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French and Humanities Joint Major

Bachelor of Arts

This inter-departmental program explores the relationship between the study of humanities and French. Interested students must plan their program in consultation with advisors in each department.

Program Requirements

Students complete 120 units, as specified below.

Lower Division Requirements

French

Students complete the lower division requirements of the French major program. Please see https://www.sfu.ca/students/calendar/programs/french/major/bachelor-of-arts.html for more details.

Humanities

Students complete 15 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. Prerequisite: . Equivalent Courses: HUM101. Writing/Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Paul Crowe
Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
D101 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5051, Burnaby
D102 Th 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5017, Burnaby
D103 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5026, Burnaby
D104 Th 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5026, Burnaby
D105 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5019, Burnaby
D106 Th 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 5019, Burnaby

and one 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
C200 Distance Education
D900 Alessandra Capperdoni
Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
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D901 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
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D902 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
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HUM 105 - Many Europes: Ancient, Medieval, Early Modern (3)

A study of the many diverse peoples, languages, and regions of the European continent from the origins of civilization until the mid-16th century. Breadth-Humanities.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Emily O'Brien
Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5018, Burnaby
D101 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
D102 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
D103 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
D104 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5046, Burnaby
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
C900 Distance Education
D900 Mo 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
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D901 Mo 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
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D902 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
,

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 division humanities courses.

Upper Division Requirements

French

Students complete

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 Cecile Ollivier-budisa
Mo 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5047, Burnaby
AQ 5004, Burnaby
F100 Catherine Black
Fr 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2260, Burnaby

and one of the following 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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Rejean Canac-marquis
Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2522, Burnaby
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. This course may be repeated once for credit if the topic is different. Prerequisite: FREN 275 or 270 OR LING 222.

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.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Jorge Calderon
Mo 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5014, Burnaby
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.

and 15 units from the 400 division French linguistics or literature offerings.

Humanities

Students complete 20 units in upper division humanities courses.

Recommended

HUM 307 - Carolingian Civilization (4)

A focused interdisciplinary study of the Carolingian civilization achieved in early medieval Europe under Charlemagne and his family. Prerequisite: 45 units. Breadth-Humanities.

HUM 311 - Italian Renaissance Humanism (4)

A study of the major writings, cultural milieu, and influence of the humanist movement of the Italian Renaissance. Prerequisite: 45 units. Breadth-Humanities.

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.