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Department of Humanities Simon Fraser University Calendar | Spring 2018

Humanities Honours

Bachelor of Arts

Admission to this program has been suspended effective Summer 2017.

The honours program is meant for those students with a special interest in the humanities who wish to pursue advanced studies beyond the humanities major with the benefit of faculty guidance. With the recent addition of the master's program it is expected that the creation of an honours program will be of particular benefit to students wishing to proceed to graduate studies in humanities at Simon Fraser University and elsewhere. The creation of the honours program will also reinforce the unique and important role that humanities courses provide in the University's curriculum.

Admission Requirements

Admission to this program has been suspended effective Summer 2017.

Program Requirements

Students complete 120 units, as specified below.

Once the lower division requirements have been completed, the student submits an application for entrance to the honours program, and consults the humanities advisor.

Lower Division Requirements

To enter the honours program, students must first complete 18 lower division units with a 3.33 or higher grade point average (GPA) in these lower division humanities courses including

HUM 101W - Introduction to the Humanities (3)

An introduction to issues and concepts central to the study of the Humanities. Through exposure to primary materials drawn from different periods and disciplines, students will become acquainted with a range of topics and ideas relating to the study of human values and human experience. Writing/Breadth-Humanities. Prerequisite: . Equivalent Courses: HUM101. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D900 Samir Gandesha
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 5100, Surrey
D901 Samir Gandesha
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SUR 5320, Surrey
D902 Samir Gandesha
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 5320, Surrey
J100 Alessandra Capperdoni
We 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
HCC 1425, Vancouver

and two of

HUM 102W - Classical Mythology (3)

An introduction to the central myths of the Greeks and Romans. The course will investigate the nature, function, and meaning of myths in the classical world and their considerable influence on western civilization. Writing/Breadth-Humanities. Prerequisite: . Equivalent Courses: HUM102. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Alessandra Capperdoni
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCK 9500, Burnaby
D101 Alessandra Capperdoni
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 11901, Burnaby
D102 Alessandra Capperdoni
Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 11901, Burnaby
D103
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2533, Burnaby
D104
Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
D105
Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 4115, Burnaby
D106
Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2533, Burnaby
HUM 103 - The Invention of the Book: Alphabets, Papyrus, Parchment, and Print (3)

The book as we know it did not always exist; it was invented. This course will explore the creation and spread of writing, the emergence of scribal cultures, and the birth of the book, which came to be the greatest of all material, cultural and intellectual objects, one that shaped and transformed civilization. Breadth-Humanities. Breadth-Humanities.

HUM 105 - Western Civilization from the Ancient World to the Reformation Era (3)

A study of some of the most important features of western civilization from its origins until the mid-16th century. Students with credit for HIST 105 prior to 2007 may not take this course for further credit. Breadth-Humanities.

HUM 130 - Introduction to Religious Studies (3)

An introduction to concepts central to the academic study of religion exploring various relevant methodologies. Provides a framework for understanding the many ways in which humans experience the phenomenon of the sacred through symbol, ritual, doctrine and experience in a variety of religious traditions and cultures. Students who have taken HUM 230 prior to 2007 may not take this course for further credit. Breadth-Humanities. Equivalent Courses: GS230 HUM230. Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Michael Newton
Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 3210, Burnaby
D101 Michael Newton
Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5047, Burnaby
D102 Michael Newton
Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5028, Burnaby
D103
Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5048, Burnaby
D104
Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5029, Burnaby

and one of

HUM 201 - Great Texts: Ancient World to Renaissance (3)

An intensive study of some of the major works which have had a formative influence on the structure and development of western thought. Reading and discussion of primary texts and the major themes which emerge from them will introduce students to essential philosophical, literary, social, and religious themes of western civilization. Texts for this course will be drawn from the Ancient World, Middle Ages and the Renaissance. Prerequisite: 30 units. Breadth-Humanities.

HUM 202 - Great Texts: Renaissance to Modernity (3)

An intensive study of some of the major works which have had a formative influence on the structure and development of western thought. Reading and discussion of primary texts and the major themes which emerge from them will introduce students to essential philosophical, literary, social and religious themes of western civilization. Texts for this course will be drawn from the 17th century through to the modern period. Prerequisite: 30 units. Breadth-Humanities.

HUM 203 - Great Texts: Asian Thought and Literature (3)

An introduction to classic texts which have endured as monuments of Asian thought and literature. Readings and discussions of primary texts and their central ideas will introduce students to philosophical, literary and religious themes in a selected, major Asian tradition. Prerequisite: 30 units. Breadth-Humanities.

HUM 204 - Great Religious Texts (3)

A study of some of the key works which have had a formative influence on major religious traditions. Primary texts will be selected to illustrate core elements in the religious understanding of human life and its relationship to the sacred. Prerequisite: 30 units. HUM 130 (HUM 230 prior to 2007) is recommended. Breadth-Humanities.

and two further lower division humanities courses.

Upper Division Requirements

Students complete 48 upper division humanities units; 12 of these must be at the 400 level.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Honours Requirements

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

  • at least 60 units that must be completed at Simon Fraser University
  • satisfaction of the writing, quantitative, and breadth requirements
  • students complete at least 60 upper division units, which must include at least 48 units in upper division courses in a Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences honours program; no more than 15 upper division units that have been transferred from another institution can be used toward this requirement
  • Students complete lower division requirements for at least one Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences honours program
  • students are required to achieve an overall cumulative grade point average (CGPA) and upper division CGPA of at least 3.0, and an honours program CGPA and upper division CGPA of at least 3.0

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.

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 as upper division work.