Spring 2020 Courses with Spaces

This list of FASS courses with available spaces and no (or low) prerequisites will help you complete your Spring 2020 course schedule. Many of these count toward your undergraduate breadth requirement. See all course outlines for Spring 2020.

Note: We try to keep this list updated but registration is ongoing and some courses may fill. You can browse the CourSys page to see a frequently updated list of the registration and capacity of each class. If a class is full, you may be able to ask to be put on the waitlist, as other students will be dropping classes in the first weeks of the term.

Course Course Short Name Requisite Long Description Campus Instructor(s)
ARAB 101-3 Introduction to Arabic II REQ-ARAB 100 (or ARAB 134) or equivalent.  Students with credit for ARAB 148 or LANG 148 under the title "Introductory Arabic II" may not take this course for further credit. BRNBY Rastin Mehri
CHIN 100-3 Mandarin Chinese I   VANCR Billie Ng
CHIN 101-3 Mandarin Chinese II REQ-CHIN 100 or equivalent. BRNBY Billie Ng
CHIN 101-3 Mandarin Chinese II REQ-CHIN 100 or equivalent. BRNBY  
CHIN 201-3 Mandarin Chinese IV REQ-CHIN 200 or equivalent. BRNBY . Sessional
CHIN 390-3 Advanced Chinese Reading REQ-CHIN 291 or permission of the instructor. BRNBY Cynthia Xie
CRIM 131-3 Introduction to the Criminal Justice System   SURRY Nikolay Shchitov
CRIM 241-3 Intro to Corrections REQ-CRIM 131 BRNBY Danielle Murdoch
ECON 102-3 The World Economy   BRNBY Nicholas Schmitt
ECON 103-4 Principles of Microeconomics   BRNBY Douglas Allen
ECON 103-4 Principles of Microeconomics   SURRY Vasyl Golovetskyy
ECON 103-4 Principles of Microeconomics   BRNBY Gordon Myers
ECON 105-4 Principles of Macroeconomics   SURRY Vasyl Golovetskyy
ECON 105-4 Principles of Macroeconomics   BRNBY Eliav Danziger
ECON 182-3 Selected Topics in Economics: Economics in Literature   BRNBY Douglas Allen
ECON 201-4 Microeconomic Theory I: Competitive Behaviour REQ - ECON 103 and 105; MATH 157.  Students with credit for ECON 301 may not complete this course for further credit BRNBY Fernando Aragon Sanchez
ECON 260-3 Environmental Economics REQ-ECON 103 or 200.  Students with credit for ECON 360 cannot take this course for further credit. BRNBY Kevin Wainwright
ECON 280-3 Intro to Labour Economics REQ-ECON 103 or 200 and 105 or 205.  Students who have taken COMM 280, ECON 301, 305 or 381 may not take BUEC 280 for further credit BRNBY Jane Friesen
ENGL 111W-3 Literary Classics in English REQ-Students with credit for ENGL 101W may not take this course for further credit. BRNBY Leith Davis
ENGL 112W-3 Literature Now . BRNBY Stephen Collis
ENGL 115W-3 Literature and Culture REQ-Students with credit for ENGL 105W may not take this course for further credit. BRNBY Margaret Linley
ENGL 115W-3 Literature and Culture REQ-Students with credit for ENGL 105W may not take this course for further credit. SURRY Antone Minard
ENGL 212-3 Metrics and Prosody REQ- two 100 division English courses. ENGL 102/102W is recommended. BRNBY Nicole Didicher
FNST 110W-4 International Indigenous Lifewriting . BRNBY Elise Couture-Grondin
FNST 201W-3 Aboriginal Perspectives on History . SURRY Sessional
FNST 401-3 Aboriginal Peoples & Public Policy REQ- FNST 101 and 201W.  Recommended: POL 221. BRNBY Marianne Ignace
FREN 120-3 French for Beginners REQ-Never studied or experienced French before. BRNBY Linda Bruneau-Jolly
FREN 120-3 French for Beginners REQ-Never studied or experienced French before. BRNBY Linda Bruneau-Jolly
FREN 120-3 French for Beginners REQ-Never studied or experienced French before. BRNBY Linda Bruneau-Jolly
FREN 120-3 French for Beginners REQ-Never studied or experienced French before. BRNBY Linda Bruneau-Jolly
FREN 120-3 French for Beginners REQ-Never studied or experienced French before. SURRY Sessional, Linda Bruneau-Jolly
FREN 121-3 Introductory Fren I REQ- FREN 120 or grade 10 French (or equivalent based on placement test). May not be taken for credit by students with French 11 or 12. DIST P. De Rycke
FREN 121-3 Introductory Fren I REQ- FREN 120 or grade 10 French (or equivalent based on placement test). May not be taken for credit by students with French 11 or 12. BRNBY P. De Rycke
FREN 121-3 Introductory Fren I REQ- FREN 120 or grade 10 French (or equivalent based on placement test). May not be taken for credit by students with French 11 or 12. BRNBY P. De Rycke
FREN 122-3 Intro.French II REQ-FREN 121 or grade 11 French (or equivalent based on placement test). May not be taken for credit by students with French 12. BRNBY Sessional
FREN 122-3 Intro.French II REQ-FREN 121 or grade 11 French (or equivalent based on placement test). May not be taken for credit by students with French 12. BRNBY Sessional
FREN 198-3 Reading Knowledge I REQ-May not be taken by students with French 12 or with FREN 151 or 210 or higher (or their equivalents). BRNBY  
FREN 210-3 Intermed.French I REQ-FREN 122 or grade 12 French (or equivalent based on placement test). May not be taken by students from French immersion, programme cadre or IB students. BRNBY Claire Bossavit
FREN 210-3 Intermed.French I REQ-FREN 122 or grade 12 French (or equivalent based on placement test). May not be taken by students from French immersion, programme cadre or IB students. BRNBY Claire Bossavit
FREN 211-3 Intermediate Fren II REQ-Grade 12 French with a grade of A or  FREN 122 with a grade of A or FREN 210 (or equivalent based on placement test).  May not be taken by FREN 212 students. BRNBY Claire Bossavit
FREN 211-3 Intermediate Fren II REQ-Grade 12 French with a grade of A or  FREN 122 with a grade of A or FREN 210 (or equivalent based on placement test).  May not be taken by FREN 212 students. BRNBY Claire Bossavit
FREN 212-3 French for Immersion Program Students REQ-for French immersion program students or those who have studied in a Francophone milieu. Placement test required. Students with credit for FREN 201 or 211 or 216 may not take this course for further credit. BRNBY . Sessional
FREN 217-3 Intermediate French: Oral Practice through Drama REQ- FREN 211. May be taken concurrently with FREN 212/221.  Students with credit for FREN 222/300 no further credit granted. Students with native or near-native proficiency must contact the instructor for evaluation/exemption prior to enrolment. BRNBY Catherine Black
FREN 221-3 French Writing I REQ-FREN 211 or 212, or with a grade of A, FREN 210. In the latter case, FREN 211 and 221 may be taken concurrently. BRNBY . Sessional
FREN 222-3 French Writing II REQFREN 221 or, with a grade of A, FREN 211 or, with a grade of A, FREN 212. BRNBY P. De Rycke
FREN 222-3 French Writing II REQFREN 221 or, with a grade of A, FREN 211 or, with a grade of A, FREN 212. BRNBY . Sessional
FREN 245-3 Introduction to Literary Studies REQ-FREN 222 (Students with B+ in FREN 221 can take 222 concurrently with 245). Students with credit for FREN 240 or 230 cannot take FREN 245 for further credit. BRNBY Jorge Calderon
FREN 275-3 French Linguistics Today REQ-FREN 222 (students with B+ in FREN 221 can take 222 concurrently with FREN 275).  Students who have credit for FREN 270 or 370 or LING 222 cannot complete this course for further credit. May not be taken concurrently with LING 222. BRNBY Rejean Canac-Marquis
GA 101-3 Introduction to Global Asia   BRNBY Simon Nantais
GA 201-3 Introduction to Japanese Civilization REQ-15 units.  Students with credit for ASC 201 may not take this course for further credit. BRNBY Simon Nantais
GA 301-3 Asia-Canada Identities: Experiences and Perspectives REQ-45 units including at least one lower division GA (or ASC) course.  Students with credit for ASC 301 may not take this course for further credit. BRNBY Shuyu Kong
GA 400-3 Selected Topics in Global Asia: Global Indigenous REQ- 45 units including at least one lower division GA (or ASC) course. BRNBY Sessional
GERM 102-3 Introductory German I   BRNBY Claudia Hein
GERM 103-3 Introductory German II REQ-GERM 102 or equivalent. BRNBY Claudia Hein
GERM 202-3 Intermediate German II REQ-GERM 201 or equivalent. BRNBY Claudia Hein
GERO 404-3 Health and Illness in Later Life REQ-60 units and GERO 300. VANCR Sharon Koehn
GERO 412-3 Special Topics Gerontology III: Innovation and Aging REQ-60 units. GERO 300 recommended. VANCR Andrew Sixsmith
GERO 450-4 Evaluation of Health Programs for Older Adults REQ: 60 units. GERO 301 or PSYC 201 or SA 255 or HSCI 307. Recommended: GERO 101 or 300. Students must successfully complete a Criminal Record Check. VANCR Theodore Cosco
GRK 191-3 Modern Greek for Beginners I   BRNBY Dionysia Eirini Kotsovili
GRK 192-3 Modern Greek Beginners II Prerequisite:    GRK 191 or equivalent. BRNBY Dionysia Eirini Kotsovili
GRK 291-3 Modern Greek Intermediate I Prerequisite:    GRK 192 or equivalent. BRNBY Dionysia Eirini Kotsovili
GRK 292-3 Modern Greek Intermediate II Prerequisite:    GRK 291 or equivalent. BRNBY Dionysia Eirini Kotsovili
GSWS 102-3 Feminist Action   BRNBY Jennifer Marchbank
GSWS 311-4 Canadian Women, 1870s-1970s REQ: 15 units. Students who have taken GSWS 202 (or WS 202) may not take this course for further credit BRNBY Lindsay Pattison
GSWS 318-4 ST-Drag Cultures REQ:  30 units, including three units in GSWS. VANCR Nadine Boulay
GSWS 319-4 ST-Migration, Gender, & Health in Canada & Beyond REQ: 30 units including three units in GSWS/WS/GDST. VANCR Michelle Walks
GSWS 320-4 ST-Feminist Rage and Popular Misogyny REQ-15 units. BRNBY Natasha Patterson
GSWS 331-4 Queer Genders REQ-30 units, including three units in GSWS or WS or GDST.   Students who have taken GDST 301, or WS 301 Special Topics: Theorizing Queer Genders may not take this course for further credit. VANCR Mary Shearman
GSWS 335W-4 Through a Gendered Lens REQ-45 Units.  Students with credit for EXPL 310 and 310W taught as Interdisciplinary Issues of Gender may not take GSWS 335W for further credit. SURRY Jennifer Marchbank
GSWS 401-5 Research Project REQ-nine units in GSWS including GSWS 101 (or WS 101) and/or GSWS 102 (or WS102); permission of instructor; approval of course proposal by department. BRNBY . Faculty
HIST 101-3 Canada to Confederation   VANCR Lindsay Pattison
HIST 151-3 Modern Middle East   SURRY Thomas Kuehn
HIST 213-3 The U.S. Since 1877   BRNBY Karen Ferguson
HIST 215-3 The Making of the British Isles   BRNBY Aaron Windel
HIST 225-3 20th Century Europe   BRNBY Ilya Vinkovetsky
HS 232-3 The Religions of Ancient Greece and Rome   BRNBY Sabrina Higgins
HS 277-3 History of Greek Civilization   DIST TBA
HS 304-4 Alexander the Great and the Quest for World Empire REQ-45 units, including 9 units of lower division history credit or permission of instructor.  Students with credit for HIST 304 may not repeat this course for further credit. BRNBY TBA
HS 309-4 Narrating Trauma: Civil War Literature in the Balkans and the Mediterranean   BRNBY Dionysia Eirini Kotsovili
HS 349-4 Rome After Rome: the Byzantine Middle Ages From the End of Antiquity to the Crusades REQ-45 units, including 6 units of lower division history.  Students with credit for HIST/HS 308, HIST/HS 317 or HIST 349 may not take this course for further credit. BRNBY Sessional, Dimitrios Krallis
HS 418-4 Greeks Go Global: From Antigone to Atwood   BRNBY Dionysia Eirini Kotsovili
HS 422-4 Greece 1935-1944: Occupation and Resistance   BRNBY Sessional
HUM 102W-3 Classical Mythology . BRNBY David Mirhady
HUM 102W-3 Classical Mythology . BRNBY David Mirhady
HUM 130-3 Intro to Religious Studies   BRNBY . Sessional
HUM 130-3 Intro to Religious Studies   DIST . Sessional
HUM 130-3 Intro to Religious Studies   SURRY . Sessional
HUM 201-3 Great Texts: Ancient World to Renaissance REQ-30 units. VANCR Antone Minard
HUM 309-4 Literatures and the Arts across Cultures REQ - 45 units. Students who have taken this topic under HUM 381 or 382 may not take this course for further credit. BRNBY . Sessional
HUM 320-4 Cross-Cultural Philosophy in the Humanities REQ-45 units. VANCR Alessandra Capperdoni
HUM 325-4 The Humanities and the Natural World REQ-45 units VANCR Alessandra Capperdoni
HUM 330-4 Religions in Context: Celtic Christianity REQ-45 units. BRNBY Niall Mackenzie
HUM 331-4 Confucian Ethics and Gender: Modern East Asia REQ - 45 units. VANCR Paul Crowe
HUM 340-4 Great Cities in Their Time: Berlin REQ-45 units. BRNBY Niall Mackenzie
HUM 350-4 Great Figures: The Brothers Grimm REQ-45 units. Students who have taken this topic under another Humanities course number cannot take this course for further credit. BRNBY Antone Minard
HUM 385-4 Going Small - Microhumanities REQ-45 units BRNBY Paul Dutton
HUM 480-4 Adv Topics in the Humanities: Greeks Go Global: From Antigone to Atwood REQ-45 units, including HUM 101. BRNBY Dionysia Eirini Kotsovili
IS 105-3 Around the World through Film   VANCR Amynmohamed Sajoo
IS 200-3 Security and Global Governance   BRNBY Brenda Lyshaug
IS 210-3 Comparative World Politics   SURRY Serdar Kaya
IS 220-3 Wealth and Poverty of Nations   BRNBY Leslie Armijo
IS 221-3 Workers in the Global Economy: Globalization, Labour and Uneven Development   BRNBY Sumercan Bozkurt-Gungen
IS 230-3 Beyond the Nation-State: Identity and Belonging in a Globalized World   VANCR Amynmohamed Sajoo
ITAL 100-3 Intro Italian I   BRNBY . Sessional, Chohre Rassekh
ITAL 100-3 Intro Italian I   BRNBY . Sessional, Chohre Rassekh
ITAL 100-3 Intro Italian I   SURRY . Sessional, Chohre Rassekh
ITAL 101-3 Intro Italian II REQ-ITAL 100. BRNBY Chohre Rassekh, Vlad Vintila
ITAL 200-3 Intermediate Italian I REQ-ITAL 101 BRNBY . Sessional, Chohre Rassekh
ITAL 400-4 ST-Topics in Italian Literature: Contemporary Prose, Poetry and Theatre REQ- ITAL 300 or permission from the instructor BRNBY . Sessional, Chohre Rassekh
JAPN 201-3 Advanced Beginners'Japanese II REQ-JAPN 200 or equivalent. BRNBY Chie Furukawa
LBST 101-3 Intro.Labour Studies   BRNBY Sherry Breshears
LBST 101-3 Intro.Labour Studies   SURRY Sherry Breshears
LBST 230-3 ST-Precarious Employment and the Future of Work   BRNBY Sessional
LBST 301W-3 Labour Movements: Issues, Images and Popular Culture REQ- LBST 101 or on permission of instructor.  Students with credit for LBST 301 may not take this course for further credit. VANCR John Harter
LBST 306-3 The Political Economy of Labour Markets: Critical and Radical Approaches   BRNBY Benjamin Anderson
LBST 309-3 Labour and Collective Bargaining   BRNBY . TBD
LBST 311-3 Labour and the Environment REQ-30 units. Strongly Recommended: LBST 101. BRNBY John Harter
LBST 330-3 ST-Labour in China   BRNBY Xinying Hu
LBST 330-3 ST-Studying Labour Through Film   BRNBY Benjamin Anderson
LBST 330-3 ST-The Politics of Working Time   BRNBY . TBD
LBST 331-4 ST-Canadian Labour   BRNBY . TBD
LING 100-3 Cmns & Language   BRNBY Iouri Pankrats
LING 100-3 Cmns & Language   SURRY Daria Gluhareva
LING 111-3 Intro to English Vocabulary Analysis   BRNBY Iouri Pankrats
LING 160-3 Language, Culture and Society   BRNBY Suzanne Hilgendorf
LING 200-3 Intro: English Sentence Anlys.   BRNBY Emanuela Mileva
LING 200-3 Intro: English Sentence Anlys.   VANCR Trude Heift
LING 220-3 Intro.To Linguistics   BRNBY Margaret Grant
LING 280-3 ST-Representation of Dialects in TV and Film   BRNBY Panayiotis Pappas
LING 290-3 The Science of Speech   BRNBY Murray Munro
LING 290-3 The Science of Speech   OFFST . Sessional
PERS 118-3 Introduction to Persian I   BRNBY Rastin Mehri
PHIL 105-3 Critical Thinking REQ- Student with credit for PHIL XX1 may not take this course for further credit. BRNBY Lyle Crawford
PHIL 120W-3 Moral and Legal Problems REQ- Students with credit for PHIL 120 may not take this course for further credit. BRNBY Bruno Guindon
PHIL 150-3 Great Works in the History of Philosophy   BRNBY Sarah Hogarth Rossiter
PHIL 221-3 Ethical Theory REQ-One of: PHIL 100W (or equivalent), PHIL 120W (or equivalent), PHIL 121, PHIL 144, PHIL 150 or PHIL 151. BRNBY Evan Tiffany
PHIL 315-3 Formal Methods in Philosophy REQ-One of: PHIL 110, 210, 310, 314, MACM 101, BUEC 232 or STAT 270. BRNBY Jennifer Wang
PHIL 357-3 History of Philosophy: Medieval Philosophy REQ- PHIL 150 or 151. BRNBY Sarah Hogarth Rossiter
POL 100-3 Intro Politics and Government   BRNBY Sanjay Jeram
POL 131-3 Politics of Prosperity and Inequality   BRNBY . TBD
POL 132-3 From Dictatorship to Democracy: Political Regimes in the 21st Century   BRNBY Stewart Prest
POL 141-3 War, International Cooperation and Development   BRNBY . TBD
POL 151-3 Justice and Law   BRNBY Clare McGovern
POL 200W-4 Investigating Politics: Research Design and Qualitative Methods REQ-Students with credit for POL 200 may not take this course for further credit. BRNBY Sanjay Jeram
POL 201-4 Intro Quantitative Methods in Political Science Corequisite:  POL 200W or permission of department. BRNBY Defne Ezgi
POL 210-3 Intro to Political Philosophy REQ-POL 100 or 101W or permission of department. BRNBY David Laycock
POL 210-3 Intro to Political Philosophy REQ-POL 100 or 101W or permission of department. BRNBY . TBD
POL 244-3 Canada in the World   BRNBY Jérémie Cornut
POL 252-3 Local Democracy and Governance REQ-POL 100 or 101W or 151 or permission of department. VANCR . TBD
POL 314-4 Theory and Explanation in Political Science REQ-Six lower division units in Political Science or permission of the department. BRNBY Laurent Dobuzinskis
POL 315-4 Intermediate Quantitative Methods REQ- POL 201 or permission of instructor. BRNBY Defne Ezgi
POL 317-4 Migration, Identity and Citizenship REQ-Six lower division units in Political Science or permission of the department. Students who have taken Selected Topics course POL 319 with this topic may not take this course for further credit. BRNBY . TBD
POL 322-4 Canadian Political Parties REQ-Six lower division units in Political Science or permission of the department. BRNBY Cara Camcastle
POL 339-4 ST-Politics and Data Science REQ-Six lower division units in Political Science or permission of the department. BRNBY Steven Weldon
POL 344-4 International Law REQ-Six lower division units in political science or permission of the department. VANCR . TBD
POL 349-4 ST-Terrorism REQ-Six lower division units in political science or permission of the department. BRNBY Aaron Hoffman
POL 354-4 Metropolitan Governance REQ-Six lower division units in Political Science or permission of the department. VANCR Patrick Smith
POL 374-4 Africa in the Global Political Economy REQ-Six lower division units in political science or permission of the department. BRNBY James Busumtwi-Sam
POL 415-4 Liberalism and Its Critics REQ-Eight upper division units in Political Science or permission of the department Recommended: POL 312 or 313(or 212) or PHIL 320 VANCR Laurent Dobuzinskis
POL 426W-4 Political Behavior REQ-POL 222, and eight upper division units in Political Science or the permission of the department. BRNBY . TBD
POL 446W-4 International Relations in East Asia Eight upper division units in political science or permission of the department. BRNBY Tsuyoshi Kawasaki
POL 457W-4 Technology and Innovation Policy REQ-Eight upper division units in Political Science or permission of the department. VANCR . TBD
POL 459-4 ST-Conceptions: société civile & l’État 17e-19e REQ-Eight upper division units in Political Science or permission of the department . BRNBY . TBD
POL 472-4 Diplomacy and Global Governanc REQ- Eight upper division units in Political Science or permission of the department. BRNBY Jérémie Cornut
PSYC 100-3 Intro.Psychology I   BRNBY Arthur Alder
PSYC 106-3 ST-The Psychology of Climate Change   BRNBY Jeremy Carpendale, Mark Blair, Michael Schmitt, Neil Watson, Wendy Loken Thornton
PUNJ 101-3 Introduction to Punjabi II REQ- PUNJ 100 or equivalent.  Students with credit for LANG 148 Special Topics - Intro to Punjabi II may not take this course for further credit. SURRY . Sessional
SA 100W-4 Perspectives on Canadian Society . VANCR Deborah Dergousoff
SA 150-4 Intro to Sociology   SURRY Maureen Kihika
SA 150-4 Intro to Sociology   BRNBY Suzanna Crage
SA 201W-4 Anthropology and Contemporary Life . BRNBY Jie Yang
SA 301-4 Contemporary Ethnography REQ-SA 201W. BRNBY Natasha Ferenczi
SA 315-4 New Information Technology and Society   BRNBY Gary Teeple
SA 350-4 Classic Sociological Thought REQ-SA 250. BRNBY Yildiz Atasoy
SA 352-4 Games, Sports and Cultures REQ-SA 101 or  201W. BRNBY Noel Dyck
SA 358-4 Philosophy of Social Sciences REQ-SA 101 or 150 or 201W. DIST Deborah Dergousoff
SA 359-4 St-Psychological Anthropology REQ: SA 101 or 150 or 201W. BRNBY Zhipeng Gao
SA 360-4 ST-The Social Lives of Video Games REQ-SA 101 or 150 or 201W. SURRY Bascom Guffin
SA 360-4 ST-Disability Studies REQ-SA 101 or 150 or 201W. BRNBY . Sessional, Patricia Feindel
SA 368-4 Language, Ideology, Power (A) REQ-SA 101, 201w, or 150. BRNBY Jie Yang
SA 371-4 Environment and Society REQ- SA 101 or 150 or 201W. BRNBY Nicholas Scott
SA 375-4 Labour and the Arts of Living REQ-SA 101 or SA 150 or SA 201W.  Students who have taken SA 360 in Spring 2014 or Spring 2016 may not take this course for further credit. VANCR Natasha Ferenczi
SA 386-4 Ethnography of Politics REQ-SA 101 or 150 or 201W. BRNBY . Sessional
SA 410-4 Sociology of Dangerous Classes (S) REQ-Minimum of 72 units including either SA 101 or 150 or 201W. BRNBY Wendy Chan
SPAN 103-3 Introductory Spanish II REQ-SPAN 102, grade 12 Spanish, or equivalent. BRNBY Maria Mayo-Harp
SPAN 202-3 Intermediate Spanish II REQ-SPAN 201. BRNBY Maria Mayo-Harp
WL 103W-3 Early World Literatures   BRNBY Azadeh Yamini-Hamedani
WL 104W-3 Modern World Literatures   BRNBY Mark Deggan
WL 105W-3 World Literature Lab   BRNBY Joel Heng Hartse, Melek Ortabasi
WL 204-3 Rights and Activism in Literature   BRNBY Kenneth Seigneurie
WL 300-4 How Ideas Travel REQ-45 units, including WL 200. BRNBY Mark Deggan
WL 304-4 Exile and Migration REQ-45 units BRNBY Azadeh Yamini-Hamedani