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Department of Sociology and Anthropology


5054 Academic Quadrangle, (604) 291-3146 Tel, (604) 291-5799 Fax, www.sfu.ca/sociology

Affiliation with the two divisions within the department is shown as follows: A - anthropology; S - sociology, LAS - Latin American studies

Chair

E. Gee BA, PhD (Br Col)

Professors Emeriti

H. Dickie-Clark BA (Rhodes), PhD (Natal) - S

H. Sharma MA (Delhi), MS (Cleveland), PhD(C'nell) - S

I.R. Whitaker MA (Camb), DPhil (Oslo) - A

R.W. Wyllie BA (Leic) - S

Professors

H. Adam Dipl Sociol DrPhil (Fran), Habilitation - S

N. Dyck BA, MA (Sask), PhD (Manc) - A

E. Gee BA, PhD (Br Col) - S

M. Howard BA, MA, PhD (WAust) - A

M. Kenny BA, MA (Virginia), DipSocAnthrop, DPhil (Oxf) - A

Associate Professors

M. Boelscher-Ignace MA (Georg August Universitat), PhD (S Fraser)** -A

D. Culhane BA, PhD (S Fraser) - A

P. Dossa BA, MA (Edin), PhD (Br Col) - A

M. Gates BA (Sheff), MA, PhD (Br Col) - A

D. Lacombe BA (Sherbrooke), MA, PhD (Tor)* - S

A.T. McLaren BA (Br Col), MA (Iowa), PhD (Lond) - S

G.P. Nicholas BA (Franklin Pierce Coll), MA (Missouri), PhD (Mass)**** - A

G. Otero BA (Monterrey), MA (Tex), PhD (Wis) - S

S. Pigg BA, MA, PhD (C'nell) - A

J. Pulkingham MA, PhD (Edin) - S

G.B. Teeple BA, MA (Tor), DPhil (Sus) - S

J.M. Whitworth BA (Leic), DPhil (Oxf) - S

Assistant Professors

K. Froschauer BA, MA (Br Col), PhD (Carl) - S

B. Mitchell BA, MA (Wat), PhD (McM)***** - S

A. Travers BA (S Fraser), MA (Br Col), PhD (Oregon) - S

Adjunct Professors

R. Bateman BA, MA (Oklahoma), PhD (Johns Hopkins)

G. Rush BA (Br Col), PhD (Oregon)

S. Migliore, BA, MA, PhD (McM) - A

Lab Instructor

C. Szafnicki MA (Lodz), PhD (Warsaw) - A

Senior Lecturer

M. Escudero-Faust BA, MA (S Fraser) PhD (Br Col) - LAS

Advisor

Ms. K. Payne, 5056 Academic Quadrangle, 778.782 -3726

*joint appointment with criminology

**joint appointment with First Nations studies

***joint appointment with humanities

****joint appointment with archaeology

*****joint appointment with gerontology

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology offers courses that provide theoretical and analytical tools to better understand the social and cultural forces affecting our lives and those in other societies. Such understanding is an important part of general education and should lead to more effective participation in society. SFU sociologists and anthropologists conduct research and teach courses about Western industrial societies, Third World societies, and theoretical and comparative questions that go beyond national boundaries.

The department offers honors and majors in sociology and/or anthropology and minors in sociology and anthropology. Honors and major students may take options such as an applied social research stream and a cooperative education program. Joint majors are available with archaeology, art and culture studies and anthropology, art and culture studies and sociology, Canadian studies, communication, criminology, Latin American studies, linguistics, and women's studies. Joint honors are available with Canadian studies, Latin American studies and sociology and anthropology. The department also offers a post baccalaureate diploma in social policy issues and a certificate in ethnic and intercultural relations.

As well as its intrinsic intellectual rewards, undergraduate training in sociology and anthropology provides invaluable background for students who intend to pursue careers in such fields as urban planning, journalism, law, public administration, welfare related professions, teaching, personnel management, health care fields, and international development projects.

Courses provide students specializing in other disciplines with an appreciation of social and cultural processes that will complement their specialization. Especially appropriate are SA 100, 101, 150, 201, 263, 286, 292 and 293, which require no prerequisites. A number of other courses dealing with important contemporary issues such as SA 202, 203, 216, 217, 218 and 260 are open to students with one introductory course.

Course Selection

Consult departmental hand-outs available in the SA general office, as there are differing emphases in course outlines from semester to semester.

Normally, directed readings courses SA 496 and 497 are available only to SA major and honors students. Credit will be given for only one of these.

Some courses in other departments are relevant to certain areas of sociology and anthropology. Honors and majors in sociology and/or anthropology are urged to prepare themselves broadly by taking additional courses in other departments, after consultation with an advisor.

Many graduate schools require a reading knowledge of a language other than English. Those considering graduate studies should include an appropriate second language in their program.

Note: To assist students to plan an interdisciplinary program, courses listed in the Undergraduate Courses (page287) are designated as follows.

A - anthropology

S - sociology

An SA course can be counted as either sociology or anthropology.

Major Programs

Lower Division Requirements

Lower division requirements provide a broad introduction to both disciplines, to critical analysis of Canadian society, to basic logic and methods used in social research, and to the application of these methods to topics of special interest to students.

Students should complete all lower division requirements before taking upper division courses.

Anthropology Major

SA 101-4 Introduction to Anthropology

SA 150-4 Introduction to Sociology

SA 201-4 Anthropology of Contemporary Life

SA 255-4 Introduction to Social Research

plus one additional `A' course at the 200 level

Sociology Major

SA 100-4 Perspectives in Canadian Society

SA 101-4 Introduction to Anthropology

SA 150-4 Introduction to Sociology

SA 250-4 Introduction to Sociological Theory

SA 255-4 Introduction to Social Research

STAT 203-3 Introduction to Statistics for Social Sciences

Note: Students with an equivalent post secondary statistics course are exempt from STAT 203. It is, however, highly recommended that students take SA 255 before taking STAT 203.

Upper Division Requirements

Students must meet theory and methods requirements (see program options following for specific requirements). In our information based society, many employers and most graduate schools require considerable knowledge of the processes involved in conceptualizing research problems, information gathering, analysis and presentation. Students are strongly urged to prepare by balancing theory courses with methods courses over and above the required minimum. Beyond this, they may choose to range broadly across the two disciplines or to focus on a special interest. Courses fall broadly into the following groups.

Anthropological Theory and Institutions of Social Life

SA 301-4 Contemporary Ethnography

SA 323-4 Symbol, Myth and Meaning

SA 332-4 The Anthropology of Childhood

SA 364-4 Urban Communities and Cultures

SA 371-4 The Environment and Society

SA 401-4 The Politics of Culture in Contemporary Societies

SA 402-4 The Practice of Anthropology

SA 451-4 Issues in Anthropological Theory

SA 467-4 Anthropology of the Self

SA 472-4 Anthropology and the Past

Canadian Native Peoples and Other Minority Indigenous Peoples

SA 386-4 Native Peoples and Public Policy

SA 387-4 Canadian Native Peoples

SA 388-4 Comparative Studies of Minority Indigenous Peoples

SA 486-4 Aboriginal Peoples and British Columbia: Advanced Seminar

Ethnic Relations

SA 303-4 Ethnic Conflicts

SA 400-4 Canadian Ethnic Minorities

Health and Society

SA 318-4 The Anthropology of Medicine

SA 319-4 Culture, Ethnicity and Aging

SA 320-4 Population and Society

SA 420-4 The Sociology of Aging

Social Policy and Social Policy Analysis

SA 316-4 Tourism and Social Policy

SA 320-4 Population and Society

SA 340-4 Social Issues and Social Policy Analysis

SA 371-4 The Environment and Society

SA 386-4 Native Peoples and Public Policy

SA 447-4 Selected Issues in Social Policy Analysis

Sociological Theory and Institutions of Social Life

SA 300-4 Canadian Social Structure

SA 304-4 Social Control

SA 322-4 Sociology of Religion

SA 325-4 Political Sociology

SA 327-4 Sociology of Knowledge

SA 333-4 Schooling and Society

SA 350-4 Classical Sociological Thought

SA 351-4 Classical Marxist Thought

SA 358-4 The Philosophy of the Social Sciences

SA 362-4 Society and the Changing Global Division of Labor

SA 416-4 Sociology of Art Forms

SA 450-4 Advanced Sociological Theory

Third World Studies

SA 363-4 Processes of Development and Underdevelopment

SA 374-4 South Africa: Socio-Political Development

SA 392-4 Latin America

SA 463-4 Special Topics in Development Studies

Theory and methods requirements should be taken as early as possible in the upper division program. Students are strongly urged to balance theory courses with methods courses over and above the required minimum.

Anthropology Major Program

Students must complete 32 credit hours in upper division SA courses, including the following.

SA 301-4 Contemporary Ethnography

SA 356-4 Ethnography and Qualitative Methods

SA 402-4 The Practice of Anthropology

plus two of

SA 318-4 The Anthropology of Medicine

SA 332-4 The Anthropology of Domestic Life

SA 401-4 The Politics of Culture in Contemporary Societies

SA 451-4 Issues in Anthropological Theory

SA 460-4 Issues in Anthropology and Sociology (when an A topic only)

SA 463-4 Special Topics in Development Studies (when an A topic only)

SA 467-4 Anthropology of the Self

SA 472-4 Anthropology and the Past (highly recommended)

SA 486-4 Aboriginal Peoples and British Columbia: Advanced Seminar

An additional 12 upper division credit hours are required, to be chosen from any SA or A course. Courses designated A are highly recommended.

Sociology Major Program

Students must complete 32 credit hours in upper division SA courses, including

SA 350-4 Classical Sociological Thought

and one of

POL 315-4 Quantitative Methods in Political Science

SA 355-4 Quantitative Methods

and one of

SA 356-4 Ethnography and Qualitative Methods

SA 357-4 Survey Methods

An additional 20 upper division credit hours are required, to be chosen from any SA or S course. Courses designated S are highly recommended.

Applied Social Research Stream

Students wishing broader preparation in research methods may choose this special stream. See the department advisor for details.

Joint Major Programs

Joint Major in Archaeology and Anthropology

Please see "Joint Major in Archaeology and Anthropology"..

Joint Major in Art and Culture Studies and Anthropology

Please see "Joint Major in Anthropology or Sociology, and Art and Culture Studies"..

Joint Major in Art and Culture Studies and Sociology

Please see "Joint Major in Anthropology or Sociology, and Art and Culture Studies"..

Joint Major in Sociology or Anthropology and Canadian Studies

Please see "Joint Major Programs"..

Joint Major in Anthropology and Sociology
Lower Division Requirements

Refer to the Major Programs - Lower Division Requirements for the two discipline requirement specifications.

SA 100-4 Perspectives in Canadian Society

SA 101-4 Introduction to Anthropology

SA 150-4 Introduction to Sociology

SA 201-4 Anthropology of Contemporary Life

SA 250-4 Introduction to Sociological Theory

SA 255-4 Introduction to Social Research

STAT 203-3 Introduction to Statistics for Social Sciences

plus one additional `A' course at the 200 level

Note: Students with equivalent post secondary statistics courses are exempt from STAT 203 but should take SA 255 before taking STAT 203.

When choosing lower division courses, consider the prerequisites for upper division courses.

Upper Division Requirements

Students must complete 40 credit hours in upper division SA courses, including the following.

SA 301-4 Contemporary Ethnography

SA 350-4 Classical Sociological Thought

SA 356-4 Ethnography and Qualitative Methods

SA 402-4 The Practice of Anthropology

plus one of

POL 315-4 Quantitative Methods in Political Science

SA 355-4 Quantitative Methods

plus two of

SA 318-4 The Anthropology of Medicine

SA 332-4 The Anthropology of Childhood

SA 401-4 The Politics of Culture in Contemporary Societies

SA 451-4 Issues in Anthropological Theory

SA 460-4 Issues in Anthropology and Sociology (when an A topic only)

SA 463-4 Special Topics in Development Studies (when an A topic only)

SA 467-4 Anthropology of the Self

SA 472-4 Anthropology and the Past*

SA 486-4 Aboriginal Peoples and British Columbia: Advanced Seminar

An additional 12 upper division credit hours are required, to be chosen from any SA or S course.

*highly recommended

Joint Major in Sociology or Anthropology and Communication

Sociology, anthropology and communications overlap in many concerns: nature, production, commodification, and politics of culture; the relationship between communicative processes and social identity, class, gender, etc. This joint major is for those who share these common interests.

Students must fulfil lower and upper division requirements for both sociology and anthropology, as listed below.

Lower Division Anthropology Requirements

Students must complete all of

SA 101-4 Introduction to Anthropology

SA 150-4 Introduction to Sociology

SA 255-4 Introduction to Social Research*

and one of

SA 201-4 Anthropology of Contemporary Life

SA 245-4 Cultures and Images

and one of

CMNS 260-3 Introduction to Empirical Communication Research Methods

STAT 203-3 Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences

*fulfils communication major program requirements of a basic social science methods course

Lower Division Sociology Requirements

Students must complete all of

SA 100-4 Perspectives on Canadian Society

SA 101-4 Introduction to Anthropology

SA 150-4 Introduction to Sociology

SA 250-4 Introduction to Sociological Theory

SA 255-4 Introduction to Social Research

and one of

CMNS 260-3 Introduction to Empirical Communication Research Methods

STAT 203-3 Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences

Lower Division Communication Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 18 lower division credit hours (six courses) in communication including

CMNS 110-3 Introduction to Communication Studies

CMNS 130-3 Explorations in Mass Communication

plus one of

CMNS 260-3 Introduction to Empirical Communication Research Methods

CMNS 261-3 Documentary Research in Communication

plus three additional lower division CMNS courses

Upper Division Anthropology Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 20 upper division credit hours in anthropology or SA courses (five courses) which must include the following.

SA 301-4 Contemporary Ethnography

SA 356-4 Ethnography and Qualitative Methods

Recommended

SA 401-4 The Politics of Culture in Contemporary Societies

SA 402-4 The Practice of Anthropology

Upper Division Sociology Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 20 upper division credit hours in sociology or SA courses (five courses) which must include the following.

SA 350-4 Classical Sociological Thought

and one of

SA 355-4 Quantitative Methods

SA 356-4 Ethnography and Qualitative Methods

Upper Division Communication Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 24 upper division credit hours in communication, including the following. Directed study and field placement courses may not be used to meet this requirement.

one of

CMNS 362-4 Evaluation Methods for Applied Communication Research

CMNS 363-6 Approaches to Media and Audience Research

Joint Major in Sociology or Anthropology and Criminology

Sociology/anthropology and criminology have some common methods and theoretical concerns; for example, the relationship between such variables as class, gender, ethnicity and crime; the social construction of deviance; the law as a social phenomenon; and the general social, political, and economic frameworks of society that condition the nature and perception of social problems. This joint major is recommended for students who share these concerns.

Admission is contingent upon the enrolment limitation requirements of the School of Criminology. Application for admission must follow the general procedures established by the school.

A grade of 1.67 (C-) or better is required in all non-elective courses.

The department offers degrees in sociology or anthropology and a joint degree in sociology and anthropology. Students interested in a joint program in sociology or anthropology and criminology should contact both department advisors.

Anthropology Requirements
Lower Division Requirements

For the joint major in anthropology and criminology, students must complete all of

SA 100-4 Perspectives on Canadian Society

SA 101-4 Introduction to Anthropology

SA 150-4 Introduction to Sociology

SA 201-4 Anthropology of Contemporary Life

plus one of

CRIM 220-3 Research Methods in Criminology

SA 255-4 Introduction to Social Research

plus one of

SA 203-4 Comparative Ethnic Relations

SA 218-4 Illness, Culture and Society

SA 286-4 Aboriginal Peoples and British Columbia: Introduction

SA 293-4 Special Topics in Anthropology

SA 294-4 Special Topics in Sociology and Anthropology*

*if course has anthropological content

Upper Division Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 20 upper division credit hours including

both of

SA 301-4 Contemporary Ethnography

SA 356-4 Qualitative Methods

plus two of

SA 318-4 The Anthropology of Medicine

SA 345-4 Issues in Canadian Ethnic Relations

SA 364-4 Urban Communities and Cultures

SA 386-4 Native Peoples and Public Policy

SA 387-4 Canadian Native Peoples

SA 388-4 Comparative Studies of Minority Indigenous Peoples

SA 400-4 Canadian Ethnic Minorities

SA 401-4 The Politics of Culture in Contemporary Societies

SA 402-4 The Practice of Anthropology

plus one other SA course as an elective

Sociology Requirements
Lower Division Requirements

For the joint major in sociology and criminology, students must complete all of

SA 100-4 Perspectives on Canadian Society

SA 101-4 Introduction to Anthropology

SA 150-4 Introduction to Sociology

SA 250-4 Introduction to Sociological Theory

plus one of

CRIM 220-3 Research Methods in Criminology

SA 255-4 Introduction to Social Research

plus one of

SA 202-4 Post-Industrial Society

SA 203-4 Comparative Ethnic Relations

SA 260-4 Individual and Society

SA 286-4 Aboriginal Peoples and British Columbia: Introduction

Upper Division Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 20 upper division credit hours including

SA 304-4 Social Control

SA 350-4 Classical Sociological Thought

SA 355-4 Quantitative Methods

SA 356-4 Ethnography and Qualitative Methods(SA)

plus one additional upper division SA course.

Criminology Requirements

For either the joint major in sociology and criminology, or in anthropology and criminology, students must complete the following criminology lower division requirements totalling a minimum of 60 credit hours with a 2.25 CGPA. The 60 upper division requirements also have the same CGPA stipulation.

Students must complete all criminology lower division requirements before application, and before formal admittance is granted to undertake upper division criminology courses.

CRIM 369 or 462 may not be used for credit towards this joint major.

Lower Division Requirements

all of

CRIM 131-3 Introduction to the Criminal Justice System - A Total System Approach

CRIM 135-3 Introduction to Canadian Law and Legal Institutions: A Criminal Justice Perspective

CRIM 203-3 Historical Reactions to Crime and Deviance

CRIM 230-3 Criminal Law

either both of

CRIM 100-5 Introduction to Criminology I

CRIM 102-5 Introduction to Criminology II

or all of

CRIM 101-3 Introduction to Criminology

CRIM 103-3 Psychological Explanations of Criminal and Deviant Behavior

CRIM 104-3 Sociological Explanations of Criminal and Deviant Behavior

plus one of

CRIM 220-3 Research Methods in Criminology*

SA 255-4 Introduction to Social Research*

plus one other CRIM course as an elective

plus one of

PHIL 001-3 Critical Thinking

PHIL 100-3 Knowledge and Reality

Phil 110-3 Introduction to Logic and Reasoning

PHIL 120-3 Introduction to Moral Philosophy

PHIL 150-3 History of Philosophy I

PHIL 151-3 History of Philosophy II

PHIL 220-3 Introduction to Social and Political Philosophy

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

PHIL 280-3 Introduction to Existentialism

plus one of

POL 100-3 Introduction to Politics and Government

POL 151-3 The Administration of Justice

plus both of

PSYC 100-3 Introduction to Psychology I

PSYC 102-3 Introduction to Psychology II

plus one of

STAT 101-3 Introduction to Statistics

STAT 203-3 Introduction to Statistics for Social Sciences

*Students who take CRIM 220 must obtain from the Sociology/Anthropology advisor a waiver of the SA 255 prerequisite for SA 355 and 356 in advance of registering for these courses. Students who take SA 255 must obtain from the criminology advisor a waiver of the CRIM 220 prerequisite for CRIM 320 in advance of registering for this course.

Upper Division Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 25 upper division credit hours including all of

CRIM 300-3 Current Theories and Perspectives in Criminology

CRIM 320-5 Advanced Research Issues in Criminology

CRIM 330-3 Criminal Procedure and Evidence

CRIM 332-3 Sociology of Law

CRIM 369 and 462 are not permitted.

Additional Electives

The remaining semester hours may be selected at the student's discretion. Faculty of Arts breadth requirements must be completed so general electives should be considered for that purpose.

Joint Major in Sociology or Anthropology and Latin American Studies
Lower Division Sociology Requirements

SA 100-4 Perspectives on Canadian Society

SA 101-4 Introduction to Anthropology

SA 150-4 Introduction to Sociology

SA 250-4 Introduction to Sociological Theory

SA 255-4 Introduction to Social Research

STAT 203-3 Introduction to Statistics for the Social Sciences

Lower Division Anthropology Requirements

These requirements are the same as for sociology except that SA 250 is not required. In addition, two 200 level anthropology or SA courses are required.

Upper Division Sociology Requirements

Students must complete 20 credit hours in sociology or SA courses, which must include

SA 350-4 Classical Sociological Thought

and one of

SA 355-4 Quantitative Methods

POL 315-4 Quantitative Methods in Political Science

and one of

SA 356-4 Ethnography and Qualitative Methods

SA 357-4 Survey Research

Upper Division Anthropology Requirements

Students must complete 20 credit hours in anthropology or SA courses, which must include

SA 301-4 Contemporary Ethnography

SA 356-4 Ethnography and Qualitative Methods

For complete requirements, see "Joint Major Programs"..

Joint Major in Sociology and Anthropology and Linguistics

For requirements, see "Joint Major Programs"..

Joint Major in Sociology or Anthropology and Women's Studies

For requirements, see "Joint Major in Sociology or Anthropology and Women's Studies"..

Honors and Joint Honors Programs

Sociology Honors Program

In addition to the specified lower division requirements (see Major Programs above), students must complete 52 credit hours in upper division SA, 32 of which must be in sociology, with the remaining 20 in anthropology.

A 3.33 GPA in all SA courses is required for admission to, and graduation from, the honors program. Also, honors students must complete SA 499.

Theory Requirements

Please refer to Theory Requirement, Sociology Major Program. Theory requirements should be taken as early as possible in the upper divisions.

Methods Requirements

Please refer to Methods Requirements, Sociology Major Program. Methods requirements should be taken as early as possible in the upper division program.

Note: Students are strongly urged to balance theory courses with methods courses over and above the required minimum.

Anthropology Honors Program

In addition to the lower division requirements specified earlier (see Major Program, General Requirements), students must complete 52 credit hours in upper division SA courses, 32 credit hours of which must be in anthropology, with the remaining 20 credit hours in sociology. A GPA of 3.33 in all SA courses is required for admission to, and graduation from, the honors program. Also, honors students must complete SA 499.

Theory Requirements

Please refer to Theory Requirement, Anthropology Major Program. Theory requirements should be taken as early as possible in the upper division program.

Methods Requirements

Refer to Methods Requirements, Anthropology Major Program. Methods requirements should be taken as early as possible in the upper division program.

Note: Students are strongly urged to balance theory courses with methods courses over and above the required minimum.

Joint Honors in Sociology and Anthropology

In addition to the lower division requirements specified earlier (see Major Program, General Requirements), students must complete 60 credit hours in upper division SA courses, 32 credit hours of which must be in one discipline, with the remaining 28 credit hours in the other discipline.

A 3.33 GPA in all SA courses is required for admission to, and graduation from, the honors program. Honors students must complete SA 499.

Theory Requirements

Please refer to Theory Requirements, Joint Major in Sociology and Anthropology. Theory requirements should be taken as early as possible in the upper division program.

Methods Requirements

Refer to Methods Requirements, Joint Major in Sociology and Anthropology. Theory requirements should be taken early in the upper division program.

Note: Students are strongly urged to balance theory courses with methods courses over and above the required minimum.

Joint Honors in Sociology or Anthropology and Canadian Studies

See "Joint Honors Program"..

Minor Programs

Anthropology Minor Program

Students must complete 12 lower division credit hours including

SA 101-4 Introduction to Anthropology

SA 201-4 Anthropology of Contemporary Life

plus one addition 100 or 200 level SA designation or A designation course.

Note: unassigned transfer credit cannot be used instead of SA 101 or 201.

Students must also complete 16 upper division credit hours including

SA 301-4 Contemporary Ethnography

SA 356-4 Ethnography and Qualitative Methods

plus two additional (four credit) upper division courses, at least one of which must be an A designation course at the 400 level.

Sociology Minor Program

Students must complete 12 lower division credit hours, of which eight must be an S designation or SA designation, and 16 upper division semester hours, all of which must be in S or SA designation courses.

Note: those upper division courses with an A designation will not be allowed for a sociology minor.

Extended Minor Program

An extended general minor consists of lower division requirements for a major and 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.

Southeast Asia Field School
Field School Leader

M. Howard BA, MA, PhD (WAust)

Through study and travel in Vietnam and Thailand, this field school serves as an introduction to Southeast Asia for undergraduate students.

The program is approximately 13 weeks and consists of three courses (12 credit hours). Arrangements can be made for students who have taken one or more of these courses to receive credit for other suitable courses. Arrangements can also be made for graduate students to participate.

All instruction will be in English, however there will be a brief introduction to the Thai language.

The first month of the field school is in northern Vietnam, including time in Hanoi and field trips to mountain areas of the northwest. The remaining two months are spent in Thailand. Students reside on various university campuses and take field trips. In addition to long periods in southern Thailand (based in Hat Yai and Pattani) and in northern Thailand (based in Chiang Mai), the field school will visit various locales in central and northeastern Thailand.

The field school is generally held every other year, with the next field school running in the summer semester 2002. Admission to the program is by application. Students must be in good academic standing and have completed an introductory anthropology course. Information can be obtained either from the Department of Sociology and Anthropology or from International & Exchange Student Services.

Post Baccalaureate Diploma Program

Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Social Policy Issues

This program is for students who hold a bachelor's degree. It may be completed through a combination of courses available through distance education, on campus and at Simon Fraser University at Harbour Centre. The program applies recent developments in social theory and research methods to the investigation of a range of social programs and social policy issues. As well as featuring courses which examine substantive social policy issues, the program provides the critical perspectives needed to grasp the processes by which social problems are defined, understood, and acted upon in Canada and other societies.

For information about the post baccalaureate diploma program general regulations, see "Continuing Studies"..

Program Requirements

Students must successfully complete an approved program comprised of 30 credit hours of third and fourth year courses, at least 16 are to be taken from the set of core courses described below.

Core Courses

Students must complete at least four of the following courses, one of which must be SA 340.

SA 303-4 Ethnic Conflicts

SA 316-4 Tourism and Social Policy

SA 319-4 Culture, Ethnicity, and Aging

SA 320-4 Population and Society

SA 333-4 Schooling and Society

SA 335-4 Gender Relations and Social Issues

SA 340-4 Social Issues and Social Policy Analysis

SA 363-4 Processes of Development and Underdevelopment

SA 386-4 Native Peoples and Public Policy

SA 420-4 Sociology of Aging

Optional Courses

An additional four courses from the following list would complete the requirements for the program.

POL 321-4 The Canadian Federal System

POL 352-4 Canadian Local and Urban Government and Politics

POL 451-4 Public Policy Analysis

SA 300-4 Canadian Social Structure

SA 304-4 Social Control

SA 321-4 Social Movements

SA 325-4 Political Sociology

SA 362-4 Society and the Changing Global Division of Labor

SA 371-4 Environment and Society

SA 400-4 Canadian Ethnic Minorities

SA 401-4 The Politics of Culture in Contemporary Societies (A)

SA 402-4 The Practice of Anthropology

SA 463-4 Special Topics in Development Studies

To fulfil the optional course requirement, students may instead take additional core courses, or upon the program steering committee's recommendation, select a course not included among listed options, but with content appropriate to the program.

Acceptance of general SFU admission does not automatically guarantee admission to this program. Students must apply for entry directly to the Department of Sociology and Anthropology.

Certificate Programs

Certificate in Ethnic and Intercultural Relations

This program will focus on the dynamic and complex nature of ethnicity as well as policy implications regarding immigration, employment and social service provision. The program focuses upon critical inquiry for understanding the historic, socio-economic and systemic barriers that have stigmatized and excluded minorities from citizenship and human rights. Drawing examples from Canada and other parts of the world, the program examines challenges of cross-cultural encounters and explores strategies for social change. Particular emphasis will be given to activist scholarship.

The program is intended for both general students and those aspiring to become human service professionals (social workers, educators, police, counsellors, personnel managers, health practitioners or civil servants) who are required to interact effectively and in positive ways with people from a variety of cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Graduates of the certificate program gain an enhanced understanding and appreciation of the value of the pluralistic society in which we live and work.

Both day and evening courses are offered at the Burnaby campus and at the Harbour Centre campus. Some courses are available through Distance Education.

Program Requirements

Students must successfully complete 30 credit hours comprised of 12 from the list of required courses, and the remaining chosen from the two sets of specified electives. These courses, which include both lower division and upper division courses, provide critical and interdisciplinary material

Note that students must maintain a minimum grade point average of 2.5 on all required courses.

Core Courses

Students must complete a minimum of 12 credit hours chosen from the following.

POL 481-4 Ethnic Politics and National Identity: Comparative Perspectives

SA 203-4 Comparative Ethnic Relations

SA 345-4 Issues in Canadian Ethnic Relations

SA 386-4 Native Peoples and Public Policy*

Elective Courses

Students must complete a minimum of 11 credit hours from the following

ASC 101-3 Introduction to Asia-Canada Studies I

CRIM 335-3 Human Rights and Civil Liberties

CRIM 311-3 Minorities and the Criminal justice System*

HIST 326-4 The History of Native People in Canada

SA 255-4 Introduction to Social Research

SA 286-4 aboriginal Peoples and British Columbia: Introduction

SA 303-4 Ethnic Conflicts

SA 319-4 Culture Ethnicity and Aging

SA 340-4 Social Issues and Social Policy Analysis

SA 400-4 Canadian Ethnic Minorities

SA 435-4 Gender Colonialism Post-colonialism

WS 200-3 Women in Cross Cultural Perspective

Optional Courses

To fulfil the remaining credit hours, students must choose from the following list when the content of the course is applicable to multicultural issues. Students should consult with the department, if in doubt.

CMNS 447-4 Negotiations as Communication

CRIM 419-3 Indigenous Peoples, Crime, and Criminal Justice

EDUC 441-4 Multicultural Education*

GEOG 102-3 World Problems in Geographical Perspective

GEOG 420-4 Comparative Cultural Geography

HIST 424-4 Problems in the Cultural History of Canada

LAS 320-3 Canada and Latin America

SA 387-4 Canadian Native Peoples

SA 402-4 The Practice of Anthropology

WS 309-4 Gender and Development

*available through distance education

Subject to the approval of the steering committee, students may take relevant special topics or other related courses as substitutes.

Certificate in Family Studies

This program facilitates the study of families from an interdisciplinary perspective. Students gain an understanding of families from the perspectives of psychology, sociology, gerontology and health. Students may supplement core courses with electives in relevant disciplines such as communications, education, history, and women's studies.

Admission Requirements

In addition to normal University admission requirements, students must complete PSYC 100, 102, and SA 150 prior to formal admission to the program. GERO 300 is highly recommended. Students can be admitted under regular entry or special entry requirements.

Program Requirements

GERO 408-4 Families and Aging

PSYC 250-3 Introduction to Developmental Psychology

SA 231-4 The Sociology of Domestic Life

and one of

KIN 110-3 Human Nutrition: Current Issues

KIN 140-3 Contemporary Health Issues

and one of*

HIST 310-4 Women and the Family in Modern Europe

SA 331-4 Politics of the Family

SA 332-4 Anthropology of Childhood

*If students choose more than one of these courses, it/they may be applied to their elective courses.

Elective Courses (12 credit hours)

Students must complete 12 credit hours from:

CMNS 205-3 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication

CMNS 320-4 Children, Media and Culture

CRIM 210-3 Law, Youth and Young Offenders

EDUC 425-4 School Counselling for the Classroom Teacher

HIST 329-4 Canadian Family History

PSYC 355-3 Adolescent Development

PSYC 357-3 Adulthood and Aging

SA 319-4 Culture, Ethnicity and Aging

SA 335-4 Gender Relations and Social Issues

SA 340-4 Social Issues and Social Policy Analysis

SA 496-4 Directed Readings in Anthropology
(or
SA 497)

WS 200-3 Women in Cross-Cultural Perspective

WS 203-3 Female Roles in Contemporary Society

To develop research skills, students may select the following as electives.

PSYC 210-4 Introduction to Data Analysis in Psychology

SA 255-4 Introduction to Social Research

Transfer Credit

Up to 14 credit hours assigned to specific courses may be transferred to the certificate, subject to University transfer credit regulations and the coordinator's approval. Normally, required upper division core courses will be completed at SFU.

Cooperative Education

This program provides practical social sciences experience and entails planned study semesters and employment in an area of the student's choice.

Requirements

To be admitted into the program, students must have completed 29 hours with a minimum CGPA of 2.75. Prior to admission, students must complete

all of

SA 101-4 Introduction to Anthropology

SA 150-4 Introduction to Sociology

SA 255-4 Introduction to Social Research

and one of

SA 201-4 Anthropology of Contemporary Life

SA 250-4 Introduction to Sociological Theory

and one of

SA 202-4 Post-Industrial Society

SA 203-4 Comparative Ethnic Relations

SA 263-4 Peasants, Proletarians and the Global Economy

College transfer students must complete at least 15 SFU credit hours for admission eligibility, and must satisfy the requirements above or equivalents. College transfer students who participated in coop programs elsewhere may be credited with semester(s) already taken. The applicability of such semesters depends on the evaluation of the Department of Sociology and Anthropology.

Arrangements for the work semesters are made through the Faculty of Arts and the department's coop coordinators. To continue in the coop program, students must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 in their course work.

For details, see "Cooperative Education".. Interested students should contact the Department of Sociology and Anthropology for information.



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