Course Enrollment

All students must be enrolled or registered on leave every semester, or they may be automatically discontinued form their program.

If you will be off-campus for a semester (ie: doing field work), please request that the Graduate Program Assistant enroll you in the off-campus section.

Masters Students

  • YEAR 1
    • Fall
      • ARCH 871-5 - Archaeological Theory
      • Directed Readings/Lab
      • ARCH 872 - Graduate Seminar
      • Develop thesis research design
    • Spring
      • ARCH 876-5 - Research Design
      • ARCH 873 - Gradiate Seminar
      • Develop thesis research design
      • Establish supervisory committee
      • Thesis prospectus and colloquium as part of ARCH 876-5
    • Summer
      • ARCH 898 - Thesis
      • Preliminary thesis fieldwork, pilot studies
  • YEAR 2
    • Fall
      • ARCH 898 - Thesis
      • Conduct thesis research and analysis
    • Spring
      • Thesis writing
    • Summer
      • Thesis writing and defence

PhD Students

  • YEAR 1
    • Autumn
      • ARCH 871-5 - Archaeological Theory
      • Directed Readings/Lab
      • ARCH 872 - Graduate Seminar
      • Develop thesis research design
    • Spring
      • ARCH 876-5 - Research Design
      • ARCH 873 - Graduate Seminar
      • Develop thesis research design
      • Establish supervisory committee
    • Summer
      • Work on thesis research design
      • Preliminary thesis fieldwork, pilot studies
      • ARCH 875 - Comprehensive Examination - Approval of field statement topics  
  •  YEAR 2
    • Autumn
      • ARCH 875 - Comprehensive Examination - Write comprehensive field statements
      • Work on thesis research design
      • ARCH 874 - Prospectus and Colloquium Presentation
    • Spring:
      • ARCH 875 - Oral PhD comprehensive examination
    • Summer
      • ARCH 899 - Thesis research (fieldwork)
  • YEAR 3-5 THESIS RESEARCH, WRITING AND REVISIONS (ARCH 899).

GRADUATE COURSES FROM OTHER INSTITUTIONS / WESTERN DEANS AGREEMENT

With permission from the senior supervisor and the department, Archaeology graduate students may take courses from other institutions in accordance with SFU Graduate General Regulation 1.7.6.

SFU graduate students may take courses at any of the participating institutions under the Western Dean's Agreement (WDA).

GRADUATE COURSES FROM OTHER DEPARTMENTS

With permission from the senior supervisor and the graduate chair, Archaeology graduate students may take courses from other departments at SFU. Please contact the department offering the course and follow their instructions to enroll.

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

Graduate students cannot count any undergraduate course units towards their program requirements. However, in consultation with their Senior Supervisor, students may choose to take relevant undergraduate courses in addition to their graduate course requirements.

If the course covers a topic essential for the student, it is possible

AUDITING COURSES

Graduate students may audit graduate courses, with permission of the instructor, senior supervisor and graduate program chair of the student's department. Such audits are recorded as AU on the student’s transcript.

Prior to enrolment, the student and instructor must agree on the requirements for auditing the class. These requirements must include regular attendance at class meetings, completion of readings and participation in class activities.

Audited courses will not count toward degree requirements.

A student may change enrolment status in a course from audit to regular enrolment, or from regular enrolment to audit until the deadline for late enrolment for the term. Normally, no further change in enrolment status will be permitted after that date.