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Department of French, Department of History, Department of Political Science Simon Fraser University Calendar | Spring 2017

French, History and Politics Joint Major

Bachelor of Arts

Admission Requirements

Before being formally admitted to the program, students must complete the lower division requirements (see below) with a minimum 2.0 grade or better in each of the specified courses (or equivalents).

Students who place in FREN 301W-3 in the placement test will complete only FREN 245 or 275 prior to acceptance in the program.

For information about initial FREN course selection, the French language placement test , and FREN course disciplines, visit http://www.sfu.ca/french/en/undergrad.html.

Program Requirements

Students complete 120 units, as specified below.

Lower Division Requirements

Before being formally admitted to the program, students will complete the following 42 units.

  • 15 units of French*
  • 12 units of history
  • 12 units of political science
  • 3 additional units of either history or political science

*see below for possible exemptions for those already proficient in French

French

Students must acquire appropriate proficiency in both oral and written French by completing a certain number of French language courses. Exemption can be obtained through a placement test administered by the Department of French. The course challenge procedure may also be used to fulfill lower 200 division language requirements in part or in full.

Students complete a total of 15 units, including all of

FREN 210 - Intermediate French I (3) *

Designed to consolidate and expand knowledge of the language. Strong emphasis on oral expression and listening comprehension to develop communicative skills. Instruction in class and in lab. Prerequisite: 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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Claire Bossavit
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2521, Burnaby
WMC 2521, Burnaby
D200 Claire Bossavit
We, Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 3511, Burnaby
FREN 211 - Intermediate French II (3) *

Designed to improve listening and reading comprehension. Emphasis on accuracy in oral and written communication. Instruction in class and in lab. Prerequisite: 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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Somayeh Kamranian
Tu, Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 3517, Burnaby
D200 Sessional
Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 3533, Burnaby
D300 Sessional
We, Fr 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 3511, Burnaby
FREN 221 - French Writing I (3) *

A reading and writing course with emphasis on vocabulary and logical structure in written expression. Instruction in class, in lab and online. Prerequisite: FREN 211 or 212, or with a grade of A, FREN 210. In the latter case, FREN 211 and 221 may be taken concurrently.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Claire Bossavit
We, Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3511, Burnaby
D200 Claire Bossavit
Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 3517, Burnaby
FREN 222 - French Writing II (3) *

Focusing on grammar and grammatical analysis, and the process of writing. Instruction in class, in lab and online. Prerequisite: FREN 221 or, with a grade of A, FREN 211 or, with a grade of A, FREN 212.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Paola De Rycke
Tu, Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3517, Burnaby
F100 Sessional
We, Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3255, Burnaby

and one of

FREN 245 - Introduction to Literary Studies (3)

An introduction to French literary studies with selected works in poetry and prose, including theatre. Attention will be given to methods of analysis. The course will be conducted in French. Prerequisite: 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. Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Stephen Steele
Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 3253, Burnaby
WMC 3515, Burnaby
D200 Jorge Calderon
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 4125, Burnaby
FREN 275 - French Linguistics Today (3)

Introduces to some fundamental questions about human behavior that can be answered by the study of the language forms, structure, and use. Topics such as how did language begin? Where is French from, and how did it change over the years? How does French vary from place to place, from context to context? Prerequisite: 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. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Gaelle Planchenault
Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SECB 1014, Burnaby

One of the following is recommended.

FREN 215 - Intermediate French: Oral Practice (3)

Designed to develop listening comprehension and oral expression. Instruction in class and in lab. Prerequisite: FREN 211. May be taken concurrently with FREN 212 and 221. Students with credit for FREN 222 or FREN 300 may not take this course for further credit. Students with native or near-native proficiency are not allowed to take this course and must contact the instructor for evaluation or exemption prior to enrolment.

FREN 217 - Intermediate French: Oral Practice Through Drama (3)

Through the study of French pronunciation, students will improve their listening and speaking abilities. Drill exercises, intensive practice, as well as the rehearsal of drama skits and short French plays will allow students to speak French individually and in groups. Prerequisite: FREN 211. May be taken concurrently with FREN 212 and 221. Students with credit for FREN 222 or FREN 300 may not take this course for further credit. Students with native or near-native proficiency are not allowed to take this course and must contact the instructor for evaluation or exemption prior to enrolment.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
E100 Paola De Rycke
Mo, We 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
RCB 6136, Burnaby

* exemption is gained by successful completion of a more advanced French language course. Lower 200 division language courses may be challenged for credit.

History

Students complete a total of 12-15 lower division History units from the following list. Students may choose other courses only in consultation and with approval of a History Department advisor.

Students must complete at least nine lower division history units before enrolling in upper division work.

HIST 101 - Canada to Confederation (3)

A survey of Canadian history to 1867. Breadth-Humanities.

HIST 102W - Canada since Confederation (3)

Canadian social, political, and economic history from 1867, examining aboriginal/settler relations, immigration, regionalism, foreign policy, economic development, culture, and political movements. Students with credit for HIST 102 may not take this course for further credit. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Mark Leier
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SWH 10081, Burnaby
D101
We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 5017, Burnaby
D102
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5038, Burnaby
D103
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5051, Burnaby
D104
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5050, Burnaby
D105
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5048, Burnaby
D106
We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5051, Burnaby
D107
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
D108
We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
D109
We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
D110
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 3251, Burnaby
D111
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 3251, Burnaby
D112
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 3251, Burnaby
F100 Nicolas Kenny
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
BLU 11901, Burnaby
F101
Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5028, Burnaby
F102
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 4115, Burnaby
HIST 104 - The Americas from Colonization to Independence (3)

A comparative exploration of the colonization of North and South America by the various European empires together with the role of Native and African peoples in the Americas, from the late fifteenth century to the onset of political independence three hundred years later. Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Andrea Geiger
Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3210, Burnaby
D101 Andrea Geiger
Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 7102, Burnaby
D102
Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 6122, Burnaby
D103
Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 5100, Burnaby
D104
Mo 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
HIST 106 - The Making of Modern Europe (3)

An introduction to the major political, social, economic, cultural, and intellectual developments that have formed modern European society. Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D900 Michael Lanthier
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 5140, Surrey
D901
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 3260, Surrey
D902
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SUR 3260, Surrey
D903
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 3260, Surrey
HIST 146 - Africa after the Transatlantic Slave Trade (3)

An introductory survey of colonization, of social, political and environmental change under colonial rule, and of the stormy history of state-society relations in Africa since independence. Breadth-Humanities.

HIST 151 - The Modern Middle East (3)

An introductory survey of the changing societies of the Middle East since 1800. Emphasis will be placed on familiarizing students with the basic aspects of Islamic society, the influence of European imperialism, the modernization of traditional societies, the origins of the Arab-Israeli conflict, and the social and political ferment in the period since the Second World War. Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D900 AR Rezamand
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 5100, Surrey
D901
Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SUR 5320, Surrey
D902
Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 5320, Surrey
HIST 220 - Late Medieval and Renaissance Europe (3)

An introduction to the world of late Medieval and Renaissance Europe (c.1200-c.1500). Breadth-Humanities.

HIST 223 - Early Modern Europe, 1500-1789 (3)

A survey of early modern European history which will examine, among other topics, the wars of religion, the 17th century revolutions, 16th and 17th century economic development, the scientific revolution, the enlightenment and the political and social character of the old regime. Breadth-Humanities.

HIST 224 - Europe from the French Revolution to the First World War (3)

A survey of European history emphasizing the French Revolution, and Napoleonic Europe and first Industrial Revolution, liberalism and its opponents, agrarian conservatism, liberalism and conservatism, the Revolutions of 1848, the struggles for political unification, the second Industrial Revolution and the origins of the First World War. Breadth-Humanities.

HIST 225 - 20th Century Europe (3)

A survey of European history from the First World War emphasizing the origins and effects of the World Wars, the emergence of the Soviet Union and of fascism. Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Ilya Vinkovetsky
Mo 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 3150, Burnaby
AQ 3150, Burnaby
D101
Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
D102
Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 6100, Burnaby
D103
Mo 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D104
We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
RCB 7102, Burnaby
D105
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
D106
We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 7105, Burnaby

Political Science

Students complete 12-15 lower division political science units including POL 100-3 Introduction to Politics and Government or POL 101W-3 Introduction to Politics and Government.

Choose courses in consultation with the political science student advisor, or the Department of Political Science's program steering committee representative. Such choices must fit with the thematicity criteria of the joint major to the satisfaction of the steering committee.

Upper Division Requirements

The following are required for a total of 47 units.

  • 15 units of French
  • 16 units of history
  • 16 units of political science

French

Students complete a total of 15 units, including

FREN 301W - Advanced French Composition (3)

A writing course to improve organization and argumentation, paragraph structures and lexical accuracy. Instruction in class and online. Prerequisite: FREN 222 or, with a grade of A, FREN 221. Students with credit for FREN 301 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Catherine Black
Tu 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3251, Burnaby
WMC 3251, Burnaby
D200 C├ęcile Ollivier-Budisa
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3531, Burnaby
WMC 3533, Burnaby

and one of the following group A courses

FREN 331 - Accents of French (3)

An introduction to notions paramount to the study of French accents such as linguistic norm, representations and attitudes, phoneme and allophones for instance. Analyses on short corpora will provide students a hands-on experience and will lead to discussions about relevant methodologies. Prerequisite: FREN 275 or 270 or LING 222.

FREN 332 - Social Approaches to French (3)

The aim of this course is to offer students a comprehensive view of a set of issues pertaining to the French language in society. The topics studied in class include: social categories and language variation, new technologies and language evolution, language and identity, and language ideology. Prerequisite: FREN 275 or 270 or LING 222.

FREN 333 - The Magic of French Words (3)

An introduction to the study of the form, structure, evolution and use of French words. Selected topics related to the study of French words in Morphology, Terminology, Orthography, Etymology, Diaphasic and Diatopic Varieties and Language use. Prerequisite: FREN 275 or 270 or LING 222.

FREN 334 - Topics in French Applied Linguistics (3)

The study of selected topics in French Applied Linguistics. The course may be developed around one or a combination of areas such as Computer-mediated-communication, language pathology, language socialization, translation, error analysis, language in contexts, language planning. Prerequisite: FREN 275 or 270 OR LING 222.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D200 Christian Guilbault
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
BLU 10921, Burnaby

or one of the following group B courses

FREN 340 - Survey of Quebecois Literature (3)

Intermediate study of issues in Quebecois Literature. Prerequisite: FREN 245 or 240. Students with credit for FREN 230 may not take this course for further credit.

FREN 341 - Survey of French Literature to 1600 (3)

Survey of works, themes, or movements in French Literature from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance. Prerequisite: FREN 245 or 230 or 240.

FREN 344 - Survey of French Literature after 1789 (3)

An introduction to the history of French literature from the late eighteenth century to the late twentieth century. Prerequisite: FREN 245 or 230 or 240.

FREN 345 - Survey of French Literature from 1600 to 1789 (3)

A survey of works, themes, or movements in French literature of the 17th and 18th centuries. Prerequisite: FREN 301W; FREN 245, 230, or 240.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Joy Palacios
Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 4120, Burnaby

and an additional nine units of 400 division French*

*choose courses in consultation with the Department of French advisor, or the Department of French's program steering committee representative

Students wishing to complement this joint major with greater competence in oral and written French may complete FREN 300 or 330 and FREN 304 in addition to the above requirements. FREN 330 is highly recommended.

History

Students complete a total of 16 upper division History units from the following list. Students may choose other courses only in consultation and with approval of a History Department advisor.

HIST 319 - Modern France (4)

An examination of the history of modern France from 1789 to the present with a focus on the social, political, and cultural divisions within the French nation resulting from the Revolutionary era, industrialization, the expansion and eventual decolonization of France's colonial empire, and the World Wars and their consequences. Prerequisite: 45 units, including six units of lower division history.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Roxanne Panchasi
We 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
HCC 1415, Vancouver
HIST 336 - Ideas and Society in Early Modern Europe (4)

An examination of intellectual developments of early modern Europe (sixteenth to eighteenth centuries) in their broader social, cultural, political or economic contexts. The course will focus on a particular subject e.g. Northern humanism, debates about the nature and social role of women (the querelle de femmes), the Enlightenment. Students will read excerpts from important contemporary sources. Prerequisite: 45 units, including six units of lower division history. Recommended: HIST 223 or 224.

HIST 338 - World War II (4)

An introduction to the history of the origins and course of the second world war. Prerequisite: 45 units, including six units of lower division history. Recommended: HIST 225.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Lauren Rossi
Tu 11:30 AM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5030, Burnaby
D101 Lauren Rossi
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5049, Burnaby
D102 Lauren Rossi
Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5050, Burnaby
HIST 350 - The Ottoman Empire and Turkey (4)

A study of Ottoman society and the impact of Ottoman rule in the Middle East from the conquest of Constantinople to the death of Ataturk, the founder of the Turkish Republic. Emphasis will be on the conflict between preservation and reform in the nineteenth century and on the significance of the Ottoman legacy for twentieth century Turkey and the Arab world. Prerequisite: 45 units, including six units of lower division history. Recommended: one of HIST 151, 249.

HIST 352 - Religion and Politics in Modern Iran (4)

The intellectual and social history of greater Iran from the Safavids to the twentieth century. Emphasis will be on the relationship between religion and politics. Prerequisite: 45 units, including six units of lower division history. Recommended: one of HIST 151, 249.

HIST 355 - The Arab Middle East in the Twentieth Century (4)

An examination of this century's major themes in the history of Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Jordan and Saudi Arabia, as well as other states of the Arabian peninsula. Topics to be investigated include the origins of Arab nationalism and Islamic reformism; the origins and development of the Lebanese question; the emergence of the politics of the military in Iraq and Syria, and the special role of the Jordanian and Arabian monarchies. Prerequisite: 45 units, including six units of lower division history. Recommended: one of HIST 151, 249.

HIST 416 - The French Revolution (4)

An analysis of the origins of the Revolution, of its changing nature, and of its impact on society. The Revolution will be examined in its European context. Prerequisite: 45 units including nine units of lower division history. Recommended: HIST 223, 224.

HIST 417W - Problems in Modern French History (4)

An examination of a principal aspect of, or period in, the history of French society since the Revolution. For example, attention may be given to the 19th century French revolutionary tradition, or to society and culture in the Third, Fourth and Fifth Republics, or to colonialism and decolonisation. Content may vary from offering to offering; see course outline for further information. HIST 417W may be repeated for credit only when a different topic is taught. Prerequisite: 45 units including nine units of lower division history. Recommended: HIST 224 or 225. Writing.

HIST 424 - Problems in the Cultural History of Canada (4)

Selected problems in Canadian ideas and attitudes on such topics as the arts, religion, education, minority and native cultures, nationalism, and Canadian historiography. Content may vary from offering to offering; see course outline for further information. HIST 424 may be repeated for credit only when a different topic is taught. Prerequisite: 45 units including nine units of lower division history. Recommended: HIST 101, 102W.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Nicolas Kenny
Mo 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
HCC 2235, Vancouver
HIST 428 - Problems in the Social and Economic History of Canada (4)

Selected problems in the history of Canadian agriculture and industrial development, migration and settlement, labor, native policy and class structure. Content may vary from offering to offering; see course outline for further information. HIST 428 may be repeated for credit only when a different topic is taught. Prerequisite: 45 units including nine units of lower division history. Recommended: HIST 101, 102W.

HIST 430 - New France (4)

Social, cultural, intellectual, economic, military, and administrative aspects of New France. Prerequisite: 45 units, including six units of lower division history and either HIST 101 or 214. Recommended: HIST 102W.

HIST 465 - The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict (4)

A discussion of the modern history of nation-building in the context of the Arab-Israeli conflict. The topics discussed include Zionism, the British Mandate in Palestine, the creation of the state of Israel, the rise of modern Palestinian nationalism, and the role of the Palestinian-Israeli dispute in regional and international affairs. Prerequisite: 45 units including nine units of lower division history and one of HIST 151, 249, 350, 354, 355 or permission of the department.

Political Science

Students complete at least 16 upper division political science units. Choose courses in consultation with the political science student advisor, or the Department of Political Science's program steering committee representative. Such choices must fit with the thematicity criteria of the joint major to the satisfaction of the steering committee.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Degree Requirements

For all bachelor of arts (BA) programs, students complete 120 units, which includes

  • at least 60 units that must be completed at Simon Fraser University
  • at least 45 upper division units, of which at least 30 upper division units must be completed at Simon Fraser University
  • at least 65 units (including 21 upper division units) in Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences courses
  • satisfaction of the writing, quantitative, and breadth requirements
  • an overall cumulative grade point average (CGPA) and upper division CGPA of at least 2.0, and a program (major, joint major, extended minor, minor) CGPA and upper division CGPA of at least 2.0

Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements

Students admitted to Simon Fraser University beginning in the fall 2006 term must meet writing, quantitative and breadth requirements as part of any degree program they may undertake. See Writing, Quantitative, and Breadth Requirements for university-wide information.

WQB Graduation Requirements

A grade of C- or better is required to earn W, Q or B credit

Requirement

Units

Notes
W - Writing

6

Must include at least one upper division course, taken at Simon Fraser University within the student’s major subject
Q - Quantitative

6

Q courses may be lower or upper division
B - Breadth

18

Designated Breadth Must be outside the student’s major subject, and may be lower or upper division
6 units Social Sciences: B-Soc
6 units Humanities: B-Hum
6 units Sciences: B-Sci

6

Additional Breadth 6 units outside the student’s major subject (may or may not be B-designated courses, and will likely help fulfil individual degree program requirements)

Students choosing to complete a joint major, joint honours, double major, two extended minors, an extended minor and a minor, or two minors may satisfy the breadth requirements (designated or not designated) with courses completed in either one or both program areas.

 

Residency Requirements and Transfer Credit

The University’s residency requirement stipulates that, in most cases, total transfer and course challenge credit may not exceed 60 units, and may not include more than 15 units as upper division work.

Elective Courses

In addition to the courses listed above, students should consult an academic advisor to plan the remaining required elective courses.