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Choosing which courses to enrol in? Take a look at what you can learn at FASS! Our instructors are excited to share their knowledge with you to help you on your path to achieving your degree.

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A selection of course videos to give you a preview of what you'll learn in the many courses offered at FASS. Plus, our instructors and lecturers share their research to show you what they're working on along with the expertise they'll bring to your education.

Course previews

Course previews

COGS 100: Exploring the mind & LING 220: Introduction to linguistics with Margaret Grant

Want to find out what you'll learn when you take COGS 100, Exploring the mind, or LING 220, Introduction to linguistics, at SFU? Watch this preview by lecturer, Margaret Grant.

ECON 103: Principles of Microeconomics with Martin Santamaria

Want to find out what you'll learn when you take ECON 103: Principles of Microeconomics, at SFU? Watch this preview by lecturer, Martin Santamaria.

ECON 105: Principles of Macroeconomics with Görkem Özdemir

Want to find out what you'll learn when you take ECON 105: Principles of Macroeconomics, at SFU? Watch this preview by sessional lecturer, Görkem Özdemir.

ENGL 121: 500 Years of Resistance with Sophie McCall

ENGL 121, "From Plague to COVID: Literatures of Pandemic," is taught by a team of instructors from SFU's Department of English. Find out what you'll learn when professor Sophie McCall discusses The 500 Years of Resistance comic book by Gord Hill.

ENGL 121: Angels in America with Ronda Arab

ENGL 121, "From Plague to COVID: Literatures of Pandemic," is taught by a team of instructors from SFU's Department of English. Find out what you'll learn in Ronda Arab's section, focusing on Angels in America.

ENGL 121: Plague in Tudor-Stuart London with Ronda Arab

ENGL 121, "From Plague to COVID: Literatures of Pandemic," is taught by a team of instructors from SFU's Department of English. Find out what you'll learn in Ronda Arab's section, focusing on the Plague in Tudor-Stuart London.

GSWS 100: Introduction to Contemporary Issues in Sexuality Studies with Helen Leung

Want to find out what you'll learn when you take GSWS 100, Introduction to Contemporary Issues in Sexuality Studies, at SFU? Watch this preview by professor, Helen Leung.

LBST 201: Workers in the Global Economy, with Maureen Kihika

Want to find out what you'll learn when you take LBST 201: Workers in the Global Economy, at SFU? Watch this preview by instructor, Maureen Kihika.

LBST 202: Labour Research for Social Change with Serdar Kaya

Want to find out what you'll learn when you take LBST 202: Labour Research for Social Change, at SFU? Watch this preview by instructor, Serdar Kaya.

LBST 330: Labour Migrants in the West, with Serdar Kaya, SFU Labour Studies

Want to find out what you'll learn when you take LBST 330: Labour Migrants in the West, at SFU? Watch this preview by instructor, Serdar Kaya.

LING 111: Introduction to English Vocabulary Analysis & LING 200: Introduction to English Sentence Analysis with Claudia Wong

Want to find out what you'll learn when you take LING 111: Intro to English Vocabulary Analysis and/or LING 200: Intro to English Sentence Analysis, at SFU? Watch this preview by lecturer, Claudia Wong.

PHIL 110: Intro to Logic and Reasoning with Bruno Guindon

The study of logic is essential not just for philosophy students, but for math, lingusitics and computer science students too. SFU Philosophy professor Bruno Guindon describes some of the core concepts from PHIL 110 and why you should take it.

PHIL 120W: Moral and Legal Problems with Evan Tiffany

In PHIL 120 students will look at various phillisophical positions regarding the value of human life. Professor Evan Tiffany outlines swhat sort of things you can expect from PHIL 120W: Moral and Legal Problems.

PHIL 144: Intro to the Philosophy of Natural and Social Science with Holly Andersen

PHIL 144 is perfect for students who have never taken philosopy courses before, and those who are looking to learn a little more science on the side. In this video prefessor Holly Andersen goes over some of the course content.

PSYC 100: Introduction to Psychology with George Alder               

Want to find out what you'll learn when you take PSYC 100: Introduction to Psychology, at SFU? Watch this preview by senior lecturer, George Alder.

PSYC 102: Introduction to Psychology II with Diana Lim      

Want to find out what you'll learn when you take PSYC 102: Introduction to Psychology II, at SFU? Watch this preview by lecturer, Diana Lim.

PSYC 109: Brain, Mind and Society with Diana Lim

Want to find out what you'll learn when you take PSYC 109: Brain, Mind and Society, at SFU? Watch this preview by lecturer, Diana Lim.

PSYC 201: Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology with George Alder

Want to find out what you'll learn when you take PSYC 201: Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology, at SFU? Watch this preview by senior lecturer, George Alder.

PSYC 221: Introduction to Cognitive Psychology with Richard Wright

Want to find out what you'll learn when you take PSYC 221, Introduction to Cognitive Psychology, at SFU? Watch this preview by associate professor, Richard Wright.

PSYC 280: Introduction to Biological Psychology with Neil Watson

Want to find out what you'll learn when you take PSYC 280: Introduction to Biological Psychology at SFU? Watch this preview by professor Neil Watson.

WL 410: Latin American Literature with María Barraza

Want to find out what you'll learn when you take WL 410: Latin American Literature at Simon Fraser University (SFU)? Watch this preview by assistant professor, María Barraza.

Research videos

Fostering better wellbeing for couples and singles with Yuthika Girme, SFU Psychology

Want to find out what you'll learn when you take psychology courses at SFU? Watch this preview by assistant professor, Yuthika Girme.

Early social cognition in developmental psychology with Tanya Broesch, SFU Psychology

Want to find out what you'll learn when you take psychology courses at SFU? Watch this preview by associate professor, Tanya Broesch.

What helps people live happier and healthier lives? with Lara Aknin, SFU Psychology

Want to find out what you'll learn when you take psychology courses at SFU? Watch this preview by associate professor, Lara Aknin.

Understanding how relationships change and develop with Rebecca Cobb, SFU Psychology

Want to find out what you'll learn when you take psychology courses at SFU? Watch this preview by associate professor, Rebecca Cobb.

How do we analyze data in psychology? with Rachel Fouladi, SFU Psychology

Want to find out what you'll learn when you take psychology courses at SFU? Watch this preview by associate professor, Rachel Fouladi.

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