (3)

An introduction to financial accounting, including accounting terminology, understanding financial statements, analysis of a business entity using financial statements. Includes also time value of money and a critical review of the conventional accounting system. Prerequisite: 12 units. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Anne Macdonald
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCC 9002, Burnaby
D101 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
D102 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
D103 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
BLU 11901, Burnaby
D104 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 3251, Burnaby
D105 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2268, Burnaby
D106 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2260, Burnaby
D107 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D108 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5014, Burnaby
D200 Praise Ma
Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 2740, Surrey
D201 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SRYC 2990, Surrey
D202 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SRYC 2995, Surrey
D203 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 2990, Surrey
D204 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 2995, Surrey
E100 Anne Macdonald
We 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
E101 We 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
SWH 10061, Burnaby
E102 We 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
SWH 10051, Burnaby
E103 We 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
E104 We 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
SWH 10051, Burnaby
E105 We 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
SWH 10061, Burnaby
E106 We 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
SWH 10075, 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 Susan Bubra
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
D101 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
D102 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5025, Burnaby
D103 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 11901, Burnaby
D104 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
D105 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 10031, Burnaby
D106 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D107 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
D200 Safia Suleman
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 2740, Surrey
D201 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 2750, Surrey
D202 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 2710, Surrey
D203 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 3280, Surrey
D204 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 2710, Surrey
E100 Susan Bubra
Tu 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SSCC 9002, Burnaby
E101 Tu 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
E102 Tu 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
E103 Tu 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
E104 Tu 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 2501, 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 Chris Zatzick
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCC 9002, Burnaby
D101 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2260, Burnaby
D102 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
D103 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2521, Burnaby
D104 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5025, Burnaby
D105 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
D106 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
D107 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2503, Burnaby
D200 Sam Thiara
Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 3090, Surrey
D201 Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SRYC 3010, Surrey
D202 Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SRYC 3290, Surrey
D203 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 3010, Surrey
D204 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 3290, Surrey
D300 Natalya Alonso
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
D301 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2521, Burnaby
D302 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5047, Burnaby
D303 Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D304 Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
D305 Tu 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D306 Tu 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
E100 Natalya Alonso
Tu 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
E101 Tu 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
E102 Tu 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
E103 Tu 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
E104 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 3511, Burnaby

and one of

BUS 232 - Business Statistics (3)

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

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Mohammad Ghotboddini
Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
D200 Hamideh Shokoohian
Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 5240, Surrey
E100 Negar Ganjouhaghighi
We 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
DFA 300, Burnaby
OP01 Mo 9:30 AM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2303, Burnaby
OP02 We 9:30 AM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2303, Burnaby
OP03 Fr 9:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 2303, Burnaby
OP04 Th 9:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SRYC 3300, Surrey
OP05 Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 3300, Surrey
OP06 Mo 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 2303, Burnaby
OP07 We 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2303, Burnaby
OP09 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
OP10 TBD
ECON 233 - Introduction to Economic Data and Statistics (3)

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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Brian Krauth
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SWH 10041, Burnaby
D101 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 3148.1, Burnaby
D102 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 3148.1, Burnaby
D103 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 3148.1, Burnaby
D106 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5040, Burnaby
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 Scott Pai
Mo, We, Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
D900 Scott Pai
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SRYC 2750, Surrey
SRYC 2750, Surrey
OL01 Distance Education
OP01 TBD
OP09 TBD

and one of

ECON 103 - Principles of Microeconomics (4)

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

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Douglas Allen
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
D101 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
D102 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
D103 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5014, Burnaby
D104 Mo 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
WMC 3513, Burnaby
D106 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5051, Burnaby
D108 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5051, Burnaby
D109 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
D110 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D112 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 3513, Burnaby
D114 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
EDB 9651, Burnaby
D115 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2268, Burnaby
D116 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2523, Burnaby
D200 Gordon Myers
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
D201 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
D202 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
D203 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2523, Burnaby
D204 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 2104, Burnaby
D205 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2260, Burnaby
D206 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5051, Burnaby
D207 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5036, Burnaby
D208 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 5118, Burnaby
D209 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 2122, Burnaby
D210 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
D212 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5038, Burnaby
D214 Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
D215 Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
D216 Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5014, Burnaby
ECON 113 - Introduction to Microeconomics (3)

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

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Joshua Boitnott
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SWH 10081, Burnaby
D101 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 3511, Burnaby
D102 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 1691, Burnaby
D103 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5006, Burnaby
D104 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5051, Burnaby
D105 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D106 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5051, Burnaby
D107 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5051, Burnaby
D108 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5051, Burnaby
D109 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 1691, Burnaby
D110 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 1691, Burnaby

and one of

ECON 105 - Principles of Macroeconomics (4)

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

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Dave Cox
Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
AQ 3182, Burnaby
D101 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 2122, Burnaby
D102 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D104 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2523, Burnaby
D105 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2521, Burnaby
D107 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D111 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5051, Burnaby
D113 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5027, Burnaby
D114 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5028, Burnaby
D200 Martin Santamaria
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
D201 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2521, Burnaby
D202 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
D203 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D204 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5017, Burnaby
D205 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5028, Burnaby
D206 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
D207 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D208 Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5051, Burnaby
D210 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D211 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5051, Burnaby
D212 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5048, Burnaby
D213 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 3531, Burnaby
D214 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5047, Burnaby
D900 Vasyl Golovetskyy
We, Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 5080, Surrey
ECON 115 - Introduction to Macroeconomics (3)

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

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Joshua Boitnott
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCC 9002, Burnaby
D101 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5016, Burnaby
D102 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5017, Burnaby
D103 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5017, Burnaby
D104 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5027, Burnaby
D105 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5014, Burnaby
D106 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
D107 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
D108 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5051, Burnaby
D109 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 1691, Burnaby
D110 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 1691, Burnaby

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 Joanna Niezen
Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
D101 Tu 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SWH 10061, Burnaby
D102 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SWH 10061, Burnaby
D105 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SWH 10061, Burnaby
D106 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SWH 10061, Burnaby
D107 We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SWH 10061, Burnaby
D108 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SWH 10061, Burnaby
D400 Natalia Kouzniak
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 3170, Surrey
D401 Natalia Kouzniak
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 2740, Surrey
D402 Natalia Kouzniak
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 2740, Surrey
D403 Natalia Kouzniak
Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 2740, 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 - Mathematics for the Life Sciences I (3)

Designed for students specializing in the life sciences. Topics include: limits, growth rate and the derivative; elementary functions, optimization and approximation methods, and their applications, integration, and differential equations; mathematical models of biological processes and their implementation and analysis using software. 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 Elisha Are
Mo, We, Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SWH 10081, 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 Marni Julie Mishna
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
D400 Justin Chan
Mo, We, Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SRYC 5280, Surrey
OP01 TBD
OP02 TBD

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 or PHIL 300 may not take this course for further credit. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Gregory Lauro
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
D101 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 8105, Burnaby
D102 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D103 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 8105, Burnaby
D104 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 8104, Burnaby
D105 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5026, Burnaby
D106 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 2120, Burnaby
D107 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 8104, Burnaby
D108 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 11901, Burnaby
D109 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5025, Burnaby
D110 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5017, Burnaby
D111 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 2120, Burnaby
D112 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
D113 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5026, Burnaby
D114 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
D115 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D116 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5036, Burnaby
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 Evan Tiffany
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
D101 Mo 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D102 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D103 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5026, Burnaby
D104 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5015, Burnaby
D105 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5014, Burnaby
D106 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D107 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D108 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5014, Burnaby
D109 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5046, Burnaby
D110 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5047, Burnaby
D111 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
D112 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
D113 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
EDB 9651, Burnaby
D114 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D115 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D116 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D117 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 8104, Burnaby
D118 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 8104, Burnaby
D119 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5051, Burnaby
D120 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5051, Burnaby
D121 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5027, Burnaby
PHIL 150 - Great Works in the History of Philosophy (3)

A survey of some classic texts in the history of philosophy. See the course outline for more detail on the specific figures and themes covered. Open to all students. Students with credit for PHIL 151 may not take this course for further credit. Breadth-Humanities.

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 Bruno Guindon
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
D101 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5050, Burnaby
D102 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5048, Burnaby
D103 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5048, Burnaby
D104 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5036, Burnaby
D105 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5048, Burnaby
D106 Tu 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5036, Burnaby
D107 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5048, Burnaby
D108 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5036, Burnaby
D109 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2260, Burnaby
D110 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
D900 Simon Pollon
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 3170, 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 100, 100W, 120, 120W, 121, 144, 150, 151, 300, or COGS 100. Students who have taken PHIL 301 cannot take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Endre Begby
Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 2104, Burnaby
AQ 5030, 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 100, 100W, 120, 120W, 121, 144, 150, 151, 300, or COGS 100.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Jennifer Wang
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 3533, 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 100, 100W, 120, 120W, 121, 144, 150, 151, or 300.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Bruno Guindon
Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 3255, Burnaby
WMC 3255, Burnaby

Business Upper Division Requirements

Core Courses

Students complete all of

BUS 303 - Business, Society and Ethics (3)

Examines the context of business in society and the paradigms, frameworks, and theories that shape how we think about business ethics and make ethical decisions. Incorporates recent cross-disciplinary research in the development of reflective practice, moral literacy, and decision-making under conditions of uncertainty, ambiguity, complexity, and diverse competing interests. Prerequisite: 45 units. Students with credit for BUS 103, COMM 103, or COMM 303 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Kathleen Burke
Tu 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2230, Burnaby
D200 Kathleen Burke
We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 5240, Surrey
D300 Thomas Culham
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 8100, Burnaby
D400 Thomas Culham
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
BLU 9920, Burnaby
E100 Shafik Bhalloo
Mo 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 3260, Burnaby
BUS 312 - Introduction to Finance (3)

Role and function of financial managers, financial analysis, compound interest valuation and capital budgeting, management of current assets, introduction to financial instruments and institutions. Prerequisite: BUS 254 (or 324) with a minimum grade of C-; 45 units. Recommended: BUS 207, ECON 201, or ECON 301. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Husna Memon
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
BLU 9660, Burnaby
D200 Greta Fesechko
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 5280, Surrey
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 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
DFA 300, Burnaby
D101 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 8105, Burnaby
D102 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 8104, Burnaby
D103 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
D104 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5048, Burnaby
D105 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 2120, Burnaby
D106 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 8105, Burnaby
D107 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2523, Burnaby
D108 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2521, Burnaby
D109 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5047, Burnaby
D110 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5017, Burnaby
D111 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5028, Burnaby
D200 Miremad Soleymanian
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 5140, Surrey
D201 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 3270, Surrey
D202 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 5100, Surrey
D203 Th 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SRYC 3270, Surrey
D204 Th 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SRYC 3120, Surrey
D205 Th 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SRYC 5100, 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 Robert Adamson
Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 8100, Burnaby
D101 Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D102 Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
TASC2 7201, Burnaby
D103 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D104 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
TASC2 7201, Burnaby
D200 Robert Adamson
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 10011, Burnaby
D201 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
TASC2 7201, Burnaby
D202 Mo 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D203 Mo 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
TASC2 7201, Burnaby
D204 Mo 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
D300 Shafik Bhalloo
Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 8100, Burnaby
D301 Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
D302 Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D303 Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
D304 Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D400 James Pflanz
Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 5240, Surrey
D401 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SRYC 5060, Surrey
D402 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SRYC 5320, Surrey
D403 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 5060, Surrey
D404 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 5320, Surrey
E100 Robin Elliott
Tu 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 3003, Burnaby
E101 Tu 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
AQ 5027, Burnaby
E102 Tu 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
AQ 5050, Burnaby
E103 Tu 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
AQ 5027, Burnaby
E104 Tu 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
AQ 5050, Burnaby
BUS 478 - Strategy (3) ^

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

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Michael MacDougall
Mo 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3250, Burnaby
D200 Michael MacDougall
Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 3510, Burnaby
D300 Yuri Taira
Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2210, Burnaby
D400 Yuri Taira
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 3510, Burnaby
D500 Eric Gedajlovic
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 3255, Burnaby
D600 Rui Jorge Basto da Silva
Tu 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2503, Burnaby
D700 Yuri Taira
Th 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 3170, Surrey
E100 Rui Jorge Basto da Silva
Tu 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
BLU 10031, 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
Mo 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCK 9500, 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 Zhanna Lyubykh
Th 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
BLU 9660, Burnaby
E100 Zhanna Lyubykh
Th 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
BLU 9660, 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

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

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

^ Must be completed at Simon Fraser University.

†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.

Business 400 Division Requirement

Students must complete two* 400 division BUS or BUEC courses, each worth a minimum of three 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 may choose to complete one or more business concentrations by meeting the concentration requirements listed on the business major page of the calendar.

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 120, 120W, 121, 220, 221, 270, SDA 270, ENV 320W, or REM 320W.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Sam Black
Tu 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
WMC 3533, 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 120, 120W, 121, 220, 221, 270, SDA 270, ENV 320W, or REM 320W. Students with credit for PHIL 333 in Spring 2016 cannot take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Chelsea Rosenthal
Tu 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.

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 120, 120W, 121, 220, 221, 270, SDA 270, ENV 320W, or REM 320W.

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 120, 120W, 121, 220, 221, 270, SDA 270, ENV 320W, or REM 320W.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Nicolas Bommarito
Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 3253, Burnaby
WMC 3253, Burnaby
D200 Alexandra King
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 3253, 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 120, 120W, 121, 150, 151, 220, 221, 270, SDA 270, ENV 320W, or REM 320W.

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 the following: PHIL 120, PHIL 120W, PHIL 121, PHIL 221, PHIL 270, HSCI 319, SDA 270. 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 120, 120W, 121, 220, 221, 270, SDA 270, 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
D100 Bruno Guindon
Fr 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5008, Burnaby
E200 Alexandra King
We 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 2268, 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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Kino Zhao
Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3253, Burnaby
WMC 3255, Burnaby
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
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5030, 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 100, 100W, or 300, and COGS 200.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Nicolas Fillion
Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
BLU 10921, 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 100, 100W, or 300, 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 100, 100W, or 300, 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. 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: One prior philosophy course (not including PHIL 105, PHIL 110, PHIL 310, PHIL 314, or PHIL 315).

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 prior philosophy course (not including PHIL 105, PHIL 110, PHIL 310, PHIL 314, or PHIL 315). 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 prior philosophy course (not including PHIL 105, PHIL 110, PHIL 310, PHIL 314, or PHIL 315). 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: One prior philosophy course (not including PHIL 105, PHIL 110, PHIL 310, PHIL 314, or PHIL 315).

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 David Heide
We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3510, Burnaby
PHIL 358 - 19th Century Philosophy (3)

An examination of some major figures in 19th century philosophy. Themes may include German idealism and romanticism, British idealism, positivism and American pragmatism; studied figures may include Schopenhauer, Fichte, Hegel, Marx, Nietzsche, Comte, Kierkegaard, Brentano, Meinong, Mill, Peirce and James, depending on theme. Prerequisite: One prior philosophy course (not including PHIL 105, PHIL 110, PHIL 310, PHIL 314, or PHIL 315).

and at least one 400-level course in Philosophy

PHIL 300 may not be used to satisfy the upper division requirements of this program.

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 overall CGPA of at least 2.0, and program CGPA and upper division program CGPA of at least 2.0 on the course work used to satisfy the minimum program requirements. FASS departments may define additional GPA 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.