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Department of Geography


7123 Robert C. Brown Hall, (604) 291-3321 Tel, (604) 291-5841 Fax, www.sfu.ca/geography

Chair

A.M. Gill BA (Hull), MA (Alta), PhD (Manit)

Professors Emeriti

R.C. Brown BS, MS (Oregon State), PhD (Mich State)

C.B. Crampton BSc, PhD (Brist)

F.F. Cunningham BA, MA, DipEd (Durh), FRGS

A. MacPherson MA (Edin), FRMetS

T.K. Poiker PhD (Heidel)

P.L. Wagner AB, MA, PhD (Calif)

J.W. Wilson BSc (Glas), MSc (MIT), MPP (N Carolina)

S.T. Wong AB (Augustana, Ill), AM (Yale), PhD (Chic)

Professors

W.G. Bailey BSc (Tor), PhD (McM)

L.J. Evenden BA (McM), MA (Georgia), PhD (Edin)

A.M. Gill BA (Hull), MA (Alta), PhD (Manit)***

R. Hayter BA (Newcastle, UK), MA (Alta), PhD (Wash)

E.J. Hickin BA, PhD (Syd), PGeo**

J.T. Pierce BA (Tor), MA (Wat), PhD (Lond), Dean of Arts

A.C.B. Roberts BA (Tor), MA (Wat), PhD (York)

M.C. Roberts BSc (Lond), MA (Tor), PhD (Iowa), PGeo**

Associate Professors

N.K. Blomley BSc, PhD (Brist)

J.A.C. Brohman BA (Car), MA, PhD (Calif)

R.A. Clapp BA (Yale), MA, PhD (Calif)

M.V. Hayes BA, MSc, PhD (McM)

I. Hutchinson BA (Liv), MSc (McG), PhD (S Fraser)

P.M. Koroscil BA, MA, PhD (Mich)

L.F.W. Lesack BSc (Manit), PhD (Calif)*

M.L. Roseland BA, MA (Conn), PhD (Br Col)

M.G. Schmidt BSc (Guelph), MSc (Lake), PhD (Br Col)

Assistant Professors

B.E. Bradshaw BA (Trent), PhD (Guelph)

T.A. Brennand MA (Camb), PhD (Alta)

R.B. Horsfall BA (Reed), MA, PhD (Johns H)

J. Hyndman BA (Alta), MA (Lanc), PhD (Br Col)

B. Pitman BA (S Fraser), MEDes (Calg), PhD (Calif)

W.L. Quinton BA (Western), MSc (York), PhD (Sask)

N.C. Schuurman BSc (Nfld)m MA, PhD (Br Col)

Associate Member

W.G. Gill, Associate Vice-President, Simon Fraser University at Harbour Centre

Senior Lecturer

I. Winton MA (Glas), MA (Br Col), PhD (Minn)

Advisor

Ms. H. Jones, 7124 Robert C. Brown Hall, 778.782 4128

*joint appointment with biological sciences

**joint appointment with earth sciences

***joint appointment with resource and environmental management

The Department of Geography offers a program of study within the Faculty of Arts leading to the degree of bachelor of arts with honors, major or minor standing in Geography. Students interested in a bachelor of science degree in geography should see "Physical Geography Program"..

BA Major Program

Students should check that they have fulfilled the requirements of the Faculty of Arts as detailed in the Faculty of Arts section.

Transfer students may enter the geography program without having fulfilled all lower division requirements. See the department academic advisor as soon as possible about entering the program.

Supporting Courses Outside Geography

Students will profit greatly by selecting a wide range of subjects outside geography. Economics, sociology and anthropology, political science, history, and many areas in the Faculty of Science can be of great value to the prospective geographer. Students may wish to complete a minor in one of these fields. Any geography faculty member will be pleased to advise.

Students with credit or claiming advanced standing in geography should consult an undergraduate advisor in the department concerning the structure of their programs.

Lower Division Requirements

Students must complete

GEOG 100-3 Human Geography

GEOG 111-3 Physical Geography

6 credit hours

Students must also complete one 200 level course from section A (see below), both GEOG 221 and 241 from section B, and one course from section C.

12 credit hours

Section A - Physical Geography

GEOG 111-3 Physical Geography

GEOG 213-3 Geomorphology I

GEOG 214-3 Climatology I

GEOG 215-3 Biogeography

Section B - Human Geography

GEOG 100-3 Human Geography

GEOG 102-3 World Problems in Geographic Perspective

GEOG 221-3 Economic Geography

GEOG 241-3 Social Geography

GEOG 264-3 Canadian Cities

GEOG 261-3 Introduction to Urban Geography

Section C - Techniques and Special Requirements

GEOG 250-3 Cartography I

GEOG 251-3 Methods in Spatial Analysis

GEOG 253-3 Aerial Photographic Interpretation

Section D - Regions

GEOG 162-3 Canada

GEOG 263-3 Selected Regions

GEOG 265-3 Geography of British Columbia

Upper Division Requirements

Students are expected to consult with a departmental advisor when they formally declare a major in Geography. Those who do not seek advice from the department run a risk of prolonging their programs.

Students must complete 20 credit hours of 300 level courses, including at least one course from section A (see below). 20 credit hours

Additionally, 12 credit hours of 400 level courses must be completed. 12 credit hours

Total 32 credit hours

Section A - Physical Geography

GEOG 311-4 Hydrology I

GEOG 312-4 Geography of Natural Hazards

GEOG 313-4 Geomorphology II

GEOG 314-4 Climatology II

GEOG 315-4 Regional Ecosystems

GEOG 316-4 Ecosystem Biogeochemistry

GEOG 317-4 Soil Science

GEOG 411-4 Hydrology II

GEOG 412-4 Glacial Processes and Environments

GEOG 413-4 Geomorphology III

GEOG 414-4 Climatology III

GEOG 415-4 Advanced Biogeography

GEOG 416-4 Pleistocene Geography

GEOG 417-4 Soil Science II

Section B - Human Geography

GEOG 301-4 Geographic Ideas and Methodology

GEOG 322-4 World Resources

GEOG 323-4 The Dynamics of Industrial Location and Regional Development

GEOG 324-4 Geography of Transportation

GEOG 325-4 Geography of Service Activities

GEOG 327-4 Geography of Tourism and Outdoor Recreation

GEOG 362-4 Geography of Urban Development

GEOG 369-4 Human Microgeography

GEOG 375-4 Historical Geography I

GEOG 381-4 Political Geography

GEOG 382-4 Population Geography

GEOG 383-4 Regional Development and Planning I

GEOG 385-4 Food Production and the Environment

GEOG 386-4 Geography, Health and Health Care

GEOG 387-4 Geography and Gender

GEOG 389-4 Human Ecology: Human Relations to Nature

GEOG 420-4 Comparative Cultural Geography

GEOG 422-4 Geography of the Third World

GEOG 424-4 Urban Transportation

GEOG 426-4 Multinational Corporations and Regional Development

GEOG 427-4 Selected Topics in the Geography of Tourism

GEOG 441-4 Geography of Urban Regions

GEOG 444-4 Regional Development and Planning II

GEOG 445-4 Resource Planning

GEOG 446-4 Geography of Contemporary Societies

GEOG 448-4 Public Policy, Theory and Human Geography

GEOG 449-4 Environmental Processes and Urban Development

GEOG 450-4 Environmental Workshop

GEOG 475-4 Historical Geography II

Section C - Techniques and Special Requirements

GEOG 351-4 Cartography II

GEOG 352-4 Methods in Spatial Analysis II

GEOG 353-4 Remote Sensing

GEOG 354-4 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

GEOG 355-4 Technical Issues in Geographic Information Systems

GEOG 356-4 Cognitive Cartography

GEOG 404-2 Directed Readings

GEOG 405-4 Directed Readings

GEOG 452-4 Advanced Issues in Geographic Information Systems

GEOG 453-4 Digital Image Processing

GEOG 489-4 Selected Topics

GEOG 490-4 Selected Topics

GEOG 491-4 Honors Essay

Section D - Regions

GEOG 460-4 Selected Regions

GEOG 462-4 The Geography of the United States

GEOG 466-4 Latin American Regional Development

GEOG 469-4 The Canadian North and Middle North

GEOG 470-4 The Geography of Western Canada

BA Honors Program

Students must complete all the requirements for the major program (see above) plus 10 additional credit hours from courses in the 300 and 400 level listings in Geography, and the following courses.

GEOG 301-4 Geographic Ideas and Methodology

GEOG 491-4 Honors Essay 18 credit hours

A total of 132 semester hours is required of which 60 must be at the upper division. To graduate with honors, students must have grade point averages of not less than 3.00 (cumulative, upper division and cumulative geography GPA).

Entry into the honors program requires the approval of the department and admission GPAs of 3.00.

BA Minor Program

Students are expected to consult with a departmental advisor when they formally declare a minor in geography. Those who do not seek advice from the department run a risk of prolonging their programs.

Students must complete

GEOG 100-3 Human Geography

GEOG 111-3 Physical Geography

and one of

GEOG 221-3 Economic Geography

GEOG 241-3 Social Geography

and one of

GEOG 250-3 Cartography I

GEOG 251-3 Methods in Spatial Analysis

GEOG 253-3 Aerial Photographic Interpretation

12 credit hours

Students must also complete a minimum of 15 credit hours in GEOG courses numbered 300 and 400.
15 credit hours

Total 27 credit hours

Extended Minor Program

This program consists of the lower division requirements for a major and the upper division requirements for a minor. Certain other criteria may be set by individual departments and programs. A student must have their program approved by the advisor for the extended minor program.

Geography - Environmental Specialty Major Program

Lower Division Requirements

Students must complete a total of 24 credit hours including

GEOG 100-3 Human Geography

GEOG 111-3 Physical Geography

GEOG 215-3 Biogeography

GEOG 221-3 Economic Geography

GEOG 241-3 Social Geography

Also required is one course selected from the Section C - Techniques and Special Requirements list (see above) plus the following two trans-disciplinary core courses.

EVSC 200-3 Introduction to Environmental Science

REM 100-3 Global Change

Upper Division Requirements

Students must complete the following transdisciplinary core courses

GEOG 389-4 Human Ecology: Human Relations to Nature

GEOG 445-4 Resource Planning

GEOG 450-4 Environmental Workshop

REM 311-3 Applied Ecology and Sustainable Environments

REM 356-3 Institutional Arrangements for Sustainable Environmental Management

plus one course in each of the following groups:

Physical Geography

GEOG 311-4 Hydrology I

GEOG 312-4 Geography of Natural Hazards

GEOG 313-4 Geomorphology II

GEOG 314-4 Climatology II

GEOG 315-4 Regional Ecosystems

GEOG 316-4 Ecosystem Biogeochemistry

GEOG 317-4 Soil Science I

Spatial Science

GEOG 352-4 Methods in Spatial Analysis II

GEOG 353-4 Remote Sensing

GEOG 354-4 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

Human Impacts on the Biophysical Environment

GEOG 322-4 World Resources

GEOG 327-4 Geography of Tourism and Outdoor Recreation

GEOG 382-4 Population Geography

GEOG 385-4 Food Production and the Environment

GEOG 449-4 Environmental Processes and Urban Development

Students must complete an additional eight upper division (300 and 400 level) credit hours in geography for a total of 38 credit hours. At least 12 of the total 38 must be at the 400 level in geography.

Geography - Environmental Specialty Honors Program

Students must complete all the requirements for the environmental specialty major (see above) plus four additional credit hours in geography at the 400 level and the following courses:

GEOG 301-4 Geographic Ideas and Methodology

GEOG 491-4 Honors Essay

for a total of 50 credit hours. A total of 132 credit hours is required for the honors program, of which 60 must be upper division. To graduate with honors, students must have a GPA of not less than 3.00 (cumulative, upper division and cumulative geography GPA).

Entry into the honors program requires the approval of the department and admission GPAs of 3.00.

Joint Major in Geography and Business Administration

See "Joint Major in Business Administration and Geography". for requirements.

Joint Major in Geography and Economics - Environmental Specialty

Lower Division Requirements
Economics

Students must complete the same requirements as for the economics major program and also complete ECON 260; the latter course can be counted as one of the 200 level requirements.

Geography

Students must complete the same requirements as for the geography - environmental specialty major program.

Upper Division Requirements
Economics

Students must complete 25 credit hours in economics including

ECON 301-5 Intermediate Microeconomic Theory

ECON 305-5 Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory

ECON 362-4 Economics of Natural Resources

BUEC 333-3 Elementary Economic and Business Statistics II

and at least one 400 division ECON or BUEC course (excluding ECON 431, 435, BUEC 433 and 485) and, to satisfy economics group requirements, at least one of the following.

ECON 102-3 Contemporary World Economies

ECON 110-3 Foundations of Economic Ideas

ECON 208-3 History of Economic Thought

ECON 250-3 Economic Development in the PreIndustrial Period

ECON 309-5 Introduction to Marxian Economics

ECON 353-4 Economic History of Canada

ECON 355-4 Economic Development

ECON 395-5 Comparative Economic Systems

ECON 404-3 Honors Seminar in Methodology of the Social Sciences

ECON 407-3 Seminar in Marxian Economics

ECON 409-3 Seminar in Economic Thought

ECON 450-3 Seminar in Quantitative Economic History

ECON 451-3 Seminar in European Economic History

ECON 455-3 Seminar in Economic Development

Geography

Students must complete 24 credit hours in geography including

GEOG 322-4 World Resources

GEOG 382-4 Population Geography

plus one of

GEOG 323-4 The Dynamics of Industrial Location and Regional Development

GEOG 383-4 Regional Development and Planning I

GEOG 385-4 Food Production and the Environment

GEOG 386-4 Geography, Health and Health Care

plus three of

GEOG 422-4 Geography of the Third World

GEOG 426-4 Industrial Change and Local Development

GEOG 444-4 Regional Development and Planning II

GEOG 449-4 Environmental Processes and Urban Development

plus the following five core courses

GEOG 389-4 Human Ecology: Human Relations to Nature

GEOG 445-4 Resource Planning

GEOG 450-4 Environmental Workshop

REM 311-3 Applied Ecology and Sustainable Environments

REM 356-3 Institutional Arrangements for Sustainable Environmental Management

Breadth Requirements

These are recommended to fulfil the Faculty of Arts breadth requirements.

ARCH 201-3 Introduction to Archaeology

ARCH 365-3 Ecological Archaeology

ARCH 386-3 Archaeological Resource Management

CMNS 347-4 Communication in Conflict and Intervention

CMNS 446-3 The Communication of Science and the Transfer of Technology

HIST 360-4 The History of Science: 1100-1725

HUM 325-4 Humanity and the Natural World

PHIL 120-3 Introduction to Moral Philosophy

PHIL 244-3 Introduction to the Philosophy of Natural and Social Science

SA 371-4 The Environment and Society

WS 204-3 Women, Science and Technology

Joint Major in Geography and Latin American Studies

See "Joint Major Programs". for requirements.

Languages Other Than English

Some graduate schools require some proficiency in a language other than English. Students who contemplate geography graduate studies should include language courses other than English in their programs.

Certificate in Spatial Information Systems

Admission

Students should consult with the departmental advisor as early as possible for program admission. Formal approval is required before completion of the certificate.

Credits applied to one certificate may not be applied to another Simon Fraser certificate or diploma.

Requirements

To qualify for the certificate, students must complete the following courses (or their equivalents from another department or institution).

one of

GEOG 251-3 Methods in Spatial Analysis

STAT 101-3 Introduction to Statistics

STAT 203-3 Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences

STAT 270-3 Introduction to Probability and Statistics

all of

GEOG 250-3 Cartography I

GEOG 253-3 Aerial Photographic Interpretation

GEOG 352-4 Methods in Spatial Analysis II

GEOG 353-4 Remote Sensing

GEOG 354-4 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

three of

GEOG 351-4 Cartography II

GEOG 355-4 Technical Issues in Geographic Information Systems

GEOG 452-4 Advanced Issues in Geographic Information Systems

GEOG 453-4 Digital Image Processing

Under special circumstances, students may substitute, from approved courses, up to eight of the above 12 credits to satisfy this requirement.

Certificate in Urban Studies

This certificate encourages and facilitates the study of the nature and functions of the contemporary city from an interdisciplinary perspective of geography, political science, sociology and anthropology. It is for undergraduate students who wish to have a concentration in the area of urban studies. Program completion is possible in one year but additional semesters may be required. The certificate is suited to those contemplating careers in urban planning, governance, consulting and/or those who wish to participate in the Faculty of Arts cooperative education program.

Admission Requirements

Normal requirements for admission to Simon Fraser University apply. Students must complete GEOG 100 and POL 151 and/or POL 100 prior to formal admission to the certificate program.

Course Requirements

Successful completion of eight courses for a total of 27/29 credit hours including the following required courses.

GEOG 261-3 Introduction to Urban Geography

POL 252-3 Local Democracy and Governance

SA 201-4 Anthropology of Contemporary Life

and at least two of

GEOG 325-4 Geography of Service Activities

GEOG 362-4 Geography of Urban Development

POL 354-4 Comparative Metropolitan Governance

SA 364-4 Urban Communities and Cultures

and at least one of

GEOG 264-3 Canadian Cities

POL 352-4 Urban and Local Governance in Canada

and at least one of the following (the steering committee may designate other courses)

GEOG 241-3 Social Geography

SA 202-4 Post-Industrial Society

and one more course from the above list for a total of eight courses.

Credits applied to one certificate may not be applied to another Simon Fraser certificate or diploma.

Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Urban Studies

This program, administered by the Department of Geography, serves those who have previously completed a bachelor's degree or equivalent and who wish to expand knowledge in theoretical and descriptive terms of the nature and functions of cities in contemporary society. The program emphasizes an holistic view of the contemporary city in which geographic, social, political, economic and cultural perspectives are explored and interrelated.

The program will be of special interest to those who wish to develop or enhance their careers in the urban setting, and those who desire a better understanding of the contemporary city. Where possible, courses will be offered at the downtown Harbour Centre campus. This diploma is offered through the Departments of Geography, Political Science, Sociology and Anthropology, History, Gerontology, Humanities and the Centre for Community Economic Development.

Course Requirements

A bachelor's degree with a 2.5 CGPA is required for program admission. The program requires successful completion of eight undergraduate courses (totalling at least 30 credit hours), of which four will be completed at the third year level, and four at the fourth year level plus two graduate courses as noted below. Post baccalaureate diplomas must be completed within five years of program admission. Students must maintain a 2.5 GPA all on courses.

Students must complete at least four of

GEOG 323-4 The Dynamics of Industrial Location and Regional Development

GEOG 325-4 Geography of Service Activities

GEOG 362-4 Geography of Urban Development

GEOG 382-4 Population Geography

GEOG 383-4 Regional Development and Planning I

GEOG 387-4 Geography and Gender

HIST 301-4 Heritage Preservation

HIST 379-4 The Transformation of American Culture: 1830-1900

HUM 340-4 Great Cities in Their Time

POL 352-4 Urban and Local Governance in Canada

POL 354-4 Comparative Metropolitan Governance

SA 364-4 Urban Communities and Cultures

and at least four of

CED 401-4 Concepts, Techniques and Principles for CED Practice

GEOG 424-4 Urban Transportation

GEOG 441-4 Geography of Urban Regions

GEOG 444-4 Regional Development and Planning II

GEOG 448-4 Public Policy, Theory and Human Geography

GEOG 449-4 Environmental Processes and Urban Development

GERO 401-3 Aging and the Built Environment

POL 454-4 Urban Public Policy Making

POL 458-4 Selected Topics in Local and Urban Government and Politics

Students are also required to complete the following two graduate courses in urban studies.

URB 600-4 Urban Transformations

URB 601-4 Urban Problems and Solutions

Cooperative Education

The cooperative education program is for students who wish to acquire practical experience. The program entails planned semesters of study and employment in an area of the student's choice.

Requirements

To be admitted into coop, students must have completed their 28 credit hours with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75. Prior to admission, students must complete the following.

GEOG 100-3 Human Geography

GEOG 111-3 Physical Geography

GEOG 221-3 Economic Geography

GEOG 241-3 Social Geography

one of

GEOG 213-3 Geomorphology I

GEOG 214-3 Climatology I

GEOG 215-3 Biogeography

and one of

GEOG 250-3 Cartography I

GEOG 251-3 Methods in Spatial Analysis

GEOG 253-3 Aerial Photographic Interpretation

College transfer students must complete at least 15 credit hours at SFU before being eligible for admission to the coop program and must satisfy the requirements above or their equivalents.

College transfer students who have participated in coop programs elsewhere may be credited with the semester(s) already taken. The applicability of such semesters depends on the evaluation of the Department of Geography.

To continue in this program, students must maintain a minimum CGPA of 2.5 in the course work.

The following four courses are completed during four work semesters.

GEOG 302-0 Geography Practicum I

GEOG 303-0 Geography Practicum II

GEOG 402-0 Geography Practicum III

GEOG 403-0 Geography Practicum IV

Please see "Cooperative Education".. Interested students should contact the environmental cooperative education coordinator, telephone 778.782 -3115.



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