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Department of Humanities | Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Simon Fraser University Calendar | Spring 2018

Humanities Major

Bachelor of Arts

Program Requirements

Students complete 120 units, as specified below.

Lower Division Requirements

Students complete 18 lower division units 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 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.

and two further lower divison humanities courses.

Upper Division Requirements

Students complete 32 units in upper division humanities*

*with humanities advisor prior approval, students may substitute one humanities-related upper division course from another academic unit towards the upper division humanities requirement. The same course may not be used toward more than one program (honours, joint honours, major, joint major, minor or extended minor). See http://www.humanities.sfu.ca/about for a definition of humanities related subjects.

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

  • At least half of the program's total units must be earned through Simon Fraser University study.
  • At least two thirds of the program's total upper division units must be earned through Simon Fraser University study.

Elective Courses

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