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Business and Psychology Joint Major

Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Business Administration

Students may opt for a degree from either the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, or from the Beedie School of Business. Faculty requirements will be governed by the faculty from which the student chooses to complete a degree.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements - Beedie School of Business

Joint major applicants should apply to Beedie through the internal transfer process, which is outlined here, after completing 30 units, including the eight lower division courses required for admission, and must either already be accepted to the psychology portion of the joint major or be eligible for admission that term. Students not accepted upon initial application may reapply. Unsuccessful candidates are permitted to appeal.

Application Deadlines

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

Declaration Requirements - Psychology

To be declared to the psychology portion of this program, students must complete

PSYC 100 - Introduction to Psychology I (3)

Acquaints the student with the major issues in contemporary psychology and considers the historical antecedents. Special attention is given to questions of methodology and research design in psychology. Topics in physiological psychology, perception, learning and motivation are considered. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
B100 Evan Caldbick
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Mon, 12:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
B101 TBD
PSYC 102 - Introduction to Psychology II (3)

Acquaints the student with major issues in contemporary psychology and considers their historical antecedents. Topics in learning, cognition, social psychology and abnormal psychology are considered. Recommended: PSYC 100 is recommended but not required. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Alyssa Croft
May 6 – Jun 17, 2024: Mon, Wed, 2:30–5:20 p.m.
Burnaby
PSYC 201W - Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology (4) *

An introduction to the procedures used in psychological research, and to the logic underlying them. Topics include the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches to research, the formulation of testable questions, the control of extraneous influences, the measurement of effects, and the drawing of valid conclusions from empirical evidence. Provides a background for senior psychology courses since it offers a basis for the critical evaluation and conduct of research. Prerequisite: PSYC 100 or 102. Students with credit for PSYC 201 may not take this course for further credit. Writing/Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Evan Caldbick
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 12:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D101 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 8:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D102 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D103 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 12:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D104 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 2:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D105 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 4:30–6:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D106 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 8:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D107 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D108 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 12:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D109 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 2:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D110 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 4:30–6:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D111 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Fri, 8:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D112 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Fri, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby

and complete

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 Negar Ganjouhaghighi
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 2:30–5:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D200 Negar Ganjouhaghighi
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 2:30–5:20 p.m.
Surrey
OP01 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 9:30 a.m.–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
OP02 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 9:30 a.m.–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
OP05 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 12:30–2:20 p.m.
Surrey
OP06 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Fri, 12:30–2:20 p.m.
Surrey
or PSYC 210 - Introduction to Data Analysis in Psychology (4)

Covers basic descriptive and inferential techniques most appropriately applied to the various forms of data from psychological research. Prerequisite: BC high school Math 12 with a minimum grade of C (2.0) or BC high school Math 11 with a minimum grade of B- (2.67) or any level MATH or STAT course with a C- (1.67) or FAN X99 taken at SFU with a minimum grade of C (2.00). Corequisite: PSYC 201W, but prior completion recommended. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Dr. Matthew Sigal
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Mon, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D101 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D102 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 12:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D103 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D104 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 12:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D105 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D106 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 12:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
or 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 Sessional
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Fri, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
Burnaby
OL01 Gamage Perera
Online
OP01 TBD

* with a grade of C (2.0) or better

Course Selection

Students should complete PSYC 100, 102 and 201 as soon as possible to gain better access to upper division PSYC courses. Students who plan a joint major in psychology should also complete PSYC 210.

The psychology department strongly recommends that students do not leave any of these required courses to the end of their degree. If a student is unable to obtain the required grade in PSYC 201, he or she will not be able to graduate with a joint major in psychology.

To enroll in psychology courses, students are required to meet the prerequisites or special instructions that may be stipulated for each. The listed prerequisites indicate the minimal background expected by instructors.

The psychology department reserves one hundred percent of all 300 and 400 division PSYC courses for approved psychology major, joint major, minor or honours students. Those who are not approved cannot enroll in these upper division courses until the open enrollment date.

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.

Regarding business requirements, 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 and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences do not normally approve letters of permission for students already enrolled at Simon Fraser University.

Program Requirements

Students complete a minimum of 120 units, as specified below.

Business Requirements

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 Ilia BYKOV
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 2:30–5:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D200 Matthew Martell
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 2:30–5:20 p.m.
Surrey
D300 Matthew Martell
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 2:30–5:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D400 Luana Carcano
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 12:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D401 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D402 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 3:30–4:20 p.m.
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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Jie Mein Goh
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 12:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D101 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D102 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D103 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 3:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D104 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 3:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D105 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 4:30–5:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D106 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 4:30–5:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D107 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 5:30–6:20 p.m.
Burnaby
E100 Jie Mein Goh
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 4:30–6:20 p.m.
Burnaby
E101 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 6:30–7:20 p.m.
Burnaby
E102 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 6:30–7:20 p.m.
Burnaby
E103 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 7:30–8:20 p.m.
Burnaby
E104 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 7:30–8:20 p.m.
Burnaby
E105 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 8:30–9:20 p.m.
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 Grant Mowbray
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Mon, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D101 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Mon, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D102 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Mon, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D103 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Mon, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D104 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Mon, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D105 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Mon, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D106 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Mon, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D107 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Mon, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D108 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Mon, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D200 Grant Mowbray
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Surrey
D201 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Surrey
D202 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Surrey
D203 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Surrey
D204 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Surrey
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 Weiming Liu
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 8:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D101 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 10:30–11:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D102 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 10:30–11:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D103 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 10:30–11:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D104 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D105 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D106 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D200 Weiming Liu
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 8:30–10:20 a.m.
Surrey
D201 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 10:30–11:20 a.m.
Surrey
D202 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 10:30–11:20 a.m.
Surrey
D203 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Surrey
D204 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Surrey
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 Sam Thiara
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D101 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D102 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D103 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D104 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D105 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D106 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D107 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D200 Sam Thiara
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Surrey
D201 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Surrey
D202 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Surrey
D203 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Surrey
D204 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Surrey
D205 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Surrey

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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 Negar Ganjouhaghighi
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 2:30–5:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D200 Negar Ganjouhaghighi
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 2:30–5:20 p.m.
Surrey
OP01 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 9:30 a.m.–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
OP02 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 9:30 a.m.–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
OP05 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 12:30–2:20 p.m.
Surrey
OP06 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Fri, 12:30–2:20 p.m.
Surrey
PSYC 210 - Introduction to Data Analysis in Psychology (4)

Covers basic descriptive and inferential techniques most appropriately applied to the various forms of data from psychological research. Prerequisite: BC high school Math 12 with a minimum grade of C (2.0) or BC high school Math 11 with a minimum grade of B- (2.67) or any level MATH or STAT course with a C- (1.67) or FAN X99 taken at SFU with a minimum grade of C (2.00). Corequisite: PSYC 201W, but prior completion recommended. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Dr. Matthew Sigal
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Mon, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D101 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D102 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 12:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D103 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D104 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 12:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D105 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D106 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 12:30–2:20 p.m.
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 Sessional
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Fri, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
Burnaby
OL01 Gamage Perera
Online
OP01 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 Gulriz Barkin
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 2:30–5:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D101 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Fri, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D102 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Fri, 10:30–11:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D103 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Fri, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D104 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Fri, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D105 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Fri, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D106 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D107 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D108 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
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.

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 Brian Krauth
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Mon, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 10:30–11:20 a.m.
Burnaby
Burnaby
D101 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D102 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 10:30–11:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D103 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D104 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D105 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 3:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D106 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D107 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D108 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Mon, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
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.

and one of

MATH 150 - Calculus I with Review (4)

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

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Mahsa Faizrahnemoon
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Mon, Wed, Fri, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D101 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 8:30–9:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D102 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D103 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 10:30–11:20 a.m.
Burnaby
OP01 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.

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 Paul Tupper
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Mon, Wed, Fri, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
OP01 TBD

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ENGL 111W - Literary Classics in English (3)

Examines literary “classics”, variously defined, apprehending them both on their own terms and within larger critical conversations. May incorporate the comparative study of work in related artistic fields and engage relevant media trends. Includes attention to writing skills. Students with credit for ENGL 101W may not take this course for further credit. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Torsten Kehler
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Mon, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D103 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Mon, 8:30–9:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D104 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Mon, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D105 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Mon, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D106 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Mon, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D107 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Mon, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D108 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Mon, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D110 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 8:30–9:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D111 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 8:30–9:20 a.m.
Burnaby
ENGL 112W - Literature Now (3)

Introduces students to contemporary works of literature in English and/or contemporary approaches to interpreting literature. May focus on one or multiple genres. Includes attention to writing skills. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
B100 Mary Ann Gillies
TBD
B102 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Mon, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
B103 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Mon, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
B105 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
B106 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
B108 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
B109 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
B111 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
B112 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
ENGL 113W - Literature and Performance (3)

Introduces students to plays and performance works created and adapted for the stage, and/or the performative dimensions of other literary forms. May be organized historically, generically or thematically. The course may also explore the links between literary and performance theory. Includes attention to writing skills. Students with credit for ENGL 103W may not take this course for further credit. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

ENGL 114W - Language and Purpose (3)

Introduces students to the relationships between writing and purpose, between the features of texts and their meaning and effects. May focus on one or more literary or non-literary genres, including (but not limited to) essays, oratory, autobiography, poetry, and journalism. Includes attention to writing skills. Students with credit for ENGL 104W may not take this course for further credit. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

ENGL 115W - Literature and Culture (3)

An Introduction to the study of literature within the wider cultural field, with a focus on contemporary issues across genres and media. Students with credit for ENGL 105W may not take this course for further credit. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

ENGL 199W - Writing to Persuade (3)

An introduction to reading and writing from a rhetorical perspective. The course treats reading and writing as activities that take place in particular circumstances and situations, in contrast to the traditional emphasis on decontextualized, formal features of texts. It prepares students for reading and writing challenges they are likely to encounter within and beyond the classroom. Prerequisite: 12 units. Students with credit for ENGL 199 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

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 Martin Hahn
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 12:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D101 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D102 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D103 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D104 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D105 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D106 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D107 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D108 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 3:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D109 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 3:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D110 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 3:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
PHIL 105 - Critical Thinking (3)

An introduction to the tools of reasoning used in everyday life and in science. The overall aim of the course is to understand what makes good reasoning good, what makes bad reasoning bad, and how to do more of the former and less of the latter. Topics include: construction, analysis, and evaluation of arguments; logic and probability; updating beliefs and making decisions; designing experiments; interpreting statistics; identifying fallacies and biases. Open to all students. Students with credit for PHIL XX1 may not take this course for further credit. Q/Breadth-Social Sci/Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Lyle Crawford
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D101 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D102 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D103 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D104 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D105 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D106 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D107 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D108 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D109 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D110 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 3:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
PHIL 110 - Introduction to Logic and Reasoning (3)

An introduction to the theory of deductive reasoning. We consider deductive arguments in philosophy, in everyday life, and in mathematical proofs, and discuss what distinguishes valid inferences from fallacies. The course will cover propositional logic and first-order logic. Open to all students. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Nicolas Fillion
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Mon, Wed, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D101 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Mon, 10:30–11:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D102 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Mon, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D103 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Mon, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D104 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D105 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D106 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 10:30–11:20 a.m.
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 Michaela Lucas
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 2:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D101 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D102 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D103 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D104 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 10:30–11:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D105 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D106 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D107 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D108 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D109 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D110 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D111 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D112 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
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.

WL 101W - Writing in World Literature (3)

Explores literary texts from diverse linguistic and cultural origins while introducing students to the fundamentals of comparative literary analysis and critical writing. May examine cross-cultural interactions, or compare texts thematically. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

WL 103W - Early World Literatures (3)

Introduces ways of comparing early world literatures across time and space. May explore fundamental themes such as love, heroism, or the underworld. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
E900 Azadeh Yamini-Hamedani
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Mon, 12:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
E901 Azadeh Yamini-Hamedani
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Mon, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
E902 Azadeh Yamini-Hamedani
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Mon, 3:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
WL 104W - Modern World Literatures (3)

Introduces ways of comparing modern world literatures across time and space. May explore topics such as revolution, technology, or existentialism. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

WL 105W - World Literature Lab (3)

Incorporates academic and creative writing assignments through hands-on exploration of language, literacy, and literature across cultures. Includes translation exercises and writing workshops. Additional language fluency highly recommended but not required. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

*Any one of these courses may be replaced by any three unspecified transfer units in English or in ENGL-Writing at the 100- or 200-level.

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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Daniel Hooley
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 2:30–5:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D200 Sara Graves
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 9:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Surrey
D300 Shafik Bhalloo
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Fri, 9:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
E100 Daniel Hooley
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 5:30–8:20 p.m.
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 Tara Immell
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 9:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D200 Tara Immell
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 2:30–5:20 p.m.
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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Fri, 8:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D101 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Fri, 10:30–11:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D102 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Fri, 10:30–11:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D103 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Fri, 10:30–11:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D104 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Fri, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D105 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Fri, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D106 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Fri, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D107 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Fri, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D108 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Fri, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D109 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Fri, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D110 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Fri, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D111 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Fri, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D200 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Mon, 12:30–2:20 p.m.
Surrey
D201 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Mon, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Surrey
D202 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Mon, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Surrey
D203 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Mon, 3:30–4:20 p.m.
Surrey
D204 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Mon, 3:30–4:20 p.m.
Surrey
D205 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Mon, 4:30–5:20 p.m.
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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Shafik Bhalloo
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Fri, 12:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D101 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Fri, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D102 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Fri, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D103 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Fri, 3:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D104 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Fri, 3:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D200 Jordan Jutras
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Mon, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Surrey
D201 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Mon, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Surrey
D202 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Mon, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Surrey
D203 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Mon, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Surrey
D204 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Mon, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Surrey
E100 Robin Elliott
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 4:30–6:20 p.m.
Burnaby
E101 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 6:30–7:20 p.m.
Burnaby
E102 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 6:30–7:20 p.m.
Burnaby
E103 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 7:30–8:20 p.m.
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 Edward Bukszar
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Mon, 9:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D200 Yuri Taira
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 2:30–5:20 p.m.
Surrey
D300 Edward Bukszar
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Mon, 2:30–5:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D400 Sean Hackett
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 11:30 a.m.–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D500 Sean Hackett
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 9:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
E100 Sean Hackett
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 6:00–8:50 p.m.
Burnaby

and one of

BUS 374 - Organization Theory (3)

Organizations, not individuals, are this course's basic unit of analysis. We will seek to answer questions about organizations, such as why they exist, what objectives they pursue, how they function, how they survive and grow, who they interact with, how they interact with each other, how they are evaluated, and how they respond to failure. In answering these questions, the course will introduce students to major theoretical perspectives and issues studied in organizational theory. Prerequisite: 45 units; BUS 272 with a minimum grade of C-.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Rajiv Kozhikode
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Mon, 9:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
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 with a minimum grade of C-; 45 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Melissa McCrae
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 11:30 a.m.–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
E100 Bahareh Assadi
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 6:30–9:20 p.m.
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

Business 400 Division Requirement

Students must complete at least one 400 division BUS course worth a minimum of three units (excluding BUS 478 and practicum courses), chosen from the human resource management concentration listed under the business major program.

Business Concentration

Students may choose to complete one or more business concentrations by meeting the concentration requirements listed on the business major page of the calendar.

Psychology Requirements

Lower Division Requirements

Students complete all of

PSYC 100 - Introduction to Psychology I (3)

Acquaints the student with the major issues in contemporary psychology and considers the historical antecedents. Special attention is given to questions of methodology and research design in psychology. Topics in physiological psychology, perception, learning and motivation are considered. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
B100 Evan Caldbick
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Mon, 12:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
B101 TBD
PSYC 102 - Introduction to Psychology II (3)

Acquaints the student with major issues in contemporary psychology and considers their historical antecedents. Topics in learning, cognition, social psychology and abnormal psychology are considered. Recommended: PSYC 100 is recommended but not required. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Alyssa Croft
May 6 – Jun 17, 2024: Mon, Wed, 2:30–5:20 p.m.
Burnaby
PSYC 201W - Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology (4) *

An introduction to the procedures used in psychological research, and to the logic underlying them. Topics include the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches to research, the formulation of testable questions, the control of extraneous influences, the measurement of effects, and the drawing of valid conclusions from empirical evidence. Provides a background for senior psychology courses since it offers a basis for the critical evaluation and conduct of research. Prerequisite: PSYC 100 or 102. Students with credit for PSYC 201 may not take this course for further credit. Writing/Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Evan Caldbick
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 12:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D101 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 8:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D102 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D103 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 12:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D104 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 2:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D105 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 4:30–6:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D106 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 8:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D107 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D108 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 12:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D109 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 2:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D110 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 4:30–6:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D111 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Fri, 8:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D112 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Fri, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
PSYC 210 - Introduction to Data Analysis in Psychology (4)

Covers basic descriptive and inferential techniques most appropriately applied to the various forms of data from psychological research. Prerequisite: BC high school Math 12 with a minimum grade of C (2.0) or BC high school Math 11 with a minimum grade of B- (2.67) or any level MATH or STAT course with a C- (1.67) or FAN X99 taken at SFU with a minimum grade of C (2.00). Corequisite: PSYC 201W, but prior completion recommended. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Dr. Matthew Sigal
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Mon, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D101 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D102 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 12:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D103 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D104 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 12:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D105 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D106 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 12:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
or 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 Sessional
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Fri, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
Burnaby
OL01 Gamage Perera
Online
OP01 TBD
or 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 Negar Ganjouhaghighi
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 2:30–5:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D200 Negar Ganjouhaghighi
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 2:30–5:20 p.m.
Surrey
OP01 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 9:30 a.m.–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
OP02 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 9:30 a.m.–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
OP05 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 12:30–2:20 p.m.
Surrey
OP06 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Fri, 12:30–2:20 p.m.
Surrey
PSYC 260 - Introduction to Social Psychology (3)

Examines methodology and content in social psychology. Topics include: attitudes and values; social perception and cognition; group behaviour; social includence; prejudice, discrimination, and sexism; aggression; altruism, interpersonal attraction and interpersonal relationships. Prerequisite: PSYC 102. Breadth-Social Sciences.

and one of

PSYC 221 - Introduction to Cognitive Psychology (3)

Introduction to the study of cognitive and perceptual processes. Topics include memory, perception, attention, language, mental imagery, creativity, judgment and decision-making, and an introduction to cognitive disorders such as Alzheimer's disease, dyslexia, aphasia and attention-deficit disorder. Prerequisite: PSYC 100.

PSYC 241 - Introduction to Psychological Disorders and Neurodiversity (3)

Introduces students to the area of abnormal psychology. Topics include the definition and classification of pathological behaviour, factors involved in the development of pathology, and evaluation of therapy outcome. Prerequisite: PSYC 102.

PSYC 250 - Introduction to Developmental Psychology (3)

Considers the psychological and physical aspects of human development from conception through middle childhood. Topics include social, emotional, language, cognitive, perceptual and physical development. Prerequisite: PSYC 102.

PSYC 268 - Introduction to Law and Psychology (3)

An introduction to the area of law and psychology. The role and influence of psychology in the legal system will be discussed. Topics include: social psychology and law, developmental psychology and law, juvenile justice, experimental psychology and law, mental disability and law. Prerequisite: PSYC 102.

PSYC 280 - Introduction to Biological Psychology (3)

Surveys the major areas in biological psychology. Topics include the basics of neuroanatomy and nerve cell function, the behavioural and physiological effects of drugs and hormones in the nervous system, evolutionary perspectives on the brain and behaviour, and the biopsychology of vision, the chemical senses, hearing, movement, biological rhythms, sex, and cognitive processes. Prerequisite: PSYC 100. Recommended: BISC 101. Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Neil Watson
May 6 – Jun 17, 2024: Tue, Thu, 2:30–5:20 p.m.
Burnaby

*With a final course grade of C (2.0) or better.

Upper Division Requirements

Students complete 21 units in upper division psychology courses.

No more than three Research Engagement or Directed Studies units may be applied to this program. No more than three PSYC Field School units may be applied to this program. At least 11 upper division psychology units must be completed at Simon Fraser University.

Research Engagement Course

PSYC 393 - Research Engagement (0)

Students will engage in research activities to advance their understanding of the Psychology research process. The student will find a research supervisor and will meet at least bi-weekly with the supervisor. Workload will be equal to or greater than that of a regular course, with each credit corresponding to 3 hours of work in the lab; research activities will be determined by the supervisor. Students may repeat this course for further credit. Variable units: 1, 2, 3. Graded on a pass/fail. Prerequisite: PSYC 201, 60 units, a UDGPA of at least 2.5, and permission of the department. Tri-council ethics certificate.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 TBD
D200 TBD
D300 TBD

Enrollment enables an individual to work with psychological research in consultation with the supervising instructor.

The minimum requirement is completion of the Tri-council ethics certificate, PSYC 201, 60 units, an upper division GPA of at least 2.5, and departmental permission. Research Engagement students complete an application form from the SFU Psychology website with the intended instructor. This course can be repeated for additional credit with the same or different instructor.

Directed Studies Courses

PSYC 493 - Directed Studies (3)

Independent reading or research in topics selected in consultation with the supervising instructor. Prerequisite: PSYC 201, 210, 60 units, a UDGPA of at least 3.0, and permission of the department.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 TBD

Enrollment enables an individual or small group to work with a faculty member on a reading or research project of mutual interest.

The minimum requirement is an upper division GPA of at least 3.00, at least 60 units and department permission. Directed studies students complete an application form from the SFU Psychology website with the intended instructor.

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; two courses (minimum three units each)

Q - Quantitative

6

Q courses may be lower or upper division; two courses (minimum three units each)
B - Breadth

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Designated Breadth

Must be outside the student's major subject, and may be lower or upper division:

Two courses (minimum three units each) Social Sciences: B-Soc
Two courses (minimum three units each) Humanities: B-Hum
Two courses (minimum three units each) Sciences: B-Sci

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Additional Breadth

Two courses (minimum three units each) 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.

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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.