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

Sociology and Anthropology Joint Honours

Bachelor of Arts

Program Requirements

A cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 3.5 in SA courses is required for admission to, and graduation from, the honours program.

Lower Division Requirements

Students should complete all lower division requirements before completing upper division courses. Students complete the specified lower division requirements for the major program as follows.

Students complete a minimum of 30 units, including all of

SA 100W - Perspectives on Canadian Society (SA) (4)

An examination of Canadian society from the perspective of the social sciences -- an introduction both to the nature of Canadian society and to the use of sociological and anthropological concepts applied to the analysis of modern societies in general. This course is meant to appeal to those who specifically wish to expand their knowledge of Canadian Society, and also to those who may be considering further work in sociology and anthropology. Topics to be considered include class structure, the nature of Canada's population, regional variation, gender relations, multiculturalism, native issues. Writing/Breadth-Social Sci.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Amanda Watson
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 4130, Burnaby
D101
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 4115, Burnaby
D102
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 3251, Burnaby
D103
Th 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
WMC 3515, Burnaby
J100 Caitlin Gordon-Walker
Fr 5:30 PM – 9:20 PM
HCC 2205, Vancouver
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 150 - Introduction to Sociology (S) (4)

The study of basic concerns of sociology, such as social order, social change, social conflict and social inequality. Breadth-Social Sciences. Equivalent Courses: PSA.101. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Kyle Willmott
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
D101
Mo 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
RCB 8104, Burnaby
D102
Mo 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
RCB 8106, Burnaby
D103
Mo 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
RCB 8105, Burnaby
D104
Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 2120, Burnaby
D105
Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5046, Burnaby
D106
Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 5029, Burnaby
D107
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D108
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D109
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2268, Burnaby
D110
Tu 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
WMC 2523, Burnaby
D111
Tu 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D112
Tu 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
WMC 2268, Burnaby
D113
We 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 3517, Burnaby
D114
We 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 3515, Burnaby
D115
We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5026, Burnaby
D116
We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 3515, Burnaby
D117
We 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5050, Burnaby
D118
We 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
TASC2 7201, Burnaby
D900 Kyle Willmott
Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SUR 3090, Surrey
D901
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 3010, Surrey
D902
Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 3150, Surrey
D903
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 3010, Surrey
D904
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 3260, Surrey
D905
Tu 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SUR 3010, Surrey
D906
Tu 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
SUR 3260, 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 250 - Introduction to Sociological Theory (S) (4)

An account of sociological theory, outlining the main ideas and concepts of the principal schools of thought. Prerequisite: SA 150.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Lisa Poole
We 9:30 AM – 1:20 PM
AQ 4120, Burnaby
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
SA 257 - Understanding Quantitative Research in Sociology and Anthropology (SA) (4)

Takes the mystery, but not the magic, out of quantitative research in anthropology and sociology by introducing analytical skills necessary for reading, understanding, and critiquing quantitative research. Students evaluate popular coverage of social research; learn concepts related to statistical significance; conduct basic statistical analysis, including designing graphs and tables. Prerequisite: Pre and/or co-requisite SA 255. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Suzanna Crage
Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 10031, Burnaby
D101
Tu 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5040, Burnaby

and one additional 200 division course in anthropology and/or sociology.

Upper Division Requirements

Students complete 56 units in SA courses, 20 units of which must be in SA courses designated (S), 20 units of which must be in SA courses designated (A), with the remaining 16 units from upper division SA courses designated (S), (A) or (SA).

Students must complete SA 301, SA 350, SA 355, SA 356W or SA 357W, and SA 402 as part of the upper division requirements.

Course Work Option

Students who choose this option will complete 12 of the required 56 upper division SA units at the 400 division (or above), including one of

SA 450 - Advanced Sociological Theory (S) (4)

A senior seminar on current perspectives in sociological theory. Emphasis will differ from semester to semester. Prerequisite: Minimum of 72 units including SA 350, a GPA of at least 3.25 and consent of the instructor.

SA 451 - Issues in Anthropological Theory (A) (4)

A senior seminar on current perspectives in anthropological theory. Emphasis will differ from semester to semester. Prerequisite: Minimum of 72 units including SA 301, a GPA of at least 3.25 and consent of the instructor.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
E100 Michael Hathaway
Mo 5:30 PM – 9:20 PM
AQ 5067, Burnaby

Honours Essay Option

Students who choose this option will complete 12 of the required 56 upper division SA units at the 400 division (or above), including

SA 499 - Honours Essay (SA) (8)

An honors essay to be written under the direction of a member of faculty, a copy of which is to be permanently lodged with the department. Applications should be submitted to the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee 4 weeks prior to the beginning of the term in which SA 499 is to be undertaken. Students should submit a paper proposal, a work plan, and confirmation of faculty supervisor.

Students must have completed all required courses, all SA units, and received prior agreement from an SA department faculty member who has agreed to supervise the honours essay, before they can enrol in SA 499. Students must also submit a proposal, a work plan, and receive confirmation of the SA faculty supervisor by a department advisor, by the end of the second week of classes in order to be formally registered in SA 499.

Theory Requirements

Theory requirements should be completed as early as possible in the upper division program. Students are strongly urged to balance theory courses with methods courses beyond the minimum.

Methods Requirements

Methods requirements should be completed as early as possible in the upper division program. Students are strongly urged to balance theory courses with methods courses beyond the minimum.

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.

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.