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Environment | Faculty of Environment
Business | Beedie School of Business
Simon Fraser University Calendar | Summer 2019

Sustainable Business Joint Major

Bachelor of Business Administration or Bachelor of Environment

Students may opt for either a bachelor of environment degree from the Faculty of Environment, or a bachelor of business administration from the Beedie School of Business. The faculty from which the student chooses to complete a degree will govern faculty requirements.

Admission Requirements

Admission Requirements - Beedie School of Business

Internal transfer (Category 3 or 4) applicants should apply to Beedie by submitting a supplemental application form after completing 30 units, (including lower division requirements, except BUS 217W and BUS 254), meeting a minimum 2.30 overall SFU Business course grade point average and must either already be accepted to the Environment portion of the Joint Major or be eligible for admission that term. The supplemental application can be found on Beedie's website. Students not accepted upon initial application may reapply. Unsuccessful applicants may appeal through the faculty admissions appeals committee.

Application Deadlines

Visit http://beedie.sfu.ca/bba/apply for application deadlines.

Admission Requirements - Environment

Criteria

To be accepted into the joint major requires approval by the Faculty of Environment and admission to the Beedie School of Business. For further details, see above under Admission Requirements - Beedie School of Business.

For approval by the Faculty of Environment, students must meet with the Faculty of Environment advisor.

Limitations

Students may complete either the Certificate in Environmental and Social Sustainability or the Sustainable Business joint major program, but not both the certificate and the joint major program.

Grade Requirements

In addition to normal university grade point average requirements, the Beedie School of Business requires a minimum 2.30 overall SFU Business course grade point average for entry into all 300 and 400 division business courses.

A minimum 2.30 overall Business course grade point average is required for graduation from a Business major, joint major, or double degree program.

For a course to be accepted as fulfilling a prerequisite, or for a lower division requirement, or for a core course to be accepted in a student's program in business, a student must have obtained a minimum grade of C- (C minus).

Course Limit

For those pursuing the BBA credential, students with fewer than 60 units may enrol in a maximum of 16 units per term. Those with 60 or more may enrol in a maximum of 18 units.

Letters of Permission

The Beedie School of Business does not normally approve letters of permission for students already enrolled at Simon Fraser University.

Program Requirements

The joint major is comprised of lower and upper division Business core requirements, lower and upper division Environment core requirements, cross-disciplinary focus courses, and a capstone course. Students will complete all upper and lower division requirements for both the Beedie School of Business and the Faculty of Environment*.

*Note: course overlap exists between the requirements for the Business and Environment portions of the joint major as, in many cases, students may choose either a Business or Environment course in order to satisfy a particular program requirement. Consequently, duplication of the list of the overlapping requirements exists under both areas.

Lower Division

Students complete all of

Business Lower Division Requirements

Students must complete all lower division required courses with a minimum C- grade.

Students must complete all of

BUS 217W - Critical Thinking in Business (3)

Examine and review today's global economy through critical analysis of differing perspectives. Develop and improve critical thinking and communication skills appropriate to the business environment. Prerequisite: BUS 201 and 15 units; OR 45 units and corequisite: BUS 202; OR Business Administration joint major, joint honours, or double degree students with 45 units; OR Data Science majors with 15 units. Writing.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
Sa 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
WMC 2503, Burnaby
WMC 3260, Burnaby
D200 Mo 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 5100, Surrey
D300 Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2200, Burnaby
D400 We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Sa 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
SWH 10061, Burnaby
WMC 3260, Burnaby
E100 Tu 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
SWH 10061, Burnaby
E200 We 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 2210, Burnaby
BUS 251 - Financial Accounting I (3)

An introduction to financial accounting, including accounting terminology, understanding financial statements, analysis of a business entity using financial statements. Includes also time value of money and a critical review of the conventional accounting system. Prerequisite: 12 units. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
D101 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 7102, Burnaby
D102 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 7101, Burnaby
D103 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2202, Burnaby
D104 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 7102, Burnaby
D105 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 7101, Burnaby
D106 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2202, Burnaby
D107 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 7101, Burnaby
D108 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2202, Burnaby
D200 Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SUR 5140, Surrey
D201 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SUR 5060, Surrey
D202 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SUR 3120, Surrey
D203 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 5060, Surrey
D204 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 3120, Surrey
BUS 254 - Managerial Accounting I (3)

Theory and methods of cost compilation for managerial planning, control and decision making; the use of budgets and analysis in planning and controlling operations, establishing supervisory and departmental responsibility, and various techniques of measuring results. Prerequisite: BUS 251; 15 units. Students with credit for BUS 324, BUS 328, or COMM 324 may not take BUS 254 for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 3181, Burnaby
D101 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D102 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 7102, Burnaby
D103 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
RCB 7101, Burnaby
D104 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D105 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 7102, Burnaby
D106 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 7101, Burnaby
D107 Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
E100 Th 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
AQ 3153, Burnaby
E101 Th 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
E102 Th 6:30 PM – 7:20 PM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
E103 Th 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
AQ 5004, Burnaby
E104 Th 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
BUS 272 - Behavior in Organizations (3)

Theories, concepts and issues in the field of organizational behavior with an emphasis on individual and team processes. Core topics include employee motivation and performance, stress management, communication, work perceptions and attitudes, decision-making, team dynamics, employee involvement and conflict management. Prerequisite: 12 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Tu 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
D101 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D102 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 5120, Burnaby
D103 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
D104 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D105 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 5120, Burnaby
D106 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
D107 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 5120, Burnaby
D108 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
E100 We 4:30 PM – 6:20 PM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
E101 We 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
RCB 7102, Burnaby
E102 We 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
RCB 7101, Burnaby
E103 We 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 3513, Burnaby
E104 We 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
RCB 7102, Burnaby
E105 We 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
RCB 7101, Burnaby
E106 We 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
WMC 3513, Burnaby
ECON 103 - Principles of Microeconomics (4)

The principal elements of theory concerning utility and value, price and costs, factor analysis, productivity, labor organization, competition and monopoly, and the theory of the firm. Students with credit for ECON 200 cannot take ECON 103 for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Soc.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Kristin Dust
We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
Fr 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
WMC 3520, Burnaby
D101 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SWH 10075, Burnaby
D102 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D103 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
RCB 6136, Burnaby
D104 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
RCB 5100, Burnaby
D105 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D106 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D107 We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 7105, Burnaby
D108 Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
WMC 3251, Burnaby
D109 Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
WMC 2268, Burnaby
D110 Th 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3517, Burnaby
D111 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 3251, Burnaby
D112 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2260, Burnaby
D900 Seong Choi
Tu, Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 2600, Surrey
ECON 105 - Principles of Macroeconomics (4)

The principal elements of theory concerning money and income, distribution, social accounts, public finance, international trade, comparative systems, and development and growth. Students with credit for ECON 205 cannot take ECON 105 for further credit. Quantitative/Breadth-Soc.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Junjie Liu
Tu 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
Th 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
AQ 3182, Burnaby
D101 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
BLU 10655, Burnaby
D102 Tu 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5017, Burnaby
D103 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5017, Burnaby
D104 We 8:30 AM – 9:20 AM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
D105 We 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
BLU 11911, Burnaby
D106 We 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D107 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D108 We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D109 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D110 We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D111 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
BLU 9655, Burnaby
D112 We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 7102, Burnaby
D900 Seong Choi
Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 2600, Surrey

and one of*

BUEC 232 - Data and Decisions I (4)

An introduction to business statistics with a heavy emphasis on applications and the use of EXCEL. Students will be required to use statistical applications to solve business problems. Prerequisite: MATH 150, MATH 151, MATH 154, or MATH 157; 15 units. MATH 150, MATH 151, MATH 154, or MATH 157 may be taken concurrently with BUEC 232. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
E100 Tu, Th 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
OP01 Tu 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
OP02 We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
OP03 Th 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
OP04 Th 7:30 PM – 10:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
OP05 Tu 8:30 PM – 10:20 PM
WMC 2305, Burnaby
OP06 We 7:30 PM – 10:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
OP07 Mo 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
OP08 We 3:30 PM – 6:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
GEOG 251 - Quantitative Geography (3)

An introduction to basic quantitative techniques for the collection of geographic data. Topics include describing data, gathering samples, theoretical distributions, linking samples and populations, testing significance, and exploring spatial relationships all within practical, real-world application contexts. Prerequisite: GEOG 100 or 111. Quantitative.

STAT 270 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics (3)

Basic laws of probability, sample distributions. Introduction to statistical inference and applications. Prerequisite: or Corequisite: MATH 152 or 155 or 158. Students wishing an intuitive appreciation of a broad range of statistical strategies may wish to take STAT 100 first. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Tim Swartz
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
AQ 3182, Burnaby
OP01 TBD

one of

BUS 237 - Introduction to Business Technology Management (3)

Introduces students to the knowledge and skills necessary to make full use of business information systems. Demonstrates how information systems are used by organizations to improve productivity and create competitive advantage. Provides hands on training in productivity tools including Excel, Visio, Access and Web design tools. Prerequisite: 12 units. Students with credit for BUS 337 and COMM 337 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
D101 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
D103 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
D104 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
D105 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
D106 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
E100 Tu 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
AQ 3159, Burnaby
E101 Tu 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
E102 Tu 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 2305, Burnaby
E103 Tu 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
E104 Tu 9:30 PM – 10:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
GEOG 255 - Geographical Information Science I (3)

A basic overview of Geographical Information Systems and Science; GIS software, hardware, data structures and models; spatial data, operations and algorithms; practical applications and limitations. Prerequisite: GEOG 100 or 111 or permission of instructor. Students with credit for GEOG 354 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Shivanand Balram
Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 3153, Burnaby
D101 We, Fr 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 2109, Burnaby
D102 We, Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 2109, Burnaby
D103 We, Fr 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 2109, Burnaby

and one of

MATH 150 - Calculus I with Review (4)

Designed for students specializing in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computing science and engineering. Topics as for Math 151 with a more extensive review of functions, their properties and their graphs. Recommended for students with no previous knowledge of Calculus. In addition to regularly scheduled lectures, students enrolled in this course are encouraged to come for assistance to the Calculus Workshop (Burnaby), or Math Open Lab (Surrey). Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus 12 (or equivalent) with a grade of at least B+, or MATH 100 with a grade of at least B-, or achieving a satisfactory grade on the Simon Fraser University Calculus Readiness Test. Students with credit for either MATH 151, 154 or 157 may not take MATH 150 for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Mo 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Tu, We, Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
AQ 3005, Burnaby
OP01 TBD
MATH 151 - Calculus I (3)

Designed for students specializing in mathematics, physics, chemistry, computing science and engineering. Logarithmic and exponential functions, trigonometric functions, inverse functions. Limits, continuity, and derivatives. Techniques of differentiation, including logarithmic and implicit differentiation. The Mean Value Theorem. Applications of differentiation including extrema, curve sketching, Newton's method. Introduction to modeling with differential equations. Polar coordinates, parametric curves. Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus 12 (or equivalent) with a grade of at least A, or MATH 100 with a grade of at least B, or achieving a satisfactory grade on the Simon Fraser University Calculus Readiness Test. Students with credit for either MATH 150, 154 or 157 may not take MATH 151 for further credit. Quantitative.

MATH 154 - Calculus I for the Biological Sciences (3)

Designed for students specializing in the biological and medical sciences. Topics include: limits, growth rate and the derivative; elementary functions, optimization and approximation methods, and their applications; mathematical models of biological processes. Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus 12 (or equivalent) with a grade of at least B, or MATH 100 with a grade of at least C, or achieving a satisfactory grade on the Simon Fraser University Calculus Readiness Test. Students with credit for either MATH 150, 151 or 157 may not take MATH 154 for further credit. Quantitative.

MATH 157 - Calculus I for the Social Sciences (3)

Designed for students specializing in business or the social sciences. Topics include: limits, growth rate and the derivative; logarithmic, exponential and trigonometric functions and their application to business, economics, optimization and approximation methods; introduction to functions of several variables with emphasis on partial derivatives and extrema. Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus 12 (or equivalent) with a grade of at least B, or MATH 100 with a grade of at least C, or achieving a satisfactory grade on the Simon Fraser University Calculus Readiness Test. Students with credit for either MATH 150, 151 or 154 may not take MATH 157 for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Randall Pyke
Mo, We, Fr 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
OP01 TBD

Environment Lower Division Requirements

Students complete a minimum of 21 units including

One of*

BUEC 232 - Data and Decisions I (4)

An introduction to business statistics with a heavy emphasis on applications and the use of EXCEL. Students will be required to use statistical applications to solve business problems. Prerequisite: MATH 150, MATH 151, MATH 154, or MATH 157; 15 units. MATH 150, MATH 151, MATH 154, or MATH 157 may be taken concurrently with BUEC 232. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
E100 Tu, Th 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SSCB 9201, Burnaby
OP01 Tu 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
OP02 We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
OP03 Th 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
OP04 Th 7:30 PM – 10:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
OP05 Tu 8:30 PM – 10:20 PM
WMC 2305, Burnaby
OP06 We 7:30 PM – 10:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
OP07 Mo 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
OP08 We 3:30 PM – 6:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
GEOG 251 - Quantitative Geography (3)

An introduction to basic quantitative techniques for the collection of geographic data. Topics include describing data, gathering samples, theoretical distributions, linking samples and populations, testing significance, and exploring spatial relationships all within practical, real-world application contexts. Prerequisite: GEOG 100 or 111. Quantitative.

STAT 270 - Introduction to Probability and Statistics (3)

Basic laws of probability, sample distributions. Introduction to statistical inference and applications. Prerequisite: or Corequisite: MATH 152 or 155 or 158. Students wishing an intuitive appreciation of a broad range of statistical strategies may wish to take STAT 100 first. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Tim Swartz
We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 3182, Burnaby
AQ 3182, Burnaby
OP01 TBD

and one of

BUS 237 - Introduction to Business Technology Management (3)

Introduces students to the knowledge and skills necessary to make full use of business information systems. Demonstrates how information systems are used by organizations to improve productivity and create competitive advantage. Provides hands on training in productivity tools including Excel, Visio, Access and Web design tools. Prerequisite: 12 units. Students with credit for BUS 337 and COMM 337 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
D101 Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
D103 Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
D104 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
D105 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
D106 Th 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
E100 Tu 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
AQ 3159, Burnaby
E101 Tu 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
E102 Tu 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 2305, Burnaby
E103 Tu 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
E104 Tu 9:30 PM – 10:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
GEOG 255 - Geographical Information Science I (3)

A basic overview of Geographical Information Systems and Science; GIS software, hardware, data structures and models; spatial data, operations and algorithms; practical applications and limitations. Prerequisite: GEOG 100 or 111 or permission of instructor. Students with credit for GEOG 354 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Shivanand Balram
Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 3153, Burnaby
D101 We, Fr 8:30 AM – 10:20 AM
AQ 2109, Burnaby
D102 We, Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 2109, Burnaby
D103 We, Fr 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 2109, Burnaby

and one of

BISC 101 - General Biology (4)

An introduction to the biochemical and physiological mechanisms of living organisms. Topics covered include cell structure and function, DNA replication and the flow of genetic information, enzyme function, metabolism and physiology of microorganisms, plants, and animals. Prerequisite: High school Biology 12 (or equivalent) with a C grade or better, or BISC 100 with C- or better, or BISC 113 with C+ or better, or HSCI 100 with C+ or better; and High school Chemistry 12 (or equivalent) with a C grade or better, or CHEM 111 with a C- or better. Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Ivona Mladenovic
Onkar Bains
Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
Th 9:30 AM – 11:20 AM
AQ 3181, Burnaby
AQ 3181, Burnaby
D101 Tu 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
SSB 8169, Burnaby
AQ 5020, Burnaby
D106 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
Th 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5025, Burnaby
SSB 8169, Burnaby
D107 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Th 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5025, Burnaby
SSB 8169, Burnaby
D108 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
Th 3:30 PM – 5:20 PM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
SSB 8169, Burnaby
D109 We 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Fr 11:30 AM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5016, Burnaby
SSB 8169, Burnaby
BISC 102 - General Biology (4)

Survey of the diversity of life, and its evolutionary history on earth. The student is introduced to the study of genetics, development, and evolution, giving an overview of how these processes interact to produce form and function. Also included are principles of behavior and ecological relationships of organisms to each other and their environment. Prerequisite: High school biology 12 (or equivalent) with a C grade or better, or BISC 100 with C- or better, or BISC 113 with C+ or better, or HSCI 100 with C+ or better. Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Erin Barley
Tu, Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
D101 Tu 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Th 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D102 Tu 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Th 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
RCB 6125, Burnaby
D103 Tu 1:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
AQ 5009, Burnaby
D104 Tu 1:30 PM – 4:20 PM
Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
AQ 5009, Burnaby
D105 Tu 9:30 AM – 10:20 AM
Th 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5009, Burnaby
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
D106 Tu 10:30 AM – 11:20 AM
Th 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 5020, Burnaby
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
D107 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
Th 1:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5025, Burnaby
SSCB 8212, Burnaby
EVSC 100 - Introduction to Environmental Science (3)

Introduces students to the study of environmental science. Lecture material spans contributing disciplines, emphasizing integration of diverse concepts to understand environmental problems. Tutorials develop core academic skills in environmental science context. Students who have completed EVSC 200 may not complete this course for further credit. Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 3520, Burnaby
D101 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D102 Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
RCB 6101, Burnaby
D103 We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
BLU 10901, Burnaby
D104 We 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5014, Burnaby
D105 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
D106 Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
RCB 5125, Burnaby
GEOG 215 - Biogeography (3)

An examination of the abiotic and biotic factors that control the distribution and development of plant communities, including climatic and geological change. Prerequisite: GEOG 111. Students with credit for BISC 204 may not take this course for further credit.

HSCI 100 - Human Biology (3)

An examination of the biological processes that underlie human health and well-being, with emphasis on the evolutionary and ecological influences affecting human populations. Students with credit for BISC 101 may not take HSCI 100 for further credit. Breadth-Science.

and one of

EASC 101 - Dynamic Earth (3)

Origin and character of minerals, rocks, Earth structure, Earth surface processes and plate tectonic theory. Primarily designed to deliver prereq. information to EASC majors/honours and students pursuing degrees in other Departments and Faculties that require a strong foundational course in Earth Science. Breadth-Science.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Kevin Cameron
Mo, We 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 3159, Burnaby
D101 Mo, We 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
TASC1 7005, Burnaby
D102 Mo, We 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
TASC1 7011, Burnaby
D103 Mo, We 3:30 PM – 5:20 PM
TASC1 7005, Burnaby
D104 Mo, We 3:30 PM – 5:20 PM
TASC1 7011, Burnaby
GEOG 111 - Earth Systems (3)

An introduction to landforms, climates, soils and vegetation; their origins, distributions, interrelationships and roles in the ecosystem. Laboratory work and field trips are included. Breadth-Science.

and one of

ARCH 100 - Ancient Peoples and Places (3)

A broad survey of human cultural development from the late Palaeolithic/PalaeoIndian periods (ca 40,000 BP) to the rise of civilization and empires, in both the Old and New Worlds. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Christina Giovas
Mo, We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
RCB IMAGTH, Burnaby
GEOG 100 - Our World: Introducing Human Geography (3)

A geographical introduction to how humans shape our world, with attention also given to how it shapes us. Themes may include: culture, economic activities, environmental change, globalization, politics, population, resources, and urbanization. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D100 Jason Young
We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SWH 10041, Burnaby

and one of

GEOG 241 - People, Place, Society (3)

An introduction to key concepts and contexts in contemporary geographical approaches to social practices, meanings, and struggles. Prerequisite: GEOG 100. Breadth-Social Sciences.

GEOG 261 - Encountering the City (3)

An introduction to key concepts and themes in contemporary geographical approaches to cities and urbanization. Prerequisite: GEOG 100 or 102. Breadth-Social Sciences.

REM 221 - Systems Thinking and the Environment (3)

Introduces systems thinking in the context of environmental and sustainability challenges using system archetypes and system dynamics theory. Analytical and modeling techniques are applied to understand and project systems complexity. Prerequisite: One of: Math 12 Foundations of Mathematics, Math 12 Pre-calculus, MATH 100, MATH 197 or MATH 198. And one of: EVSC 100, GEOG 102, GEOG 111 or REM 100. Students with credit for ENV 221 may not take this course for further credit. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Mo, We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
HCC 2540, Vancouver
SD 281 - Sustainable Communities, Sustainable World (3)

Introduces the challenges and opportunities for developing sustainable communities and a sustainable world, through the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Builds an understanding of strengths and weaknesses of conventional approaches to development and of sustainable development. Emphasis on urban areas in the Global North and Global South. Prerequisite: 30 units. Students with credit for SCD 201 or REM 201 or REM 281 may not complete this course for further credit. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SECB 1014, Burnaby
SECB 1014, Burnaby
D101 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5035, Burnaby
AQ 5035, Burnaby
D102 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5035, Burnaby
AQ 5035, Burnaby
D103 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5035, Burnaby
AQ 5035, Burnaby
or REM 281 - Sustainable Communities, Sustainable World (3)

Introduces the challenges and opportunities for developing sustainable communities and a sustainable world, through the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Builds an understanding of strengths and weaknesses of conventional approaches to development and of sustainable development. Emphasis on urban areas in the Global North and Global South. Prerequisite: 30 units. Students with credit for SCD 201 or REM 201 or SD 281 may not complete this course for further credit. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Tu 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SECB 1014, Burnaby
SECB 1014, Burnaby
D101 Tu 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
Th 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
AQ 5035, Burnaby
AQ 5035, Burnaby
D102 Tu 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
Th 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
AQ 5035, Burnaby
AQ 5035, Burnaby
D103 Tu 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5035, Burnaby
AQ 5035, Burnaby

and one of

ARCH 286 - Cultural Heritage Management (4)

Examines cultural heritage management as the universal process by which people use places, objects and traditions from the past to educate, entertain, profit, promote change, maintain status quo, create identities, and build communities and nations. The course presents archaeology as one aspect of cultural heritage management and as an activity governed by national laws and international conventions for protecting and making appropriate use of heritage. Using case studies from Canada and abroad, the course explores stewardship as a fundamental professional ethic in archaeology and other fields engaged in studying, applying, and safeguarding personal, familial, communal, national, and transnational heritage. Prerequisite: 30 units including one of ARCH 100, ARCH 201, GEOG 100 or REM 100. Breadth-Humanities.

GEOG 221 - Economic Worlds (3)

The fundamentals of economics geography, the study of the forces that shape the arrangement of economic activity in the real world. Prerequisite: GEOG 100. Breadth-Social Sciences.

HSCI 160 - Global Perspectives on Health (3)

An introduction to the differences in health and health services among the nations of the globe. Vulnerable sub-populations worldwide and their special health needs. Mechanisms whereby events in one country can impact health in another. Future worldwide health risks, their economic and health consequences. SARS, avian 'flu,' West Nile virus, 'mad cow disease,' antibiotic resistant malaria or tuberculosis. Dangers to rich and poor nations from ignoring health problems in developing world. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Myint Tun
Th 8:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 3260, Burnaby
REM 100 - Global Change (3)

This course provides students with an overview of global environmental change and its causes from a social science perspective, historically and at the present time. Population growth, an increasing ecological footprint and changes in ideology, social organization, economy and technology will be critically reviewed. New ways of thinking in natural and social science will be considered in relation to specific issues such as land, soil and food; energy, raw materials and solid waste; air pollution and transportation; water, oceans and fisheries; climate change; forestry and biodiversity; urbanization, and alternative futures. Breadth-Social Sciences.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
C100 Distance Education
D200 Mo, We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
HCC 2510, Vancouver
D201 Mo, We 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
HCC 2540, Vancouver
D202 Mo, We 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
HCC 2540, Vancouver
D203 Mo, We 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
HCC 2925, Vancouver
REM 200 - Introduction to Resource and Environmental Management in Canada (3)

Explores the natural and social science foundations of resource and environmental management and demonstrates how that knowledge can be used in environmental decision-making. Provides a basic understanding of the nature and management of natural resources, strategic thinking for environmental planning, socio-economic and biophysical trade-offs in natural resource decision making and approaches for addressing uncertain knowledge. Prerequisite: One of REM 100, GEOG 100 or 111, or EVSC 100; and 30 units. Breadth-Social Sci/Science.

It is recommended that students complete BUS 202 - Foundations for Collaborative Work Environments(3) in order to ensure they possess the foundational skills in communication and collaboration necessary for successful completion of upper division business coursework. Students wishing to register in BUS 202 should consult with an Undergraduate Academic Advisor in the Beedie School of Business.

* Students wishing to take BUS 336 must take BUEC 232 or STAT 270. GEOG 251 does not satisfy the prerequisite requirements of BUS 336.

Upper Division Requirements

Business Upper Division Requirements

Core Courses

The Beedie School of Business core courses must be completed, except as specifically modified below. Students must complete all core courses with a minimum C- grade.

Students complete all of:

BUS 312 - Introduction to Finance (4)

Role and function of financial managers, financial analysis, compound interest valuation and capital budgeting, management of current assets, introduction to financial instruments and institutions. Prerequisite: BUS 254 (or 324); 45 units. Recommended: BUS 207, ECON 201, or ECON 301. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Th 8:30 AM – 12:20 PM
SSCB 9200, Burnaby
D200 Fr 9:30 AM – 1:20 PM
SUR 3090, Surrey
BUS 343 - Introduction to Marketing (3)

The environment of marketing; relation of social sciences to marketing; evaluation of marketing theory and research; assessment of demand, consumer behavior analysis; market institutions; method and mechanics of distribution in domestic, foreign and overseas markets; sales organization; advertising; new product development, publicity and promotion; marketing programs. Prerequisite: 45 units. Students with credit for COMM 343 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Fr 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 3520, Burnaby
D101 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D102 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 3251, Burnaby
D103 Fr 12:30 PM – 1:20 PM
WMC 2522, Burnaby
D104 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D105 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 3251, Burnaby
D106 Fr 1:30 PM – 2:20 PM
WMC 2522, Burnaby
D107 Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2522, Burnaby
D108 Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 3251, Burnaby
D109 Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
WMC 2268, Burnaby
D200 Th 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 3310, Surrey
D201 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SUR 3260, Surrey
D202 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SUR 3290, Surrey
D203 Th 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SUR 3010, Surrey
D204 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 3260, Surrey
D205 Th 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 3290, Surrey
BUS 360W - Business Communication (4) ***

This course is designed to assist students to improve their written and oral communication skills in business settings. The theory and practice of business communication will be presented. Topics include analysis of communication problems, message character, message monitoring, message media. Exercises in individual and group messages and presentations will be conducted. Prerequisite: This course is open to students admitted prior to Fall 2014 to the Business Administration major, honours, or second degree program and who have 45 units, OR to students admitted Fall 2014 - Summer 2017 to the Business Administration major, honours, or second degree program and who have 45 units and BUS 130 or 201 or 202 or 301, OR to student admitted Fall 2017 - onwards to the Business Administration major, honours, or second degree program and who have 45 units and BUS 130 or 201 or 202 or 301 and BUS 217W, OR to Business Administration joint major, joint honours, or double degree students with 45 units, OR to Management Systems Science or Actuarial Science majors with 45 units OR to Data Science majors with BUS 217W and 45 units. Students who have taken BUS 360 may not take this course for further credit. Writing.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Mo 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2507, Burnaby
D200 Tu 8:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 3250, Burnaby
D300 Tu 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2507, Burnaby
D500 Th 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SUR 5100, Surrey
D600 We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SUR 5100, Surrey
E100 We 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 2507, Burnaby
E200 Th 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 2507, Burnaby

and one of

BUS 374 - Organization Theory (3)

This course will examine theories of organization which use the organization as a basic unit of analysis. It will show how the structure and internal processes of an organization are linked to and partially determined by forces in the external environment of the organization. Contextual factors such as the technology and corporate strategy of the organization will also be examined. Prerequisite: 45 units; BUS 272 (or 372).

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Fr 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 3154, Burnaby
BUS 381 - Introduction to Human Resource Management (3)

Subjects include human resource planning, job analysis and design, recruitment, employment equity, selection and placement, performance appraisal, compensation and benefits, training and development, occupational health and safety, and industrial relations. For each subject an overview of current Canadian issues and practices is presented. Prerequisite: BUS 272 (or 372); 45 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 3260, Burnaby
E100 We 5:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 3260, Burnaby

and one of

BUS 336 - Data and Decisions II (4) **

This course is an extension of BUEC 232. It develops and applies the quantitative models that are most directly relevant to business decisions. Beginning with material on multiple regression and forecasting modeling, the course moves on to decision analysis, business simulation, quality control, and an introduction to optimization. Prerequisite: MATH 150, MATH 151, MATH 154, or 157; BUEC 232 or STAT 270; 45 units. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Mo, We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
D200 Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SUR 5140, Surrey
OP01 Mo 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
OP02 Tu 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
WMC 2305, Burnaby
OP03 We 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
OP04 Tu 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SUR 3300, Surrey
OP05 Th 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SUR 3300, Surrey
GEOG 352 - Spatial Analysis (4)

Advanced quantitative techniques for spatial analysis of geographic data and patterns. Topics include geostatistics, spatial interpolation, autocorrelation, kriging, and their use in geographic problem solving with spatial analysis software. Prerequisite: GEOG 251 or one of STAT 201, 203 (formerly 103), 205, or 270. Quantitative.

REM 412 - Environmental Modeling (3)

Students receive hands-on experience in the construction and analysis of computer simulation models of environmental and ecological systems and problems. Prerequisite: REM 100 or EVSC 100; BISC 204 or GEOG 215; STAT 101 or 201 or 203 or 270 or equivalent; 60 units. Quantitative.

and one of

BUS 303 - Business, Society and Ethics (3)

This course examines and reviews contemporary thinking on the changing role of business and business persons in the operations of society, particularly Canadian society. The course explores the changing legal, ethical and regulatory environments of business focusing on the critical alignments -- values, policies, technology and legal approaches -- between the modern organization and its broader public. Prerequisite: 45 units. Students with credit for BUS 103, COMM 103, or COMM 303 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2220, Burnaby
D200 We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SUR 5140, Surrey
D300 Tu 8:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 2220, Burnaby
E100 Tu 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
WMC 2220, Burnaby
ENV 320W - Ethics and the Environment (3)

An introduction to the field of environmental ethics for non-specialists. Addresses questions such as what obligations we have to future generations and the natural world, as well as the extent of these obligations. Prerequisite: Students must have earned at least 45 units. Students who have taken PHIL 333-3 or ENV 399-3 "Special Topics in Environmental Ethics" prior to or in 2011 and students with credit in PHIL 328-3 may not enroll in this course for further credit. Philosophy Majors and Minors may not take this course for credit towards their major or minor degree. Writing.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Sa 12:30 PM – 3:20 PM
HCC 1800, Vancouver
J100 Jason Brown
Sa 12:30 PM – 3:20 PM
HCC 1800, Vancouver
PHIL 328 - Environmental Philosophy (3)

A survey of contemporary issues in environmental ethics. Topics may include: animal rights, the intrinsic value of nature, 'deep ecology', obligations to future generations, conservation, environmental justice, as well as relevant background materials in ethical theory. Prerequisite: One of PHIL 120W (or equivalent), 121, 220, 221 or ENV 320W. Students who have completed PHIL 318 may not take this course for further credit.

and one of

BUS 393 - Commercial Law (3)

Common law, equity, and statute law; contracts, agency, and negotiable instruments; partnership and corporation law; international commercial law. Prerequisite: 45 units. BUEC 391 is not to be taken concurrently with BUS 393. Students with credit for COMM 393 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 3260, Burnaby
D101 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D102 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2522, Burnaby
D103 Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D104 Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
WMC 2522, Burnaby
D200 Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 5240, Surrey
D201 Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SUR 5060, Surrey
D202 Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SUR 3120, Surrey
D203 Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 5060, Surrey
D204 Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 3120, Surrey
E100 Mo 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
WMC 3260, Burnaby
E101 Mo 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
E102 Mo 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 3251, Burnaby
E103 Mo 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
E104 Mo 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
WMC 3251, Burnaby
REM 319 - Environmental Law (3)

Provides a practical introduction to the legal system governing the use and protection of the environment in Canada. A central theme is the difference between the law on paper and the law in practice. Prerequisite: 45 units. Students who have taken ENV 399-3 "Special Topics in Enviromental Law" in 2012 may not enroll in this course for further credit. Students with credit for ENV 319 may not take this course for further credit.

Additional Upper Division Business Requirements

Student must complete the following

BUS 361 - Project Management (3)

Introduction to the hard and soft skills of project management. Management software and techniques such as work breakdown, estimation, budgeting and status reporting are used. Applies structured processes and develops team-based skills and knowledge. Assumes no prior computing or technical knowledge. Prerequisite: 45 units.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Mo 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2220, Burnaby
E100 We 6:00 PM – 8:50 PM
WMC 2200, Burnaby
BUS 475 - Sustainable Operations (3)

Examines key challenges and opportunities organizations face in integrating sustainable business practices within corporate strategy. Identifies organizational capabilities needed to support existing sustainable commitments and strategies to allow for innovation. Prerequisite: BUS 360W; 90 units. Students with credit for BUS 49X Selected Topics (Sustainable Operations) may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Fr 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
BLU 10031, Burnaby

and one of

BUS 453 - Sustainable Innovation (3)

Challenges associated with continuing innovation are examined and students work to generate innovative solutions by challenging existing economic models. Students learn about sustainable opportunity, recognition, and screening, and understand how great ideas to 'save the plant' can get off the ground. Prerequisite: BUS 360W (or another upper division Writing (W) course); 60units. Recommended: BUS 338. Students with credit for BUS 494 when offered as Sustainable Innovation may not complete this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Fr 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
,
BUS 489 - Management Practices for Sustainability (3)

Businesses are realigning and in some cases, reinventing their organizations toward more sustainable business models. Management systems and initiatives will be examined that enable organizations to reduce their firms' negative environmental and social impacts while, in many cases, increasing profits and competitive advantage. Prerequisite: BUS 360W and 374; 60 units. Students who have taken BUS 457 cannot take this course for further credit.

Students may choose to complete one or more business concentrations by meeting the concentration requirements listed on the Business Major page of the calendar.

Environment Upper Division Requirements

Students must complete

one of

BUS 336 - Data and Decisions II (4)

This course is an extension of BUEC 232. It develops and applies the quantitative models that are most directly relevant to business decisions. Beginning with material on multiple regression and forecasting modeling, the course moves on to decision analysis, business simulation, quality control, and an introduction to optimization. Prerequisite: MATH 150, MATH 151, MATH 154, or 157; BUEC 232 or STAT 270; 45 units. Quantitative.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Mo, We 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
EDB 7618, Burnaby
D200 Tu 1:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SUR 5140, Surrey
OP01 Mo 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
OP02 Tu 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
WMC 2305, Burnaby
OP03 We 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
WMC 2301, Burnaby
OP04 Tu 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
SUR 3300, Surrey
OP05 Th 1:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SUR 3300, Surrey
GEOG 352 - Spatial Analysis (4)

Advanced quantitative techniques for spatial analysis of geographic data and patterns. Topics include geostatistics, spatial interpolation, autocorrelation, kriging, and their use in geographic problem solving with spatial analysis software. Prerequisite: GEOG 251 or one of STAT 201, 203 (formerly 103), 205, or 270. Quantitative.

GEOG 451 - Spatial Modeling (4)

Spatial models for the representation and simulation of physical, human and environmental processes. GIS and spatial analysis software are used in the laboratory for model development, from problem definition and solution to visualization. Prerequisite: GEOG 251 or one of STAT 201, 203 (formerly 103), 205, or 270; one of GEOG 351, 352, 353, 355 or 356. Quantitative.

REM 412 - Environmental Modeling (3)

Students receive hands-on experience in the construction and analysis of computer simulation models of environmental and ecological systems and problems. Prerequisite: REM 100 or EVSC 100; BISC 204 or GEOG 215; STAT 101 or 201 or 203 or 270 or equivalent; 60 units. Quantitative.

and one of

BUS 303 - Business, Society and Ethics (3)

This course examines and reviews contemporary thinking on the changing role of business and business persons in the operations of society, particularly Canadian society. The course explores the changing legal, ethical and regulatory environments of business focusing on the critical alignments -- values, policies, technology and legal approaches -- between the modern organization and its broader public. Prerequisite: 45 units. Students with credit for BUS 103, COMM 103, or COMM 303 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 We 9:30 AM – 12:20 PM
WMC 2220, Burnaby
D200 We 2:30 PM – 5:20 PM
SUR 5140, Surrey
D300 Tu 8:30 AM – 11:20 AM
WMC 2220, Burnaby
E100 Tu 4:30 PM – 7:20 PM
WMC 2220, Burnaby
ENV 320W - Ethics and the Environment (3)

An introduction to the field of environmental ethics for non-specialists. Addresses questions such as what obligations we have to future generations and the natural world, as well as the extent of these obligations. Prerequisite: Students must have earned at least 45 units. Students who have taken PHIL 333-3 or ENV 399-3 "Special Topics in Environmental Ethics" prior to or in 2011 and students with credit in PHIL 328-3 may not enroll in this course for further credit. Philosophy Majors and Minors may not take this course for credit towards their major or minor degree. Writing.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Sa 12:30 PM – 3:20 PM
HCC 1800, Vancouver
J100 Jason Brown
Sa 12:30 PM – 3:20 PM
HCC 1800, Vancouver
PHIL 328 - Environmental Philosophy (3)

A survey of contemporary issues in environmental ethics. Topics may include: animal rights, the intrinsic value of nature, 'deep ecology', obligations to future generations, conservation, environmental justice, as well as relevant background materials in ethical theory. Prerequisite: One of PHIL 120W (or equivalent), 121, 220, 221 or ENV 320W. Students who have completed PHIL 318 may not take this course for further credit.

and one of

BUS 393 - Commercial Law (3)

Common law, equity, and statute law; contracts, agency, and negotiable instruments; partnership and corporation law; international commercial law. Prerequisite: 45 units. BUEC 391 is not to be taken concurrently with BUS 393. Students with credit for COMM 393 may not take this course for further credit.

Section Instructor Day/Time Location
D100 Tu 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
WMC 3260, Burnaby
D101 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D102 Tu 4:30 PM – 5:20 PM
WMC 2522, Burnaby
D103 Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
D104 Tu 5:30 PM – 6:20 PM
WMC 2522, Burnaby
D200 Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
SUR 5240, Surrey
D201 Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SUR 5060, Surrey
D202 Fr 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SUR 3120, Surrey
D203 Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 5060, Surrey
D204 Fr 3:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 3120, Surrey
E100 Mo 5:30 PM – 7:20 PM
WMC 3260, Burnaby
E101 Mo 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
E102 Mo 7:30 PM – 8:20 PM
WMC 3251, Burnaby
E103 Mo 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
WMC 2501, Burnaby
E104 Mo 8:30 PM – 9:20 PM
WMC 3251, Burnaby
REM 319 - Environmental Law (3)

Provides a practical introduction to the legal system governing the use and protection of the environment in Canada. A central theme is the difference between the law on paper and the law in practice. Prerequisite: 45 units. Students who have taken ENV 399-3 "Special Topics in Enviromental Law" in 2012 may not enroll in this course for further credit. Students with credit for ENV 319 may not take this course for further credit.

And successful completion of the following upper division courses

REM 321 - Ecological Economics (4)

Introduces students to the concepts and methods of ecological economics. Provides students with grounding in the core principles of conventional economics applied to the environment but then extends this to the integration of economics and ecology to create a new ecological-economic understanding of environmental change and sustainability. Prerequisite: 45 units. Students with credit for ENV 321 cannot take REM 321 for further credit. Breadth-Social Sciences.

and five of

ARCH 363 - Landscape Archaeology (3)

The interpretation of archaeological evidence to look at the ways that people in the past perceived, constructed, and used their natural surroundings and their built environments. Prerequisite: ARCH 100 or ARCH 201, and 45 credit hours.

ARCH 365 - Archaeological Perspectives on Human Ecology (3)

Examines methods, theories, and concepts for understanding how past cultures interacted with their bio-physical surroundings. Integrates diverse kinds of data and knowledge to understand these relationships. Topics to be addressed include local and traditional ecological knowledge, paleoenvironmental reconstruction, human-environment interaction, human-induced environmental changes, paleodiet, and domestication. Prerequisite: ARCH 201; or any two of ARCH 100, REM 100, GEOG 100, EVSC 100; and 45 credits.

ARCH 386 - Archaeological Resource Management (3)

Surveys the origins, implementations, and need for archaeological heritage legislation on an international and national scale. Topical issues associated with contract archaeology, public archaeology, native heritage, and avocational societies are incorporated. Prerequisite: ARCH 201.

GEOG 321 - Geographies of Global Capitalism (4)

Examines the historical development, spatial organization, and social impact of market function, firm structure and operation, economic policy, and regulation and deregulation at various scales from local to global, from a geographical perspective. Prerequisite: At least 45 units, including GEOG 100.

GEOG 322 - World Resources (4)

An analysis of the use and development of natural resources from a geographic, economic and institutional perspective. Prerequisite: At least 45 units, including GEOG 100. Students with credit for GEOG 322W may not take this course for further credit.

GEOG 323 - Industrial Location (4)

An examination of the factors affecting industrial location and the geographic organization of production systems within and among firms from the perspectives of national, regional and urban development. Prerequisite: At least 45 units, including GEOG 100.

GEOG 324 - Geography of Transportation (4)

An empirical and theoretical examination of the geographical aspects of transportation systems. Prerequisite: At least 45 units, including GEOG 100.

GEOG 325 - Geographies of Consumption (4)

Spaces, places, landscapes, and scales of consumption emphasizing commodity cultures, marketing, retail, ideology, subjectivity, objects, technology, and tourism. Prerequisite: At least 45 units, including GEOG 100.

GEOG 327 - Geography of Tourism (4)

Factors underlying the changing geography of tourism. Issues of demand, supply and impact are examined. Prerequisite: At least 45 units, including GEOG 100 or REM 100.

GEOG 385 - Food and the City (4)

An exploration of how food is related to cities, giving particular attention to the culture and politics of food production, distribution, and consumption. Prerequisite: At least 45 units, including GEOG 100 or REM 100.

REM 370 - Global Resource Issues in Oceanography (3)

Introduces principles of oceanography, including ocean circulation, ocean carbon cycling, nutrients and biological productivity, oceans and the climate system, and ocean resource contributions to global food supply. Provides basic understanding of ocean resource management including transportation, recreation, fisheries, and mining. Prerequisite: EASC 100, EVSC 100, GEOG 111, or REM 100.

REM 350 - Sustainable Energy and Materials Management (4)

Takes an interdisciplinary approach to sustainable management of society's energy and materials flows. Topics range from thermodynamics and estimates of global resources to market-based policies and governance Institutions. Peak oil, renewable energy and carbon capture and storage are also discussed. The role for green consumerism in light of climate challenge are highlighted. Prerequisite: 45 units.

REM 356 - Institutional Arrangements for Sustainable Environmental Management (3)

This course provides an overview of some basic legislation, agencies, and policies which currently are in use to regulate the natural environment at the international, nation, provincial, regional, and local levels. Its purpose is to present a basic set of evaluative questions which can be used to address the effectiveness and efficiency of the environmental regulatory and management systems currently in use. Prerequisite: REM 100. Students with credit for REM 356W may not take this course for further credit.

REM 445 - Environmental Risk Assessment (3)

Students receive theory and practical experience in the control and management of hazardous substances in the environment. This includes the application of techniques used to assess toxicological, ecological and human health risks of contaminants within the current regulatory framework. Prerequisite: MATH 151 or 154 or 157; STAT 101 or 103 or 201 or 301 or GEOG 251.

REM 471 - Forest Ecosystem Management (3)

Students will examine the problems of managing forest ecosystems for a variety of societal goals and objectives. The course will start with an examination of the ecological characteristics of forest ecosystems and their dynamics. The second section will focus on the objectives and tools of forest management in an ecological context. The final section of the course will focus on the institutions, economics and policies of forest management, with a focus on British Columbia's historical and current management issues. This course will involve lectures, group discussions, field trips, and exercises. Prerequisite: At least one of REM 311, BISC 304, BISC 310, BISC 404, GEOG 315, or GEOG 316.

SD 301 - Building a Sustainable World: Concepts and Cases (4)

Exploration of how to cultivate a more sustainable world. Provides a foundation for understanding sustainable development at the global scale. Explores cases of governance, programs and policies in the Global South that foster the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), such as food and water security, biodiversity, inclusive economies, and clean energy. Prerequisite: 45 units or admission to the Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Sustainable Development. Students who have taken SD (or DEVS) 401 first may not then take this course for further credit.

SD 381 - Building Sustainable Communities: Concepts and Cases (4)

Engages students in understanding how to plan and cultivate sustainability at the community and city level, taking into consideration the environmental, economic, and social aspects of development. Explores and analyzes policy instruments, planning tools, and strategies from around the world for engaging people and institutions in building sustainable communities. Prerequisite: Completion of 45 units or admission to the Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Sustainable Development. Students with credit for SCD 301 or REM 301 or REM 381 may not complete this course for further credit. Breadth-Social Sciences.

or REM 381 - Building Sustainable Communities: Concepts and Cases (4)

Engages students in how to plan and cultivate sustainability at the community and city level, taking into consideration the environmental, economic, and social aspects of development. Explores and analyzes policy instruments, planning tools, and strategies from around the world for engaging people and institutions in building sustainable communities. Prerequisite: 45 units. Students with credit for SCD 301 or REM 301 or SD 381 may not complete this course for further credit. Breadth-Social Sciences.

SD 481 - Sustainable Communities Leadership Lab (4)

Students develop the skills to lead change toward sustainability at the community level. Starting with a process of analyzing a particular social or environmental challenge, and using a collaborative approach, they develop a promising idea into a feasible plan for a project or social enterprise. Prerequisite: 60 units and SD 281 or REM 281 or SD 201 or DEVS 201 or SCD 201 or REM 201 or admission to the Post Baccalaureate Diploma in Sustainable Development. Students with credit for SCD 401 or REM 401 or REM 481 may not complete this course for further credit.

or REM 481 - Sustainable Communities Leadership Lab (4)

Students develop the skills to lead change toward sustainability at the community level. Starting with a process of analyzing a particular social or environmental challenge, and using a collaborative approach, they develop a promising idea into a feasible plan for a project or social enterprise. Prerequisite: 60 units and SD 281 or REM 281 or SD 201 or DEVS 201 or SCD 201 or REM 201. Students with credit for SCD 401 or REM 401 or SD 481 may not complete this course for further credit.

and one of****

ENV 491 - Directed Study in Environment (3)

Independent study on environmental topics selected in consultation with the supervising instructor. A directed study proposal must be completed and approved by the instructor, the home departmental advisor and the Faculty of Environment advisor prior to registration. Students may take this course only once. Variable units: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8. Prerequisite: 60 units, 3.0 cumulative grade point average.

ENV 495 - Environmental Capstone (4)

This project-based course, to be taken in the final year of undergraduate study, will provide students with an opportunity to integrate and demonstrate the knowledge and skills gained through their undergraduate study. Projects involve collaborative work, analytical methodologies and communication of environmental complexity. Prerequisite: 90 units.

SD 494 - Project in Sustainable Development (4)

Provides students an opportunity to apply ideas and models acquired in the program to a practical problem in sustainable development. Required for SCD PBD students. Certificate students must apply for special permission to take this course. Enrollment is limited. Prerequisite: Permission of the Director of the Sustainable Development Program. Students with credit for SCD 404 may not take this course for further credit.

** Students wishing to take BUS 336-4 must take BUEC 232-4 or STAT 270-3. GEOG 251-3 does not satisfy the prerequisite requirements of BUS 336-4.

*** To be completed before the student's 75th unit and at Simon Fraser University in accordance with the WQB requirements.

**** Students must meet with the Faculty of Environment advisor before selecting a capstone course.

Faculty of Environment Degree Requirements (BENV)

For all bachelor of environment (BEnv) programs (except the honours program), students complete 120 units, which includes

  • at least 45 upper division units, of which at least 30 upper division units must be completed at Simon Fraser University
  • 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 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.

 

Business Career Passport Requirements

Business Career Passport (BCP) is a mandatory program for Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) students to kick-start their career.

  • Students admitted to the BBA program for the Fall 2017 term onwards are required to complete the program within 12 months of the start of their program.
  • Students admitted to the BBA program from the Fall 2012 term to the Summer 2017 term are required to complete the program prior to graduation.

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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.