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School of Criminology | Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Simon Fraser University Calendar | Spring 2023

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 enroll 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
D100 Bryan Kinney
Th 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SSCC 9001, Burnaby
D101 Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5038, Burnaby
D102 Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5038, Burnaby
D103 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5048, Burnaby
D104 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5050, Burnaby
D105 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5027, Burnaby
D106 Mo 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5027, Burnaby
D107 Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5027, Burnaby
D108 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5036, Burnaby
D109 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5048, Burnaby
D110 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5050, Burnaby
D111 Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SWH 10218, Burnaby
D112 Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 2202, Burnaby
D113 Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 2202, Burnaby
D114 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SWH 10218, Burnaby
D115 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SWH 10218, Burnaby
D116 Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5017, Burnaby
D117 Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5007, Burnaby
D118 Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5047, Burnaby
D119 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
D120 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5047, Burnaby
D900 Kelsey Gushue
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 2600, Surrey
D901 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 3010, Surrey
D902 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 3010, Surrey
D903 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SRYC 3010, Surrey
D904 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SRYC 3010, Surrey
D905 Th 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SRYC 3010, Surrey
D906 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 2995, Surrey
D907 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SRYC 2995, Surrey
D910 Th 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SRYC 2995, 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 Kaitlin Fredericks
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
D101 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5005, Burnaby
D102 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
D103 Tu 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
SWH 10218, Burnaby
D104 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SWH 10218, Burnaby
D105 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SWH 10218, Burnaby
D106 Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D107 Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
D108 Tu 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5048, Burnaby
D109 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5028, Burnaby
D110 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
BLU 10031, Burnaby
E100 Nikolay Shchitov
Th 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SWH 10041, Burnaby
E101 Th 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
E102 Fr 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5028, Burnaby
E103 Fr 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 2523, Burnaby
E104 Fr 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
E105 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5014, Burnaby
E106 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
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 Instructor Day/Time Location
D900 Graeme Bowbrick
Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SRYC 3090, Surrey
D901 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SRYC 3170, Surrey
D902 Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
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D903 Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
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D904 Fr 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
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D905 Fr 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
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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 enroll in upper division criminology courses upon successful completion of 60 units and criminology program declaration.

Students complete a minimum of 15 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 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.

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.