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Department of Linguistics, Department of Sociology and Anthropology Simon Fraser University Calendar | Spring 2018

Linguistics and Anthropology Joint Major

Bachelor of Arts

An overall cumulative GPA of 2.25 and a minimum C+ grade in LING 220 is required for admission.

Linguistics and anthropology are kindred disciplines, each concerned with culture, cognition and social relations. Students will acquire multidisciplinary expertise in anthropological aspects of language.

The joint major is of special interest to those pursuing the certificate in First Nations language proficiency or the Certificate in First Nations Studies Research, as well as to students interested in the anthropology of language, anthropological linguistics, or cognitive science.

Program Requirements

Students complete 120 units, as specified below.

Students complete all of

Lower Division Requirements Anthropology

Students complete a minimum of 18 units, including all of

SA 101 - Introduction to Anthropology (A) (4)

An introduction to the study of human social and cultural life from an anthropological perspective. The course will explore the scope and nature of the discipline of anthropology through study of selected cases drawn from both technologically simple communities and complex modern industrial societies. Students with credit for SA 170 may not take SA 101 for further credit. Breadth-Social Sciences. Equivalent Courses: SA170. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Bascom Guffin
Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
D101
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5025, Burnaby
D102
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5035, Burnaby
D103
Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
D104
Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5014, Burnaby
D105
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2521, Burnaby
D106
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D900 Bascom Guffin
Th 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SUR 5240, Surrey
D901
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 5060, Surrey
D902
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 5320, Surrey
D903
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 2990, Surrey
D904
Th 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SUR 2990, Surrey
SA 201W - Anthropology and Contemporary Life (A) (4)

An introduction to the anthropological perspective as applied to the organization of everyday life in contemporary settings. Introduces positivist, interpretive, and critical interpretive approaches to the analysis of social actions, identities, and values as enacted in space and time. Students with credit for SA 291 may not take SA 201W for further credit. Recommended: SA 101. Writing. Prerequisite: . Equivalent Courses: SA201 SA291. Writing.

Section Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
SA 255 - Introduction to Social Research (SA) (4)

Explores how sociologists and anthropologists investigate social relations and contexts. Students learn to develop research questions and turn them into research projects. Introduces data collection techniques and related ethical issues, the relationship between theory and research, and other fundamental concepts and issues involved in conducting qualitative and quantitative research. Prerequisite: SA 101 or 150. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Nicholas Scott
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 10921, Burnaby
D101
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 6136, Burnaby
D102
Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 3515, Burnaby
D103
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3515, Burnaby

and two additional 200 division SA courses designated (A), (S) or (SA).

Lower Division Linguistics Requirements

Students complete

LING 160 - Language, Culture and Society (3)

An introduction to language in its social and cultural dimensions. Students who have taken LING 260 prior to Fall 2008 may not take LING 160 for further credit. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Noortje de Weers
Fr 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SSCC 9000, Burnaby
LING 220 - Introduction to Linguistics (3)

An introduction to linguistic analysis. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Trude Heift
Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
EDB 7618, Burnaby

and one of

FNLG 130 - Practical Phonetics for First Nations Languages (3)

Practical training in the description of sounds used in language. Prerequisite: Students in the First Nations Studies program should complete FNLG 231 (or LING 231) before FNLG 130. Students with credit for LING 130 may not complete this course for further credit.

LING 221 - Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology (3)

The principles of phonetic and phonological analysis. Prerequisite: LING 220.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 John Alderete
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SECB 1014, Burnaby
D200 Anne Rimrott
Fr 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SWH 10051, Burnaby

and six additional units in 100 and 200 division LING and/or FNLG courses. Note that LING 222 is required for many upper division courses.

Students complete both of

Upper Division Requirements Anthropology

Students complete both of

SA 301 - Contemporary Ethnography (A) (4)

A consideration of key themes in contemporary anthropology. This course addresses theoretical and methodological questions by examining the work of contemporary anthropologists conducting research in diverse locations around the world. Prerequisite: SA 201W. Students with credit for SA 370 may not take SA 301 for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Noel Dyck
Mo 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 6206, Burnaby
SA 356W - Ethnography and Qualitative Methods (SA) (4)

An examination of qualitative field methods, including participant observation, interviewing, archival research, cross-cultural research, life histories, network analysis, mapping, and ethical problems of fieldwork. Prerequisite: SA 255. Writing.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Jennifer Shaw
Fr 9:30 AM – 1:20 PM
BLU 10655, Burnaby

and 12 additional upper division units chosen from SA courses designated anthropology (A).

No more than 4 units of Directed Readings and no more than 15 upper division units transferred from another institution may be used towards completion.

Upper Division Requirements Linguistics

Students complete three of

LING 321 - Phonology (3)

An overview of theoretical principles in phonology. Prerequisite: LING 221 and any lower division W course.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Ashley Farris-Trimble
Tu 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
TASC2 8500, Burnaby
AQ 4150, Burnaby
LING 322 - Syntax (3)

Introduces theories of sentence structure. Prerequisite: LING 222 and any lower division W course.

LING 323 - Morphology (3)

Word structure in natural languages and its relationship to phonological and syntactic levels of grammar. Prerequisite: LING 221, 222 and one of LING 301W, 309W or 482W.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Dean Mellow
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2220, Burnaby
BLU 10031, Burnaby
LING 324 - Semantics (3)

Basic formal aspects of meaning (e.g. compositional semantics, truth conditional semantics and quantification in natural language) and how they are distinguished from pragmatic aspects of meaning. Prerequisite: LING 222 and any lower division W course. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Nancy Hedberg
Mo 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 6136, Burnaby
LING 330 - Phonetics (3)

A survey of methods of speech sound description and transcription. Prerequisite: LING 221 and any lower division W course.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Marion Caldecott
Th 8:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SWH 10051, Burnaby

and one of

LING 309W - Sociolinguistics (3)

A systematic approach to the study of linguistic variation in different areal, social, and cultural settings. Prerequisite: LING 220 and any lower division W course. Recommended: LING 160 or LING 260. Students with credit for LING 409 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Panayiotis Pappas
We 10:30 AM – 11:50 AM
Fr 10:30 AM – 11:50 AM
SECB 1013, Burnaby
SWH 10061, Burnaby
LING 408 - Field Linguistics (3)

The investigation and description of an unfamiliar language. Prerequisite: LING 221 and 222.

and nine additional upper division LING and/or FNLG units. The following courses are recommended.

LING 407 - Historical Linguistics (3)

The development of languages and language families through time; genetic grouping, the comparative method, reconstruction, etymology, universals and language change. Prerequisite: LING 321, 322, plus LING 301W or LING 309W or LING 482W.

LING 430 - Aboriginal Languages of the Americas (3)

Structural and genetic characteristics of aboriginal languages of the Americas, with special emphasis on languages of the Northwest. Detailed examination of one language or language family. Prerequisite: 12 upper division linguistics units. Recommended: LING 323.

LING 441 - Linguistic Universals and Typology (3)

A survey of the main language types found in the world with reference to their structural properties; the categorization of language types as a consequence of linguistic universals. Prerequisite: Two of LING 321, 322 or 323.

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.