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Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology | Faculty of Science Simon Fraser University Calendar | Summer 2024

Kinesiology Honours

Bachelor of Science

This bachelor of science with honours (BSc) degree offers students the option of completing either the active health and rehabilitation concentration, or completing the general program instead.

The program is accredited with the Canadian Council of University Physical Education and Kinesiology Administrators (CCUPEKA).

Please read descriptions of required BPK courses before enrolling in the program.

Note that students cannot combine: a double major, nor a double minor, nor a major/minor program in the areas of kinesiology, biomedical physiology, or behavioural neuroscience.

Admission Requirements

Application requires

  • completion of a minimum of 90 units
  • a minimum CGPA of 3.00
  • submission of a completed honours approval form posted on the BPK website http://www.sfu.ca/bpk/undergraduate/current/forms.html along with the student’s most recent advising transcript, to the Undergraduate Program Chair.

Prerequisite and Required Course Grades

Students enrolling in biomedical, physiology and kinesiology courses must have a grade of C- or better in prerequisite courses. Students enrolled in kinesiology certificate, minor, major (including the concentration), honours, second degree, and post baccalaureate diploma programs must have grade of C- or better in all required courses.

Program Requirements

Lower Division Requirements

The program’s lower division requirements are structured as a common core set, an additional set of courses for the kinesiology general program, or the optional active health and rehabilitation concentration, and general elective courses that include the university's breadth requirements.

Core Courses

Students complete all of the following courses:

BISC 101 - General Biology (4)

Introduction to the molecular, cellular and physiological mechanisms of living organisms (microorganisms, plants, animals). Lecture and lab topics include cell structure and function, flow of genetic information, enzyme function, metabolism, whole organism form and function (circulation, gas exchange, nutrition, osmoregularion). BISC 101 and 102 can be taken in either order. Prerequisite: Biology 12 (or equivalent) with a minimum grade of C (or BISC 100 with a minimum grade of C-, or BISC 113 with a minimum grade of C+, or BPK 105 with a minimum grade of C+, or HSCI 100 with a minimum grade of C+); and Chemistry 12 (or equivalent) with a minimum grade of C (or CHEM 111 with a minimum grade of C-). Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Agata Becalska
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 10:30–11:20 a.m.
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 9:30–11:20 a.m.
Burnaby
Burnaby
D101 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 11:30 a.m.–1:20 p.m.
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
Burnaby
D102 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 11:30 a.m.–1:20 p.m.
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
Burnaby
D103 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 11:30 a.m.–1:20 p.m.
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 3:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
Burnaby
D107 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 11:30 a.m.–1:20 p.m.
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
Burnaby
D108 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 11:30 a.m.–1:20 p.m.
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
Burnaby
D109 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 11:30 a.m.–1:20 p.m.
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 3:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
Burnaby
CHEM 121 - General Chemistry and Laboratory I (4)

Atomic and molecular structure; chemical bonding; thermochemistry; elements; periodic table; gases liquids, solids, and solutions. This course includes a laboratory component. Prerequisite: Chemistry 12 with a minimum grade of C, or CHEM 109 or 111 with a minimum grade of C-. Students with credit for CHEM 120 or 125 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Paul Li
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Mon, Wed, Fri, 10:30–11:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D101 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D102 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D103 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D104 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 10:30–11:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D105 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D106 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Fri, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D107 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Fri, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D108 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Fri, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D109 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Fri, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D110 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D111 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D112 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Fri, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
LA02 Garry Mund
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 8:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
LA03 Garry Mund
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 1:30–5:20 p.m.
Burnaby
LB02 Garry Mund
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 8:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
LB03 Garry Mund
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 1:30–5:20 p.m.
Burnaby
LE01 TBD
CHEM 122 - General Chemistry II (2)

Chemical equilibria; electrochemistry; chemical thermodynamics; kinetics. Students who intend to take further laboratory courses in chemistry should take CHEM 122 concurrently with CHEM 126. Prerequisite: CHEM 120 or 121 with a minimum grade of C-. Students with credit for CHEM 124 or CHEM 180 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Hogan Yu
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Mon, Wed, Fri, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D101 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D102 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 10:30–11:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D103 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D104 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D105 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 10:30–11:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D106 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D107 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D108 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D109 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Fri, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D110 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Fri, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D111 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Fri, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
CHEM 281 - Organic Chemistry and Laboratory I (4)

Structure, bonding, physical and chemical properties of simple organic compounds. Introduction to spectroscopy. Kinetics and mechanisms of organic reactions. This course includes a laboratory component. Prerequisite: CHEM 121 with a minimum grade of C-. Corequisite: CHEM 122. Students with credit for CHEM 280 or CHEM 285 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 M Khaled Arafeh
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Mon, Wed, Fri, 10:30–11:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D101 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D102 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D103 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D104 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D105 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D106 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Fri, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D107 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Fri, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D108 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Fri, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D109 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D110 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D111 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Fri, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D112 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Burnaby
LA03 M Khaled Arafeh
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 1:30–5:20 p.m.
Burnaby
LA06 M Khaled Arafeh
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 1:30–5:20 p.m.
Burnaby
LB06 M Khaled Arafeh
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 1:30–5:20 p.m.
Burnaby
LB07 M Khaled Arafeh
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Fri, 1:30–5:20 p.m.
Burnaby
LE01 TBD
BPK 142 - Introduction to Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology (3)

Survey of theories and laboratory procedures for assessing human health status and physical performance, including biomechanics, body composition, development, environmental physiology, ergonomics, exercise physiology and motor learning. Functional anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular, nervous, respiratory, skeletal and skeletal muscle systems in relation to physical activity are explored. Prerequisite: One of Grade 12 Anatomy and Physiology, Biology, Chemistry or Physics with a grade of C or better; or one of BPK 105, BPK 110, BPK 143, BISC 100, BISC 113 or HSCI 100 with a grade of C or better. Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Yuen-Fung Ng
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 8:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D101 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 8:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D102 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D103 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 1:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D104 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 3:30–5:20 p.m.
Burnaby
BPK 143 - Exercise: Health and Performance (3)

Introduces the student to exercise physiology. Focuses on personal exercise prescription to improve aerobic capacity, muscular strength and endurance, and flexibility. Also discusses athletic conditioning, e.g. speed and power training. The effects of nutritional and environmental factors on exercise and the role of exercise in weight control and stress management are considered. Prerequisite: Recommended: Medical clearance from a personal physician. BPK major and honours students who have taken BPK 141 must also take BPK 143. For students taking both of these courses, credit will only be given for BPK 143. Breadth-Science.

BPK 201 - Biomechanics (3)

This course will cover the application of basic mechanics to human movement. It will provide students with a basic understanding of how forces act on body segments and how movements are produced. The subject matter of this course is relevant to quantifying all forms of physical activity, from activities of daily living, physically challenged movement patterns, to elite athletic performance. It also has applications in medical settings, including rehabilitation and sports medicine. Prerequisite: MATH 150, 151 or 154, MATH 152 or 155 (may be taken concurrently), PHYS 101 (or 120 or 125 or 140), BPK 142. Quantitative.

BPK 205 - Introduction to Human Physiology (3)

An introductory survey of human physiology with an emphasis on mechanisms of regulation and integration. Anatomy of structures will be detailed only when it is critical to a functional understanding. Although this is intended as a survey course, some topics will be covered in reasonable detail in order to give insight into mechanisms of function. Prerequisite: BISC 101, CHEM 281, PHYS 101 and 102. BPK 208 may not be used as a substitute for BPK 205 by students in the BPK Major and Honours programs. BPK Major and Honours students who have taken BPK 105 must also take BPK 205. For students taking both of these courses, credit will only be given for BPK 205.

BPK 207 - Sensorimotor Control and Learning (3)

Students are introduced to basic concepts in the sensorimotor planning and control of movement. Topics include the factors and disorders affecting movement, sensory and motor physiology, sensorimotor integration, current theories of motor control, and motor learning. Taught from a behavioral and neurophysiological perspective that explores psychological influences on motor control. Prerequisite: BPK 142 or permission of instructor.

STAT 201 - Statistics for the Life Sciences (3)

Research methodology and associated statistical analysis techniques for students with training in the life sciences. Intended to be particularly accessible to students who are not specializing in Statistics. Prerequisite: Recommended: 30 units. Students cannot obtain credit for STAT 201 if they already have credit for - or are taking concurrently - STAT 101, 203, 205, 285, or any upper division STAT course. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Brad McNeney
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Fri, 12:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
Burnaby
OL01 Wei Lin
Online
OP01 TBD

and one of

MBB 201 - Biochemistry of the Cell (3)

An introduction to cellular processes with an emphasis on protein structure and function. Topics that will be explored include transcription, translation and protein synthesis, basic metabolic pathways, biomembranes, organelles, vesicle transport, the cytoskeleton and cell signaling. Prerequisite: BISC 101; CHEM 281 as prerequisite or corequisite.

MBB 231 - Cellular Biology and Biochemistry (3)

A study of the molecular processes which underlie cell structure and function, integrating ultrastructural, physiological and biochemical approaches. Modern techniques used in the analysis of organelle and cell function are integral parts of the course. Prerequisite: MBB 222, BISC 101, CHEM 281 with grades of C- or better. Corequisite or Prerequisite: CHEM 282 or CHEM 283.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Ingrid Northwood
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Mon, Wed, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Fri, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
Burnaby
D101 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 10:30–11:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D102 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 11:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D103 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 3:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D104 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D105 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D106 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Mon, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
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 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.

and one of

MATH 152 - Calculus II (3)

Riemann sum, Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, definite, indefinite and improper integrals, approximate integration, integration techniques, applications of integration. First-order separable differential equations and growth models. Sequences and series, series tests, power series, convergence and applications of power series. Prerequisite: MATH 150 or 151, with a minimum grade of C-; or MATH 154 or 157 with a grade of at least B. Students with credit for MATH 155 or 158 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Stephen Choi
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Mon, Wed, Fri, 8:30–9:20 a.m.
Burnaby
OP01 TBD
MATH 155 - Mathematics for the Life Sciences II (3)

Designed for students specializing in the life sciences. Topics include: vectors and matrices, partial derivatives, multi-dimensional integrals, systems of differential equations, compartment models, graphs and networks, and their applications to the life sciences; mathematical models of multi-component biological processes and their implementation and analysis using software. Prerequisite: MATH 150, 151 or 154, with a minimum grade of C-; or MATH 157 with a grade of at least B. Students with credit for MATH 152 or 158 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Veselin Jungic
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Mon, Wed, Fri, 8:30–9:20 a.m.
Burnaby
OPO1 TBD

and one of

PHYS 101 - Physics for the Life Sciences I (3)

Force and motion, conservation of energy and momentum, fluids, properties of soft matter and thermal physics with applications taken from the life sciences. Prerequisite: BC Principles of Physics 12 or PHYS 100 or equivalent, with a minimum grade of C-. This prerequisite may be waived, at the discretion of the department, as determined by the student's performance on a regularly scheduled PHYS 100 final exam. Please consult the physics advisor for further details. Corequisite: MATH 150 or 151 or 154 or 157; BISC 100 or 101 or 102. Recommended Corequisite: PHYS 132. Students with credit for PHYS 120, 125 or 140 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Andrew Debenedictis
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Mon, Wed, Fri, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D101 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D102 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 3:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D103 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 4:30–5:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D104 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D105 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 3:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D106 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 4:30–5:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D107 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 5:30–6:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D108 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D109 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 3:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D110 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 4:30–5:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D111 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 5:30–6:20 p.m.
Burnaby
OP01 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Mon, 3:30–5:20 p.m.
Burnaby
PHYS 120 - Mechanics and Modern Physics (3)

A general calculus-based introduction to mechanics. Topics include translational and rotational motion, momentum, energy, gravitation, and selected topics in modern physics. Prerequisite: BC Principles of Physics 12 or PHYS 100 or equivalent, with a minimum grade of C-. This prerequisite may be waived, at the discretion of the department, as determined by the student's performance on a regularly scheduled PHYS 100 final exam. Please consult the physics advisor for further details. Corequisite: MATH 150 or 151 or 154. Recommended Corequisite: PHYS 132. Students with credit for PHYS 101, 125 or 140 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

PHYS 125 - Mechanics and Special Relativity (3)

A course in mechanics and modern physics designed for students who want to study translational and rotational dynamics, conservation laws, and oscillations in depth and gain additional insight into foundations of special relativity and select topics in modern physics. Prerequisite: Permission of the department. Corequisite: MATH 151. Recommended Corequisite: PHYS 132. Students with credit for PHYS 101, 120 or PHYS 140 may not take PHYS 125 for further credit. Quantitative.

PHYS 140 - Studio Physics - Mechanics and Modern Physics (4)

A general calculus-based introduction to mechanics taught in an integrated lecture-laboratory environment. Topics include translational and rotational motion, momentum, energy, gravitation, and selected topics in modern physics. Prerequisite: BC Principles of Physics 12, or PHYS 100 or equivalent, with a minimum grade of C-. Corequisite: MATH 150 or 151 or 154. Students with credit for PHYS 125 or 120 or 101 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

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PHYS 102 - Physics for the Life Sciences II (3)

Waves and optics; electricity and magnetism; modern physics emphasizing radioactivity, with applications taken from the life sciences. Prerequisite: PHYS 101 or 120 or 125 or 140; MATH 150 or 151 or 154 or 157; both with a minimum grade of C-. Corequisite: BISC 100 or 101 or 102. Recommended Corequisites: MATH 152, 155 or 158; PHYS 133. Students with credit for PHYS 121, 126, or 141 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Sessional
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Mon, Wed, Fri, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D101 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D102 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 3:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D103 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 4:30–5:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D105 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D106 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 3:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D107 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 4:30–5:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D108 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 5:30–6:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D109 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D110 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 3:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D111 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 4:30–5:20 p.m.
Burnaby
OPL May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Mon, 12:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
PHYS 121 - Optics, Electricity and Magnetism (3)

A general calculus-based introduction to electricity, magnetism and optics. Topics include electricity, magnetism, simple circuits, optics and topics from applied physics. Prerequisite: PHYS 120 or 125 or 140, with a minimum grade of C-, or PHYS 101 with a minimum grade of B. Corequisite: MATH 152 or 155. Recommended Corequisite: PHYS 133. Students with credit for PHYS 102, 126 or 141 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Michael Chen
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Mon, Wed, Fri, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D101 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D102 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 3:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D103 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 4:30–5:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D104 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D105 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 3:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D106 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 4:30–5:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D108 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
PHYS 126 - Electricity, Magnetism and Light (3)

A course in electromagnetism designed for students who want to study electric charge and current, electric and magnetic fields, circuits, electromagnetic interactions in depth and gain additional insight into Maxwell’s equations, electromagnetic waves, and wave-particle duality. Prerequisite: PHYS 125 with a minimum grade of C- or permission of the department. Corequisite: MATH 152. Recommended Corequisite: PHYS 133. Students with credit in PHYS 102, 121 or 141 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

PHYS 141 - Studio Physics - Optics, Electricity and Magnetism (4)

A general calculus-based introduction to electricity, magnetism and optics taught in an integrated lecture-laboratory environment. Topics include electricity, magnetism, simple circuits, optics and topics from applied physics. Prerequisite: PHYS 120 or PHYS 125 or PHYS 140, with a minimum grade of C-, or PHYS 101 with a minimum grade of B. Corequisite: MATH 152 or MATH 155. Students with credit for PHYS 126 or 121 or 102 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Science.

Kinesiology General Program

Students who choose the kinesiology general program will complete one of

BPK 110 - Human Nutrition: Current Issues (3)

An introduction of the principles of human nutrition with an emphasis on topics of current interest. The material is presented in a Canadian context to focus on nutrition practices and problems in this country. Students will gain an understanding of factors affecting food selection and the role of nutrition in maintaining good health. Students will develop the ability to discriminate between reliable and unreliable information on the subject of food and nutrition. Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Amandio Vieira
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D101 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D102 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D103 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D104 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 3:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D105 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 4:30–5:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D200 Amandio Vieira
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, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Surrey
D203 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Surrey
OL01 Diana Bedoya
Online
BPK 180W - Introduction to Ergonomics (3)

Intended for students with a potential interest in ergonomics or human factors. The course surveys the design of work, the workplace environment, information systems, and consumer products. Topics include musculoskeletal disorders, manual materials handling, workplace design, organization of work, design of human/machine interfaces, environmental ergonomics, industrial design, and legal and social issues. Prerequisite: Grade 12 Biology or Physics, Grade 12 Math. Students with credit for BPK 180 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

BPK 241 - Sports Injuries - Prevention and Rehabilitation (3)

Includes delineation of the role of the sports therapist and will study the structural and functional characteristics of the body with regard to the prevention of injury in sport. A first aid approach to athletic injuries will be developed with practical experience in routine treatments. Prerequisite: BPK 142.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Kevin Lunnie
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 8:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D101 Kevin Lunnie
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 8:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D102 Kevin Lunnie
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D103 Kevin Lunnie
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 1:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby

Active Health and Rehabilitation Concentration

Students who choose this concentration will complete all of

BPK 110 - Human Nutrition: Current Issues (3)

An introduction of the principles of human nutrition with an emphasis on topics of current interest. The material is presented in a Canadian context to focus on nutrition practices and problems in this country. Students will gain an understanding of factors affecting food selection and the role of nutrition in maintaining good health. Students will develop the ability to discriminate between reliable and unreliable information on the subject of food and nutrition. Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Amandio Vieira
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D101 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 12:30–1:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D102 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D103 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D104 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 3:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D105 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 4:30–5:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D200 Amandio Vieira
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, 1:30–2:20 p.m.
Surrey
D203 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Surrey
OL01 Diana Bedoya
Online
BPK 241 - Sports Injuries - Prevention and Rehabilitation (3)

Includes delineation of the role of the sports therapist and will study the structural and functional characteristics of the body with regard to the prevention of injury in sport. A first aid approach to athletic injuries will be developed with practical experience in routine treatments. Prerequisite: BPK 142.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Kevin Lunnie
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 8:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D101 Kevin Lunnie
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 8:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D102 Kevin Lunnie
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D103 Kevin Lunnie
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 1:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby

Breadth and Writing Requirements

For students admitted prior to September 2006, a minimum of six units must be selected from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

For students admitted September 2006 or later, a minimum of six units of designated humanities breadth (B-Hum) courses, and a minimum of six units of designated social sciences breadth (B-Soc) courses must be completed.

At least three units of lower division course work should also be identified as writing-intensive (W) courses. The quantitative (Q), science breadth (B-Sci) and undesignated breadth (UB) requirements are satisfied through completion of the kinesiology lower division core course set and hence do not require additional work. For more information, see www.sfu.ca/ugcr.

Upper Division Requirements

All of the following courses must be completed with a grade of C- or higher.

Upper Division Core

All students complete the following, including all of

BPK 304W - Inquiry and Measurement in Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology (3) +

Covers research design, measurement, data analysis, and hypothesis testing, as well as techniques for data acquisition, signal processing, and modeling relevant to research in Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology. There is also a focus on scientific writing, with opportunities for feedback and revision. Prerequisite: BPK 142, STAT 201 and two of BPK 201, 205 and 207. Students with credit for BPK 304 may not repeat this course for further credit. Writing/Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Sabrina Lee
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 2:30–5:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D101 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 5:30–6:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D102 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 6:30–7:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D103 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 7:30–8:20 p.m.
Burnaby
BPK 305 - Human Physiology I (3)

A detailed examination of the physiology and pathophysiology of the cardiac, vascular and respiratory systems. The course focuses on integration of physiological mechanisms at the molecular, cellular and systems levels. Prerequisite: BPK 205, MBB 231 (or 201), MATH 155 (or 152). Majors from outside BPK require BPK 205 (or BISC 305), MBB 231 (or 201), MATH 155 (or 152) plus permission of the instructor.

BPK 306 - Human Physiology II (3)

A detailed examination of the physiology and pathophysiology of the nervous system, skeletal muscle and connective tissue. The course focuses on integration of physiological mechanisms at the molecular, cellular and systems levels. Prerequisite: BPK 207. Corequisite: BPK 305. Majors from outside BPK require BPK 205 (or BISC 305), MBB 231 (or 201), MATH 155 (or 152) plus permission of the instructor.

BPK 310 - Exercise/Work Physiology (3)

The study of human physiological responses and adaptations to acute and chronic exercise/work. Cardiorespiratory, cellular and metabolic adaptations will be studied and discussed in detail. Prerequisite: BPK 205, MBB 201 (or 231). Recommended: BPK 201.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
OL01 Ryan Peter Dill
Online
BPK 326 - Functional Anatomy (4)

A detailed study of human anatomy with emphasis on clinically relevant applications in health, injury and disease. Virtual cadaver dissection, comparative laboratory work, and an introduction to medical imaging emphasize the layered, three-dimensional organization of the human body. Participation in all labs is required. Prerequisite: Admission to the major or honours program in Behavioural Neuroscience or Biomedical Physiology or Kinesiology. BPK 142, 201, 205 and at least 60 units. Behavioral Neuroscience Major and Honours students require BPK 142, 205, PSYC 280 and at least 60 units. BPK major and honours students who have taken BPK 325 must also take BPK 326. For students taking both of these courses, credit will only be given for BPK 326.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Diana Bedoya
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Mon, Wed, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D101 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Mon, 11:30 a.m.–1:20 p.m.
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 11:30 a.m.–1:20 p.m.
Burnaby
Burnaby
D102 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Mon, 1:30–3:20 p.m.
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 1:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
Burnaby
BPK 340 - Active Health: Behavior and Promotion (3)

Relationships among health, physical activity, and other health-associated behaviors are examined. In addition, the theories and models of health behavior, in the context of intervention and promotion strategies, are discussed. Pertinent background information is provided, concerning the influence of fitness on various disease states, as well as the epidemiology of health and exercise behaviors. Prerequisite: BPK 142, STAT 201 (or PSYC 201). Recommended: BPK 140.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Anne-Kristina Arnold
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 8:30–11:20 a.m.
Burnaby
BPK 491 - Undergraduate Honours Thesis Proposal (3)

Only students in the honours program may enroll in BPK 491. Prerequisite: 90 units, BPK 304W (may be taken concurrently) and permission of the chair of the undergraduate program committee. A minimum grade of B in this course is needed to register in BPK 495 or BPK 499. Students with credit for BPK 497 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 TBD
BPK 495 - Undergraduate Honours Research Performance (6)

Student will perform an individual research project under the guidance and supervision of a faculty member. The project will carry out the research for the honours thesis proposed in BPK 491 - Undergraduate Honours Thesis Proposal. Prerequisite: BPK 491 (minimum grade of B). Corequisite: BPK 499. Only students in the honours program may enroll in BPK 495. Students with credit for BPK 499 prior to Fall 2016 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 TBD
BPK 499 - Undergraduate Honours Thesis Reporting (6)

A written thesis based on research previously proposed in BPK 491 and performed in BPK 495. Regulations regarding the locale of the work, supervision and other arrangements, follow those for BPK 491. The written thesis should be submitted to the chair of the undergraduate program committee by the last day of exams of the term. The thesis will also be presented orally as a seminar in an open forum at the end of the term. Students may enroll in a maximum of one additional course concurrently with BPK 499 and BPK 495 with permission from the faculty honours supervisor. Prerequisite: BPK 491 (minimum grade of B). Corequisite: BPK 495. Only students in the honours program may enroll in BPK 499.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 TBD

and one of*

BPK 301 - Biomechanics Laboratory (3)

A laboratory course on the quantitative biomechanical evaluation of human movement. Students will learn analysis techniques for quantifying kinematics and kinetics of body segments in athletes, normal populations, and special populations during activities such as walking and jumping. Experiments will look at the nature of muscular force generation, and the mechanical impedance properties of the musculoskeletal system, as well as patterns of muscle activation, using surface EMG. Prerequisite: PHYS 102 (or 121 or 126 or 141), BPK 201. Quantitative.

BPK 407 - Human Physiology Laboratory (3)

Experiments dealing with the nervous, muscular, cardiovascular, respiratory, and renal systems are covered. Prerequisite: BPK 305 and 306. Quantitative.

BPK 409 - Wearable Technology and Human Physiology (3)

Wearable technology hardware will be provided for use at home to measure, analyze and understand your own physiology, including aspects of your muscular and cardiovascular systems. In remote labs, you will use computer programming to implement industry-standard algorithms to analyze and understand the physiological measurements. Prerequisite: BPK 305 and 306.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Sabrina Lee
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Fri, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby

* Students can count the other course(s) as BPK electives.

+ BPK 304W satisfies the university’s breadth requirements of three upper division units in writing

General Program or Concentration Upper Division Requirements

Students complete either the general program requirements as listed immediately below, or they can choose to complete the requirements for the active health and rehabilitation concentration (see below).

General Program

This program option requires a total of at least 60 upper division units, which is composed of the upper division core courses shown above and the following additional requirements.

Students who choose this option will complete an additional 21 biomedical physiology and kinesiology units chosen from upper division BPK courses, excluding BPK 325, 342, 457, 459, 491, 495 and 499. MBB 321 may be used to satisfy three units of this requirement. A minimum of three of these 21 units must be from 400 level BPK courses.

As well, an additional three upper division units, chosen from any department, including BPK, except for BPK 325, 342, 457, 459, 491, 495 and 499.

Students admitted in September 2006 or later are also required to complete the university's writing, quantitative and breadth (WQB) requirements, which includes the requirement of completing three units of writing-intensive credit at the upper division. The W component may be included within the upper division unit total for this general program.

Active Health and Rehabilitation Concentration

This program option requires a total of at least 60 upper division units, which is composed of the upper division core courses shown above and the following additional requirements.

Students who choose this concentration will complete additional BPK units as specified below, including all of

BPK 303 - Assessment of Movement and Function (3)

Clinical orthopedic assessment involves measurements of the human body to determine its capability for function and movement. The theoretical background, practical application and assessment for topics including anthropometrics, posture, balance, range of motion, strength, motor and sensory function, coordination and balance, and walking and running gait will be investigated. Prerequisite: BPK 201, BPK 241 and STAT 201 or an equivalent statistics course.

BPK 343 - Active Health: Assessment and Programming (3)

An extension of BPK 143, Exercise: Health and Performance, designed to provide students with an opportunity to appreciate principles of exercise leadership, assess individual fitness needs, design programs and monitor effects of prescribed exercise. The course includes a 34 hour unpaid practicum with an industry partner. The partner may require the student to enter into (1) a confidentiality agreement and (2) an Intellectual property agreement the result of which will be that the SFU Intellectual Policy R 30.03 will not apply to the intellectual property created by the student during the practicum. By registering for the course, each student acknowledges that it is aware of these requirements and understands that their entering into these agreements may be a requirement to complete the applicable course work. Prerequisite: BPK 142, 143 and 205; STAT 201 or an equivalent statistics course, BPK 340 (may be taken concurrently). Students must successfully complete a Criminal Record Check prior to enrolling. BPK major and honours students who have taken BPK 342 must also take BPK 343. For students taking both of these courses, credit will only be given for BPK 343. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Carmen Bott
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D101 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 1:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D102 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 3:30–5:20 p.m.
Burnaby

and one of*

BPK 415 - Neural Control of Movement (3)

An in depth study of the neurophysiology of movement. Illustrates general principles of neural control by exploring specific movement tasks including standing, walking, reaching/grasping, and eye movements. Prerequisite: BPK 306 or BISC 305.

BPK 432 - Physiological Basis of Temperature Regulation (3)

The study of human temperature regulation in extreme environments. Physiological responses in hot and cold environments will be studied at molecular, cellular and whole body/systems physiology levels. The course focuses on the mechanisms of control of human temperature as well as unresolved topics in this area of physiology. Prerequisite: BPK 305 or BISC 305. Recommended: BPK 407. Students with credit for BPK 420, Physiological Basis of Temperature Regulation, may not take this course for further credit.

BPK 443 - Advanced Exercise Programming (3)

This course covers evidence-based practice and quantitative modeling skills for prescribing effective exercise programs to any individual who has a specific health, rehabilitation or performance goal. Programming considerations for various special populations (e.g., those with chronic disease, elite athletes) will be emphasized through laboratory-based case studies representing diverse professional settings such as active rehabilitation, strength & conditioning and clinical exercise physiology. Prerequisite: BPK 304W, 310 and 343 (one of which may be taken as a corequisite). Students with credit for BPK 344 or BPK 423-Advanced Exercise Prescription may not take this course for further credit.

BPK 444 - Cardiac Disease: Pathophysiology and Assessment (3)

Examines the etiology, prevention, and rehabilitation of cardiovascular disease. Involves the assessment of patient risk factors, and non-invasive cardiovascular assessments. Particular emphasis will be placed upon the recording and interpretation of the electrocardiogram in health and disease. Prerequisite: BPK 305. Recommended: BPK 110, 306, 310 and 343.

BPK 446 - Neurological Disorders (3)

Examines neural and neuromuscular diseases, including Alzheimer's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, multiple sclerosis, stroke, and myasthenia gravis. Emphasizes currently favoured hypotheses, underlying evidence and pathogenic mechanisms. Prerequisite: BPK 306. Recommended: BPK 336 and/or BPK 415.

BPK 448 - Rehabilitation of Movement Control (3)

This course is aimed at students interested in neuromuscular rehabilitation. Students will learn about movement disorders associated with disease or trauma that cause impaired function of sensory and motor systems. The course will be focused on the stages and strategies for recovery of voluntary control of essential functions. The range of rehabilitation interventions available to assist recovery and restore voluntary control will be explored, with special emphasis on advanced techniques to restore control of movement and bodily functions in paralyzed people. Prerequisite: BPK 201 or 207, and BPK 306, or for biomedical engineering students, BPK 201 and 208.

BPK 481 - Musculoskeletal Disorders (3)

Provides an in-depth understanding of musculoskeletal conditions through the interpretation of patient case studies. An evidence-based practice model will be incorporated to support the use of clinical diagnostic tests and to design client-centered rehabilitation programs. Exposure to populations including but not limited to motor vehicle accidents, workplace injuries, postoperative, sport, and paediatrics. Prerequisite: BPK 303 and 326.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Kevin Lunnie
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Mon, 9:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D101 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D102 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 10:30–11:20 a.m.
Burnaby

*Students may complete more than one of these and count them as BPK requirements below.

and three of, if not counted above

BPK 307 - Human Physiology III (3)

A detailed examination of the physiology and pathophysiology of the gastrointestinal, renal, endocrine, immune and reproductive systems. The course focuses on integration of physiological mechanisms at the molecular, cellular and systems levels. Prerequisite: BPK 305. Corequisite: BPK 306; however, students who took BPK 306 prior to Fall 2017, cannot take this course. Majors from outside BPK require BPK 205 (or BISC 305), MBB 231 (or 201), MATH 155 or 152 plus permission of the instructor.

BPK 308 - Experiments and Models in Systems Physiology (3)

Lab exercises will provide a hands-on experience in the acquisition of physiological data and mathematical and computer modeling of physiological systems. Lectures will provide an advanced understanding of select human physiological systems. Prerequisite: BPK 208 or all of BPK 205, 201, STAT 201 and a strong mathematical background.

BPK 311 - Applied Human Nutrition (3)

The principles of nutritional biochemistry are applied to nutrition in life cycle - pregnancy, lactation, infancy, childhood, adolescence and aging. The second part of the course deals with common disease conditions where nutrition plays an important role in prevention or treatment or both. The course is presented in the Canadian context featuring sources of help on Canadian practice, standards and regulations. Prerequisite: BPK 105 or 205, and 110. Students with credit for BPK 220 may not take this course for further credit.

BPK 312 - Nutrition for Fitness and Sport (3)

This course examines the theory and application of nutrition for fitness and sport. Students will study issues around dietary practices commonly promoted for performance enhancement, including mechanisms, effectiveness, risks and regulations. Students will learn skills for critical evaluation of nutrition research and nutrition claims, and will employ these in several small group projects investigating specific nutrition issues and products. Prerequisite: BPK 105 (or 205), and 110. Students with credit for BPK 424 may not take this course for further credit.

BPK 375 - Human Growth and Development (3)

The fundamentals of physiological growth and development from conception to maturity. Topics included form a strong foundation for those interested in designing appropriate activity programs for children of all ages. Prerequisite: BPK 105 or 205, and 142.

BPK 381 - Psychology of Work (3)

The application of psychological principles and methods to the study of human performance at work. A systems approach will be taken to study the interactions among the individual worker, his/her task, groups of workers, and the management structure of the organization. Prerequisite: PSYC 210 or both of BPK 207 and STAT 201. Corequisite: STAT 201 may be taken concurrently. Recommended: BPK 180.

BPK 401 - Muscle Biomechanics (3)

The mechanics and function of skeletal muscle, from the level of single muscle fibres to the whole muscle-tendon unit. The role of muscle structure, recruitment patterns and contractile conditions to the force development, power output and efficiency of contractions will be considered. Theoretical, experimental and computational aspects will be covered. Prerequisite: 90 credits, BPK 201 and 205, or BPK 208. Students with credit for BPK 421, Muscle Biomechanics, may not take this course for further credit.

BPK 402 - Mechanical Behavior of Biological Tissues (3)

Extension of BPK 201 provides students with an understanding of structure-function relations in musculoskeletal tissues (bone, cartilage and muscle) in health and disease. Includes effect of disease and aging on physiological and biomechanical properties, mechanics and prevention of tissue injury, and design of implants and prostheses. Prerequisite: BPK 201 and BPK 306.

BPK 408W - Cellular Physiology Laboratory (4)

An advanced laboratory course in cellular physiological techniques providing students with theoretical and practical training in cellular physiology laboratory techniques such as DNA and RNA manipulation and quantification, immunofluorescence imaging of protein expression, tissue contraction studies and recording of nerve action potentials and modulation. Prerequisite: STAT 201 and BPK 305 for BPK majors or STAT 201 and one of BISC 305, 405, or 455 with a C- or better for BISC majors. Enrollment of non-BPK and non-BISC majors require permission of the instructor. Writing.

BPK 411 - Advanced Topics in Vascular Physiology (3)

Examines advanced and current topics in vascular physiology, with a focus on cell structure and signal transduction pathways related angiogenesis, hypertension, diabetes and obesity. Current research methodology and the relevance of vascular physiology to human health will be considered. Tutorial sessions apply course concepts through problem-based learning and literature analysis. Prerequisite: BPK 305. Students who have taken BPK 420 Advanced Topics in Vascular Physiology may not take this course for further credit.

BPK 412 - Molecular Cardiac Physiology (3)

A detailed analysis of the molecular and cellular basis of cardiac function employing a multidisciplinary approach including structure (histology, ultrastructure, molecular), biophysics (electrophysiology and molecular/cellular biomechanics), physiology, biochemistry and cellular/molecular biology. Discussion of experimental techniques, including human induced pluripotent stem-derived cardiomyocytes (hiPSC-CMs), will be used to examine the mechanisms by which inherited arrhythmias and cardiomyopathies manifest as a pathological phenotype. Prerequisite: BPK 305 or MBB 308.

BPK 415 - Neural Control of Movement (3)

An in depth study of the neurophysiology of movement. Illustrates general principles of neural control by exploring specific movement tasks including standing, walking, reaching/grasping, and eye movements. Prerequisite: BPK 306 or BISC 305.

BPK 417 - Obesity, Adipocyte Function and Weight Management (3)

A complex systems lens is used to study the causes, complications and comorbidities of obesity, including diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The etiology of obesity is explored from genetics to environment, including the neuroendocrine biology of appetite regulation. Lifestyle, medical and pharmacological obesity management options and challenges are examined. Prerequisite: BPK 306, 340. Recommended: BPK 110.

BPK 420 - Selected Topics in Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology I (3) ^

Selected topics in areas not currently offered as formal courses within the undergraduate course offerings in the Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology. The topics in this course will vary from term to term, depending on faculty availability and student interest. Prerequisite: To be announced in the Undergraduate Schedule of Classes and Examinations found at go.sfu.ca.

BPK 421 - Selected Topics in Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology II (3) ^

Selected topics in areas not currently offered as formal courses within the undergraduate course offerings in the Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology. The topics in this course will vary from term to term, depending on faculty availability and student interest. Prerequisite: To be announced in the Undergraduate Schedule of Classes and Examinations found at go.sfu.ca.

BPK 422 - Selected Topics in Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology III (3) ^

Selected topics in areas not currently offered as formal courses within the undergraduate course offerings in the Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology. The topics in this course will vary from term to term, depending on faculty availability and student interest. Prerequisite: To be announced in the Undergraduate Schedule of Classes and Examinations found at go.sfu.ca.

BPK 423 - Selected Topics in Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology IV (3) ^

Selected topics in areas not currently offered as formal courses within the undergraduate course offerings in the Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology. The topics in this course will vary from term to term, depending on faculty availability and student interest. Prerequisite: To be announced in the Undergraduate Schedule of Classes and Examinations found at go.sfu.ca.

BPK 426 - Functional Human Neuroanatomy (3)

Students will critically assess and investigate functional neuroanatomy, and examine how neuroimaging, animal models, and functional deficits in patients inform this knowledge. The course encompasses divisions of the human nervous system from both functional (sensory, motor, and autonomic) and anatomical (peripheral and central) perspectives, including the neural basis of higher cortical functions. Prerequisite: BPK 326. Corequisite: BPK 306. BPK 306 is recommended to be completed prior to enrolling in BPK 426.

BPK 431 - Integrative Cancer Biology (3)

Core concepts in cancer biology ranging from the clinical and pathological basis of carcinogenesis to the molecular and cellular changes involved in cancer development. Emphasis will be on the complex interactions of lifestyle factors, genetics and social cultural determinants on cancer risk. Prerequisite: MBB 231 (or MBB 201) and at least 90 units.

BPK 432 - Physiological Basis of Temperature Regulation (3)

The study of human temperature regulation in extreme environments. Physiological responses in hot and cold environments will be studied at molecular, cellular and whole body/systems physiology levels. The course focuses on the mechanisms of control of human temperature as well as unresolved topics in this area of physiology. Prerequisite: BPK 305 or BISC 305. Recommended: BPK 407. Students with credit for BPK 420, Physiological Basis of Temperature Regulation, may not take this course for further credit.

BPK 443 - Advanced Exercise Programming (3)

This course covers evidence-based practice and quantitative modeling skills for prescribing effective exercise programs to any individual who has a specific health, rehabilitation or performance goal. Programming considerations for various special populations (e.g., those with chronic disease, elite athletes) will be emphasized through laboratory-based case studies representing diverse professional settings such as active rehabilitation, strength & conditioning and clinical exercise physiology. Prerequisite: BPK 304W, 310 and 343 (one of which may be taken as a corequisite). Students with credit for BPK 344 or BPK 423-Advanced Exercise Prescription may not take this course for further credit.

BPK 444 - Cardiac Disease: Pathophysiology and Assessment (3)

Examines the etiology, prevention, and rehabilitation of cardiovascular disease. Involves the assessment of patient risk factors, and non-invasive cardiovascular assessments. Particular emphasis will be placed upon the recording and interpretation of the electrocardiogram in health and disease. Prerequisite: BPK 305. Recommended: BPK 110, 306, 310 and 343.

BPK 445 - Advanced Cardiac Rehabilitation (3)

Builds upon the knowledge and skills learned in BPK 444 through advanced ECG interpretation, exercise stress testing, and patient counseling. Students will be required to complete a 30 hour unpaid practicum within a community or hospital-based cardiac rehabilitation program. In addition, this course will introduce students to relevant research questions in cardiac rehabilitation and how this field is expanding and evolving. Prerequisite: BPK 444. Students must successfully complete a Criminal Record Check.

BPK 446 - Neurological Disorders (3)

Examines neural and neuromuscular diseases, including Alzheimer's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, multiple sclerosis, stroke, and myasthenia gravis. Emphasizes currently favoured hypotheses, underlying evidence and pathogenic mechanisms. Prerequisite: BPK 306. Recommended: BPK 336 and/or BPK 415.

BPK 447 - Neuroplasticity (3)

Explores how plasticity of the mammalian brain affects development, learning and adaptation, e.g. to blindness, poverty, stress and technology. Reading 2-4 scientific papers/week, students will learn about important context like peer review and strengthen their ability to read and communicate like a scientist. Prerequisite: BPK 306 or BISC 305. Students who have taken BPK 423 Neuroplasticity may not take this course for further credit.

BPK 448 - Rehabilitation of Movement Control (3)

This course is aimed at students interested in neuromuscular rehabilitation. Students will learn about movement disorders associated with disease or trauma that cause impaired function of sensory and motor systems. The course will be focused on the stages and strategies for recovery of voluntary control of essential functions. The range of rehabilitation interventions available to assist recovery and restore voluntary control will be explored, with special emphasis on advanced techniques to restore control of movement and bodily functions in paralyzed people. Prerequisite: BPK 201 or 207, and BPK 306, or for biomedical engineering students, BPK 201 and 208.

BPK 481 - Musculoskeletal Disorders (3)

Provides an in-depth understanding of musculoskeletal conditions through the interpretation of patient case studies. An evidence-based practice model will be incorporated to support the use of clinical diagnostic tests and to design client-centered rehabilitation programs. Exposure to populations including but not limited to motor vehicle accidents, workplace injuries, postoperative, sport, and paediatrics. Prerequisite: BPK 303 and 326.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Kevin Lunnie
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Mon, 9:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D101 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Burnaby
D102 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 10:30–11:20 a.m.
Burnaby
BPK 482 - Ergonomics and Rehabilitation (3)

Examines the role of ergonomics within the rehabilitation process. Provides knowledge about tools and techniques for improving the rehabilitation process for patients, health care providers and organizations. The course includes a 34 hour unpaid practicum with an industry partner. The partner may require the student to enter into (1) a confidentiality agreement and (2) an Intellectual property agreement the result of which will be that the SFU Intellectual Policy R 30.03 will not apply to the intellectual property created by the student during the practicum. By registering for the course, each student acknowledges that it is aware of these requirements and understands that their entering into these agreements may be a requirement to complete the applicable course work. Prerequisite: BPK 180W, 201, 326, and 381. Corequisite: BPK 481. Students must successfully complete a Criminal Record Check before enrolling.

A maximum of six units from the following may be used towards the above requirements

BPK 496 - Directed Study Literature (3) ^

Directed reading and literature research on topics selected in consultation with the supervising instructor. A short proposal of the project, approved by the course supervisor, must be submitted for approval to the chair of the undergraduate program committee by the end of the first week of classes of the term. May be repeated once for credit with a different course supervisor. Prerequisite: BPK 304W (may be taken concurrently) or PSYC 210, and permission from the chair of the undergraduate program committee. Usually, upper level standing with at least 75 units in the Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology program will be required.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 TBD
BPK 498 - Directed Study Experiential (3) ^

Directed study and research selected in consultation with the supervising instructor. A short proposal of the project approved by the course supervisor, must be submitted for approval to the chair of the undergraduate program committee by the end of the first week of classes of the term. May be repeated once for credit with a different course supervisor. Prerequisite: BPK 304W (may be taken concurrently) or PSYC 210, and permission from the chair of the undergraduate program committee. Usually, upper level standing with at least 75 units in the Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology program will be required.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 TBD

^can be counted toward area of concentration if relevant to active health or rehabilitation kinesiology. Please see the head of the area of concentration for permission to count any of these courses toward the area of concentration requirement.

and one additional upper division BPK course, excluding BPK 325, 342, 491, 495 and 499

and an additional three upper division units chosen from any department within the university, including BPK, except for BPK 325, 342, 491, 495 and 499.

Unspecified and Partially Specified Electives

General Program

A total of 24 elective units are also required. These 24 units must include units from courses that will satisfy the university breadth requirement of six units each of designated humanities breadth (B-Hum) and social science breadth (B-Soc), and three units of lower division writing (W) as well as six units of designated CCUPEKA courses. For more information, please visit http://www.sfu.ca/ugcr.

Active Health and Rehabilitation Concentration

A total of 21 elective units are also required. These 21 units must include units from courses that will satisfy the university breadth requirement of six units each of designated humanities breadth (B-Hum) and social science breadth (B-Soc), and three units of lower division writing (W), as well as six units of designated CCUPEKA courses. For more information, please visit http://www.sfu.ca/ugcr.

The following courses can be used to satisfy the CCUPEKA requirements. They are also either B-Hum, B-Soc or both and will count toward the Simon Fraser University breadth requirements. Although courses can satisfy more than one requirement, they only count once towards the total number of units required for the degree. For example: EDUC 100W-3 satisfies B-Hum, W and CCUPEKA but will only count as 3 units, not 9 units, towards the total of 120 units required for the degree.

Social Science and Humanities Course List

ARCH 101 - Reconstructing the Human Past (3)

A survey of methods used by archaeologists to discover and interpret the past. Examples will be drawn from selected sites and cultures around the world. Students who have taken ARCH 201 may not enroll in ARCH 101. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
OL01 David Maxwell
Online
CMNS 110 - Introduction to Communication Studies (3)

An introduction to selected theories about human communication. This course is required for a major, honours or minor in communication. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
OL01 Layla Cameron
Online
COGS 100 - Exploring the Mind (3)

This course provides a basic integrative overview of how cognitive science aspires to integrate the empirical findings, theories, and methods of psychology, neuroscience, linguistics, computing science and philosophy. Prerequisite: Open to all students. Students with credit for COGS 200 may not take COGS 100 for further credit. Breadth-Hum/Social Sci/Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
B100 Margaret Grant
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Burnaby
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 Sessional
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 12:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D101 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D102 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 2:30–3:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D103 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 3:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D104 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 4:30–5:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D105 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 5:30–6:20 p.m.
Burnaby
CRIM 355 - The Forensic Sciences (3)

Examines the use and interpretation of physical forensic evidence in court. It will critically examine and evaluate the major forensic sciences used in criminal investigations today, as well as look at the crime scene. Subjects examined will include forensic pathology, odontology, biology, DNA evidence, firearms evidence, toxicology chemistry and questioned documents. Techniques will be illustrated with case studies. Prerequisite: 45 units. Breadth-Social Sciences.

DIAL 390W - Semester: Dialogue (5)

The Dialogue component of the Semester in Dialogue will immerse students in the art and practice of thinking and communicating. The focus will be on strategies and methods to use in understanding diverse perspectives. Students will have an opportunity to expand their verbal and written communication skills as well as explore dialogue as a developing academic field. Prerequisite: 45 units. Students should apply prior to the term in which they wish to enroll. Students can be accepted into either the Summer Institute in Dialogue (DIAL 390W and 391W, 10 units) or the Semester in Dialogue (fall or spring term, DIAL 390W, 391W and 392W, 15 units), but not both. Students with credit for DIAL 393 may not take this course for further credit. Writing/Breadth-Hum/Soc Sci.

DIAL 391W - Semester: Seminar (5)

Topics covered each term will vary, but generally each course will examine a subject that encourages broad approaches and probes provocative issues. The course will consist of discussions led by faculty, frequent visits from relevant off-campus experts, a heavy reading load, and a number of individual and group student projects. Learning will be active rather than passive, stimulating students to research, explore and discuss rather than following a lecture format. Prerequisite: 45 units. Students should apply prior to the term in which they wish to enroll. Students can be accepted into either the Summer Institute in Dialogue (DIAL 390W and 391W, 10 units) or the Semester in Dialogue (fall or spring semester, DIAL 390W, 391W and 392W, 15 units) but not both. Students with credit for DIAL 394 may not take this course for further credit. Writing/Breadth-Hum/Soc Sci.

DIAL 392W - Semester: Final Project (5)

For their final project, each student will produce a manuscript suitable for submission to a major public media outlet on a topic relevant to the course focus for that term. Prerequisite: 45 units. Students should apply prior to the term in which they wish to enroll. Students can be accepted into either the Summer Institute in Dialogue (DIAL 390W and 391W, 10 units) or the Semester in Dialogue (fall or spring semester, DIAL 390W, 391W and 392W, 15 units), but not both. Students with credit for DIAL 395 may not take this course for further credit. Writing/Breadth-Hum/Soc Sci.

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.

GERO 300 - Introduction to Gerontology (3)

Examination of the aging process from a multi-disciplinary perspective. Physical and health factors in aging, economic and vocational factors in aging, family and community relations of older people, social policy and politics of aging. Throughout the course, emphasis will be placed on normal aging. Prerequisite: 60 units. Students who have taken GERO 101 may not take this course for further credit. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
OL01 Sessional
Online
HSCI 120 - Introduction to Human Sexuality and Sexual Behavior (3)

Introductory information about human sexuality across a broad spectrum of topic areas. Sexual function is a fundamental part of a full and healthy life, but misinformation, concerns, problems, and dysfunctions are prevalent. An evidence-based introduction to human sexual function and dysfunction, and normal psychosexual development across a range of sexual behaviors. A perspective on the effects of socialization on sexual attitudes and behavior. Breadth-Social Sciences.

HSCI 160 - Global Perspectives on Health (3)

An introduction to the differences in health and health services among the nations of the globe. Vulnerable sub-populations worldwide and their special health needs. Mechanisms whereby events in one country can impact health in another. Future worldwide health risks, their economic and health consequences. SARS, avian 'flu,' West Nile virus, 'mad cow disease,' antibiotic resistant malaria or tuberculosis. Dangers to rich and poor nations from ignoring health problems in developing world. Breadth-Social Sciences.

IAT 100 - Digital Image Design (3)

This is a project-based course that introduces the theory and hands-on practice of art and design in digital media. As the introductory course in IAT, this course teaches the core fundamental principles in 2D visual design, sequential and animation design. Students learn the fundamentals of digital photography and vector image creation. The theory is contextualized in contemporary new media design practice and is broadly applicable across disciplines. Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 9:30–10:20 a.m.
Surrey
D101 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Surrey
D102 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 1:00–2:50 p.m.
Surrey
D103 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 3:00–4:50 p.m.
Surrey
D104 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 10:30 a.m.–12:20 p.m.
Surrey
D105 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 1:00–2:50 p.m.
Surrey
IAT 202 - New Media Images (3)

Explores the computational nature of technology as applied to contemporary art and design. It is a studio-based, media production course that explores new forms of art and design that are mediated by or modeled after computing processes as opposed to transforming or digitizing existing forms. Prerequisite: IAT 100 with a minimum grade of C- and a minimum of 21 units. Breadth-Humanities.

IAT 206W - Media Across Cultures (3)

Introduces a discursive framework for media, design and cultural interfaces enabling students to interpret, negotiate, and engage with new media with an awareness of the significance of cultural and contextual difference. Assessment is based on written and project work. Prerequisite: IAT 103W with a minimum grade of C- and completion of 21 units. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

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 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 144 - Introduction to Philosophy of Science (3)

An introduction to philosophical issues concerning the nature of science. Topics to be discussed include the distinction between science and pseudo-science, the nature of scientific method, the nature of explanation in the natural and social sciences, the phenomenon of scientific change, the relationship between scientific theory and observation, and the objectivity of social science. Students with credit for PHIL 244 may not take this course for further credit. Breadth-Humanities/Sciences.

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.

PHIL 300 - Introduction to Philosophy (3)

An introductory course specifically intended for students in other departments who have at least 60 units. This course is more advanced than 100 and 200 division courses and is of interest to students not only in the humanities, but also in the natural and social sciences. This course does not count towards the upper division requirements for a student pursuing a minor, major, or honours program in philosophy. Prerequisite: At least 60 units. Students with credit for PHIL 100 or PHIL 100W may not take this course for further credit. Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Lyle Crawford
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 2:30–5:20 p.m.
Burnaby
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 106 - Psychological Issues in Contemporary Society (3)

Relates contemporary knowledge from psychology to current social problems. Provides relevant information from studies pertaining to problems such as attitude development, prejudice, race relations, addiction, behaviour technology, and family pathology. Course can be repeated for credit. See psychology department website for course description. Students may not take this course for further credit if similar topics are covered. Breadth-Social Sciences.

REM 100 - Global Change (3)

The Earth is experiencing the most dramatic environmental changes it has for thousands of years. How did we end up here? Provides an interdisciplinary perspective on the forces behind our ever-increasing environmental footprint. Highlights how ideologies and societal structures have shaped how we interact with the environment and explores the necessary changes for a more sustainable future. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
OL01 Online
SA 101 - Introduction to Anthropology (A) (4)

Anthropology asks fundamental questions about how people live and interact in different contexts. Engages with contemporary social life around the world, including the relations among people, ideas, and things. Provides analytical tools to help understand the role of culture and society in our lives. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Elliot Montpellier
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 12:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D101 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 2:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D102 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 2:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D103 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 12:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D104 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Wed, 2:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
SA 150 - Introduction to Sociology (S) (4)

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

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Baran (Abu) Fakhri
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Mon, 2:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D101 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Mon, 4:30–6:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D102 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Mon, 4:30–6:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D103 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 12:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D104 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 12:30–2:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D105 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 2:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby
D106 May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Tue, 2:30–4:20 p.m.
Burnaby

The following courses qualify for CCUPEKA humanities or social science units, but not toward the Simon Fraser University breadth requirements.

CA 129 - Movement Fundamentals (3)

This studio/theory course is an exploratory movement laboratory designed for first year dance majors/minors. This course incorporates techniques of body awareness, centering, and structural realignment. This course may be of interest to dancers, actors, kinesiologists, and athletes with an extensive movement background. Prerequisite: Declared dance major, extended minor, or permission from instructor. Students with credit for FPA 129 may not take this course for further credit.

GERO 302 - Health Promotion and Aging (3)

This course includes an examination of the development of contemporary understanding and practice of health promotion. Students will be given the opportunity to explore theories and models designed to explain health related behaviors and the determinants of health. Strategies for behavioral change and development of socio-environmental approaches will be discussed in the context of an aging Canadian population. Prerequisite: 60 units. Recommended: GERO 300.

GERO 404 - Health and Illness in Later Life (3)

An examination of issues related to health and illness among older adults, drawing upon theories and concepts from biological, social and public health sciences. An introduction to assessment and intervention skills useful to persons working with older adults in a broad range of practice settings. Prerequisite: 60 units, GERO 300.

GERO 420 - Sociology of Aging (4)

The structural and behavioral implications of aging. Topics include demographic aspects of aging; the relationship of aging to political, economic, familial and other social institutions; the psychological significance of aging. Prerequisite: 60 units. Recommended: GERO 300. Students with credit for SA 420 and students may not take this course for further credit.

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
SA 218 - Illness, Culture and Society (A) (4)

Health and well-being are social experiences. How do assumptions about the body, the self, and social relations operate in medical spheres? Introduces anthropological perspectives on illness and healing as a means of exploring the social existence of the body. Students with credit for SA 460 when offered as Medical Anthropology are not eligible to take this course for further credit.

SA 318 - Technologies of Health and Expectation (A) (4)

Investigates how medical technologies are altering ways we perceive our bodies, frame moral questions about health, and imagine human possibilities. Case studies from around the world are used to examine the social, ethical, and political dilemmas that surface when people interact with biomedical objects under different conditions. Prerequisite: SA 101 or 150 or 201W.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Stacy Pigg
May 6 – Aug 2, 2024: Thu, 2:30–5:20 p.m.
Burnaby

University Honours Degree Requirements

Students must also satisfy University degree requirements for degree completion.

NOTE: SFU students accepted in the accelerated master's within the Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology may apply a maximum of nine BPK graduate course units, taken while completing the bachelor's degree, towards the upper division electives of the bachelor's program and the requirements of the master's degree. For more information go to: https://www.sfu.ca/gradstudies/apply/programs/accelerated-masters.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; 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

18

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

6

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.

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.