Summer 2021 - ARCH 499 D100

Honours Thesis (5)

Class Number: 4431

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:


  • Prerequisites:

    Permission of the department.



An honours thesis of some ten to fifteen thousand words will be written under the direction of a faculty member.



The formal requirements for entry to and completion of the honours program are described in the University Calendar, which should be consulted for details. Please note that the Department cannot waive the minimum CGPA requirement, even for a student whose CGPA is only just below the minimum. You should also note that at least two semesters are required to complete the two honours courses. Both honours courses require supervision by a faculty member (sessional instructors are not eligible to supervise), and you must obtain agreement from a faculty member (in writing via the form linked below) prior to consulting the Academic Advisor for assistance with registering in an honors course.

Honours Program Proposal Form

Department Undergraduate Notes:

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need classroom or exam accommodations are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Students with Disabilities (1250 Maggie Benston Centre) as soon as possible to ensure that they are eligible and that approved accommodations and services are implemented in a timely fashion.

Deferred grades will be given only on the basis of authenticated medical disability.

Registrar Notes:


SFU’s Academic Integrity web site is filled with information on what is meant by academic dishonesty, where you can find resources to help with your studies and the consequences of cheating.  Check out the site for more information and videos that help explain the issues in plain English.

Each student is responsible for his or her conduct as it affects the University community.  Academic dishonesty, in whatever form, is ultimately destructive of the values of the University. Furthermore, it is unfair and discouraging to the majority of students who pursue their studies honestly. Scholarly integrity is required of all members of the University.


Teaching at SFU in summer 2021 will be conducted primarily through remote methods, but we will continue to have in-person experiential activities for a selection of courses.  Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning ( or 778-782-3112).